The 3rd Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium is less than 2 weeks away! The Symposium will provide a forum to discuss efforts to strengthen the social service workforce and advance systems and services for children and families. Presentations will focus on ways in which planning, developing and supporting the social service workforce have changed over the past five years and have led to more effective services to children and families and a stronger continuum of care. The event will be held in Washington, […] Read more
Our partner ACCI International Missions & Relief recently released the publication of their Protecting Children in Short-Term Missions: A Guidance Manual and Toolkit for Churches and Christian Organizations, designed for those who are passionate about missions and engaging people through short-term mission (STM) teams, and who committed to pursuing God’s heart for children and vulnerable members of society in the context of global missions. Developed in collaboration with Better Volunteering Better Care, an initiative co-chaired by the Better Care Network and Save the […] Read more
The CAFO Summit has become the national hub for what Christianity Today called, “the burgeoning Christian orphan care movement.” Last year’s conference drew 2,500 foster and adoptive parents, orphan advocates, pastors and leaders from 30 countries. Faith to Action was honored to attend. Together, we explored effective foster care, adoption, family preservation and global orphan ministry.
CAFO 2016 will include unforgettable plenary sessions with top national and global speakers, stirring music, workshops, and an array of one-of-a-kind experiences you won’t find anywhere else. This year,
The World Without Orphans Global Forum was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in February. The forum brought together 450 orphan care leaders from over 60 countries for this first-ever Global Forum. Weren’t able to attend in person? Not to worry! Here are some wonderful resources from the forum:
- Videos: Global Forum 2016 Keynote Presentations
- Videos: Key Steps for the Church towards a World Without Orphans
- Booklet: Vision for a World Without Orphans. This short booklet captures the vision, cornerstones and global strategies of the
Better Care Network (BCN) recently launched its new online community of practice, Care To Practice: supporting children’s care practitioners in Eastern and Southern Africa.
This online collaborative is designed to support practitioners who are working on family-strengthening and children’s alternative care in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
Since 2013, BCN has been collaborating with a number of regional and national organizations and bodies to support family-strengthening and improved alternative care for children in Eastern and Southern Africa through its Regional Initiative on Children without […] Read more
Next Wednesday, March 16th, Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) will launch the sixth in a monthly webinar series, Knowledge + Practice. These webinars translate research into actionable information that OVC care practitioners can implement immediately to elevate the quality of the care they provide.
This webinar is called “Protecting Vulnerable Children with Wise and Honoring Media” and will take place next Wednesday from 2-3pm Eastern. Films and photos are a critical part of advocacy. Oftentimes, it is through sharing stories and images of vulnerable