2020 Pre-Summit Intensives

2020 Pre-Summit Intensives

For the complete CAFO Summit experience, join a day early for a pre-conference Intensive Session. These interactive sessions are designed to help you dig deep with experts in the field.

Mon-Tues, September 7th-8th - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver

Moving from being consciously compassionate to competently compassionate is the heartbeat of the Trauma Competent Caregiver training curriculum. This training series is evidenced-based and rooted in a biblical foundation. It is designed to equip those involved in caring for orphaned and vulnerable children with the knowledge and skills God uses to help wounded children heal and grow into what they were created to be.
Tuesday, September 8th, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Moving Toward Family Solutions: An Immersive Simulation Experience

The transition to family care brings with it many unknowns- but also many opportunities to see children and families thrive! This full-day workshop allows leaders to walk through the process of transition using a fictional case study, in a highly experiential and interactive format.
Tuesday, September 8th, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Introduction to Trauma Competent Caregiving

A one-day training event, Introduction to Trauma Competent Caregiving assists helping professionals, parents, and other concerned adults in gaining an understanding of why kids from “hard places” experience the behavioral and emotional challenges they do.
Wednesday, September 9th - 8:30am - 2:30pm

TBRI® in the Home

When your child has experienced complex developmental trauma, your task as a parent is not only to parent your child but also to help them heal from their trauma history. Parenting within these day-to-day challenges can be overwhelming. No matter how many conferences, workshops, and break-out sessions you attend, it can still be difficult to transfer this knowledge and apply it to life at home with your family. This one-day intensive will put together all the pieces of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), provide you with practical and concrete tools to use as a parent, and create space to problem-solve specific issues in your home and family.
Wednesday, September 9th - 8:30am - 2:30pm

More Than Enough

Most of us live in communities where foster care is defined by the words “not enough”: not enough resources, not enough support and not enough families. There are churches, organizations and agencies doing good work where you live, but you’ve wondered what could happen if they worked together rather than in isolation. This first of it’s kind intensive will put you in a dynamic room full of people from churches, organizations and agencies who have the same passion for local foster care transformation you have.
Wednesday, May 6th - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Attachment After Adversity: Building Resilience Through Relationships

The 2020 OVC Applied Research + Best Practice Symposium will unite top academic OVC
researchers and faith-based NGO’s serving vulnerable children around the globe. Returning for its 7th
consecutive year, this year’s presentations and discussion will center on: The role of relationships in child development, What is early adversity and how relationships can help and How resilience makes a difference and finding our place in helping to build it.
12pm Tuesday, September 7th through mid-day Friday, September 11th.


Invite only, this global gathering of CAFO Global Network leaders starts Tuesday at 5pm, continuing throughout Summit and ending Friday afternoon. Join other global leaders to share expertise, make new connections, learn best practices and add your voice to CAFO Global Network projects!
Most intensive sessions are eligible for CEU credit, please see intensive descriptions for more details.

CAFO Summit Schedule

We have great things happening all week and we look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

Monday, September 7th
Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver (Day 1)
Tuesday, September 8th
Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver (Day 2)
Moving Toward Family Solutions: An Immersive Simulation Experience (1 Day Only)
Collaborate: A Forum for Global Leaders (Day 1)
Wednesday, September 9th
Attachment After Adversity
More Than Enough
TCU Intensive
Collaborate: A Forum for Global Leaders (Day 2)