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Moving Toward Family Solutions: An Immersive Simulation Experience

Hosted by the CAFO Center on Applied Research for Vulnerable Children & Families

Both Scripture and science affirm that children grow best in healthy families. For vulnerable children and at-risk families, a wide range of family support and care options together contribute to a robust “continuum of care” that can meet the unique needs of each child and maximize opportunities for children to grow up in nurturing families.

However, engaging with new models of care brings many unknowns for organizations considering a transition. Will children be cared for well? How will donors and partners respond? Will we succeed? It can be a very uncertain time for a program.

Together with Hope and Homes for Children and the Faith to Action Initiative, CAFO developed an experiential workshop centered around the fictional case study of an orphanage preparing to move the children in their care to family care. This workshop was created to provide a safe and encouraging space for those involved in residential care to think through the process of a transition toward providing family-based care.


Date: Tuesday, Sept 27
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church


  • $99 – Non-Member
  • $59 – Member

Ideal Audience

Organizations or individuals seeking to explore or learn more about expanding family care options for children.


Phil Darke

Providence World

Dr. Nicole Wilke

Director of the Center on Applied Research for Vulnerable Children & Families
Christian Alliance for Orphans


David McCormick, Alianza Cristiana para los Huérfanos

Claudia León, Buckner

Randy Daniels, Buckner

Elli Oswald, Faith to Action

Mike Douris, Orphan Outreach

Delia Pop, Tanya’s Dream Fund

Brian Carroll, markempa

Ian Forber-Pratt, CERI Kids

Laura Horvath, Helping Children Worldwide

Kimberley Quinley, Step Ahead Foundation Thailand

Phil Aspegren, Casa Viva