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. As expected, last month’s top resources were all COVID-19 related. 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: Goddard Riverside Community Center, Seneca Family of Agencies, Children's Home Society of Washington, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and Children & Families First. 

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

#10 Tips for Staying Connected to Community Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Utah State University Extension (Logan, UT)
This document includes traditional and innovative methods to engage youth and maintain healthy relationships to prevent social isolation.

#9 Emergency Planning Staffing Policy
Alliance member Goddard Riverside Community Center (New York, NY)

Covers when the agency is officially closed; Emergency staffing in 24-hour or essential services programs; Compensation during emergency situations; What to do when the employee can report to his/her regular workplace; What to do when the employee cannot report to his/her regular workplace.

#8 (tie) Coronavirus Response
Alliance member Seneca Family of Agencies (Oakland, CA)

Addresses program closures; Staff exposure at work; Staff exposure outside of work; Tracking and reporting information; Supply management; Cleaning/sanitation; Agency travel restrictions; Managing staff workflow; and Managing staff pay/resources.

#8 (tie) Temporary Telecommuting Toolkit: Covid-19 Response
Alliance member Children's Home Society of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Includes temporary telecommuting policies and procedures in response to the 2020 coronavirus outbreak. Addresses hours, communication, all-staff meetings, online resource sharing, pay policy, insurance, EAP, IT protocols, and COVID-19 hotlines.

#7 Return to Work Guidelines and Flowchart Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
United States. Department of Defense

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community, Department of Defense (DoD) Commanders in coordination with medical experts have instituted these transmission-based precautions.

#6 (tie) COVID-19 Data Bank (Templates & Forms for Employment/Workplace Issues)
Fisher Phillips (Atlanta, GA) 

Includes: Authorization to Disclose COVID-19 Diagnosis; Children in the Workplace Policy and Agreement; COVID-19 Manager Talking Points; COVID-19 Sample Employee Questionnaire; Model Announcement to Employees About Positive Test; Model CCPA COVID-19 Notice RE Measuring Temperature; and What You Should Know About the Coronavirus and Your Employment.

#6 (tie) Nonprofit guide to COVID Planning
Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) (Atlanta,GA)

Nonprofit leaders should take a moment and focus on three primary dimensions related to navigating this issue, as well as any future issue, that threatens to disrupt our vital work. These three primary dimensions include employees, stakeholders, and the organization. GCN is providing this guide to help you consider each of these dimensions, and start taking action now to engage your team in mitigating personal and business risks. It also includes a crisis communication plan template and nonprofit financial scenario planning tool.

#5 (tie) Framing COVID-19
Frameworks Institute

In this uniquely challenging moment, we need to connect people to the bigger picture. We need ways to explain health, enhance community, and offer hope. We’re pulling guidance from twenty years of framing research and practice to help advocates and experts be heard and understood in a time of global crisis. Every few days, we'll share a ideas that can help us all amplify the values of justice, inclusion, and interdependence.

#5 (tie) 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 provides tricks to communicate within a remote company where everybody is operating from home.

#4 2020-2022 Fundraising and Communications Planning
Leonard Iaquinta

Tips on how to move forward with your fundraising and communications planning during the COVID-19 outbreak.

#3 COVID-19 Resources for Child Welfare, Justice, & Adult Protection
Alliance member National Council on Crime and Delinquency (Madison, WI)

Includes: Resources for Adult Protective Services During Physical Distancing; Safety Assessment and Planning During Physical Distancing; Successful Video Visits With Young Children; Child Welfare Supervision During Physical Distancing: Tools and Guidance; and Family Team Meetings: Guidance for Facilitators During Physical Distancing.

#2 NFI VT COVID-19 Emotional Well-Being Ideas
Northeastern Family Institute (South Burlington, VT)

Includes: General Ideas to Address Emotional Well-Being; How to Address Emotional Well-Being for Adults (caregivers, workforce, leaders, colleagues); How to Address Emotional Well-Being of Children and Adolescents; and How to Lead During a Crisis.

#1 Mental Health & COVID-19 interview with Dr. Julius Mullen, Chief Clinical Officer at Children & Families First, Inc.
Alliance member Children & Families First (Wilmington, DE); WITN Channel 22
Dr. Julius Mullen shares some tips to keep ourselves mentally healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing.

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