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Orphan Awareness Month

Dear Praying Friends, November is National Orphan Awareness Month. It’s a time when Christians around the world stand in solidarity to observe “Orphan Sunday” and champion the cause of the vulnerable. By definition, an orphan is a child bereft through death or disappearance of, abandonment or desertion by, or separation or loss from both parents … Read more

Pray for CCTI Opportunities!

Praise the LORD for open doors for a time such as this! Please pray for CCTI as we respond to requests for training and resources to bring the healing and hope of Jesus to children in crisis world-wide! Resources: Pray for Dr. Kilbourn and contributing authors who are working on five new module additions to … Read more

Empty Frames Initiative

Empty Frames Initiative is a new endeavor that looks to empower orphans again out of state care to tell their stories and find hope in Christ Empty Frames Initiative launched November 5th at the Together for Adoption Conference in Durham, NC. Their tour of the U.S. will start on the East Coast January 2016 (official start date … Read more

3 Online Trends Parents Need to Warn Their Kids About

Taken from an online article, 3 Online Trends Parents Need to Warn Their Kids About, by Ava Pennington. Click here to read the full article. When it comes to online activity, our children are typically the targets and law enforcement is usually a few steps behind. That’s why it’s up to us, as parents, to take … Read more

FAAST Announces Training Course on Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking is holding three Hands that Heal Trainings this winter. Costa Meca, CA – December 14-16, 2015 Bali, Indonesia – February 24-27, 2016 Miami, FL – April 7-9, 2016 For more details about how to register, please email faast@faastinternational.org Visit the FAAST website

Global 4/14 Day 2016

April 14, 2016 is Global 4/14 Day! Children and youth, the 4/14 Window, represent a golden window of opportunity for the global church. The 4/14 Window strives to REACH, RESCUE, ROOT and RELEASE young people all over the world to grab hold of their inheritance in Christ and transform the world around them through His … Read more

A Report from Gentle Hands Orphanage

-A Place Where the Heart of Jesus is Real and Plentiful! Shame does not allow her to keep this child. Culture frowns on what she has done and her family line had been unblemished. Not to mention their religion does not practice grace but only punishment for this behavior. Conceived out of wedlock, she was … Read more

Important Conversation about Children and Pornography

Janette Pepall has written an article for National Training for Children at Risk about how the prevalence of pornography in society is impacting children. Click here to read As Parents, Families, Communities and Societies: When do we have the important conversation about Children and Pornography?

Organized Play

Why Organized Play Is Vital By Charity Graff He was wild. He ran around the room stopping just to touch, throw, drop, or bang the toys set so nicely on the shelves. He could be distracted for a few moments only to tear away from the touch of his assigned caregiver. It was as though … Read more

Head to Toe, Heart and Soul Free Curriculum Download!

“Children five and under love learning about the wonderful world God created!” Click here to receive your free download!

1for50 Training and Networking

What is 1 for 50? 1 for 50 is a collaborative training and networking initiative born at the first Global Children’s Forum in 2008. We are a group of believers who passionately desire to: reach & disciple every child train local people to do it well support each other until the job gets done God … Read more

Talking and Time

Be Quick to Listen By Lindsey Parker “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19). A few weeks ago I was telling my three-year-old son, Andrew, the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. When I explained that Jesus died for the things that we have done wrong, … Read more

Free Resource – There is Hope for Me!

 There is Hope for Me:  An Interactive Trauma Recovery Workbook for Children By: Phyllis Kilbourn, Ph.D. This resource: Is an effective tool to help children work through the feelings and hurts stemming from traumatic experiences. Is relevant for all situations of trauma. Can be used one-on-one or in groups. Can be duplicated as needed. Includes … Read more

Structure for Children

Structure: The Beginning of the Healing Process By: Kay Landis. I found myself with no place to go. My arms could only go in one direction—up. As I tried to keep it out of reach, the little hands just kept reaching. This was my introduction to serving food to street children. It was one crazy … Read more

What Motivates Adults to Visit Orphanages?

National Training Understanding and Responding to Children at Risk – Janettepepall.com CARDL – Children at Risk Distance Learning Janette Pepall’s current newsletter addresses an issue that often generates vigorous debate; “Orphanage Tourism”. February 2015 Newsletter What motivates adults to visit orphanages? What are the short and long term benefits for them and the children? Are … Read more

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