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About Us is owned by DFA Publishing & Consulting, LLC. We are located near Charleston, South Carolina. Our product offerings are for business owners, human resource and safety professionals, training professionals, workforce management professionals, insurance agents, occupational health professionals, mental health professionals, and employee assistance professionals, and EAP service providers.

We strive to produce materials that target employee behavioral issues in the workplace, their associated risk, improving the supervisor skills, helping employees and family members with health and wellness, and improving work-life balance for everyone--from top management to line employees.

We are very active with our subscribers and seek their input on newsletter content, ideas, and needs to material is cutting edge, relevant, and hits the issues employees in organizations are facing right now.

We started operations in 1994 with the publication of  the FrontLine Supervisor EAP newsletter. It is still one of our most popular products. It is an editable, reproducible, and e-mailable publication that educates managers, supervisors, and team leaders in how to manage employee productivity, intervene with troubled employees, and improve job performance. It offers skills education to help supervisors become better managers of themselves and those they supervise. We have written over 800 questions and answers on the supervisor's role to date.

We are the publisher of the work-life newsletter distributed to the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Small  Business Administration, and the U.S. Air Force Academy among other prominent work organizations. This non-editable corporate newsletter is available by subscription. Get a complete information package here:

We offer other publications (FrontLine Employee is also available in Spanish), training products, free informational tools, ideas, and tip sheets to support the workplace. Get on our free list here. The mission of is to help employees remain happy, healthy, and productive.  Our goal is to also help employers reduce behavioral risk exposures and loss of productivity that flow from troubled employees influenced by behavioral health conditions, stress, addictive disease, substance abuse, conflicts at work, personal troubles, inappropriate and risky behavior, safety risk and ignorance, and reactions to events like violence in the workplace, trauma, loss, and grief.

Our customers include:

  • human resource professionals, trainers, and benefits consultants
  • employee assistance professionals
  • substance abuse counselors
  • wellness and occupational health professionals
  • insurance agents and those who strive to help employers reduce risk
  • family medical practice professionals
  • safety professionals
  • mental health professionals in public or private practice
  • organizational development professionals
  • small business owners or their office/business managers
  • Educators's products and services provide you with the ability to help more employees, clients, or patients. In many cases, our products allow you to reach family members and significant others.

One of the unique aspects of many products is the ability to edit or brand material so it works seamlessly.  Many of our products are offered in several media formats from PowerPoint to Web Courses, from Flash to Self-play CDs. We know that many of you are experts in your fields, with preferences for specific topics, content, and correct nomenclature, etc. Not all companies are the same and work cultures differ, too. So, modifications must be made to training materials, and this feature must be part of the product you purchase. This was an important niche decision for us. We give you this control over most products, either at your end after purchase or prior to purchase, by helping you with customization, adding your logo, taking our name and logo off the product, etc.

Daniel A. Feerst, MSW, LISW-CP, Publisher

Publisher, Daniel Feerst

About Dan Feerst

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Dan Feerst, MSW, LISW is publisher of the, author of most content on the Web site, and general manager of DFA Publishing & Consulting, LLC. Dan Feerst publishes customizable employee newsletters and customizable supervisor newsletters along with many other OD, HR, and EAP training and education products. He began his employee assistance career in 1978 as a Social Science Officer for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Occupational Alcoholism Program in Langley, VA. Since then, he has served as a staff member or director for some of America's most well-known Employee Assistance and Counseling Programs, including the Kennecott Copper INSIGHT Employee Assistance Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture 22 Agency EAP Consortium, and Arlington County Government and Public Schools EAP in Arlington, VA. He has consulted with hundreds of small businesses and EAPs and unions on helping employees, intervening with substance addicted workers, and developing effective alcohol and drug-policies. Dan Feerst speaks nationally and regionally, and has published extensively in employee assistance. He was credited with authoring the intervention model recommended for insertion in the U.S. Small Business Administration's Drug-Free Workplace Kit for Small Businesses by the Corporation Against Drug Abuse, a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dan Feerst is one most widely read EAP authors in the United States with millions of employees and over 100,000 supervisors reading his materials monthly. He is the author and founding publisher of WorkLife Excelฎ newsletter, which was accepted as the health/productivity newsletter for the U.S. Congress. You can reach Dan Feerst at 1-800-626-4327 or e-mail him at

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