Sponsored by World Relief
June 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm US EDT: Care for Self and Staff in the COVID Era
In times such as these, caring for our staff and ourselves is crucial in order to continue serving our communities. Dr. Priya John, General Secretary of the Christian Medical Association of India, Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, President & CEO of Lutheran World Relief and Margaret Schuler, Senior Vice President, International Programs Group, World Vision US will join Dick Day, Senior Vice President, CMMB in a discussion on how and why our faith leads us to care for ourselves and others very practically during the COVID pandemic, but also during more “normal” times.
- Dr. Priya John, General Secretary, Christian Medical Association of India
- Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, President and CEO, Lutheran World Relief/IMA World Health
- Margaret Schuler, Senior Vice President, International Programs, World Vision US
- Moderated by Doug Fountain, Executive Director, CCIH
June 2, 10:00 - 11:00 am US EDT: Importance of People of Faith in Addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
SGBV prevalence includes intimate partner violence, early marriage, physical abuse of girls and women, and confiscation of assets/money. Dr. Kitui will discuss the One Stop Centre for SGBV case management approach including additional services, challenges, and further opportunities in South Sudan in a context of protracted armed conflicts, forced displacement, extreme climate events, and economic shocks. Dr. Reinert will share the Enditnow initiative’s program to advocate and educate for the prevention of GBV and care for survivors, partnerships, and impact over 10 years in AFrica, Asisa, South America, and North America. Ms. vanRooyen will share the practical realities of SGBV during the COVID panemic and practical steps faith communities can and should be taking to prevent SGBV and care for survivors.
- Dr. John Kitui, IMA World Health, South Sudan, One Stop Centre for SGBV Case Management in South Sudan
- Dr. Katia Reinert, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Enditnow Initiative for Prevention and Interventions for Survivors of SGBV - Lessons from 4 Continents
- Lyn van Rooyen, B.Cur, MBA, Consultant, vanRooyen.info Practical Realities of SGBV during COVID
- Moderated by Prabu Deepan, Head of Thematic Support Team, TEARFUND
June 3, 12:00 - 12:30 pm US EDT, Prayer and Devotion: Seeking His Kingdom and Finding Holistic Health
We will pray together and reflect on a devotion written by CCIH member Maddie Orange.
June 4, 9:00 - 10:00 am US EDT, Ensure People with Disabilities are Included in “Health for All”
People with disabilities are vulnerable and often forgotten - this session will highlight the importance of disability inclusion whose mandate comes from scripture - their needs in your offices and communities, and including them in program creation and implementation. Mrs. Natalie Flickner will share how a childhood disability touches every part of a child’s life: emotional, social, educational, spiritual, and recreational and the importance of addressing them for the needs of the whole child. Mrs. Amberle Brown will share how World Relief is working to promote disability-inclusion across its program sectors, equipping program staff with principles and guidelines for disability inclusion and encouraging the conversation for staff at all levels to design and implement health and development projects that work to reach those historically overlooked, including key principles, training materials and other tools. Ms. Adey Abate will highlight the important work of CURE international facilities through surgery, rehabilitation, mobility devices, and also the use of the Saline training, as well as trauma counseling training because children with disabilities and their families are often traumatized from the treatment they face due to the disability. Clinical intervention is not enough for true healing to occur. The emotional and spiritual side of healing also has to be present.
- Natalie Flickner, Associate Missionary, World Evangelism for Christ, Crisis Care Training International, Effects of Childhood Physical Disability
- Amberle Brown, MEL Advisor RMNCH, World Relief, Disability-inclusion
- Adey Abate, Executive Director, CURE Ethiopia, Serving Children with Disabilities
- Moderated by Amy Hewitt, Grants Coordinator, CURE International