Next EAPA - Chesapeake Meeting 

Thursday, November 7, 2019 

8:45 am to 12:00 pm


7272 Park Circle Drive, Room 150

Hanover, MD 21076

(See Home Page for directions)


Free for members

$25 for non-members

Please bring a picture of a military service member (it could be you or a loved one) and some non-perishable food for a food drive for one of our panelists.


Title: Working with military service members and their families using a strength based perspective.

Overview: All workplaces probably have some employees who either are serving in the military, have served in the military or have family members of military servicemembers.  This program will combine an overview of military service and historical presentation by Janice Zimmerman, LCSW-C, CEAP to reveal who is currently serving in the military: by age, gender, state, socioeconomic status.  A comparison will be made to service members who served in past decades.


The second portion of the program will feature a panel of current and/or former military service members and family members who will talk about their personal reasons for serving, what prompted their service and what are some of the positive aspects of military service.  Further, the panel will help program attendees understand how to enhance their knowledge and skills in serving them in non-military workplaces.


EAPA-Chesapeake Chapter has a long history of honoring our service members and their families and providing programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of our members and Chapter friends.


To learn why people join the military

To learn what military service offers to its members and their families

To learn what skills military service carries into the civilian world

To learn needed skills for clinicians to work with military service men and women

To learn how can workplaces be more 'military friendly and supportive

To learn how current DOD and VA behavioral services are currently working for our military service members and their families

Janice Zimmerman Bio:


Janice currently provides EAP services to the employees and family members of Baltimore County Public Schools.  Janice has about 18 years experience in the EAP field and another 16 years in Child Welfare.  She grew up in a military family.  Her mother and father met while both serving in the military.  Her father went on to serve 22 years in the Army.  Her mother served for 3 years and then had to leave the military when she became pregnant with Janice's sister.


Over the years, Janice has developed a deeper appreciation for military service and interest in who serves.  Her former partner served in the Navy.  Upon reflection, she realizes how much the service of her parents and her partner have molded her early development and enhanced her life.  She believes that EAP professionals in all settings should continue to support and enhance their skills in serving military service members and their families.