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.

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver

During this two day workshop, you will hear from the Back2Back Ministries Child Development Team on trauma informed care, will receive all training materials necessary to use the curriculum in your own setting, and will receive plans for follow-up and support to help you be successful.

May 7-8, 2018 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Monday & Tuesday)

Trauma Competent Details

2018 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium

The 2018 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium will unite faith-based NGOs and top academic researchers serving vulnerable children around the globe.  This year’s presenters will answer one essential question: How do we encourage recovery from childhood trauma?​

Wednesday | May 9, 2018 8:30AM-2:30PM

OVC Symposium Details

Free to Lead: A One-Day Leadership Inventory Experience for People Passionate About Kids and Families

The “Free to Lead” pre-Summit intensive is designed to help you identify those things that may be hindering your leadership. After registration, you will complete a comprehensive 360 Leadership Profile. The outcomes of this assessment will lay the groundwork for our time together.

Wednesday, May 9  |  8:30am-2:30pm (includes lunch)

Free to Lead Details

Connected Parenting Intensive

This one-day workshop will equip parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow.

Wednesday, May 9  |  8:30am-2:30pm (includes lunch)

Connected Parenting Intensive Details

Collaborate, a Forum for Global Leaders

Collaborate, a forum for global leaders, is a two day workshop designed for international representatives who are either leading national orphan care movements in their countries or desire to begin a national movement.

Collaborate is specifically designed for a foreign audience comprised of national orphan care leaders from countries outside of the United States.  If you are an American and desire to attend this Forum, please contact [email protected] before registering.  In order to maximize the benefits of this forum, attendance is limited.

Tuesday, May 8
9:00am-7:30pm

Wednesday, May 9
9:00am-2:30pm

Collaborate Details

Most intensive sessions are eligible for CEU credit, please see intensive descriptions for more details.