Short-term mission trips carry potential for much good and much harm. Wise engagement is critical, especially when we hope to benefit children.
We engage in sponsorship programs because we want what’s best for children – particularly those who are vulnerable. Explore this first-of-its-kind resource, toolkit, and audit to help you honestly evaluate your sponsorship program and identify areas to grow.
The explosive growth of technology brings potential for both great good and great harm for children. And even more so for kids who’ve experienced trauma and loss. However, by learning and applying key practices, we can minimize risk of harm from technology use.
KNOWLEDGE + PRACTICE
Care for vulnerable children and families involves a diverse range of components, from child protection to program evaluation to trauma competency, that are constantly evolving and requiring further education. These webinars unite knowledge with practice by translating research into actionable information that practitioners can implement immediately to improve care.
Orphaned and vulnerable children have experienced adversity, leading their brains to be shaped in a particular way. With the appropriate intervention based on relationships, children's brains can be reshaped, leading to greater wellbeing and better outcomes for children who have experienced adversity.
As a result of COVID-19, some governments mandated children in residential care facilities to be rapidly returned to their families. This accelerated relocation carried significant risks for children. However, the situation also carries significant opportunity for programs to cultivate enduring programs that enable more children to grow up in families.
For most children and youth outside of parental care or with a history of maltreatment, adversity has been a regular part of life. As individuals dedicated to serving at-risk children and families, we can learn how to build resilience - or the ability to overcome obstacles - through relationships.