Coping With Work & Family Stress: A Workplace Preventive Intervention for Employees Print E-mail

A SAMHSA Model Program

Listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse intervention that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewersa model program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

A comprehensive science-based intervention designed to prevent stress-related problems among workers.

This program teaches employees behavioral, social, and cognitive coping strategies to address stressful situations at home, work, and on the interface between home and work through a combination of brief presentations, small and large group discussions, and experiential exercises.

Proven findings:

  • Reduction in employee role, spouse-partner role, and work/family stressors
  • Increase in social support from co-workers and supervisors
  • Increase in behavioral coping and reduction in avoidance coping strategies
  • Reduction in alcohol consumption, decreased use of alcohol to reduce tension, and fewer symptoms of depression, anxiety, and somatic complaints
  • Substance use and psychological outcomes stronger at 6-month follow-up as compared to post-test

Developed from the research of David L. Snow, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Child Study Center, and Epidemiology & Public Health, Director of The Consultation Center and the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.

More information:

Fact Sheet
Program Overview
Session Outline
Conceptual Model
Logic Model

For further information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Principal Investigator, or call Dr. Snow at 203.789.7645; or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Project Director, or call Ms. Ottenheimer at 203.789.7645.