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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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WEEKLY Communications Gathering – Group and Congregate Care, SIL and Contract Foster Care Providers

To All Alberta Group-Congregate Care, SIL, and Contract Foster Care Providers. ALIGN invites you to participate in a Communication Zoom meeting regarding COVID-19 with other organizations in your area and sector. ALIGN will host these Communication meetings to provide a forum to support organizations to communicate with each other; as well as problem-solve together. ALIGN will also be able to

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ALIGN Communication Memo #14

Important Provincial Foster Care Meeting Within the next two weeks, all foster and kinship homes in the province will need to have a Caregiver Emergency Preparedness Plan completed and posted on the CS Information System. Ministry staff and Foster Care Regional Representatives will be attending the Monday Agency Foster Care meeting so that the details can be discussed. If you

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ALIGN Communications Memo #13

Here is an updated Children’s Services “Information For Contract Service Providers” with yesterday’s updates (electronic IRC and Child maintenance invoice): https://conta.cc/2z6UuHj. ALIGN has posted on their COVID-19 Research page an interesting article on Child-welfare and Pandemic 2020. The CWLC has done a very good summary of the above article; which you will find here https://conta.cc/2KacNgJ. CWLC has just published a guidance note

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WEEKLY Communications Gathering – Group and Congregate Care, SIL and Contract Foster Care Providers

To All Alberta Group-Congregate Care, SIL, and Contract Foster Care Providers. ALIGN invites you to participate in a Communication Zoom meeting regarding COVID-19 with other organizations in your area and sector. ALIGN will host these Communication meetings to provide a forum to support organizations to communicate with each other; as well as problem-solve together. ALIGN will also be able to

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Communications Memo #12

Financial Information As you know there was a letter this week to agencies from Minister Schulz outlining financial management strategies that the GOA will be implementing. ALIGN responded immediately to your concerns by way of a letter to the minister. You will find a copy of this letter and Minister Schulz’s response here: https://conta.cc/2yLk6Jv. Telephone Town Hall Align promised to provide you

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