M.A.P. - Members Assistance ProgramCharley Galassini, Director, LCPC, CSADC, CEAP Ph. 630-791-2673
Christine Gross, Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC, MISAII Ph. 630-393-1701 Extension 2033
28600 Bella Vista Parkway, Suite 1120
Warrenville, IL 60555
The MAP is a confidential resource, as required by professional ethics and by law. No one at work or at home will know you have used the MAP services, unless you tell them yourself or you give the MAP written permission to speak to a specific individual as part of the treatment program. Information from the MAP cannot be released to anyone without your written permission, except in rare cases of extreme danger to yourself or others (including unreported child abuse).
WHAT IS THE MEMBERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MAP)?
The Members Assistance Program (MAP) is an organization of concerned and experienced professionals who will:
(1) help define what treatment is needed to help you with your problem; and
(2) help you find someone to provide that treatment for you.
You must also contact the MAP if you wish to undergo in- or out-patient treatment using a doctor or counselor you choose yourself.
The MAP staff is qualified to assess mental health, alcoholism, drug dependency and other problems. The MAP will refer you to doctors or counselors and, in some cases, community resources for actual treatment, and follow-up after treatment or educational seminars and materials.
The MAP staff provides these services Monday through Friday (except holidays) between 7:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. and by appointment after hours. During nights and weekends, calls are taken by an answering service. A counselor will respond to non-emergency calls the next business day. A counselor is available 24 hours a day for prompt response to persons in need of emergency care (such as life-threatening circumstances) and other most urgent conditions.
WHAT KINDS OF PROBLEMS CAN THE MAP HELP ME WITH?
· low self-esteem
· suicidal thinking
· anger control
Family and Relationships
· marital and family relationship problems
· chronic illness of a family member
· problems with children or teens
· violence in the home
· legal issues
· parenting skills
· financial problems
· death of a family member
· prevent alcohol abuse or chemical dependency
· assess your own use of alcohol or drugs
· deal with the emotional affects of growing up in a family affected by alcohol or drugs
· recognize alcohol abuse or chemical dependency
· cope with another person’s use of alcohol or drugs
WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN SEEKING HELP FROM THE MAP?
TRUSTEES’ POLICY STATEMENT ON CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND MENTAL HEALTH
The Trustees of IBEW Local 701 General Welfare Fund value the well-being of Plan Participants on both a personal and occupational level. They recognize that family or financial worries create emotional problems and stress that can affect your heath in many ways. Alcoholism and chemical dependency (drug use) directly and significantly undermine your ability to do your job and your health besides. The Trustees, the Local Union and your Employer are all concerned that Plan Participants and their families get fast and effective treatment of any problem that can be serious enough to affect your physical or mental health and your relationships at work or at home.
Chemical dependency is among the most serious personal problems which can affect an individual’s physical health, mental health and general well-being. The Trustees are committed to lessening the burdens of drug use and mental health problems by providing a special program for Plan participants and their eligible dependents. The Trustees have retained experienced professionals to develop and administer a confidential Members Assistance Program (MAP) for you and your family.
The following is the Trustees’ Statement of Policy regarding treatment for mental health and chemical dependency:
(1) Chemical dependency is a disease in which a person uses alcohol and/or other drugs to the extent that there are adverse effects upon that person’s physical or mental health, personal relationships or their ability to carry out the responsibilities of their job or daily life.
(2) Mental health problems, including the stress of financial concerns and daily living, can adversely affect physical health and the ability of function properly at work or at home.
(3) Effective treatment and rehabilitation is available for mental health problems and chemical dependency.
(4) Plan participants who suspect they have a mental health or chemical dependency problem are encouraged to seek assessment through the Members Assistance Program as soon as possible and to follow through with the treatment recommended by MAP, if any.
(5) Specific Plan benefits are available for eligible Plan participants who accept approved treatment for mental health problems or chemical dependency.
(6) The Trustees are committed to implement this policy by encouraging eligible Plan participants to seek assistance from the MAP as needed to deal with their problem so that jobs and lives may be saved.