Children’s Services Updates Re: Covid-19 

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We have made an effort to keep only the latest documents on here to prevent any confusion in the event someone were to download an earlier version. We encourage you to view online, rather than print, as this is a fluid situation and there are ongoing updates and changes. 

March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Staff Practice Guidance – Revised March 24, 2022

Additional Covid Related Resources


You can keep up to date on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by accessing up to date information on the Alberta Health Services (AHS) website at:

Return to School

“How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19…

…While levels of anxiety and stress may be high, parents play an influential role in helping children cope, encouraging a positive back-to-school transition and helping to reduce children’s anxiety and worries.”

Read more of this article on “The Conversation” website at:

Authors of this article include:

  • Jessica Cooke, PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary
  • Nicole Racine, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology, University of Calgary
  • Sheri Madigan, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development, Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary

Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University

“The global response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed daily life in many ways for many people. Yet child development has not paused, and supporting children, families, and care providers of all kinds is as important as ever. In this guide, the Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and recommendations to help you through this challenging time. This guide pulls together information on COVID-19, what it means for child development, and easy-to-share resources that can help parents and caregivers, as well as child care providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families.”

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Grants available to former youth in care through the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to help provide support in navigating the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their site for eligibility and information.

Neurosequential Network – COVID-19 Stress, Distress & Trauma Series 

Visit link for this series and more from trauma expert, Dr. Bruce Perry:

Sesame Street – Caring for Each Other

In response to recent events of Covid-19 and its impact on children and families, Sesame Street has started a “Caring for Each Other” initiative offering a number of free resources great for parents, caregivers, teachers, children and more.

“…Our resources aren’t prescriptions you have to follow—just ideas to help your family find ways to breathe, laugh, and play together….”

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