ALIGN'S SECTOR NEWS
MAY 15, 2021
Along with the current restrictions here in Alberta, we see a broadening of those now eligible for vaccination including our youth. This is a positive step forward as our member agencies continue to support the mental and physical health and well-being of both the care providers and the vulnerable children, youth, families and communities they serve. We're nearing the finish line but that means getting through the hardest part - the last leg of the 3rd race. 'Together for Children & Families' - we can do this!
COVID-19
ALIGN MEMBERSHIP
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WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!
The purpose is to help identify trends, issues, and opportunities relating to the workforce, contracting funding, and service provision and an opportunity to advise ALIGN on strategic direction, advocacy, training, and information needs, and to identify where ALIGN might improve to better address member needs.DEADLINE MAY 21!

ALIGN TRAINING EVENTS
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ARE POSTPONED:

  • The Journey Home (May)

  • Cultural Solutions 101 (June) Postponed Until Fall 2021

  • Traditional Vibrations Drumming Singing & Song Postponed Until Fall 2021
LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE
The ALIGN CEO COFFEE CHAT is CHANGING to a new day and a new name. It is now WHINE WEDNESDAYS
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The next WHINE WEDNESDAY is June 2, 2021 at 3:oo PM. Zoom Link Also view Discussion Articles
Purpose-Driven Board Leadership is a mindset characterized by four fundamental principles that define the way that the board sees itself and its work.. 



WORKPLACE WELL-BEING
These six-hour, interactive training sessions support the mental health and resilience of first responders through trauma. They are possible thanks to the Government of Alberta. Online sessions
REGISTER July 9 or July 23  

Recommended by CSS
TEND Training training was offered at CSS to their senior staff. They highly recommend it! Advanced training on managing Secondary Trauma, Moral Distress & Empathic Strain

FEDERAL NEWS
Imagine Canada
Infographic - Sector Stats: Get to know Canada’s social sector! You can use this when you’re speaking to your Member of Parliament

Bill C-3 has passed!
This bill will require judges to participate in continuing education on matters related to sexual assault law and social context...

Bill S-222, the “Effective and Accountable Charities Act” debated by Senate The Senate debated Bill S-222, which aims to make changes to the “direction and control” rules that govern how charities partner with non-charities, at second reading..

AGING OUT OF CARE
Mental Health Commission - Making the Next Step Forward: Building a Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults, a report that outlines the current delivery gaps in young persons’ transition to adult mental health and addiction services and makes recommendations to improve them by means of a responsive, integrated system.
Difficulties in daily living experienced by adolescents, transition-aged youth, and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (open-access)Kaitlyn McLachlan, Katherine Flannigan, Valerie Temple, Kathy Unsworth, Jocelynn L. Cook Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Webinar – Child Welfare and Youth Homelessness Making the Shift May 28th, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST  Register to join this discussion about long-term solutions needed to support youth when transitioning from care, and ensure no young person is prematurely forced out of care

TRAUMA & ABUSE
Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry co-author book "What Happened to You?" Now available now in hardcover, or stream an Audible Audiobook version to hear the book narrated by both Oprah herself, along with Dr. Perry. ALSO...Listen to the Conversation Oprah Winfrey & Dr. Bruce Perry in Conversation | SXSW EDU 2021
For ages 5 – 14. Lessons address safe and unsafe secrets, personal boundaries, consent, healthy/safe relationships, safety considerations for electronic devices, as well as how to get help from a safe grown-up. Downloadable activity sheets, activity books, storybooks, SMART Board activities and Professional development training Lessons are available in a digital format only.
FREE! The 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit (livestreamed 14-16 May) brings together 24 highly respected experts on suicide prevention into one online specialized event. Registration is free for all mental and allied health professionals, and students

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GRANTS/BURSARIES
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