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Congressional Briefing on Family Support and Reunification

CAFO’s focus isn’t on government, but we believe that well-considered, well-implemented policies can make a profound difference for vulnerable youth. So we’re always glad to work with government leaders – local, state and Federal – to help think through which policies and priorities will most enable children and families to thrive. This week, the Director […]


New “Inspired by a Child” Video is…Okay, I’ll say it…Inspiring

After many times through, I still haven’t yet watched the new “Inspired by a Child” video without getting at least a little lump in my throat. It’s simple, but offers poignant glimpses of the stories at the heart of CAFO’s National Foster Care Initiative. It’s easy for foster care advocates to get caught up in […]


New 90-Second Video Released: National HELP Week for Child Welfare Professionals

From the State Legislature to Federal Agencies to the White House, I often saw the same thing:  dedicated men and women who’d gone in to public service with high hopes of doing great good…now weary and discouraged.  They’d started years before with bright eyes, wanting most of all to “make a difference” — from child […]


First Rate Short Videos on Every Facet of Foster Care: Dr. Deb Shropshire and More!

The CAFO National Foster Care Initiative Symposium last summer at lifechurch.tv was a very significant time for those present and watching online. More than 40 innovators and experts — many of them the people I most respect in faith-motivated foster care spoke — gave short-but-powerful talks on everything from attachment to mentoring to church-state partnerships. […]


National Foster Care Initiative Symposium

The NFCI Symposium this week was nothing short of amazing – one of the most encouraging and purposeful events I’ve attended in years. It was a vivid experience in itself and, best of all, it will ultimately provide an arsenal of advocacy and training video resources. Hosted at Lifechurch.tv in Oklahoma City, the Symposium captured […]