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The YES Effect - Ukraine

After decades spent serving in global missions mobilization, Luis Bush has a unique perspective on what God is doing around the world. Though statistics and maps can be a great place to start, The Yes Effect reveals that true transformation begins when we restart our hearts—getting in sync with God’s tenderness toward the oppressed and regaining...

Transitioning to Family Care for Children - Online Training

Faith To Action Initiative
The Transitioning to Family Care for Children Online Training provides an overview of the key concepts and steps that are important to a successful transition process. The free training utilizes short videos of presentations and interviews with transition experts and practitioners, as well as downloadable activities, guidance, and resources to help...

Vision for a World Without Orphans - Booklet

World Without Orphans is a movement of Christians from around the globe working together towards the vision of a world without orphans. Learn how you can join with believers around the world in this global movement!

World Without Orphans: Roles for Churches

The purpose of this short booklet is to stimulate discussion among churches, their members, and their communities about various potential roles, related to child welfare practice, in working together for a world without orphans. It is now also available in Spanish and Russian! The goal of World Without Orphans is to ensure that all children...

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies to End Violence Against Children

Resources: INSPIRE Infographic End Violence Against Children Campaign INSPIRE Executive Summary INSPIRE Executive Summary in Other Languages INSPIRE Full Report INSPIRE technical package for ending violence against children Press Release:Global leaders and youth advocates launch new partnership and fund to end violence against children everywhere NEW YORK,...

Child Status Index Made Easy

Introduction booklet
The Child Status Index (CSI) is very easy to use. You don’t have to be a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expert to use it. If you do home visits and talk to children and their caregivers, then you can use this index to assess the well-being of each child. This booklet contains both a picture and written form of the CSI. The drawings...

Family Interview Guide

A Guide for Foster Care and Adoption Assessors
This guide will provide sample questions to help you conduct your interviews with prospective adoptive parents and foster caregivers. It is also appropriate to use in assessing kinship care families in becoming licensed foster caregivers. These sample questions are only offered as suggested guidelines. Of course, interview questions will need to...

Think Orphan podcasts

The Think Orphan podcast is hosted by Kelly Stewart, Social Worker and adoptive mom, and Philip Darke, President of Providence World and co-author ofIn Pursuit of Orphan Excellence.Each week, they discuss the difficult issues and hot topics involved in the global orphan crisis with leading voices from around the world, such as Jedd Medefind,...

Transitioning to Family Care for Children Tool Kit in English, French, and Spanish

The Tool Kit allows users to access over 200 resources organized by specific topics within the transitioning care process, including practical tools, evidence-based research, case studies, country-specific information, and many other resources. This in-depth, online resource, from our friends at the Faith to Action Initiative,equips churches, faith-based...

Exploring the Continuum of Care

Interactive graphic depicts an overview of the different types of care
Today the Faith to Action Initiative launched a new resource on thecontinuum of carefor children. This web-based tool will help you explore a range of care options for children who are separated, or at risk of separation, from parental care. The continuum of careinteractive graphicdepicts an overview of the different types of care to consider...

What Can You Do to Protect Children in Short-Term Missions?

Start by downloading the Child Protection in Short-Term Missions Manual and Toolkitand use it as a guide to ensure your organisation or church’s STM program is ethical and upholds children’s best interests. "All of the assumptions I carried into my ‘career’ have become myths debunked and the sobering reality that I and others like me are...

Ethical Volunteering with Vulnerable Children

How volunteers and visitors can best support vulnerable children
The plight of vulnerable children in the developing world is challenging and moving and stirs many good-hearted people to seek opportunities to volunteer within programs that assist children such as orphanages and shelters. Without careful consideration and awareness of the broader issues, our good intentions could contribute to the exploitation...

Changing Mindsets and Practice

Written by Rebecca Nhep
This tool was designed to help those seeking to assist Christian faith-based actors involved in long-term residential care programs make the transition from institutional to non-institutional (family and community-based) child welfare programs. It was written to give some insight into what this journey called ‘deinstitutionalisation’ might look like...

Home - a Cambodian story

For every child in need of a family Introduction It is a testament to the good in humanity that we are moved to action by the idea of children in need. A great manypeople in the world seek to help these kids by setting up orphanages, donating to them, or offering our time as volunteers.I was one of these people. In 2007, my team...

In Defense of the Fatherless: Redeeming International Adoption & Orphan Care

By Sara Brinton and Amanda Bennett
Designed as a practical resource for Christian families and churches, the book empowers and inspires Christians to reform international adoption and orphan care. In Defense of the Fatherless casts a powerful vision for the end of the orphan crisis, inviting Christians to protect and provide for orphans and widows in response to God's mercy. Order your copy of In Defense of the Fatherless!

Filling Your Bucket

Grab a cup of coffee and your bible and take some time to be encouraged by Greg Haswell, senior pastor atNorthlands Church in Atlanta. What he shares is key for us adoptive and foster parents. FILLING YOUR BUCKET Foster parents and parents of adoptees have signed up for a vital ministry, both before God and to their children, and thereby...

Becoming Home

Adoption, Foster Care, and Mentoring -- Living Out God's Heart for Orphan
GOD'S CALL TO CARE FOR THE ORPHAN IS FOR ALL OF US. Becoming Home is for anyone who has wrestled with how to address the orphan crisis. Caring for orphans makes grace touchable. When Christians choose to adopt, foster, mentor, or support care for orphans around the globe, it reveals God's true character to the world like nothing else...

From Faith to Action: Introductory Resources

The Faith to Action Initiative provides free and downloadable resources and study guide materials for churches, faith-based organizations, and individuals seeking to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children: http://faithtoaction.org/resources/ Start Here:Infographic “Start Here” provides a visual representation of key statistics and facts...

From Faith to Action: Journeys of Faith Study Series

A great way to engage and learn about orphan care together
The Journeys of Faith Study Series provides small groups and individuals with resources and tools that build on the content ofFrom Faith to Actionto highlight strategies, stories, and examples for supporting orphan care through church partnership, short-term missions, and much more. Read More Hundreds of pastors, laypersons, ministry and mission...

From Faith to Action Research Series

Evidence supporting the importance of family care for vulnerable children
This three-part research series highlights key research and global evidence supporting the importance of family care for orphans and vulnerable children. The series covers research on the limitations of orphanages, an overview of the range of options for orphans and vulnerable children separated from parental care, and draws on leading resources...
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