Check out the most accessed resources in the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation Library for January 2021. Many of the resources address topics related to operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic including telehealth, remote work, and reopening organizations. Other resources address next-generation leadership, an innovative care model, the Alliance and COA merger, and more.

Organization that submitted resources included in this month’s top 10 are Families First Inc., Center For Family Services, Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan, OhioGuidestone, Children's Home Society of Washington, and Children & Families First. Thanks to them and to all those who shared knowledge with others through the library last month!

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Here are January’s Top 10 most accessed library resources:

#10 Solving Your Data Puzzle: Essential Strategies for Effective Donor and Volunteer Management 
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
This handout was created by the Alliance Library for a December 2020 webinar.

#9 Families First Resilience Report: Helping Families Build Resilience so All Children Can Thrive 
Families First Inc. (Atlanta)
This newsletter describes their “Navigator” care model, which is the cornerstone of their strategy, employing a “quarterback” who provides intensive early intervention services. 

#8 Information Session on Proposed Merger of Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and COA [Slide Deck] 
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
This slide deck describes the value-driven and data-informed strategic rationale and approach to the merger. Information includes chronology of merger discussions, due diligence effort, timeline, and key takeaways.

#7 Deconstructing Leadership to Create a Culture of Vision & Competency [Slide Deck] 
Center For Family Services (Camden, New Jersey); Aramark; Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
This slide deck offers an exchange of ideas for starting, enhancing, augmenting, and evaluating current and next-generation leadership development and practice. 

#6 COVID-19 Response and Reopening Plan 
Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan (Midland, Michigan)
This document includes plans for four different scenarios and describes different phases of re-opening. 

#5 (tie) COVID-19: Program and Service Continuity Through Telehealth
OhioGuidestone (Berea, Ohio); Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
In this webinar recording, learn how OhioGuidestone leveraged the changes in restrictions to telehealth to provide program and service continuity throughout Ohio. Includes toolkit for behavioral health providers.

#5 (tie) Return to Work Guidelines and Flowchart Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 
United States. Department of Defense
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, Department of Defense Commanders in coordination with medical experts have instituted these transmission-based precautions.

#4 Temporary Telecommuting Toolkit: Covid-19 Response
Children's Home Society of Washington (Seattle)
This toolkit includes temporary telecommuting policies and procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours, communication, all-staff meetings, online resource sharing, pay policy, insurance, employee assistance program, IT protocols, and COVID-19 hotlines are addressed.

#3 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.

#2 Five to Thrive: We're Off to the Races Together!
Children & Families First (Wilmington, Delaware)
This infographic offers a few starting points to consider when engaging in authentic, courageous conversations about how best to support African American staff.

#1 COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations: Getting Started
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This toolkit will help your organization educate community members about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns.

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