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CARDL is a flexible and comprehensive distance learning program for training people to work with children who have experienced trauma from crisis experiences. These include orphans, child prostitutes, child soldiers, street children, children in institutional care, and children of abuse, with HIV/AIDS or disabilities.


Many individuals, churches, non-government organisations and governments have a heart and passion to serve these children at risk, but they can struggle to come to terms with the large and growing number of children, the complexities of their problems, and an ability to provide best care practice.


Training seminars are one solution to the problem, but may not always be available or relevant. Also many people, for a variety of reasons, cannot leave their families, volunteer positions or employment. Others cannot afford significant costs.


The number of lessons, the time frame, and the topics is flexible and can be adapted to individual and organisational needs.


Using the National Training: Understanding and Responding to Children at risk Training Package as a resource book, plus other material. Weekly lessons and easy to follow assignments are sent out via the internet (or post if not available) and are marked and returned.


The CARDL course can be competed individually, or in small groups of 4-6 trainees.  Meeting together a few times during the program can greatly benefit learning and give support.


Topics could include child abuse, attachment, loss and grief, play, models of care (foster care, small group homes, institutions), Convention on the Rights of the Child, trauma, street children, counselling and caring for the caregiver.


Price is per person. Please contact Janette if you would like to discuss your personal, professional or organisational training needs through this unique program.

CARDL - Children at Risk Distance Learning