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

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver

Hear from experts in trauma informed care, receive all training materials necessary to use the curriculum in your own setting, and receive plans for follow-up and support.

May, 2017 | Dates TBD

Trauma Competent Details

OVC Research & Best Practice Symposium

Intended for NGO leadership & staff and Leaders of church ministries active in OVC care globally, along with lead researchers on OVC-related issues.

Wednesday | May 3, 2017

OVC Symposium Details

Foster Voice

Foster Voice:  Learning from Former Foster Youth How to Do Foster Care Better

Foster Voice is a brand new summit intensive designed to help you do Foster Care better by learning from the voices of those who’ve experienced it first-hand. You’ve probably never been to a foster care event quite like this.

Wednesday, May 3  |  8:30am-12pm (does not include lunch unless you also register for this intensive also.)

The Foster Voice Details


Starting, Scaling and Sustaining an Orphan Care Ministry in Your Church

This interactive experience will give you and/or your church ministry team the opportunity to learn together about how to effectively lead and expand an orphan care ministry at your church. It is uniquely designed for pastoral, staff and lay-leadership within a church as well as current Orphan Sunday Coordinators and Church Alliance Network regional leaders who are working to see their churches equipped and mobilized to care for the orphaned and vulnerable in effective and sustainable ways.

Church Orphan Ministry 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 & Wednesday | May 2-3, 2017

Collaborate Details