Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Family Resources and Information

COVID-19 info for Albertans  Government website with up to date information, resources and actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) VIRTUAL Mental Health Education Sessions

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Back to School During COVID-19

Mental Health Supports and Resources (Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC))

COVID 19 And Your Mental Health

Coping and Connection For Children And Families during COVID-19

Practical And Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic

Covid 19 Information For Kids  Frequently Asked Questions on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Young Children and Students (Alberta Health Services)

Covid 19 Family Violence Fact Sheet Government information for supports.

Building Resilient Families Resource Alberta Health Services (AHS) (Building Resilient Families by Promoting Positive Mental and Physical Health)

Nutrition and Covid-19:School-aged children (Alberta Health Services)

CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

Presents: Your Mental Health Webinars

CASA is pleased to once again bring a series of webinars, created to assist families and community members in dealing with the many mental health concerns coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Session 1: Back to School in a Pandemic September 3, 2020

 

Courtesy of Ever Active Schools:

Resources to support teachers and parents in promoting health, well-being and physical activity.

We know the importance of physical activity in our daily lives and we will have to be creative through this new normal of being at home. With classes cancelled, students won't be getting 30 minutes of daily physical activity. We know that physical activity is linked to positive mental health outcomes, so now more than ever, when people are in isolation and aren't getting the social connections we all crave, it's important to get moving - for everyone!

At this time we are offering a selection of our resources to families at no cost. We have free downloadable resources at our store.  

Also consider sharing the huge database options at Alberta Active After School! There are three different databases/game libraries, with activities that can be sorted by space size, group size, age, and other filters. Arts and other types of non-physical activities will be added shortly.

Lastly, there is our Ever Active Schools YouTube channel, which has tons of videos showing how to play some of our most popular games.

 

COVID-19 and Family Violence Support

Isolation is a risk factor for family violence, so during this time of physical social distancing, we encourage everyone to stay socially connected. Consider staying connected with family, friends, colleagues and community however you can: through phone, text, video chat or social media.

  • Family Violence Info Line
    • Call 310-1818 | 24/7 | 170+ languages
    • Chat online alberta.ca/SafetyChat | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily | English

Please note, the Family Violence Info Line will continue to help Albertans get connected to the right information and supports. They are doing their best to meet the increased demand. However, Albertans may experience higher than normal wait times to reach someone.

Community and Social Services Ministry of Alberta website.

Managing family technology during the pandemic - from MediaSmarts Canada

MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.

 

Cyber Safety Tips (courtesy of Lloyd Sadd Novacord Insurance)

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to businesses everywhere. Of course, while everyone works to ensure key business functions remain operational and that employees and families everywhere are safe, there is another set of individuals working just as hard to disrupt our efforts: cyber criminals.