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ALIGN Communications Memo #26

ALIGN had our first virtual Annual Membership meeting on May 29, 2020. According to the feedback received, it was a success and we had a good turnout from members. The guest speakers from government were both informative and relevant as we look at relaunching services in Alberta. Children’s Services Directives Please find attached the revised Facility Guidance Document, also referred

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ALIGN COMMUNICATION RELAUNCH MEMO #25

This is a very important Communication Memo with several important links that will have useful information from Children’s Services for your agency’s use as the relaunch of services in Alberta begins. Relaunch Communications from Children’s Services Communication out to agencies from Jon Reeves for casework relaunch. Link:   https://conta.cc/3cbncVf Letter sent out to all caregivers from Jon Reeves Link:   https://conta.cc/3evKMxh Relaunch Practice Guidance_Staff_May

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Communications Memo #24

ALIGN News and Resources Please remember to register individually for the virtual ALIGN General Membership meeting on Friday May 29, 2020 9 am -11:15 am. Please sign in about 10 minutes before 9am as we will be starting right at 9am . Thank you. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4nO77UbyQkiY6PB6Btu9Gg Bi-Weekly Communication Gatherings Zoom meetings links here: https://conta.cc/2WVpDXG The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support

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Communications Memo #23

Dear Members, Children’s Services Directives Facilities Guidelines for Service Providers has been revised, please find the most current version link here:  https://conta.cc/3g9wRP6 and the COVID-19 Placement Resource Practice Guidance: Process to Meet Urgent COVID-Related Placement Needs here:   https://conta.cc/2zdTmli Both of these documents will also be found on the Children’s Services Directives page on the the ALIGN Website for easy locating. Always

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ALIGN Communication Memo #22

Well it has been an exciting week here in Alberta as we start the reopening process and adapt to the new way of being. I hope that everyone has a chance to enjoy the long weekend somewhat and gets a bit of a rest. We have a very short Communication Memo today with just a couple of resources. REACH Edmonton

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ALIGN Communication Memo #21

ALIGN News ALIGN’s General Membership Meeting will be held virtually on May 29, 2020 9am-11am. See link below to register. ALIGN Membership Meeting Webinar Registration (AGM) Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4nO77UbyQkiY6PB6Btu9Gg ALIGN will be offering a free Mental Health Series with Frank Shannon titled “Understanding Brain Responses and Individual Coping Strategies in the Midst of a Pandemic”. Registration link here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k38pgczDT2G6ZL5foOkHGQ Next week on Thursday

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ALIGN – Mental Health Series with Frank Shannon

Mental Health Series Understanding Brain Responses and Individual coping strategies in the midst of a pandemic. Presenter: Frank Shannon, Haida Nation – Old Massett Band. Frank has been working within British Columbia and Alberta for over 25 years as an indigenous liaison and knowledge keeper. Frank has a private counselling practice working with individuals impacted by trauma. Frank assists the

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ALIGN Membership Meeting

ALIGN will be hosting their annual membership meeting virtually this year through a zoom webinar. An agenda will be sent out closer to the date but we would like to take the opportunity to hear from our membership at this time. Poster: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/ALIGN-Membership-Meeting—Mental-Health-Series—Zoom-Webinars.html?soid=1131231812408&aid=c6ub-L7AcPs Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4nO77UbyQkiY6PB6Btu9Gg

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PPE Ordering Information Bulletin

PPE Triage Process COVID-19 Practice Guidance for Service Providers BULLETIN – ACCESS TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) For information on the appropriate PPE required for your organization’s environment, please review the ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES BEST PRACTICES on PPE use. Each Agency must review their existing PPE inventory and continue to source PPE materials through local sources as best as possible. When your

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ALIGN Communications Memo #20

Dear Members, New Children Service Practice Guidance Attached is the new CS Practice Guidance with a new and improved format. The Service Provider and Caregiver Guidance has been added to Caseworker Guidance so it is all in one very easy to navigate document and now has a Table of Contents that is easily searched (and all of the below documents

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ALIGN Communication Memo #19

Dear Members, As you know Premier Jason Kenney presented the province’s plan last week to gradually open the economy. “He indicated that the strategy involves opening the economy in three stages, with the first being implemented as early as May 14th. Provisions were included to stipulate that certain triggers would be used to help determine if Alberta can open faster

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ALIGN Communication Memo #18

Dear Members, With the nice weather finally arriving in Alberta, it is getting harder for most of us to cope with the Covid-19 Pandemic isolation and physical distancing. Grant it some individuals fair better than others, but some of us may need a little extra support during these stressful times. Resources ALIGN attended a webinar offered by The Alberta Council

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ALIGN Communication Memo #17

This is as urgent message for all of you waiting on PPEs. Some may be delivered over this weekend and so they will be calling the number you put on your order first. If that number is not answered over the weekend, please forward the number to a cell phone or a number that will be answered. Sorry for the short notice as ALIGN

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ALIGN Communication Memo # 16

Dear Members, This communication memo is specifically for those agencies that have FSCD and PDD contracts as part of their service delivery. PDD Telephone Town Hall Meeting Friday April 24, 2020 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Need to register before 10:00am. See information below: The Minister of Community and Social Services (CSS) is hosting a COVID-19 town hall on Friday afternoon where

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Align Communication Memo #15

Dear Members, Children’s Services COVID-19 CAREGIVER PREPAREDNESS PLAN “In order to provide the best support and plan for caregivers and children in care, ministry and agency staff have worked together to develop a standardized contingency planning approach to address the circumstance of a household member becoming ill and impacting the ability to provide care. The intent of this plan is

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NEW PPE Triage Process

COVID-19 Practice Guidance for Service Providers BULLETIN – ACCESS TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) For information on the appropriate PPE required for your organization’s environment, please review the ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES BEST PRACTICES on PPE use. Each Agency must review their existing PPE inventory and continue to source PPE materials through local sources as best as possible. When your PPE

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