URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / April 2017 April 2017 Family Dinners: Do They Make a Difference? Regular family dinners can be tough to come by, but many research studies show that a family sit-down dinner a few days a week can have huge payoffs in reducing the risk of substance abuse among teens. Up Your Self-Discipline Improve self-discipline by practicing empowering behaviors that become reflexes to drive you in a more rapid pursuit of your goals. Develop a Stress Management Plan Develop a personal stress management plan by monitoring for a week what causes you stress. Keep a diary. Then experiment with stress management techniques. Newly Updated Website The University’s Employee Assistance Program has a new name – Life-Work Connections /EAP – as well as a newly updated website and additional offerings to help University employees and their families with a variety of personal and work-related challenges.