This Wednesday, January 13th, Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) will launch the fourth in a  monthly webinar series, Knowledge + Practice. These webinars translate research into actionable information that OVC care practitioners can implement immediately to elevate the quality of the care they provide.

This webinar is called “Empowering Caregivers: Practical Parenting Training (Adolescent Edition)” and will take place on Wednesday from 11am – 12pm Eastern.  Research and common knowledge both suggest that the most influential relationship in a child’s life is with his or her caregiver.  A strong caregiver relationship can limit the effects of trauma, increase a child’s confidence and independence, and empower a child to explore life from a safe base.  However, for OVC and their caregivers, a history of trauma, loss and transition can add complexity to the already challenging adolescent years.  Siphelile Kaseke of REPSSI and Lucie Cluver from Oxford University will present on an effective adolescent parenting program based in a developing nation, and will communicate practical tools for improving parenting skills. For more information or to register, please visit CAFO’s website.