LACOE HSEL is partnering with LACOE Employee Assistance Service for Education (EASE) to support mental health and wellness for delegate agency employees working in LACOE’s Head Start, Early Head Start, State Preschool, and General Child Care programs.

EASE is an employee assistance program that provides support services to the educational sector. Dr. Emily Hernandez, EASE Director, and her team bring a wealth of experience and commitment, currently supporting more than half of all school districts and community colleges in Los Angeles County.

With support, we see improved outcomes –interpersonal relationship, feeling and sense of support, employee turnover and absence, and employee performance.

Mental health supports in employee benefits packages are often limited. Through this partnership, EASE is offering the same supports to our delegate staff that are available to LACOE staff: six consultations per year (100% confidential), training, and support groups. EASE is also offering mental health consultation and observation for classroom behaviors. This two-year partnership is effective July 1, 2021.

For more information, you may contact the EASE Hotline (800) 882-1341 or EASE Office at (562) 922-6683.