BIRUH IS ONE OF THE NEW CHILDREN TO BE SPONSORED BY BEYOND THE ORPHANAGE. “Where will you go? our social worker asked him, ” I will live on the streets close to the churches,” he said. His social worker says, “He has an astonishingly bright mind and a natural gift for music. He loves to play the...Read now
Research tells us which traits, behaviours, relations and circumstances that increase (risk factors) and decrease (protective factors) the risk for long lasting problems or poor outcomes for children and youth. The children walk in the door with unique constellations of risk and protective factors. Our job is to increase the odds for success, by taking the actions described above to directly reduce the impact of risk factors and increase the impact of protective factors.
|(+) Protective factors at the child’s levelStable family placement
Sense of community
(-) Reduced impact of risk factors at the child’s level
|(+) Protective factors within the familyMutual support
(-) Reduced impact of risk factors at the family level
|(+) Protective factors at the community level Education system responsive to children of many needs and strengths
Cultural alignment with extended kinship networks
Economic benefits of children prepared for self-sufficiency
(-) Reduced risk factors at the community level
Stigma of homelessness
When we start to unpack the ingredients of programs that help to create resilient children and families, we see that Beyond the Orphanage is providing the range of services children need to be successful. We hold ourselves accountable for sticking to the playbook for each child who walks in our door, and then we begin to see results.
When the Beyond the Orphanage success stories make their way to your inbox, I hope you will start to look at the logic of the program design, and the science behind every action the Beyond the Orphanage team takes.