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ALIGN Communications Memo #37

ALIGN UPDATE Week 4 of ALIGN’S BE THE VOICE Social Media Campaign:  https://conta.cc/3gtGtEh.  Please share with all your contacts and help the voices of Alberta’s most vulnerable be heard.   ALIGN TRAINING “Workshop for Human Service Leaders, Building a Healthy Performing Work Culture”  ALIGN and Wellness Works Canada is offering an exciting one day virtual training“Building a Healthy Performing Work Culture” in September for all

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ALIGN Communication Memo #36

ALIGN UPDATE “RECALL OF VISIBLY CLEAN HAND SANITIZER” It has been bought to our attention that Visibly Clean Hand Sanitizer has been recalled by Health Canada. Details of the recall can be foundhere. If any of your organizations have this product, please ask them to do the following: Immediately remove it from use. Package all items and clearly mark DO

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Communications Memo #35

“Be The Voice” Campaign July 15th marks the launch of our 200,000 campaign, an initiative to advocate for no further cuts to child and family based services and programs by the Government of Alberta. This will be an eight-week campaign, culminating on September 2nd, in time for the Alberta Government’s budget announcement in September. We encourage our members, their staff,

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ALIGN Communication Memo #34

ALIGN UPDATE ALIGN One Hour Mental Health Series: “Family Wellness in Uncertain Times”, a webinar series with Beverly Keeshig-Soonias MSC, LLB. July 10 and August 7, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Members $25.00/Non-Members $45.00 per session. Register here for the August 7 session: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh5ufyex617c5107&oseq=&c=&ch= BI-WEEKLY Communications Gathering – Group and Congregate Care, SIL and Contract Foster Care Providers: https://conta.cc/2BD5sWE

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ALIGN Communication Memo #33

ALIGN UPDATE It is not to late to sign up for the remaining 3 sessions of the ALIGN Leadership Series presented by Karen Caine and Nicole Van Kuppeveld of Organizations by Design: register here: https://conta.cc/31GdZCK NOTE: If you are providing services for child intervention and you happen to receive any invoices for PPE please do not pay them. Please send

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ALIGN Communication Memo # 32

Dear Members, Good morning everyone this is a very short Communication Memo this am. Just 2 things to update you on. Have a great day. Children Services Please find attached the revised CS COVID-19 Facilities Practice Guidance June 24, 2020. The links in this version have been fixed and all should be working. Please let us know if any problems.https://conta.cc/2BECGUU

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Align Communications Memo #31

ALIGN UPDATE Family Resource Networks (FRN) Bi-Weekly Communication Gatherings for FRN Organization. Join in here: https://conta.cc/37TNF9a Reminder: The Foster and Kinship Care Gathering booked for July 6,2020 will be cancelled. ALIGN will resume these gatherings on July 20,2020. For those of you who missed the virtual session on June 11,2020, here is the Bill C-92 PowerPoint – June 11, 2020

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ALIGN Communication Memo # 30

Happy Friday and welcome to summer. Have a great weekend everyone. Children Services Attached is the most up to date CI Staff Practice Guidance. Among the many updates highlighted in the Supports to Caregivers chapter such as first aid and Environmental Safety Assessment for Caregivers, this updated version also incorporates the Relaunch Practice Guidance which was previously a stand alone

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ALIGN Communication Memo #29

ALIGN Updates: Reminder to join in tomorrow morning for our 1 hour Mental Health Series with Frank Shannon; “Understanding Brian Responses and Individual Coping Strategies in the Midst of a Pandemic” Register here:https://conta.cc/2AEPECg Children Services In follow-up to the recent letter sent to caregivers these are the supplemental documents mentioned in the letter. In the link provided here: https://conta.cc/2AAZIfy Family

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ALIGN Communications Memo #28

ALIGN Updates: ALIGN Sector News June 2020 Bulletin Link: https://conta.cc/3cUZbBW ALIGN is pleased to host a 4 part leadership series focusing on today’s constant change, presented by Karen Caine & Nicole Van Kuppeveld of Organizations by Design. Here is the link: https://conta.cc/3hdfygF Family Resource Networks ALIGN has recently added a new page to our website banner entitled Family Resource Networks

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ALIGN Communications Memo #27

This memo has many important links within it, so please take the time to open and see what is happening in the next while and what resources are available to you and your agencies. Align also wants to take this time to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to children and families in Alberta. It has not been

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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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