OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium

May 8, 2019 | Louisville, KY

The annual OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium unites top academic OVC researchers with leaders of faith-based NGOs serving children around the world, seeking together to give empirically-validated answers to one simple, vital question:

"How do we guide and protect vulnerable children in a digital age?”

Practitioners gain exposure to incisive research and new data, innovations and best practices in the field. Researchers have a rare opportunity to directly strengthen frontline OVC care practice, while also gaining exposure to innovative models from around the globe.  This annual Symposium precedes the annual Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit.

Primary Audience

Leadership & staff of NGOs active in service to OVCs   |   Leaders of local OVC-related initiatives within developing nations   |   Leaders of U.S. churches and organization actively supporting OVC care globally   |   Leading researchers on OVC-related issues

Past Symposia Videos

OVC Symposium 2017

CAFO Resources

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Understanding Your Financial Capability

The Importance of Evaluating Programs

A Plea for Evidence-Based Programming

Caring for Caregivers

Aged-out Children: How Relationships and Connections Play a Role

Modeling Healthy Relationships Through Self-Care

The Impact of Caregiver Health on Children

Understanding the Emotional Needs of Caregivers

Recognizing Our Impact Through Evaluation

OVC Symposium 2016

CAFO Resources

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Trauma-Informed Transitions to Adulthood

Best Care for Children Birth-3

Training and Coming Alongside of Caregivers

Using Neuroscience to Combat Early Adversity

Trauma-Informed Medical Care

Healing Trauma Through Peers

Empowering Children Through Healthy Living

How Trauma-Informed Practices can Improve the “Aging Out” Process in Child Welfare

Involving the Caregiver in Trauma Intervention: Kris Faasse

The Trauma-Informed Classroom

Transferred Learning: a Catalyst for Change

The Power of Nurture Groups

The Impacts of Trauma on the Developing Child

OVC Symposium 2014

CAFO Resources

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Nutrition in Orphan Care

The Importance of Care Enviroments

Severe Deprivation: Risk and Recovery

Does PEPFAR make a difference?

Transitions to Adulthood in Africa

What is Quality OVC Care?

Health and Well-Being in OVC

Determining the Tangible Value of Your Program

Caring for Sexually Exploited Children

Resilience in Children affected by HIV/AIDS

Economic Empowerment for AIDS-Orphaned Children

Helping Orphans Become S.A.F.E

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