Our vision is to see every child protected within the love of a family.

If you’re an experienced social worker with a passion for child protection, you can help make that possible!

Why we need your help

In 1997, when Mick Pease first signed up to serve overseas, the response from over 20 sending agencies was:

“What could we possibly do with a social worker?”

20 years ago, missions organizations working with orphaned and vulnerable children didn’t understand how critical professional skills are. Right now many orphanage leaders understand the important role of family in child protection. They want to provide families for the children in their care but they don’t have the social work capacity to do so safely.

That’s where you come in!


Sign Up

Whether you’re interested in global service or local advocacy, you can make an impact for orphaned children. Join our S.W.A.T. Workshop to learn how.

Date: May 4th || Time: 9-4pm

Location: Austin, Texas


You’ll hear from Mick Pease, a seasoned social worker, and author who founded SFAC. He and his team have equipped hundreds of orphanages, organizations, and governments in over 30 countries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Awareness about the realities of the ‘Orphan Crisis”, the Global DI Movement, and the risks associated

  • The role of the Christian church and the critical need for social work skills

  • How to contextualize your social work skills cross-culturally to increase the social work skills of those working with children

  • How to make a global impact by advocating locally on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children

Social Workers will earn 6 hours of CE credits.

Registration closes April 20th or when we reach capacity


What’s next?

After you sign up, we’ll send details about the workshop location and logistics.

We’ll also mail a welcome packet, which includes Faith to Action’s Children, Orphanages, and Families: A Summary of Research to Help Guide Faith-Based Action.

It will be helpful for you to review materials in advance.

Once you’ve completed our workshop, you’ll learn how to apply for our S.W.A.T. Team. Applications include a criminal background check, reference checks and agreement to all GCA policies, including our Child Safeguarding Policy. Once approved, team members will be informed about special missions to provide support and training internationally.

Our S.W.A.T. Team will also serve as a professional advocacy collective, and will work together on events and campaigns to raise awareness about best practice and better care throughout the States.

We’d love for you to join us even if you’re unable to commit to service.

If you CANNOT attend but you’re interested in future opportunities, create a profile and we’ll keep you informed!

Help us spread the word about S.W.A.T. Training

We are looking for an extremely diverse, multicultural, multilingual team of advocates so please share this opportunity with faculty at your university, with your professional colleagues, and with anyone you’d recommend!


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Please contact us with any questions you have at connect@globalchildadvocates.org.