Monday, June 3, 2013

Webinar: Successful Life Transitions for Aging-Out Orphans

 Alliance Webinar Series
The Christian Alliance for Orphans Webinar Series is designed to help individuals like you create and grow effective adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry in local churches.

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Successful Life Transitions for Aging-Out Orphans


Date:  Tuesday, June 25, 2013     Time:  1:00 PM Central Time

As older orphans age out of care, international trends are heartbreaking: homelessness, substance abuse, prostitution, crime and incarceration await many who lack adequate support networks.  The Church is called to step into this gap, aiding orphans into adulthood through holistic life transition support.

This Webinar will examine information and models useful to Christian leaders, churches and para-church organizations as they work to create healthy life transition for aging-out orphans.  W. Scott Brown, Coordinator of the new CAFO “Aging Out Initiative,” will highlight case studies from the new site, discuss trends and best practices, and share how this new initiative can help you both access and share learning on Aging Out programs.

In addition to spotlighting key information and models, this webinar is also intended to seek your input and ideas as we built a clearinghouse of best practices for aging-out orphans in these five areas:  Life Skills Training, Spiritual Care and Mentoring, Transitional Housing, Vocational Training/Entrepreneurship/Job Placement and Church and Community Support Networks.

W. Scott Brown is the coordinator of the Aging-Out Initiative for Christian Alliance for Orphans. He is vice president of communications and lifelong learning for Christian Leadership Alliance. Scott also leads the Orphan Care Ministry for Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. 

Each 60-minute webinar in this series will give local advocates access to the knowledge and experience of top Alliance member churches and organizations nationwide, covering key topics on adoption, foster care and/or global orphan care.

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