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Ellice Switzer

Extension Associate - Yang-Tan Institute

Ellice Switzer, MA, is an Extension Associate for the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University. She provides content development, training and technical assistance for EARN, working closely NILG member partners. As an Extension Associate, she provides national technical assistance and training on topics related to disability and employment, and U.S. disability policy. Her areas of focus include employer practices to support workforce disability inclusion, demand-side strategies to improve employer engagement among disability service providers and evidence-based practices to support post-school success for youth with disabilities.

 

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 5

Workplace Mental Health: Moving from Research to Practice
William Erickson, Ellice Switzer (Cornell University), Louis Orslene (ODEP), Lori Golden (EY)

The pandemic has led to an array of challenges including high levels of depression and anxiety.  Employers play a critical role in supporting employees navigating mental health challenges. In this panel presentation, attendees will become familiar with national data documenting the extent of mental health impacts on employees; how employers and EAPs address the mental health challenges presented by the pandemic; and online resources to help address workplace mental health issues.