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Update from Armenia

In June 2024, Barbara, our team member and trauma trainer travelled to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The goal of the trip was to join a first meeting with people interested in a Without Orphans movement and meet with a group of about 30 psychologists looking for trauma training.
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First steps towards a national movement in Germany

When it comes to orphans and vulnerable children, we tend to think of countries in Eastern Europe or Africa. Yet in Germany, many children live in institutions or with short-term foster parents. The lack of long-term foster parents, social workers, as well as churches who understand their calling to help, were discussion points at the first roundtable toward a Without Orphans movement in Germany.
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Redemption stories

One of the highlights of the Global Forum in March 2024 were the many different stories of those who are involved in national without orphans networks around the world. Some of them talked about specific aspects of how to build a network and the importance of collaboration. Perhaps the most touching were the kind of stories I would call redemption stories.
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Welcome to the team Amy!

Starting from May 2024 WWO Europe's team has expanded as Amy Hutchison from Canada has taken up the role of Operational Manager.
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Fostering in Finland

It was early in the morning as Christian foster parents Sanna and Marko* began the 5-hour drive to join a training event in Finland. After their long journey they still had strength to join a full day of learning how to better serve and reach traumatized children in Finland. During the seminar for Christian foster and adoptive parents, they shared how their foster daughter Hanna* had reacted to their trip.
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