Care Transition Accelerator Academy

Training Leaders to Support the Transition from Residential to Family Care

A 2-year certificate program combining in-person instruction, remote learning, and mentored practicum with some of the world’s leaders in deinstitutionalization.

Scripture and science are clear: children need healthy families to thrive.  Around the world, there is a growing movement of transitioning residential programs to family care.  These programs often have competent staff, committed donors, and strong relationships in the communities where they serve, making them ideal candidates to support care within families.  However, program leaders need support from coaches with expertise in the process of transitioning a program to family care. Currently, far fewer individuals are equipped for this role than are needed.

That’s where you come in.

Accepting Applications until February 20, 2020

Be a critical part of the world movement to see children in families.

This program will give you the tools and expertise you need to support organizations in their transition from residential to family care. Applications will be accepted until February 20th. Twelve participants will be selected for this program.



- CAFO2020 In-person instruction

- Semester 1: Foundations of Care and Transition*

- Semester 2: Placements in the Best Interest of a Child*

- Intensive Session

- CAFO2021 In-person instruction

- Mentored Practicum

- CAFO2022 Present Workshop, Graduation

*remote real-time course

Applications due by February 20, 2020

What to Expect

A Private CAFO Summit Workshop Track

At CAFO2020, CAFO2021, and CAFO2022, participants will have access to a private track of in-person, program-specific workshops.

A Curated Curriculum

Resources and materials to support learning have been hand-picked from the best available knowledge on this topic from around the world.

Connection with World Leaders

Experts from Hope and Homes for Children, Bethany Global, Casa Viva, and more than a dozen organizations will serve as faculty for this program.

Real-World Experience

The mentored practicum offers an opportunity to put your skills into practice, all under the guidance of a faculty member.

This Course is For You if...

* You have a commitment to supporting the movement from residential to family care

* You desire to learn from world experts and excellent materials

* You have some experience (your own organization or through supporting others) with the transition to family care

* You can commit to attending CAFO2020, CAFO2021, CAFO2022 and finance your travel and lodging, as well as participating in all classes.

Ready to build your capacity to get children into healthy families?

Applications due by February 20, 2020