There's no question that the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities members create and share valuable resources with others in the network. Each month, the Alliance Library identifies the most accessed resources from its collection.

Thank you to all who have shared their materials during this uncertain and challenging time. A special thank you to our members included in this issue: Children & Families First, Ujamaa Place, Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together (SAFFT), The Family Partnership, Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois, and Metropolitan Family Service.

Click here for more materials focused on coronavirus/COVID-19 and check out the Member Materials collection for more.

Here are June Top Ten most accessed resources in the Alliance Library:

#10 Efficient Communication for Remote Work
The Galion Project

This is a Survival Guide for managers that need to drive a company that became remote overnight. It includes tricks to communicate within a remote company where everybody is operating from home.

#9 St. Paul Organization Serving African American Men Reflects On Its Mission of Navigating Systemic Racism 
Alliance member Ujamaa Place (Saint Paul, MN)

Ujamaa Place CEO Otis Zanders writes a letter to the community in response to the execution of George Floyd and in condolence to his family.

#8 Knowledge Path: Nonprofits: The Need for Race Equity Work and Tools for Action
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

A list of resources that highlight the need for advancing equity and understanding institutional and systemic racism within nonprofit organizations.

#7 COVID-19 In-Person Visit Guide: Parenting Time (Visitation)
Alliance member Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together (SAFFT) (Cumming, GA)

This covers what you can expect from all SAFFT staff, what SAFFT expects from parents and caregivers, visitation rooms, toys and food, visit preparation for children, and instructions for parents before, during, and after visits.

#6 COVID-19 Safe and Healthy Workplace Plan 
Alliance member The Family Partnership (Minneapolis, MN)

To ensure that as they prepare for a phased reopening, and as a follow-up document supporting TFP’s COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan that went into effect March 16, 2020, The Family Partnership developed this plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

#5 COVID-19 Response and Reopening Plan 
Alliance member Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan (Midland, MI)

Four different scenarios are planned for different phases of re-opening described.

#4 A Journey to Becoming WIDE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Diverse and Equitable) 
Alliance member Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL); Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Handouts from a 90-minute interactive session designed for leaders who recognize the perils of complacency when addressing equity, and how systemic barriers prevent children and families from achieving their full potential. 

#3 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Resources 
Alliance member Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois (Chicago, IL)

Resources for use at the organizational and individual levels.

#2 MFS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment 
Alliance member Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) (Portland, OR)

As an anti-racist organization, MFS commits to changing systems and confronting obstacles to gain social justice for all.

#1 Five to Thrive: We're Off to the Races Together! 
Alliance member Children & Families First (Wilmington DE)

This infographic may be helpful as a way to quickly convey a few starting points to consider when engaging in authentic, courageous conversations about how best to support African American staff.

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