Help with Back-to-School Stress

July 29, 2021      |      Posted on Posted in Total Well-Being
Help with Back-to-School Stress

Many students will be returning to school for the first time in over a year, parents are adjusting to changing work and home circumstances, and stress levels may run high during this time. Here are a few ways ACI’s EAP can help reduce stress and support a smooth back-to-school transition.

Emotional Wellness
To help address any emotional, mental health or behavioral health concerns, it may help to speak with a clinician through ACI’s EAP. Mental health sessions are available for the whole family, including children. Additionally, it may help to speak with a mental health provider if anyone is needing assistance with test anxiety, time management, and staying focused and motivated.

Considering many students struggled with remote learning challenges, there may be an increased need for tutoring or academic support services throughout school year. ACI’s EAP specialists can provide referrals for tutoring providers and services available in your area and based on specific needs.

Sports and Activities
Children of all ages may be excited about playing sports again and looking forward to a wide range of creative enrichment activities. ACI’s EAP can provide referrals for programs and opportunities in your area and based on personal interests.

ACI’s EAP specialists can help find school supplies on your list, research uniform options, and provide referrals for community resources and local charities offering low-cost laptops and technology to help all students.

Child Care Referrals
From government resources like, to home day care and preschool networks like Wonderschool, NeighborSchools, WeeCare and MyVillage, and apps like Winnie, Komae and Helpr for child care, there are many services available to find and secure schooling and child care solutions. ACI’s EAP specialists can help by providing personalized referrals for child care to meet your before school, after school, daytime, nighttime and weekend needs.

Financial Consultation and Scholarship Referrals
For many students applying to college, finding scholarships is a top priority. ACI’s EAP specialists can provide referrals and information on scholarship options based on personal strengths and needs. ACI’s EAP also includes financial consultation, and financial experts are available to help provide information on student loans and financing options.

To access emotional support, child care referrals, and assistance with other back-to-school needs, reach out to your employee assistance program (EAP) provided by ACI Specialty Benefits at 800.932.0034,, or through the myACI Benefits mobile app.