OVC Applied Research and
Best Practice Symposium
A Researcher-Practitioner Collaborative
The 2016 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium united top academic OVC researchers with leaders of faith-based NGOs serving children around the world, seeking together to give empirically-validated answers on one vital theme:
“Trauma informed Care: Adapting OVC Programs to Address Childhood Distress.”
Practitioners gained exposure to incisive research and new data, innovations and best practices in the field. Researchers had a rare opportunity to directly strengthen frontline OVC care practice, while also gaining exposure to innovative models from around the globe. This third annual Symposium preceded the 2016 Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit.