OVC Research & Best Practice

Training Modules

OVC care involves a diverse range of components, from child protection to program evaluation to trauma competency, that are constantly evolving and requiring further education.  These training modules, composed of webinars and curated resources, will unite knowledge with practice by translating research into actionable information that practitioners can implement immediately to improve care. 

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Next Webinar | October 25, 2:00pm (Eastern)

The “OVC Standards Field Guide” webinar will highlight a new CAFO resource that gives organizations serving vulnerable children and families practical and easily accessible resources to ensure they operate in accordance with evidence-based practice.

With 24 principles nestled under 6 categories ranging from Child Development to Organizational Integrity, this tool is arranged as a self-assessment to identify strengths, as well as provide tools that can assist organizations in improving their areas for growth.

Ultimately, the “OVC Standards Field Guide” aims to help your ministry in promoting the development and wellbeing of the children, families, and communities impacted by your work.

OVC Research Past Webinars

CAFO Community Content

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Replicable Models for Transition to Family-Based Care

Child Protection


Family Reintegration

Empowering Caregivers: Practical Parenting Training (Adolescent Edition)

Empowering Caregivers: Practical Parenting Training (Babies & Young Children Edition

Protecting and Honoring Vulnerable Children in Media

Caring for Caregivers: A Critical Component of Improving Childhood Wellbeing

Basic Principles of Monitoring and Evaluation: Measuring Effectiveness

Optimizing Futures for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Developing Social Work Capacity in Low-Resource Environments

Strategies & Resources for Transition to Family-Based Care

Is Our Church Helping or Hurting?