The CAFO Blog

Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Religion and Strategies of Flourishing

Caring for vulnerable children is challenging, often exhausting work. In spite of great love and care, nerves and patience can wear thin when parents and caregivers repeatedly encounter the effects of trauma. However, research repeatedly suggests that one of the most significant indicators of child well-being is caregiver health, leaving us with the critical question […]

Changing Mindsets & Practices

ACCI Relief Engaging Christian faith based actors in deinstitutionalisation and child welfare systems reforms   Although CAFO recommends these resources for further learning and exploration, it does not necessarily endorse or agree with every resource on every point.

Due Diligence Guidelines

ACCI Missions & Relief In obedience to the command of Christ to love our neighbours, many of our churches and organisations have a deep commitment to support those living overseas who are oppressed by injustice and poverty. This commitment can be expressed in many different forms, from prayer and encouragement to financial or inkind assistance. […]

The 7 Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Missions

1. God-Centeredness An excellent short-term mission seeks first God’s glory and his kingdom, and is expressed through our: Purpose — Centering on God’s glory and his ends throughout our entire STM process Lives — Sound biblical doctrine, persistent prayer, and godliness in our thoughts, words, and deeds Methods — Wise, biblical, and culturally-appropriate methods which […]