Summer Short Courses

  1. Identification, intervention, and coordination of care for the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC): May 11th – May 29th | 3 Units

  2. Interdisciplinary theory and methods for prevention of exploitation and family strengthening: June 1st – June 19th | 3 Units

  3. Rehabilitation, reintegration, and psychotherapeutic interventions for victims of human trafficking: June 22nd – July 10th | 3 Units

  4. Implementation of orphan care systems and programs in low- and middle-income countries: July 13th – July 31st | 3 Units

Fall Semester Courses

  1. Identification, intervention, and coordination of care for the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC): 4 Units

  2. Interdisciplinary theory and methods for prevention of exploitation and family strengthening: 4 Units

  3. Rehabilitation, reintegration, and psychotherapeutic interventions for victims of human trafficking: 4 Units

  4. Implementation of orphan care systems and programs in low- and middle-income countries: 4 Units

Summer Short Courses

  1. Identification, intervention, and coordination of care for the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC): May 11th – May 29th | 3 Units

  2. Interdisciplinary theory and methods for prevention of exploitation and family strengthening: June 1st – June 19th | 3 Units

  3. Rehabilitation, reintegration, and psychotherapeutic interventions for victims of human trafficking: June 22nd – July 10th | 3 Units

  4. Implementation of orphan care systems and programs in low- and middle-income countries: July 13th – July 31st | 3 Units

Fall Semester Courses

  1. Identification, intervention, and coordination of care for the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC): 4 Units

  2. Interdisciplinary theory and methods for prevention of exploitation and family strengthening: 4 Units

  3. Rehabilitation, reintegration, and psychotherapeutic interventions for victims of human trafficking: 4 Units

  4. Implementation of orphan care systems and programs in low- and middle-income countries: 4 Units

ONLINE SUMMER TRAININGS

We equip future leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to implement effective and sustainable solutions to community strengthening, modern slavery, and child protection.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Online summer trainings are offered to both current students as well as mid-career professionals. Trainings can either be audited or taken for credit. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each course. 

  1. Identification, intervention, and coordination of care for the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC): June 1st - June 19th, 3 Units

  2. Fundamentals of charitable organisations: June 1st - June 19th, 3 Units

  3. Interdisciplinary theory and methods for prevention of exploitation and family strengthening: June 22nd - July 10th, 3 Units

  4. Rehabilitation, reintegration, and psychotherapeutic interventions for victims of human trafficking: June 22nd - July 10th, 3 Units

  5. Implementation of orphan care systems and programs in low- and middle-income countries: July 13th - 31st, 3 Units

  6. Innovations in gospel mission: July 13th - 31st, 3 Units

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 Identification, intervention, and coordination of care for the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)

June 1st - June 19th, 3 Units, Mondays & Wednesdays, 3pm BST

This course is a survivor-informed and evidence-based approach to providing practical methods, tools and resources to combat human trafficking. CSEC is any sexual activity involving a child in exchange for something of value, or promise thereof, including money, shelter, food, drugs, etc. CSEC may be street based ‘prostitution’ but may also include a minor having a sexual relationship with an older adult figure who contributes to rent, parents exploiting children to gain access to drugs, and other similar situations. This course will provide an overview of literature around human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children and a mapping exercise practical in which participants identify issues and solutions in their own countries and communities. Students will complete one written assignment and one examination. This is a taught course that includes the following topics:

 

  • Introduction to modern slavery

  • History of modern slavery

  • About, prevalence, and current issues in CSEC

  • Human rights approaches to modern slavery

  • Models for demand and supply

  • Human trafficking and migration

  • Economics of trafficking

  • Social and cultural factors of modern slavery

  • Common debates in academia

  • The public health side of modern slavery

  • Measuring the issue and challenges in data collection

  • Risk factors

  • Screening and assessment

  • Legal interventions

  • Role of law enforcement

  • Rehabilitation and reintegration

  • Psycho-therapeutic interventions and therapies

  • Policy theory

  • Evaluating policy

Fundamentals of charitable organisations

June 1st - June 19th, 3 Units, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3pm BST

In your mission field you will see many needs. Some of those needs are best met by forming a charitable organisation/non-governmental organisation (NGO). This course will provide you with the basics of forming an NGO, establishing governance, developing strategy as well as on-going management of an NGO. Students will be taught theory yet will also be expected to put theory into practice by developing actual documentation for an NGO s/he is currently contemplating forming or a fictitious NGO. Students will have the opportunity to practice facilitating their strategy formation in the ‘safe’ environment of the classroom so that s/he will have learned from the typical mistakes before s/he needs to do it in the real world. 

By participating in Fundamentals of Charitable Organisations you will:

 

  • Understand principles of when and how to form an NGO.

  • Learn how to establish governance of an NGO including the fundamentals of board management.

  • Learn how to create and maintain the organisational culture which best suits your particular charitable organisation.

  • Understand the difference between governance and management including who is responsible for what and how to ensure people ‘stay in their respective lanes’, even for those people who serve in roles for both governance and management.

  • Discover how to create meeting agendas and facilitate meetings that get results.

  • Learn how to develop strategy—from Mission, Vision and Values to multi-year objectives to short-term operational plans.

  • Learn tactics of how to measure and monitor long-, medium-, and short-term strategy that focuses people’s efforts.

  • Understand the basics of developing role descriptions that aid in keeping people focused on what is important.

Interdisciplinary theory and methods for prevention of exploitation and family strengthening 

June 22nd - July 10th, 3 Units, Mondays & Wednesdays, 3pm BST

This course will provide an overview of literature around preventative efforts against modern slavery and related issues, case studies of prevention activities, and a practical in which participants identify strategies for prevention in their own countries and communities. Prevention activities raise awareness, educate, and equip local participants. Students will complete one written assignment and one examination. This is a taught course that includes the following topics:

 

  • Human trafficking and interrelated factors

  • Community-based development theory and practice

  • Asset-based development theory and practice

  • Prevention in theory

  • Risk assessment

  • Conducting rural participatory research

  • Sustainability of community-based projects

Rehabilitation, reintegration, and psychotherapeutic interventions for victims of human trafficking

June 22nd - July 10th, 3 Units, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3pm BST

CSEC victims have complex physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. The trauma experienced by these youth is multifaceted, long-term, and often lifelong. Thus, addressing and healing from this particular type of trauma requires dedication and time spent in therapy and self-care. Victims may need intensive therapy, counselling, medical care, attention, educational support, legal services, positive and unconditional social support, and a safe healing environment. This course will provide an overview of literature around rehabilitation programs, case studies of rehabilitation activities, and a practical exercise. Students will complete one written assignment and one examination. This is a taught course that includes the following topics:

 

  • Categories of interventions for rehabilitation and reintegration

  • Core rehabilitative and reintegrative services

  • Implementing trauma-informed care

  • Supervision, evaluation, and training for staff

  • Development of needs and services plans

  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary teams

  • Mental health and psycho-therapeutic interventions

  • Development of crisis intervention and emergency procedures

  • Child abuse and neglect reporting

  • Admissions policies and procedures

  • Removal or transfer policies and procedures

  • Development of standard operating procedures

  • Evaluating and collaborating with consultants and community resources

  • Regulatory systems and compliance with in-country policies and accreditation agencies

  • Evaluation and quality improvement

  • Services during post-permanency

Implementation of orphan care systems and programs in low- and middle-income countries

July 13th - 31st, 3 Units, Mondays & Wednesdays, 3pm BST

This course will provide an overview of literature around family and alternative care and case studies of family care activities. Students will complete one written assignment and one examination. This is a taught course that includes the following topics:

 

  • Research on care for orphaned children

  • Historical approaches to care and alternative approaches

  • Working with existing institutions

  • Working with existing foster care systems

  • Setting up new family care programs

  • Caseworker guidelines

  • Recruitment and training of caregivers

  • Recruitment and training of mentors and God parents

  • Placement procedures

  • Incident reporting

  • Developmental aims

  • Facilitating the development of children

  • Identifying and caring for sexually abused children

  • Evaluating family care programs

Innovations in Gospel Mission

July 13th - 31st, 3 Units, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3pm BST

 

A critical evaluation of evangelical Christian missionary effort including the ethics, theology, and effectiveness of the classic approaches as well as recent innovations. We will forward a radically incarnational approach to social intervention through gospel mission. 

 

  • History of evangelical mission

  • Missiology: theology of mission

  • Traditional missionary strategies

  • Innovations: contextualisation, insider movement, CPM’s, business as mission, ‘holistic’ relief, discipleship for development, child evangelism, orphan care as outreach

  • Ethical concerns: rice Christian exploitation of the poor, hegemony, cultural rupture and commodification of saved souls

  • New perspectives on Paul and the God’s Agenda Gospel

  • Rethinking the mission: conversion, discipleship, kingdom, and development 

  • Theoretical innovation to complete God’s agenda: spiritual encounter, welcome, story, asset mapping, community organising, good works, evaluation and multiplication. 

  

Contact Us

We'd love to answer any questions you have, share resources or let you know how St. James Research Centre might be right for you!

 

info@globalfamilyuk.co.uk

+44 7535 049443

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Falkirk, FK2 7AZ

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