Links to Recommended Resources in Journeys of Faith
The Importance of Family Care & the Limitations of Orphanages
Africa's Children, A Church Response to Children's Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Frank Dimmock, Presbyterian Church, 2008.
Families, Not Orphanages. John Williamson, Aaron Greenberg, Better Care Network Working Paper Series, 2010.
The Risk of Harm to Young Children in Institutional Care, Kevin Browne, Save the Children and Better Care Network, 2010.
Roofs and Roots: The Care of Separated Children in the Developing World. David Tolfree, Save the Children UK, 2006.
Best Practice Strategies in Family & Community Based Care
From Faith to Action: Strengthening Family and Community Care
Options for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kerry Olson, Zanele Sibanda Knight, and Geoff Foster, Firelight Foundation, 2006.
Because We Care, World Vision, 2009.
Better Care Network Toolkit.
Principles of Partnership / Short-Term Missions
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... Or Yourself. Brian Fikkert, Steve Corbett, Thomas Nelson Publishing Company, 2009.
Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Mission with Cultural Intelligence. David Livermore, Baker Books, 2006.
Faith Untapped: Why Churches Can Play a Crucial Role in Tackling HIV and AIDS in Africa. Tearfund, Date: unlisted.
STM Network: Helping You Go.
Standards of Excellence in Short Term Mission.
Engaging the Church & Raising Awareness
The World Vision Experience: Step into Africa
The Micah Challenge
World AIDS Day
Videos for Raising Awareness
The Lazarus Effect (available on YouTube)
Binta and the Great Idea (available on YouTube)
Journey to Jamaa
Global Reports & Statistics on Vulnerable Children
Progress for Children: Achieving the MDGs with Equity, UNICEF, September 2010.
State of the World's Children, 2011, UNICEF, 2011.
Understanding & Promoting Better Care for Children in Need
Keeping Children Out of Harmful Institutions: Why We Should be Investing in Family Based Care. Corinna Csaky, Save the Children UK, 2009.
Special Issue: How Can Faith-based Groups Best Help Vulnerable Children in Africa? The Journal of Family and Community Ministries, Baylor University School of Social Work, Fall 2009.
Better Care Network Continuum of Care Series. Victor Groza, Kelley Bunkers, Better Care Network, 2011.
Children in Residential Care and Alternatives (Children at Risk Guidelines, Volume 5). Tearfund, 2001.
Love for Orphans Transforms. Jedd Medefind, Catalyst Online.
Websites & Resource Portals on Issues Affecting Orphans & Vulnerable Children
International AIDS Alliance Website
OVC Support.net: A Global Hub on Children and HIV
Strategies for Hope Trust
Working with Children in Communities
The Way We Care: A Guide for Managers of Programs Serving Vulnerable Children and Youth. Family Health International, 2009.
Friends in Need, A Handbook for the Care of Orphans in the Community. Marion Derbyshire, A Viva Network Publication, 2002.
Community Action and the Test of Time: Learning from Community Experiences and Perceptions: Case Studies of Mobilization and Capacity Building to Benefit Vulnerable Children in Malawi and Zambia. Jill Donahue, Louis Mwewa, USAID, 2006.
Considering the Role of Adoption in Response to Care Needs of Children
The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption
The Hague Convention is a set of guidelines and procedures set forth to
protect the rights of children, birth parents, and adoptive parents and to
prevent the abduction, exploitation, sale, or trafficking of children. This
treaty sets up minimum standards and procedures for adoption between
countries that are party to the convention. The United States ratified
its participation in the Hague Convention in 2007, and the U.S. State
Department provides more information on Hague-accredited adoption
agencies (as well as agencies denied accreditation) and the Convention
itself on its website at http://adoption.state.gov/hague/overview/text.html.
Understanding the Needs of Children & Communities Affected by HIV & AIDS
Children and AIDS, Fifth Stocktaking Report, 2010. Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS, 2010.
Scaling Up Effective Partnerships: A Guide to Working with FBOs in Response to HIV and AIDS. Religions for Peace, 2006.
Children on the Brink 2004: A Joint Report on New Orphan Estimates and Program Strategies. UNAIDS, UNICEF, USAID, 2004.
The Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS. UNAIDS and UNICEF, July 2004.
Enhanced Protection for Children Affected by AIDS. UNICEF, March 2007.
Children Affected by AIDS: Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Children. UNICEF, 2006.
A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Chapter 6, Religion and Responses to Orphans in Africa. Geoff Foster, Carol Levine, John Williamson, 2005.
State of Africa's Children, 2008, UNICEF, 2008.
Resources on Children Affected by AIDS
Assessment of AIDS Related Orphans
The African Network for the Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse, 2006.
Children on the Brink 2004: A Joint Report on New Orphan Estimates and Program Strategies. UNAIDS, UNICEF, and USAID, 2004.
Where the Heart Is: Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Young Children in the Context of HIV/AIDS. Linda Richter, Geoff Foster, and Lorraine Sherr, Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2006.
The Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS. UNICEF and Expert Working Group of the Global Partners Forum for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, 2004.
Resources on Family and Community-based Care
From Faith to Action - A Resource for Faith-based Groups and Donors Seeking to Help Children and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS (PDF, 5 MB, wait for download to complete)
Called to Care Toolkit, Parenting: A Journey of Love
Africa's Children, A Church Response to Children's Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, Frank Dimmock, Presbyterian Church (USA), 2007.
Community and Family Models of Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Africa. Jon E. Singletary, Social Work and Christianity: An International Journal, Fall 2007.
Empowered by Faith: Collaborating with Faith-Based Organizations to Confront HIV/AIDS. William L. Sachs, Family Health International, 2007.
Facing the Crisis: Supporting Children Through Positive Care Options. David Tolfree, Save the Children UK, 2005.
A Family is for a Lifetime: A Discussion of the Need for Family Care for Children Impacted by AIDS. Jan Williamson, The Synergy Project/USAID, 2004.
Friends in Need: A Handbook for the Care of Orphans in the Community. Marion Derbyshire, A Viva Network Publication, 2002.
Guide to Mobilizing and Strengthening Community-Led Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. World Vision International, 2007.
A Matter of Belonging: How faith-based organizations can strengthen families and communities to support orphans and vulnerable children. A handbook produced by Christian Aid and UNICEF, 2006.
Improving Protection for Children without Parental Care: A Call for International Standards. UNICEF and International Social Service, 2004.
Care of Orphans: Fostering Interventions for Children Whose Parents Die of AIDS in Ghana. Alice A. Ansah-Koi, 2007.
Early Childhood Matters: Children Without Parental Care: Qualitative Alternatives. Teresa Moreno and Jan van Dongen (eds.), 2005.
Supporting Family and Community Strengthening to Prevent Child Abandonment SOS Children's Villages. Bolivia, 2008.
"We are volunteering": Endogenous community-based responses to the needs of children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. Vuyiswa Mathambo and Linda Richter, 2007.
Resources on Orphanage and Institutional Care
Children in Residential Care and Alternatives (Children at Risk Guidelines Vol.5). Tearfund, England, 2001.
A Last Resort: The Growing Concern About Children in Residential Care. International Save the Children Alliance, London, UK, 2003.
Why Not Orphanages?
Moving Young Children from Institutions to Family-based Care. Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Birmingham, 2007.
Children in Residential Care: The Zimbabwean Experience. G. Powell, 2004.
No Place Like Home: A Research Study of the Operations, Management, and Care Offered by Residential Facilities for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children. Built Environment Support Group, 2007.
Institutions vs. Foster Homes: The Empirical Base for a Century of Action. Richard P. Barth, Jordan Institute for Families, University of North Carolina, 2002.
Children in Residential Care: Prevention - Social Policy Strategy: The Uganda Experience. Sayyid Bukenya, 1999.
Transforming Orphanage Care: A Case Example in Zimbabwe. Devi Dee, 2004.
Home Truths: The Phenomenon of Residential Care for Children in a Time of AIDS. Helen Meintjes, Sue Moses, Lizette Berry, Ruth Mampane, 2007.
Community Care or the Institution? Daphetone Siame, 2007.
De-institutionalising and Transforming Children's Services: A Guide to Good Practice. Georgette Mulheir & Kevin Browne, 2007.
Research on Institutional Care of Vulnerable Children. North American Council on Adoptable Children, 2005.
Leaving Care. National Youth In Care Network, 2005.