Training Events

Children today are surrounded by many traumatic experiences that extend far beyond the normal childhood grief of losing a grandparent or favorite pet. Abuse, poverty, abandonment, parental neglect or drug addiction, sexual exploitation and many other experiences have forever changed the happy and safe landscape of childhood for millions of children. -Phyllis Kilbourn phyllis1

Trainings below are based on the CCTI Curriculum- Offering Healing and Hope for Children in Crisis

CCTI collaborates with CIU: Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Fall Semester begins August 21

Online Course for College Credit

A Three Credit Course on the Graduate and Undergraduate levels!

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Module 1: Trauma and Crisis Care

Offering Healing and Hope


This Trauma and Crisis Care core module presents foundational issues and principles that provide an understanding of children’s traumatic experiences and the resulting impact of trauma. Additionally, it addresses planning and implementation of biblical interventions in order to bring healing and hope to hurting children.



Lessons include:

  • Understanding Trauma in Children
  • The Cycle of Violence and Intervention Planning
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Children’s Emotional Health in Trauma
  • Trauma’s Impact on Behavior
  • Spiritual Nurture for Wounded Children

Click here to see upcoming training events for Module 1: Trauma and Crisis Care.

Module 2: Street Children

Working with Street ChildrenThe material in this 18-lesson module is designed to train those working, or desiring to work, with street children. A foundational course, it helps participants understand who street children are and why they are on the streets. It also provides an understanding of the types of intervention commonly applied and gives step-by-step help for establishing a sustainable street children’s project. In addition, “Street Children” highlights the challenges of working with street children and some real solutions to addressing these issues.



Lessons include:

  • Who Are Street Children?
  • Life as a Street Child
  • Developing a Street Work Project
  • Health Concerns Affecting Street Children
  • Care for the Street Worker

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Module 3: Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Module 3 Orphan CareThis 14-lesson module provides an overview of the situation for Orphans and Vulnerable Children worldwide and an understanding of their lives and needs. It explores the impact on children losing their families and homes, and discusses models of alternative placement programs for children requiring out of home care. Some basic intervention strategies are considered and information on how to best care for those involved in care for orphans and vulnerable children is also provided.



Lessons include:

  • Who Are the Orphans and Vulnerable Children?
  • Why Do Orphans and Vulnerable Children Need Care?
  • The Needs and Rights of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
  • Models of Care
  • Transition to Independent Living

Click here to see upcoming training events for Module 3: Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.

Module 4: Children and Soldiers: Working with Children in Situations of Armed Conflict

Children and SoldiersThis 14-lesson module is intended for people already working with child soldiers or people preparing to work with child soldiers and/or children in contexts of armed conflict. This module will prepare workers mentally and emotionally for the challenges of working with child soldiers. The module also provides a broad foundation for understanding the contexts and complex dynamics of children in armed conflict. For those not involved directly with child soldiers, this module can help to significantly raise awareness of the issues faced by children in situations of armed conflict.


Lessons include:

  • Life as a Child Soldier
  • The Ecology of Recruitment
  • The Impacts of Soldiering
  • The Analysis of Armed Conflict
  • Transitioning Children into Civilian Life
  • Advocacy Essentials

Click here to see upcoming training events for Module 4: Children and Soldiers: Working with Children in Situations of Armed Conflict.

Module 5: Train the Trainer


Module 5: Train the Trainer has been developed in response to the continued growing need for assistance to caregivers of children in trauma. It is designed as a help to train caregivers using any of the other CCTI modules. Specific lessons include both theory and practice pertaining to the role of the teacher/trainer, the spiritual and psychological development of children, the education of adults, and the organization and planning of a training seminar.


Lessons include:

  • Overview of Childhood Development
  • Children and Faith
  • Forming a Philosophy of Education
  • Teaching Cross Culturally
  • Motivating the Church to Respond

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