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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: Children & Families First, Seneca Family of Agencies, SaintA, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan, and The Family Partnership.

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

#10 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.

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

Get ideas on how to address emotional well-being for adults, children, and adolescents and how to lead during a crisis.

#8 Coronavirus Response (Seneca Family of Agencies)
Alliance member Seneca Family of Agencies (Oakland, CA)
This addresses program closures, staff exposure both at work and outside of work, tracking and reporting information, supply management, cleaning/sanitation, agency travel restrictions, managing staff workflow, and managing staff pay/resources.

#7 COVID-19’s Devastation in Black Communities Began Long Ago
Alliance member SaintA (Milwaukee, WI)

Insight into the intersections of Milwaukee, equity, and COVID-19.

#6 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.

#5 Nonprofit guide to COVID Planning 
Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) (Atlanta, Georgia) 

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: 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. Includes a crisis communication plan template and nonprofit financial scenario planning tool.

#4 Temporary Telework Policy 
Alliance member Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services (Pasadena, CA)

This policy sets forth the expectations regarding the temporary work-from-home arrangement. 

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

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in communities, DoD Commanders in coordination with medical experts have instituted transmission-based precautions.

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

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

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

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

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