Applied Research & Best Practice Initiative

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Working to elevate the quality of care for children worldwide. We help CAFO members apply the best available research and models to their daily service to children.

Transitioning Donors

Bring Your Supporters on the Journey to a New Model

Short-Term Missions

8 Principles for Wise Short-Term Missions

The Changing Brain

Neuroplasticity e-book

Grant Challenge

Expanding Family-Based Care Grant

Core Elements

Benchmark Practices for Improving Outcomes of Children Together


Christian orphan advocates must accurately understand and communicate orphan-related statistics. Failure to do so undermines the strength of our advocacy and misleads action. Grasping the true nature of the need provides a strong foundation for an effective, well-focused response.