Join us for WWO’s June Webinar Series: 

Practical Tools for Working with Vulnerable Children and Families During COVID-19 and Beyond  



Thursday June 4: Self Care is Not Selfish - Learning How the Wounded Cannot Lead the Wounded Part 1 

In this 1-hour webinar you will: 

  • Understand and know the definitions of secondary traumatic stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and post-secondary stress disorder (PTSD)  
  • Understand how our different activities of serving others can lead us to secondary traumatic stress if we are not caring for ourselves. 
  • Learn the typical causes & indicators of secondary traumatic stress and strategies that will help in keeping oneself emotionally healthy and strong while serving others. 

Thursday June 11: Self Care is Not Selfish - Learning How the Wounded Cannot Lead the Wounded Part 2 

In this 1-hour webinar you will: 

  • Understand how the body responds in one (or more) of the five predictable ways when threatened or traumatized and how to use this information to sustain ourselves when working with families in crisis or with traumatized children. 
  • Leave the webinar with a Personal Action Plan to keep oneself focused and on the pathway to health and well-being as a server, caregiver, coach, trainer, or parent. 

Thursday June 18 - It's Better to Build Strong Boys than to Repair Broken Men - an evidence-based approach to reducing violence and abuse

In this 1-hour webinar you will: 

  • Learn strategies proven to work in building strong children and families.
  • Learn how local leaders in your country can use a simple program featured in the WWO Roadmap -- Coaching Boys into Men -- to help promote safe and loving relationships for children

Thursday June 25 - Keeping our Churches and Communities Safe for Children

In this 1-hour webinar you will: 

  • Understand why having and enforcing child safeguarding policies matters for every nation and community, church and organization, parent and child
  • Learn how children's ministry leaders can use a simple child's book to help children and parents understand what Child Safeguarding means for them

Webinar Times: 

New York - 08:00-9:00 

Rio de Janeiro - 09:00-10:00 

London - 13:00-14:00 

Nairobi - 15:00-16:00 

Moscow - 15:00-16:00 

Delhi - 17:30-18:30 

Bishkek - 18:00-19:00 

Bangkok - 19:00-20:00 

Manila - 20:00-21:00 

Sydney - 21:00-22:00 

Meet the Instructors: 

Ruby Johnston

Co-Founder, LAMb International and Executive Team Member, World Without Orphans
Ruby Johnston

Ruby Johnston, L.S.W is a trainer and consultant working globally. She has worked extensively in the United States and Canada as well as over 30 countries across the globe.  Ruby serves as an executive team member with World Without Orphans. She is the former director of the Institute for Human Services in Canada. She lectures, writes, consults, and trains in the field of child welfare, leadership, and management. She specializes in the management of large child welfare systems. 

Ruby and her husband, Lynn, are the co-founders of the Global Capacity Building Network, an international training and consulting organization, which is an arm of LAMb International.  They have also co-founded several international organizations that serve vulnerable, exploited, and orphaned children. She is an adoptive parent and a former foster parent.  Ruby and Lynn have six children, eleven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. 

Susan Hillis

Adoptive Mother of 11; Senior Advisor for Global Health, CDC; Inspirational Speaker
Susan Hillis

Dr. Hillis has been a believer for 38 years, married to a godly servant for 36, a mother for 27, a US government federal official for 20, and a university professor for 10 years. She is the mother of 11 children, 8 of whom were adopted from Russia after the tragic death of her first-born son on the day before his tenth birthday. Susan has worked and ministered in countries in South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. She has published more than 80 articles in scientific medical journals and is considered one of the leading infectious diseases experts on the HIV risk among vulnerable youth around the world. Dr. Hillis is a recent recipient of the Outstanding Service Medal as a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. In addition to her role as a strategist for the CDC, Dr. Hillis serves on the leadership team of World Without Orphans as the chief strategy officer.