The 2019 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium

Vulnerable Children in a Digital Age

Why Children From Hard Places Are More Susceptible to Harm from Technology and What We Can Do to Help

The 2019 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium will unite top academic OVC researchers and faith-based NGO’s serving vulnerable children around the globe. Practitioners will gain exposure to incisive research and new data, innovations, and best practices in the field. Researchers will have a rare opportunity to directly strengthen frontline OVC care practice, while also gaining exposure to innovative models from around the world. Returning for its 5th consecutive year, this year’s presentations and discussion will center on: (1) The impact of technology use on child development (2) Why children who have experienced early adversity are more likely to become addicted (3) Guidelines and guardrails for protecting kids from harm (4) What to do if your child is addicted (5) No technology is not the answer and what to do instead

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Intensive Information

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Time:
Check In: 7:30am – 8:30am
Intensive: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco TX

Cost: $99 (Non-Member), $59 (CAFO Member with Code)

CEU Eligible: 5 CEU credit hours available, see instructions to obtain credit here

  • Leadership & staff of NGO’s active in service to OVCs
  • Leaders of local OVC-related initiatives within developing nations
  • Leaders of U.S. churches and organizations actively supporting OVC care globally
  • Leading researchers on OVC-related issues

The conference will center on OVC themes related to trauma, developmental catch up, neuroplasticity, and how to “re-wire” the brain. Attendees will experience TED-style presentations alongside intensive breakout sessions, interactive discussion, and concrete, actionable ideas for how organizations can improve the care they provide. New to the Symposium this year are extensive Q&A opportunities, as well as a collaborative research panel.