1. What is ForChildren.com?
ForChildren.com, presented by Compassion International, offers ideas, learning opportunities and relationships to help equip people who work with children-at-risk. We are a worldwide community of Jesus-followers who are committed to the holistic development of children. Join the seminaries, church denominations, non profits, churches and individuals who are united FOR CHILDREN.
2. Why did Compassion International build this site?
As of 2015, Compassion International serves 1.7 million children who live in extreme poverty; however, there are more than 400 million children in extreme poverty. What about the rest of them? Although the challenge is bigger than Compassion, it is not bigger than the Church. By building ForChildren.com, Compassion offers knowledge, tools and experience from over sixty years of holistic child development, and creates a place for others to do the same. Together we hope to equip the Church to release ALL children from poverty and holistically disciple them to reach their full potential.
3. Who can share resources on ForChildren.com?
Anyone! This is a collaborative community meant for sharing resources and ideas. In order for content to be posted and available for access, they must meet certain criteria. Click here to see submission guidelines.
4. How do I submit a resource?
From the ForChildren.com home page, click Discover. At the top of the page, there is a button that says “Share a Resource.” Click that button, and complete the submission form. When you are done, click Submit! Submitting a resource sends it to a curator who will review it to make sure it meets ForChildren.com Submission Guidelines before it is posted on the site.
5. I submitted a resource, but I don’t see it on the site. What happened?
After you submit the resource, a reviewer looks over the submission to make sure it meets the ForChildren.com Submission Guidelines. Once you submit it, you will receive a confirmation email that the resource has been submitted; you will also be notified when the status changes from “Pending” to “Approved” or “Denied”. If it is “Denied”, there will be instructions on how to remedy the problem and re-submit. Once you receive notice that the resource has been “Approved,” it will be accessible through the Discover component on ForChildren.com
6. How do I submit multiple resources that are related to each other?
If you have multiple resources that go together in a set, you can submit them as a series. On the Discover page, click the button “Share a Series.” Complete the Series submission form, and click “Submit.” You will then be directed to the Series page where you can upload each of the resources that belongs in the series, one by one.
7. How do I start a Connect Discussion?
On the ForChildren.com home page, click on Connect. The Connect page has a list of all the discussions that are going on; you can search to see if anyone has already been talking about your topic, or you can click the button that says “Start a Discussion” to get one going!
8. Where do I view my profile?
Once you log in, look on the ForChildren.com home page for three light blue links at the top right; one of the links will be your name. If you click on that link, it will take you to your profile page, where you can manage your submissions, keep up with the discussions you participate in, upload a profile picture, change your password, view your libraries, and more!
9. I forgot my password. What do I do?
On the login page, underneath the username and password fields, click the blue link that says “Forgot your password?” It will take you to a page where you can enter your email address. We will send you an email that contains a link that will allow you to change your password.
10. If I need help or have questions that aren’t answered here, what do I do?
At the bottom right of the ForChildren.com home page, click the gray link that says “Contact”. You can submit a message to the ForChildren team, and we will be in touch with you shortly!
ForChildren.com, presented by Compassion International, offers ideas, learning opportunities and relationships to help equip people who work with children-at-risk. We are a worldwide community of Jesus-followers who are committed to the holistic development of children. We invite you to join us as a collaborative community to share with one another the ideas, experiences, methods and tools that help children thrive even in the midst of adversity.
ForChildren.com is presented by Compassion International, a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization. All resources, courses, and discussions are intended for educational use only, not for profit.