BECOME A GLOBAL CHILD ADVOCATE
Are you a Christian licensed social worker who is passionate about international child protection? Do you have a desire to use your skills in an overseas environment on two-week to two-month placements?
You can join our upcoming “Train the Trainer” program which focuses on protecting children through family-based care and is a collaboration of global experts including the SFAC team. In addition to receiving accredited continuing education credit hours, successful graduates will be equipped to provide onsite assessment and contextualized training to children’s homes in transforming care models from long-term residential to family-based care.
The curriculum consists of four modules:
Module I – The Movement: Global Efforts to Reform Care Models
Module one unpacks the global movement from institutions to family-based care, historically and in the present, and why it is critical for all practitioners involved to uphold children’s best interest in the process.
Module II – Our Strategy: Global Child Advocate Program
Social Work practice plays a critical role in a safe and sustainable transition for children in longterm care. Module Two builds the case for why this program seeks to mobilize Social Workers specifically. It defines what the role of a Global Child Advocate requires and details the hurdles and considerations of international practice.
Module III – Building Capacity: Onsite Assessment
Transforming care models can be overwhelming for organizations that do not have a clear understanding of how to move forward while ensuring the safety of the children in their care. Module Three trains and equips Advocates to conduct onsite assessments to determine strengths and needs within an orphanage and the local alternative care capacity.
Module IV – Building Capacity: Onsite Training
For organizations who need to increase their social work capacity, Module Four trains and equips Advocates to conduct onsite training based on the assessed dynamics and to provide the assistance that organizations need in order to begin transitioning children into safe families.
Following successful completion of the program and interview process, selected candidates will be eligible for placement with an overseas project depending on their availability. Typical placements will range between two-week assessments with extended virtual consultation and two-month onsite mentoring.
Ready to change a child’s world?
Fund a Transformation
If you have a heart for orphaned children, we need your help! We rely on generous donors like you to fund our volunteer Global Child Advocates’ transportation and field costs, and to continue developing tools that will help us reach more children with the good news of family.