3 Big Takeaways from CAFO2022
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by Christian Alliance for Orphans
3M ago
Planted. Not Buried. Watch the Keynote 2,000+ participants gathered for CAFO2022 – Sept. 27-30 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. We experienced together what it means to be […] The post 3 Big Takeaways from CAFO2022 appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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Harnessing the Power of Data and Technology—Together
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by Jason Weber
5M ago
By Jason Weber and the More Than Enough Support Team As we work together to fill the biggest gaps in foster care, it’s essential to draw on what’s already working […] The post Harnessing the Power of Data and Technology—Together appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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Introducing … the Theme of CAFO2022!
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by Jedd Medefind
10M ago
To enjoy an audio version of this post read by Jedd Medefind, click below.     The Chinese government agent spoke without emotion, but his words carried electricity, “You are […] The post Introducing … the Theme of CAFO2022! appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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New CAFO Research Findings: Adverse Childhood Experiences Appear to Drive Up Kids’ Media Use
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by Jedd Medefind
1y ago
New findings from the CAFO Center on Applied Research indicate that children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) may be more likely to overuse screens.   While ACEs and other history of what’s often referred to broadly as “trauma” are very serious matters, however, they are not destiny.   Rather, the special challenges associated with […] The post New CAFO Research Findings: Adverse Childhood Experiences Appear to Drive Up Kids’ Media Use appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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Supreme Court: Americans Can Still Work Together
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by Jedd Medefind
1y ago
In a moment when American society seems to be pulling apart, last week the Supreme Court pulled decisively in the opposite direction. Its 9-0 ruling in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia is narrow, but delivers a sweeping message. It points the way to a very different future than the division and tribalism that define much […] The post Supreme Court: Americans Can Still Work Together appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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A Story from Paraguay: Celebrating Motherhood and Family Like Never Before
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by Jedd Medefind
1y ago
The best stories aren’t tidy.  They often carry as much ache as joy.  But they remind that, by God’s grace, new life can rise from wreckage, like flowers springing from earth scorched by fire. I heard one such story last week from a dear friend, Anja Goertzen.  She’s been laboring for years in home country […] The post A Story from Paraguay: Celebrating Motherhood and Family Like Never Before appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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Gifts from a Man Who Grew Up in Foster Care
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by Jedd Medefind
1y ago
At a CAFO Summit a decade ago, an energetic guy in his 30s jumped up when the emcee asked for help tossing t-shirts to the cheering crowd. He was a blend of Olympian and celebrity as he ran up and down the aisles, heaving t-shirts up even to the balcony to laughter and cheers. I […] The post Gifts from a Man Who Grew Up in Foster Care appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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Trent Taylor – A Changed Life Who’s Changing Lives
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by Jedd Medefind
1y ago
Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of a growing friendship with a remarkable young man named Trent Taylor.  Trent is just a couple years out of high school, but I can think of few people I respect more, of any age. Trent has tasted the world at its most broken:  severe neglect, […] The post Trent Taylor – A Changed Life Who’s Changing Lives appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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Child Welfare in the Midst of the Pandemic
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by Jedd Medefind
2y ago
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted a web-based event for DC policymakers and leaders nationwide, Child Welfare in the Midst of the Pandemic.  The event offered a serious look at the impact of COVID response on children and child welfare systems across the country.  Presenters spotlighted a range of critical issues, from the projected spikes […] The post Child Welfare in the Midst of the Pandemic appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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Washington Examiner: US Children Facing Increased Risk of Abuse under COVID
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by Jedd Medefind
2y ago
The article Invisible Children in the Washington Examiner explains how COVID lockdowns and closures – while protecting children from catching or spreading the virus – have boosted risks of abuse while decreasing the likelihood anyone will notice. It begins with statistics on dramatic drops in reports of child abuse: from 51% in New York to 55% in Massachusetts. But […] The post Washington Examiner: US Children Facing Increased Risk of Abuse under COVID appeared first on Christian Alliance for Orphans ..read more
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