Module 3: Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children


This 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