A New Partnership—Taylor University

Trauma Free World Enhances Taylor University's Orphans and Vulnerable Children Major with Its World-Class Childhood Trauma Training

The oldest non-denominational school in Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, ranking second among Indiana schools, partnered with Trauma Free World to introduce its on-demand childhood trauma course in its Orphans & Vulnerable Children major.

Cincinnati, OH – May 15, 2021Trauma Free World, the 501 (c) (3) organization that provides world-class on-demand, live-stream and in-person training for adults to care for and support children who have experienced trauma, announces it has partnered with Taylor University. Faced with challenges with traditional methods of on-campus learning due to COVID-19, Trauma Free World’s (TFW) on-demand training brought digital learning to 60 juniors and seniors enrolled in Taylor University’s Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program. The major encompasses best practices to serve vulnerable children in global and local contexts by meeting their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Graduates from the program often move into careers with domestic and international relief, aid or care organizations where work with children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected is highly likely. The university purchased TFW’s 3-hour Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care course for the OVC program and provided it for free to students. While it was optional, nearly all students (86%) in the OVC program completed the course.

“Trauma Free World’s on-demand childhood trauma curriculum is uniquely positioned to engage OVC students through immersive virtual learning,” said Scott Moeschberger, professor of psychology and director of Taylor’s OVC Program. “The pandemic created the need for an online platform to make it easy for students to participate from their home or dorm room. TFW’s high-quality learning solution is allowing OVC to better achieve its goal of providing the best possible training to our students.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Taylor University to support their OVC Program with our childhood trauma training platform,” said Rob Hall, President of Trauma Free World. “Our curriculum gives their students the opportunity to develop the trauma skills they’ll need to be job-ready, establishing a fulfilling career, while also doing the greatest good.”

Visit https://traumafreeworld.org/ to learn more.

About Trauma Free World

Founded in 2020, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Trauma Free World (TFW) is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to break the cycle of childhood trauma by providing world-class resources through on-demand, live-stream and in-person trauma training that is accessible to anyone – regardless of their literacy level, culture or location. To date, TFW has trained more than 3,500 people from 72 countries, representing over 1,000 organizations to engage with children in supportive, transformative ways which promote healing. More than 250,000 children have benefited so far and the organization plans on exponentially increasing its healing reach in 2021.

About Taylor University’s Orphan & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program

Focused on working with refugees, foster children, orphans, and also anti-trafficking efforts, Taylor University’s Orphans & Vulnerable Children major equips students in best practices designed to serve vulnerable children in global and local contexts by meeting their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. The OVC major incorporates classes from Public Health, Missions, Education, Social Work, Psychology, and Anthropology. The program’s unique courses provide an overview of the current struggles vulnerable children worldwide face regularly.

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