world without orphans

foundations for active engagement

Family Intervention Path

You indicated that you want to help local orphans and vulnerable children in crisis from your role as a family member. That puts you on the Family Intervention Path.

The resources listed here will help prepare you to know best practices for supporting and nurturing children.

1. Start by going through Why Familes Matter, a six-part Bible study.

2. Next, read Exploring the Continuum of Care and think about ways to apply what you learn through the lens of your family.

3. At this point, invite others to join you to pray for direction.

4. Review the list of resources below and prayerfully apply what you learn as you follow the path down which the Lord leads you!

5. Use the Living Refreshed page resources to support your personal walk with the Lord as you travel this path.

World Without Orphans Safeguarding Policy

WWO GLOBAL commits to individual and corporate responsibility for the safeguarding of children. We agree it is never acceptable for a child to experience, emotional, physical, sexual, or social abuse, or neglect of any kind. We recognize there are two ways abuse is conducted: commission – where the child is the target of abuse and/or neglect;...
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Capacity Building: Training Program

Trauma Informed Awareness Training Curricula - 3 hour course

The Impact of Trauma on the Life of a Child by Ruby Johnston
This awareness-building workshop is designed to introduce participants to the topic of psychological trauma for children and how to build trauma-competent caregivers and service providers. It is a brief introduction to the more detailed Building Trauma Competent Care Providers® training series offered by the Global Capacity Building Network and LAMb...
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Capacity Building: Pastor Training Program

Risk to Resiliency

Working With Families in Crisis for Faith Leaders and Pastors by Ruby Johnston
Program materials for 10, three-hour training modules. The program is designed to equip pastors and faith leaders to engage their congregations and communities in recognizing and supporting families in crisis. Download the full Risk to Resiliency PDF Below are PowerPoint and Handout links to slide sets for each of the 10 sessions: Session...
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Introduction to Trauma Competent Caregiving (4 Hours)

Back2Back Ministries’ Introduction to Trauma Competent Caregiving allows caring adults to gain a foundational understanding of why kids from “hard places” experience the behavioral and emotional challenges they do. This comprehensive overview is great for anyone who wants to become a safe person in the life of a child — including foster and adoptive...
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Spiritual Training: Group Study Guide

Why Families Matter

A Study Guide For Churches, produced by Viva
This Toolkit describes from the Bible why children matter and how God created families to nurture and care for children. Christian leaders need to help build strong families where children are loved and cared for, and where children without families are embraced into a new family. Open the Why Families Matter Study Guide Open the Why Families...
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Understanding Care of Orphans: Online Interactive Resource

Exploring the Continuum of Care

Overview of Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children; produced by Faith to Action
The continuum of care interactive graphic depicts an overview of the different types of care to consider when a child is separated from family care. The colorful graphic allows you to explore each topic on the continuum of care through links to short narratives, helpful resources, and inspirational examples. Visit the Web-based tool to explore...
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Parenting Training: Workbook

Ready or Not

30-Day Discovery For Families Growing Through Foster Care and Adoption by Pam Parish
Ready or Not is a resource designed to guide potential foster or adoptive parents to prayerfully consider their calling to reflect God’s heart for orphaned and at-risk children. It is designed to be used by parents or as part of a group study. Open the 30-Day Discovery pdf
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Spiritual Training: Sermon Outline

Adopted: Romans 8

Developed by Krish Kandiah, founder and director of Home for Good.
The sermon outline addresses the topic of adoption from the perspective of Christian believers being the adopted family of God. It lays a Biblical foundation for the church caring for the world’s vulnerable children through fostering and adopting. A good resource for preparing to speak to a church congregation or group of believers. Download Sermon Outline: Adopted: Romans 8 Document
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Nurturing Orphaned and Vulnerable Children: Online Training

Transitioning to Family Care for Children

From Residential Care to Families; produced by Faith to Action
The Online Training is an in-depth, guided learning process that aims to come alongside those who want to build their knowledge and think critically about how to transition their ministries away from residential care to care within families. Register Now on Faith to Action Initiative
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Capacity Building: PowerPoint Presentation

Critical Competencies

Preparing Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families in International Settings
This presentation outlines the community infrastructure required to support healthy fostering and adoption. Produced by LAMb International, this can be used by those in government, church or non-profit leadership to lay a foundation for developing a culture for caring for vulnerable children in families. Download PowerPoint materials on critical...
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Parenting Training: Online Document

Pre-Service Competency Chart - PDF

A Branch of LAMb International
Pre-Service Competency Chart - PDF
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Mentoring Boys: Toolkit

Coaching Boys into Men

Teaching Respect, Integrity and Non-violence in Relationships; Sponsored by Futures Without Violence
Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills and that violence never equals strength. The toolkit includes everything needed to successfully deliver the Coaching Boys Into Men Card Series Curriculum. Coaching Boys...
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