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Crossing the Sahara
This excellent article by the director of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Jedd Medefind, addresses the hard question that so many of us have wrestled with: Given the struggle and sorrow that ...
Module 4: Children and Soldiers: Working with Children In Situations of Armed Conflic
This 14-lesson module (181 pages) is intended for people already working with child soldiers or people preparing to work with child soldiers and/or children in contexts of armed ...
Module 2: Street Children
The material in this 18-lesson module (202 pages) is designed to train those working, or desiring to work, with street children.  A foundational course, it helps participants understand who ...
Street Children: A Guide to Effective Ministry
The urban streets open their arms to welcome the abandoned child.  Innocense is lost in the struggle to survive. Anyone working in urban mission or with forgotten children will be ...
HIV & Street Youth in Russia and Ukraine
Two studies by the Centers for Disease Control show street youth with an extraordinarily high HIV seroprevalence. For youths who were both homeless and orphaned the rate of HIV-infection is even ...
Preventing the Spread of HIV Infection Among Street Children
"Preventing the Spread of HIV Infection Among Street Children" by Ruslan Maliuta (President of The Alliance for Ukraine without Orphans) and Natalia Kitsenko (Director of HIV ...
Caring For Orphans: Options Beyond Adoption
You may not feel called to adoption, but there are other ways you can help care for orphan children. This program from Focus on the Family offers practical suggestions. You'll also be ...
Children's Peace Exhibit
The Children’s Peace Exhibit is a rotating exhibit which changes several times a year. The purpose of the exhibit is to educate others as to the plight of children worldwide and ways in ...
HIV Rates Among Orphans and Homeless Youth
This groundbreaking study by the CDC examines HIV rates among orphans and homeless youth in Ukraine. Read the abstract and the ...
The Next Five Minutes
This powerful video by Gene Mason narrows in on world statistics to show the tradgedies that occur every five ...
I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond
Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against ...
A Long Way Gone
  This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is ...
Guidelines for Beginning a Street Children Ministry
Recently Jeff Anderson, ACTION street children missionary in the Philippines, gave some guideline suggestions to a ministry in the Ukraine regarding beginning a ministry to street children. We ...
Better Care Network Toolkit
This resource is to aid social work and child care practitioners and policy makers around the world in planning and providing better care for children—including family strengthening and out of home ...
Dare to Love Completely
Follow a young woman off the plane, down winding dusty paths, and through the doors of an orphanage where children are waiting to teach you the most important lessons in life. Travel past the ...
The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India
This book tells the heartbreaking story of the many poor and underprivleged children in India.  It also shares hope for their futures: Read reviews and purchase this book from ...
Dispossessed: Life in Our World's Urban Slums
According to the United Nations, more than one billion people live in urban slums, and this figure will double in the next 30 years. Put another way, one of every three people who lives in a city, ...
Love Mercy
"In Love Mercy: A Mother and Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God, having lived a life of plenty in suburban America, Lisa Samson and her eighteen-year-old daughter, ...
Haiti's Orphan Crisis
Follow the link below to read two articles from Together for Adoption about Haiti's Orphan Crisis.  Though these articles are geared towards Haiti, they have themes that are applicable to ...
The Magnitude of the Orphan Problem
Dr. Susan Hillis of the CDC shares the most up-to-date government statistics on the magnitude of the orphan problem, as well as offers hope for potential solutions.  Video footage from the ...
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