The Changing Brain: Created to Heal - Hope for Vulnerable Children and Their Caregivers

Nicole Wilke, Meredith Morgan, and Alisha Pangborn - CAFO

This resource from the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) has been created for those who care for and about orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), with the aim of helping them empower and equip children and youth toward success and well-being. It will be especially helpful for caregivers, social workers, teachers, leaders in OVC-serving organizations, mentors, clinicians, and church leaders who seek to tailor their ministries in ways that benefit all children.

The goal is to provide actionable knowledge about the brain that will allow parents, caregivers, and practitioners to help children gain some of the developmental ground they have lost due to early childhood adversity. This resource accompanies content from the 2018 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium, held in Dallas, TX in May 2018.