The CAFO Blog


Give Me a Break! Hosting a Respite Night for Foster Parents at Your Church

Lacking childcare options can lead to foster parent burnout and turnover. Your church is uniquely positioned to help provide relief to caregivers in the form of a “parents night out” to combat caregiver fatigue and keep more children in safe, loving homes. Come learn practical steps and tips that will help you connect with families, […]

Transformational Giving: Successful Fundraising as a Joyful Calling

Do you experience fundraising as a joyful calling, or does it feel more like a necessary evil? What if there was a way to raise funds that not only grew your ministry, but also equipped you to help givers to know, love, and serve God more fully? What if you could experience fundraising as a […]

The Teaching-Family Model: An Introduction and Overview of Applications

This workshop will introduce the Teaching-Family Model, its origin and history, as well as current uses – throughout many different settings and levels of care. The basic components of the Model will be explained including goals, systems, and elements. Within the presentation, the key concepts used to implement the Model will be discussed and some […]

Life in Limbo

Life in Limbo is an experience that walks participants through the unique complexities related to the child protective system. This intense experience is meant to enlighten and strengthen advocacy movements, as well as grow empathy in those who are currently serving or interested in serving vulnerable and orphaned children. Life in Limbo serves as an […]

More Than Dinner: Fundraising Events That Inspire

In a world full of special events and fundraising dinners, how do you make your event stand out from the crowd? This session will offer practical tips and tools for creating an event that builds community, inspires new champions to join your cause, rallies increased support from existing champions, and deepens your relationship with everyone […]

How to Love Well When Love Isn’t Returned

All who have loved children from hard places know that sometimes we may feel that they do not love us back. How can we persevere in love in such times? And what small daily choices can help us continue to express commitment and care along the way? Listen in on a conversation of parents and […]