ALIGN Review Panel Presentation Dates Announced!

ALIGN PRESENTATIONS JUNE 14 – 15, 2017

ALIGN Presentation to Child Intervention Review Panel June 2017

Re-Envisioning Therapeutic Group and Residential Care:Closing the Gap Between: “What We Know” and “What We Do” June 2017

ALIGN AFPA – Foster and Kinship Care Presentation for the Ministerial Panel for Child Intervention June 15, 2017

If you are sending in a submission or presentations, please submit a copy to  rhondab@alignab.ca so we can include it on this page to better assist ALIGN member agencies in avoiding repetition.  The panel is only sitting to August 1, 2017 so don’t delay – if you want to say something now is the time!
Read Letter From E.D. Rhonda Barraclough Re: Panel Submissions Purpose, Guidelines & Suggestions

Rhonda Barraclough
Executive Director ALIGN Association for Community Services
rhondab@alignab.ca 780 233.545

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ALIGN/AFPA – Mental Wellness for Children and Youth in Care: Support for the Caregiver Conference Edmonton January 25, 2017

The main theme of the Mental Wellness for Children and Youth in Care: Support for the Caregiver symposium was the mental wellness of children and youth in care, the use of psychotropic medications and how caregivers can become more knowledgeable in supporting these youths. Caregiver encompassed agency and department foster parents, kinship parents, adoptive parents, residential and group care staff. The theme of the day presented by culturally informed medical experts, is the mental wellness of children/youth in care and the use of psychotropic medications considering issues such as the child’s emotional, medical and cultural needs. Youth themselves and representatives from the Office of the Children’s Advocate presented. The day ended with a panel discussion. Presenters: Dr. Wanda Polzin; Clinical Director at CASA in Edmonton, AB Dr. Lana Potts; Family Physician Siksika Family Clinic and Jeffery Cheng and Sheena Stevens; CYS Mental Health Nurses.

Welcome & Introductions Mental Wellness for Children and Youth in Care: Support for the Caregiver Edmonton January 25, 2017

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Randy Baker, Lee Bowers & Adreana Brochu OCYA Representatives & Youth

Panel Discussion

The Importance of Caring for the Care Giver Dr. Wanda Polzin, MA, RSW, EdD Clinical Director – CASA

Understanding Psychotropic Medications for Children in Care Jeffrey Cheng /Sheena Stevens Nurse Consultants – CASA

Who We Are First Nations People in Alberta Dr. Lana Potts Family Physician

Family Finding – Kevin Campbell 2015

The Family Finding Model developed by Kevin A. Campbell is an evidence-based six-step model that responds to those involved in the child welfare system with the same urgency as the Red Cross during crisis, using the philosophy of Article 26 of the Geneva Convention -“The Right to Know”. Evidence shows that workers trained in Family Finding get results for the children in their care. Research on a variety of Family Finding projects has demonstrated that Family Finding works to significantly increase the number of relatives and other important known adult connections for children in care and leads to an average of five to eight offers of help from these adults (www.familyfinding.org).

Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region are proud to have partnered with Kevin Campbell and Seneca Family of Agencies to be the Canadian Portal of Family Finding. Their goal and commitment is to bring Family Finding across the country and they now offer a variety of services and options to meet all of your training needs.

Click Here for a list of training topics offered by Kevin Campbell and/or Family & Children’s Services.

ALIGN Videos of Family Finding Presentations
Welcome & Opening Prayer
Kim Spicer – 6 CIPF Principles
Kevin Campbell Part 1
Kevin Campbell Part 2
Kevin Campbell Part 3
Kevin Campbell Part 4

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Procurement Presentation by Paul Brown 3e Training 2015

The AASCF (ALIGN) invited agency staff to a presentation and discussion with Paul Brown from 3e Training. The intent of this workshop was to assist agencies in gaining a better understanding of what is being requested and how to respond to an RFP!

Video – Paul Brown from 3e Training April 23, 2015
Public Sector Procurement 3e Training Document  pdf
Public Sector Procurement Developed and Delivered by 3e Training -April 2015 pptx
Request for Proposals for Outcome Based Service Delivery Edmonton and Area Child and Family Services Mar 2015
Stabilization and Residential Assessment Central Alberta Child and Family Services 2015

Caring For Our Children: We Are in This Together Workshop

Presentation Materials February 2015
Child Intervention Practice in Alberta – Current and Future Directions
Kinship Initiative – Brenda McLaren
Intro to Caring Together Workshops
Intro to OBSD
Introduction To The Signs of Safety David O’Brien
OBSD Lead Agency Woods Homes
Combined Notes from the Table Conversations – Leth and MH

Presentation Materials October 2014
Outcome Based Service Delivery – Alberta Children and Youth Services
Signs Of Safety Barb Lacroix
Historical Guidelines 1
Historical Guidelines 2
Historical Guidelines 3
Notes from the Table Conversations Caring for Our Children: We Are in This Together

Presentation Materials June 2014
Working Together as Child Intervention Practice Is Changing to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families – Sandra Maygard
Signs of Safety: Improving Child Intervention Practice – Toni Morkin
Aboriginal and Cultural Engagement Aboriginal Framework – Carmen Esch
Mapping for Reunification A Signs of Safety Success Story by Marla Gill-Gentile
Supporting Children/Youth Through Enhanced Mental Health Initiatives – Chris Tortorelli
Table Conversation

Political Forum January 2015

Political Forum January 2015
Video – View the discussion of the AASCF Political Forum January 2015 The intent was to hold a forum where interested Albertan’s can hear political leaders speak to their views on social policy and how people are cared for in Alberta.

Relationship Based Practices – Sandra Maygard 2014

Relationship Based Practices – Sandra Maygard 2014
Since the introduction of OBSD, and particularly over the last few years, there have been many initiatives, some directly related and some not, that enhance: ease of access to government services; the building of new relationships and supporting positive relationships between people…

WCB Presentation 2014

WCB Presentation – AASCF Membership Meeting 2014
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Features of Alberta Workers’ Compensation
How Claims Costs Impact Premiums
Disability Management
Report within 72 hours of the date of accident
Develop an Employee Injury Package
Sign-up for Occupational Injury Service(OIS)
Develop a Modified Duties Job Bank
Sign up for Partnerships in Injury Reduction Questions

Family Preservation – Report Writing and Documentation 2013

Workbook
Report Writing & Documentation Reference Workbook For Facilitators and Participants 2013

Video’s (View All Videos From Bob Lonne Presentation Here)
Report Writing and Documentation – Family Preservation, OBSD – Part 1
Report Writing and Documentation – Family Preservation, OBSD – Part 2
Report Writing and Documentation – Family Preservation, OBSD – Part 3

PowerPoint Presentation
Report Writing and Documentation Family Preservation Outcomes Based Service Delivery Presented by Jacquelin Dagneau

Practice Framework Development Assessments Presentation by Chris Boyle 2013

Thinking about the way we think. Practice Framework Development Assessments Chris Boyle 2013

Additional Resource Shared by Chris Boyle

CommSync Chris Boyle 2013
Implementation will need to be a phased process, undertaken by a team of professional staff committed to the philosophy of family preservation who have abilities, knowledge and skills in practice, leadership and management…

I M A G I N E An exploration of the effective use of intensive family support services
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia Report(United Kingdom, Denmark, United States of America, Canada)

Reconstructing Group Care 2013

Reconstructing Group and Residential Care – The Discussion
Residential treatment has been used as the consequence of ‘cascading failure’, rather than a service or intervention at the right time in order to achieve successful outcomes. Need to rethink how we conceptualize group and residential care from a ‘placement’ to a ‘service’…

Reconstructing GroupResidential Care in Alberta A discussion paper version 2  by Rhonda Barraclough 2013
As part of an effort to examine and evaluate the group/ residential care outcomes for youth in Alberta service providers from around the province have participated in a discussion session at the request of the Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families (AASCF). This paper is a recording of those discussions and is intended to be a starter for further discussion with the Ministry of Human Services.

Preparing and Presenting in Court for Staff Working in Child Intervention Services 2013

Workbook
Preparing for & Presenting in Court Workshop Reference Workbook 2013

Video’s
Part 1 Preparing and Presenting in Court for Staff Working in Child Intervention Services
Part 2 Preparing and Presenting in Court for Staff Working in Child Intervention Services

PowerPoint Presentations
Preparing and Presenting in Court for Staff Working in Child Intervention Services 2013
Presenter: Tracey Snow, Justice and Attorney General

Lessons Being Learned Through the Implementation of OBSD – Dr. Bob Lonne 2013

Lessons Being Learned Through the Implementation of OBSD – Dr. Bob Lonne 2013
Presented at AASCF Conference – January 2013
Alberta’s OBSD is an important reform initiative, because it focuses on delivering better outcomes and entails changed policies and practice, in particular, different ways of working with vulnerable and needy children and families. Re-thinking our current approaches is an essential step to a successful reform agenda and OBSD presents as a real opportunity to improve processes and outcomes and foster a communal web of social care…

The Role of the Supervisor in Relation to Ethical Practice in Child Welfare – Dr. Bob Lonne 2012

Video – Dr. Bob Lonne on The Role of the Supervisor in Relation to Ethical Practice in Child Welfare
Dr Bob Lonne – Ethical practice in child welfare work The role of the supervisor 2012(ppt)

An overview of the issues
–The broad context of change in child welfare
–Systemic outcomes
–Over-representation
•Ethical frameworks and practices
•Virtue and Relational Ethics
•Supervision – The ethical dimensions
•The DECIDE model

Video Presentations – Dr. DeGagné On Aboriginal Policy and Service Delivery in Child Welfare

Videos Presentations including main speaker Dr. DeGagné on his work and what has been learned from Aboriginal Healing Foundation projects in communities across Canada followed by small group conversations about questions that link back to leverage points, strategies, policy, and service delivery for Aboriginal Albertans

Dr. William Bell’s Presentation – Consolidated Notes 2012

Dr. William Bell’s Presentation -Consolidated Notes 2012
There are multiple decision makers/stakeholders: federal government, provincial government,
tribal government, contracted agencies, other ministries (health, education, justice) and
community players that need to be included in the discussions and conversations, as to how to best achieve the desired outcomes of young people becoming successful adults. Dr. William Bell discusses how improve the work being done directly with families and children and what the next steps are.
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Learning Our Way Symposium 2011

Learning Our Way Symposium Edmonton November 16, 2011
On November 16, 2011 Alberta Association of Services for Children & Families, Alberta Children & Youth Services & Alberta Centre for the Child Family and Community Research Presented Learning Our Way Symposium. It was an opportunity for staff of both the Ministry and agencies to come together and look at how we learn our way though our current transitions to an Outcomes Based Service Delivery Approach.

Videos

Welcome from Nancy Reynolds
The Honourable David Hancock, Minister, Alberta Human Services
Danica Frazer – President AASCF
Steve MacDonald, Deputy Minister, Alberta Human Services
Bob Lonne – Keynote
Joni Brodziak, Executive Lead, OBSD, Alberta Human Services
Gord Johnston, ADM, Alberta Human Services

Dr. Bob Lonne on Re-Imaging Child Welfare

Re-Imagining Child Welfare: Issues, Outcomes and Reform – Presented by Dr Bob Lonne
Dr. Bob Lonne is an expert in the areas of direct CP practice, management and program development. He has been involved in over 1000 investigation/ assessments & numerous applications for care and protection of children in high profile cases. This ppt presentation overviews current issues and outcomes and considerations moving forward with reform.

Consolidated Notes Re-Imagining Child Welfare: Issues, Outcomes and Reform – Workshops 
180 people attended the workshops: Personnel from 46 agencies and government (16 people from the Alberta Ministry/CFSA’s and 1from the Northwest Territories), CEO’s/ED’s, senior management, supervisors and front line staff with a range of experience and knowledge of Outcomes Based Service Delivery (OBSD) The comments are a consolidation of the discussions from the tables and hopefully reflect the major points raised by the participants between agencies and ministry.

Dr. Bob Lonne Key Note – Video

Dr. Bob Lonne – Questions – Video

Supervision & Leadership

The Power of Supervision: Themes Techniques, and Talking Points for Outcome-Based Service Delivery Systems in Alberta – Presented by Jane Matheson

OBSD and Transformational Organization Change Leadership – Presented by Sharon J Matthias, Lisa McDonald, Bruce Rafuse

Additional

Using Evidence to Inform Practice – Presented by Tom Miklos, David O’Brien & Bruce MacLaurin

The Private Doubts of Christopher Columbus Danica Frazer AASCF President

Learning Our Way– Presented by Liz O’neill, Nancy Peterson, Rod Rode , Anne Smith & Mark Holmgren

Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2011

Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse & Neglect 2011
Presented at the Annual General Meeting Red Deer 2011 by Bruce MacLaurin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work Presentation Team: Nico Trocme, Barbara Fallon, Bruce MacLaurin, Vandna Sinha, Tara Black, Elizabeth Fast, Caroline Felstiner, Sonia Helie, Daniel Turcotte, Pamela Weightman, Janet Douglas & Jill Holroyd

Outcomes Based Service Delivery – Sandra Maygard 2011

Outcomes Based Service Delivery Overview Sandra Maygard 2011
Sandra Maygard – OBSD Lead presents a ppt overview to members at our 2011 AGM about OBSD – what it is and what direction the ministry is moving towards.

Outcome Based Service Delivery Presentation Sandra Maygard May 2011
In this ppt presentation Sandra Maygard – OBSD Lead reviews with members information gathering, lessons learned and the Alberta experience.

 

Change Management: Building Capacity in your Organization and Your Life Presented Paige McKenzie 2010

Change Management: Building Capacity in your Organization and Your Life – Paige McKenzie 2010
An excellent ppt presentation on all aspects of change management present by Paige McKenzie. The presentation touches on what change management is, goals, cycles of transitions, leadership, communication and more. If you are looking for  a great training or presentation resource to support your change management initiative this is a great way to start the conversation within your organization.