FEI To Discuss Benefits of Peer Support Teams

FEI’s Michael McCafferty will speak on the importance of building a successful peer support program January 26, 2021. This virtual meeting is sponsored by Metro Milwaukee SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). Peer support is an approach to workplace wellness that uses the strengths and abilities of trained volunteers to enhance the resilience of their co-workers and teams.


Merger Approved for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation

The merger of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation has been approved by the boards of both organizations and by a majority of voting members of the Alliance.


FEI’s Michael McCaffery helps business leaders understand employees’ mental health challenges

In a recent webinar, Michael McCafferty addressed business leaders on how to respond to employees’ mental health needs during this evolving pandemic.


FEI’s Vivian Marinelli Comments on Employees Returning after Molson Coors Shooting

Vivian Marinelli, PsyD, Senior Director of Crisis Management Services, comments on what workers can expect today when they resume work at Molson Coors after last week’s shooting.


FEI’s Terri Howard Addresses the Emotional Toll of Cyber Crime

Millions of Americans find themselves the victims of cyber crimes. But it’s not just personal identities or financial information the fraudsters take. It’s also the victims' emotional well-being. Mental health professionals say cyber crimes can trigger a host of mental health conditions, ranging from sleep disturbances and drug and alcohol abuse to depression, anxiety or PTSD. In this article, Howard discusses the importance of providing “psychological first-aid” to help people recover.


FEI to Present at the 2020 Alliance Senior Leadership Conference

FEI Senior Director Terri Howard will present at the 2020 Alliance Senior Leadership Conference, which runs from February 22-25, 2020, in Savannah, Georgia. She will be joined by Alliance Senior Director Undraye Howard. Together they will discuss the importance of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within organizations so that all employees feel valued and part of workplace culture.


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From the FEI Blog: Our 19 Favorites from 2019

Many of us greet each new year with renewed enthusiasm. We make New Year’s resolutions, set new goals and promise ourselves that this year will be different.
At FEI, we know long-term success cannot be sustained through determination alone. To persevere through all types of disruptions and obstacles, you need ongoing support, training and practice.


FEI to Present at NATSAP 2020 Conference on Trauma-Informed Communications

Senior Director Terri Howard will speak at the NATSAP 2020 Conference, February 5-7, 2020, in Palm Springs, California, on the benefits of using a trauma-informed approach to communication. NATSAP, the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, serves as an advocate and resource for organizations that help struggling young people and their families.


FEI Dives into Implicit Bias at the Alliance National Conference

Senior Director Terri Howard explores the behavioral influences of implicit bias, and FEI celebrates forty years of supporting the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, at the Alliance National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 16-18.


FEI Looks at Campus Disaster Planning for Public Risk

Senior Director of Crisis Management Services Vivian Marinelli reviews the steps campuses can take when addressing disasters, natural or otherwise, for the Public Risk Management Association.


Alliance President and CEO Susan N. Dreyfus to Step Down in Early 2020

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities announces that president and CEO Susan N. Dreyfus will step down as leader in early 2020. FEI is wholly owned by the Alliance.


FEI on Emergency Response Planning for Campuses

Senior Director of Crisis Management Services Vivian Marinelli explains why an emergency response plan is integral to campus safety during a crisis for College Planning and Management.