Additional Resources

Additional Resources2018-11-09T10:29:01+00:00

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The Miracle Foundation was established on Mother’s Day in 2000, when Founder Caroline Boudreaux was traveling in India and found herself face-to-face with orphaned children for the first time.

Hear Caroline share her story and learn why she dedicates her life to empowering orphans to reach their full potential.

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Our model is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 183 countries have agreed that all children on all continents have these same fundamental rights. If children receive all 12 of these rights, they can reach their full potential.

You can ensure children receive all of these rights. Learn how to activate the 12 Rights of the Child in this video.

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Our goal is for every child to live in a loving family; to become a healthy, happy, self-sustaining person–and experience a true sense of belonging.

Every child deserves a loving family. That’s why we explore every avenue to reunite children with a parent or relative if possible, facilitate adoptions when feasible, and provide a loving home to parentless children with nowhere else to go.

Learn more about our approach to alternative care in this video.

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Attachment is a special kind of love relationship. It’s a fierce, strong love. Attachment love is the basis for all of our important trust relationships, the relationships where we know we can count on someone and they have our back.

Those of us who work with vulnerable children need to attend to attachment… because attachment love is the basis for mental health.

Watch this video and download the resources below to learn practical ways you can develop attachment with children.

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Creating a culture of child protection means creating an environment where children feel safe from any harm, abuse, or maltreatment.

You can create a culture of child protection by developing policies and procedures, a mission statement, and an intention that is made clear to everyone interacting with the children.

In this video, learn how to use our holistic four-square process to create a culture of child protection focused on awareness, prevention, reporting, and responding.

If you’d like to work with us on developing your very own child protection policy, contact Director of Global Programs Niyoshi Mehta at Niyoshi@MiracleFoundation.org.

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Although it’s a topic that makes many people uncomfortable, it’s crucial to talk candidly about preventing sexual abuse to protect vulnerable children.

In this short video, we guide you to think about:

  • How you can break down denial and stigma
  • The importance of conducting trainings and educating people about sexual abuse
  • Putting together prevention guidelines

Download the resources below to access effective training you can conduct with caregivers and children to help them learn about their role in preventing sexual abuse.

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Water, sanitation, and hygiene contribute to children’s overall health. For children to be healthy, it’s crucial for them to have clean water and live in a sanitary, hygienic environment.

Watch this video and download the resources below to learn about holistic and effective clean water, sanitation, and hygiene practices.

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Many children are getting adequate calories overall, but they’re not getting a good balance of macronutrients and micronutrients. It’s important for all children to receive a good balance of macronutrients and micronutrients.

It’s also important to measure each child’s growth and hemoglobin over time. These measurements can help you identify a nutritional deficiency.

Watch this video and download the resources below to learn how you can ensure each child receives all their nutrients and measure each child’s height, weight, and hemoglobin over time.

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Did you know there are 8 million children living in institutions around the world and 80% of them have a living parent? Ask any child and they’ll tell you that their biggest dream is to be part of a family. It’s where they thrive! Research shows that children living in institutions have low IQ, attachment disorders, as well as physical, developmental and psychological delays.

Learn more about everything you need to ensure children grow up in safe families including an overview of family based care, the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, and so much more in this video.

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Our goal is a family for every child and the end of institutional care in our lifetime. How do we do it? We create individual care plans for every child and family in our care. Moving a child out of an institution into a family is a process, not an event. It’s a time of change and adjustment, discovery and challenge for everyone involved.

Take a look at these resources to get a step-by-step guide on how to successfully prepare children and families for permanent and safe placement.

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