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Ministry Intervention Path

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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Discipling Teens: Online Application

School of Destiny

Youth Discipleship and Training
Alongsiders International mobilizes and equips young Christians in the developing world to walk alongside those who walk alone in their own communities: orphans and vulnerable children.The App includes 27 discipleship Comic Books that have been adapted and translated into 23 languages, along with video testimonies, and is being used in Asia, Africa,...
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Parenting Training: Workbook

Ready or Not

30-Day Discovery For Families Growing Through Foster Care & 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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Capacity Building: Congregational Training

Opportunities for Service for the Local Church

Mobilizing the Church for Action
Developed by Home for Good, this is a group discussion guide that challenges congregations to prayerfully respond to the needs of vulnerable children in their community. It also provides practical action steps to take. Download Opportunities for Service for the Local Church Document
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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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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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Spiritual Foundations: Sunday School Lesson

Moses Was Adopted

Children’s Sunday School Lesson plan developed by Kay Morgan-Gurr, former director of Children Worldwide
Sunday school lesson about fostering and adoption help build into children the heart of God for orphans and vulnerable children. Download Sample Sunday School Lesson Document
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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 1...
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Capacity Building: Training Program

Becoming Trauma Informed

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 care givers and service providers. It is a brief introduction into the more detailed Building Trauma Competent Care Providers® training series offered by the Global Capacity Building Network and...
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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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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 The Continuum of Care
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