DEER OAKS EAP
The University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, Deer Oaks EAP Services, is available to all UH benefits-eligible employees and their dependents. EAP services are confidential and offered at no cost both virtually and in-person in several locations throughout the Houston area.
Available 24/7, you and your dependents are entitled to 3 free counseling sessions per issue per year. Well-versed in helping clients of all ages, Deer Oaks professionals provide counseling sessions for all types of life concerns. Some of the most common reasons that employees contact the EAP are:
Deer Oaks EAP also provides tools and/or referrals for the following and more:
To learn more and access your UH EAP benefits directly, visit Deer Oaks EAP Services. You may also login in here (user name & passcode: UHMC) or call toll-free 1-888-993-7650. On the go access EAP services through the iConnect You app (passcode: 230179).
Texas School Shooting
On May 24, 2022, a tragic shooting at a Texas elementary school left at least 19 children and two adults dead (and 17 others wounded) in Uvalde, Texas.
These resource links may help people cope with the trauma of a school shooting:
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)—
- School Shooting Resources: https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/terrorism-and-violence/school-shooting-resources
- Resources for School Personnel: https://www.nctsn.org/audiences/school-personnel
- American Counseling Association—"Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting": https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/coping-in-the-aftermath-of-a-shooting#