Academic Calendar

From the Orphan Care Certification Course, to our online trainings for orphanage teams, check out all of the academic opportunities for you in 2024!

Spring 2024 — Orphan Care Certification

January 29 – May 10, 2024

Classes begin: January 29

Spring Break: April 11 – 14

Internship Ends: May 10

Graduation Celebration: May 11

Fall 2024 — Orphan Care Certification

September 2 – December 20, 2024

Classes begin: September 2

Fall Break: October 31 - November 3

Internship Ends: December 19

Graduation Celebration: December 20

Upcoming Conferences

2024 Schedule

TBRI Caregiver Training

Dates: May 15, 2024

Language(s): Spanish

Summary: All orphanage staff are welcome at our Caregiver Training. Utilizing the TBRI materials developed at Texas Christian University, learn to Connect, Empower and Correct children from hard places.

Topics: Caregiving children from hard places.

Location: To be announced

Live Streaming Option: Yes

Online Training Schedule

January – June, 2024

Writing Policies & Procedures

February 7, 2024

Language(s): Spanish

Summary: Learn how to write a policy and procedure manual for a children's home, and utilize Oak Life's unique implementation tools to make the work easy!

Volunteer Management

April 24, 2024

Language(s): Spanish

Summary: Set up a volunteer management program that creates a safe and effective environment for everyone involved. Start getting the most out of the generous supporters in your community who are ready to help!

Evidence-Based Administration

June 21, 2024

Language(s): Spanish

Summary: What does research into child outcomes in orphanage settings teach us about the best ways to administrate a Home? Learn how to harness the latest information to create the ideal alternative care setting for the children in your care.

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