Resources for Employers

Establishing a healthy and supportive workplace is important for employees at all levels. Below are resources to help you implement workplace policies that benefit both the employer and the employee.

Policies that Support a Healthy Workforce

Substance use is a family, community and workplace issue. Businesses should equip their employees with resources to succeed, including providing and educating them with an effective Employee Assistance Program, or EAP.

EAPs have the ability to:

  • Improve employee retention
  • Reduce medical costs through early detection
  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Limit disruptions to the workplace

EAPs help employees with mental health and substance use issues and help manage stress. To find an effective policy for your organization, download the EAP Buyers Guide or contact TYSA for more information.

Opioid Safety Training

In the past few years on Staten Island, many lives have been claimed due to opioid overdoses. Opioid use disorder and overdose can happen to people of any age, race/ethnicity and income level. Due to this issue and the multiple overdoses that have happened in business and public restrooms, the TYSA coalition developed an initiative to assist retail establishments in taking safety precautions to protect their employees and customers.

This training session is focused on equipping business owners with knowledge of the opioid issue on Staten Island, provide tools to protect establishments including a lifesaving opioid reversal medication, and gives information on resources available to employees that may be struggling with substance use.

All who receive this free training will receive a toolkit with information on strategies to protect customers, signage for employee spaces on how to respond to an opioid emergency and posters to educate customers about overdose prevention and community resources. The seminar concludes with a naloxone (Narcan) training and all will receive a free kit with two doses of this life saving medication that they will be encouraged to store on site.

Contact TYSA to arrange a this free and important opioid safety training.

Responsible Beverage Server (RBS) Training

Educate restaurant, bar and store employees on effective tools to avoid selling alcohol to underage or intoxicated patrons. Reduce penalties violations and liability. This free training allows for the following:
  • Avoid State Liquor Authority (SLA) “stings” and fines
  • Reduce risk and liability from customers
  • Protect your bottom line by reducing penalties for alcohol violations
  • Help workers avoid serving alcohol to minors and intoxicated patrons
  • Learn to recognize situations in which adults are buying alcohol for underage youth

Contact TYSA to find out when this training will be offered next, or to schedule a new training for you and your employees.

About TYSA

The TYSA coalition is a data-driven collaboration aimed at leveraging the power of collective impact to improve behavioral health outcomes for Staten Island’s youth. Through the lens of equity and inclusion, this project seeks to drive major improvements in youth substance use and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery on Staten Island. TYSA seeks to:

  • Engage diverse communities and constituencies, inclusive of lived experience, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status and all of the other rich diversity on Staten Island
  • Achieve major gains, not minor improvements
  • Use clear metrics, at the youth, organization, and system-levels
  • Support the success of partner implementers
  • Align and improve efforts to achieve greater collective impact
  • Avoid reinventing the wheel or duplicating existing existing programs
  • Identify and address disparities
  • Identify root causes such as adverse childhood experiences, and support community level change
  • Create a culture of equity in systems and partnerships

Contact TYSA

444 St. Marks Place, 3FL
Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 226-0258