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Before Children Go Home
For children currently living in institutions, our Thrive Scale™ works to ensure they are happy, healthy, loved and listened to. Using data points, based on the 12 UN Rights of the Child, caregivers are held to strict standards and evaluated quarterly on their ability to reach measurable milestones.
But, it’s more than just reaching better nutrition benchmarks and improved educational standards. Our holistic approach also looks to the future, asking hard questions and demanding real answers.
- How is an orphanage moving toward family-based care?
- How are children being evaluated and prepared to return home?
- Even: What comes next for caregivers and institutions when orphanages are less of a need?
After Children Go Home
Our work doesn’t stop when a child leaves an orphanage. In fact, it is just beginning.
Our Thrive Scale™ methodology is also applied as a home assessment tool, focused on five measurements of well-being; Physical & Mental Health, Education, Family & Social Relationships, Home Finances and Living Conditions.
What needs to happen to make a home safe? What support might be needed?
As with all of our work, follow up is critical. Social workers re-evaluate children and family situations on a monthly basis at first, with less and less oversight as conditions warrant.
It’s all about the data.
One of our core competencies is the ability to leverage technology, allowing our team to input results with smartphones in the field and get progress reports in real time.
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We are partnered with hundreds of orphanages in India and have improved more than 15,000 young lives. But, our vision as a charity that helps children extends beyond these initial successes. Miracle Foundation is already sharing our methodology with all interested child-first organizations worldwide and we are part of a global network leading the effort to end the need for orphanages in our lifetime.
In other words, we are just getting started.