Taylor University’s Orphans & Vulnerable Children major (OVC) equips students in best practices designed to serve vulnerable children in global and local contexts by meeting emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. The OVC major incorporates classes from Public Health, Missions, Education, Social Work, Psychology, and Anthropology. Students also take unique Orphans and Vulnerable Children courses which provide an overview of the current struggles vulnerable children worldwide face regularly.
The holistic OVC curriculum is designed to help students acquire a strong and goal-oriented skill set, an interdisciplinary understanding, and practical steps for serving vulnerable children. The OVC curriculum will help students become aware of culture and power differences through theological and ethical views of vulnerability, and attain technical skills such as competence in care, research, and policy.
Submissions from 2019
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans in a South African Context, Meghan Burkholder
Adverse Child Experiences: An Overview with a Focus on Indiana, Meghan Burkholder and Grace Zander
Don't Shoot: Race-Based Trauma and Police Brutality, Leah Metzger
Modern Slavery: An Analysis of the Kamaiya System in Nepal, Leah M. Metzger
Children with Disabilities in the Foster Care System, Shayla Stogsdill
The Impact of Childhood Abuse on Moral Development, Shayla Stogsdill