Common Stressors

  • Classroom Size and Management

  • Deadlines (Grading, Publishing, Grant Applications, etc.)

  • Lack of Planning Time

  • Budget Cuts

  • Focus on Testing

  • Changing Standards

  • Dealing with Parents and/or Disruptive Students

  • Perceived Lack of Support

  • High Workload/Second Job

Teaching, at any level, is a rewarding (and demanding) career. With long hours and a heavy workload, it’s common for educators to struggle with work-life balance. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 46% of teachers report high daily stress during the school year – a level that is among the highest rate among all occupational groups. Without the proper support, many high-achieving, dedicated teachers begin to neglect their own self-care, which may negatively impact their mental health and physical wellbeing. These and other factors place educators at an elevated risk for teacher burnout, which is linked to a variety of negative consequences, including:

  • Poor Performance

  • Increased Absenteeism

  • Higher Educational Costs

  • Lower Student Achievement

  • Physical Health Concerns

  • Higher Turnover

With this in mind, CuraLinc provides elementary, secondary and post-secondary education clients with tailored resources and flexible plan design options that help teachers manage stress, build resilience and maintain work-life balance.

Beyond the features and resources found in the employee assistance program (EAP) model for clients in all industries, CuraLinc’s programs for education clients deliver specialized support when the negative effect of stress impacts performance and productivity.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CuraLinc offers training, in the form of professional organizational development modules, on a variety of key topics including Preventing Burnout, Stress Management, Building Resilience and Mindfulness – all of which are customizable for educators at any level (elementary, secondary or post-secondary) and all of which can be delivered in-person or via CuraLinc’s proprietary LMS.

TEACHER TOOLKIT CuraLinc’s EAP case managers, all of whom are independently-licensed mental health clinicians, are armed with a comprehensive set of resources to help teachers manage their classroom — as well as their emotional and financial wellbeing.

SAME-DAY CRISIS RESPONSE CuraLinc sends clinical resources within a matter of hours to support teachers, administrators and staff impacted by critical events in schools and on campuses such as a teacher or student death, an accident or a school shooting.

EAP TECHNOLOGY SUITE Educators and administrators can chat live with licensed mental health clinicians, schedule video counseling sessions and address stress, depression and anxiety through the program’s digital behavioral health platform.

FINANCIAL WELLBEING CuraLinc will help the client’s Credit Union and/or 401(k) provider steer employees to the financial consultation resources available within the EAP. In addition, CuraLinc’s work-life specialists can help educators locate opportunities for grants and awards.

CREATIVE COMMUNICATION PLAN From custom mailers to direct email and text campaigns to tailored flyers for back-to-school and/or inservice sessions, CuraLinc has the creativity and flexibility to engage teachers and educators at all levels.

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS CuraLinc’s licensed clinicians and Certified Employee Assistance Professionals (CEAPs) are experts at helping teachers cope with challenges in the classroom — and guiding them to the most appropriate resources.

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education client OUTCOMES

Every year, CuraLinc measures the impact of EAP and MAP services on employee health and productivity. The following is a short summary of outcomes from the education sector. To review outcomes across all verticals, visit

  • The average SPS-6 (productivity) score for all teachers and administrators in the education sector improved from 18.1 (average productivity) prior to using the EAP to 23.7 (high productivity) after using the program.

  • Employees in education reported a 42% reduction in absenteeism after using the program.