Grandparents and Daycare

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An interesting article by Emily Oster, Author of Expecting Better and Cribsheet; Mom; Economics Professor., on the the risk assessment in making decisions related to childcare and visiting with grandparents in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. https://emilyoster.substack.com/p/grandparents-and-day-care

Young Women of Power Virtual Conference – June 6

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“The Annual Young Women of Power Conference is taking place all day Saturday, June 6, 2020 for the first time ONLINE. Girls will be able to watch and participate from home on a computer, tablet or smart phone.  This conference is ideal for girls ages 12 to 18ish designed to increase their confidence through active group sessions on…

AFKA Awards – Now Accepting Nominations

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DO YOU KNOW AN OUTSTANDING FOSTER, KINSHIP FAMILY OR CHILDREN’S SERVICES WORKER?????We are now accepting nominations for the follow categories; nomination forms can be downloaded below: (Submission Deadline is June 30th) Regions and Categories One nominee will be selected from each region, per category. With the recent changes to the now North Region, we will…

AHS Mental Health Services and Resources

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has compiled a great listing of addictions and mental health resources available during Covid-19. You can download this list among other resources below. To access more resources on your mental health and information related to Covid-19 from Alberta Health Services, please visit their website at: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx Help in Tough Timeshttps://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx Text4Hope…

Neurosequential Network COVID-19 Stress, Distress & Trauma Series

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There are so many amazing resources for foster and kinship caregivers on the Neurosequential Network from or including trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry. All of the following information was retrieved from: https://www.neurosequential.com/covid-19-resources Neurosequential Network COVID-19 Stress, Distress & Trauma Series: (Learn more about each series session and access links to the series videos by visiting…

Adoption Matters: Online Education Series

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The Adoption Council of Ontario is offering many FREE online webinars of which many may be relevant to foster and kinship caregivers. See below for more information. Thanks ACO for this great resource for families! “The Adoption Council of Ontario is excited to announce that we are launching: Adoption Matters Online Education. Education has been…

Request for One on One Caregiver Support from AFKA

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Grants for Youth and Resources from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

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Covid-19 Youth Support Grants available to former youth in care through the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to help provide support in navigating the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their site for eligibility and information. Open-Source Covid-19 Youth Support Resource List The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada has been working on an ongoing…

Update from Alberta Children’s Services for Alberta’s Foster, Kinship and Permanency (PPA) Caregivers and Families during Covid-19 Outbreak

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______________________________________________________________________________ You can keep up to date on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by accessing up to date information on the Alberta Health Services website at: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx _______________________________________________________________________________ April 6, 2020 Caregiver Practice Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) This document is intended to provide guidance to caseworkers, foster and kinship care support workers about how best to support caregivers…

Update on Caregiver Supports and Services during COVID-19 pandemic

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