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The Santa Clara County EAC is composed of employee volunteers representing a cross section of business and industry. EAC’s were developed to promote a stronger partnership between the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community.

Our Mission Statement

To provide local employers with education relevant to employers’ concerns, a better understanding of the resources available through the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) and a vehicle by which to have impact on EDD programs.

Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council invites you to attend an upcoming webinar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Resiliency During these Challenging Times
Building Meaning and Hope

Speaker: Dr. Janet Childs
Director of Education & Director
Bay Area Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team
Centre for Living with Dying, A Program of Bill Wilson Center

What is Resiliency? How do we make meaning out of the intensity we work with every day? In the midst of more than one pandemic – COVID 19, racial inequity, financial/survival fear, personal losses and changes, we are holding much in our awareness. This webinar will acknowledge and define compassion fatigue in oneself and in one’s coworkers, for professionals working within the human services environment.  Dr. Childs, will identify stress and grief and explore the 4 steps to healing stress that has been created at the Centre for Living with Dying program. After 44 years of providing intervention and support in the aftermath of trauma for both survivors and caregiving responders, we have learned the best gift we can give each other is connection. Tools for survival both immediately and in the long term recovery will be explored. In building hope, we strengthen resiliency which creates capacity to respond to challenges and deepen life meaning.

About the Speaker:

Since 1970, Janet Childs has been actively providing crisis intervention counseling and education focusing on the dynamics of loss, illness, crisis and grief.

As a founding member of the Centre for Living with Dying, Janet has worked with thousands of individuals, groups and professionals on the front lines. She oversees the educational programs and coordinates the Bay Area Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

Janet provides education and intervention to public safety personnel and healthcare responders, as well as the community. She has personally facilitated response to many major critical incidents such as 9-11, and more recently, the Gilroy Festival Shootings, as well as the COVID 19 pandemic.

Combining her love of music with her personal and professional experience with loss, she creates a safe and healing environment to gently examine these difficult life issues.

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.


  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   Welcome and presentation begins
  • 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.   Closing comment, questions, and answers
  • Register Now!

    No cost to attend!

    Webinar link will be provided after registration. This is an online event.

Your EAC is already working on scheduling seminars for 2021. Why not join or renew your membership now to ensure you are invited to all the 2021 offerings?

The rate to renew or join the SC Co EAC is $65 for 2021.

Membership benefits once you join or renew:

  • Compliance-related seminars and resource information to help you stay current in operating your organization in California.
  • SHRM & HRCI credits available for seminar offerings.
  • Free unlimited access to the CEAC Management Hotline to obtain legal assistance for a variety of employer-employee topics such as Leaves of Absence, safely handing terminations and so much more. Your membership entitles you to 12 calls per year up to 2 calls per month, up to 15 minutes at no cost.  Inquiries are handled within one business day.
  • Conflict resolution consulting services on an on-call basis at no cost for any workplace relationship, conflict, communication, behavior issues or performance issues.
  • Excellent opportunities to network with quality speakers, human resource professionals, and business owners.

Your membership dues support the EAC to continue to give back to the community. In 2020, the EAC has already donated to these non-profit agencies:

  • $2700 donated: Community Services Agency in Mountain View
  • $3200 donated: Second Harvest Food Bank
  • $500 donated: Greater Opportunities in Santa Clara
  • $200 donated: The Humane Society of The United States
  • $750 donated to Second Harvest Food Bank
  • $750 donated to Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen
  • Total $8,100 donated in 2020!

Renewing your membership or joining is easy and there are two convenient ways to pay.

  • Online –Renewing your membership or joining is easy – pay online via PayPal. Click here for details.
  • Mail – Complete our membership application and mail it with your check.  Check back soon for further information.

If there is anything we can do to enhance your membership experience, our Board is here for you. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

On behalf of the EAC, we urge you to continue to practice the proper procedures for living with this pandemic. Be well and safe!

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2021 Events

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Santa Clara EAC Coordinator
Rachel Rojas, Employment Program Representative
Employment Development Department
Workforce Services Field Division
[email protected]
Phone # 408-216-6081
Fax# 408-436-5714