1. Bring awareness to, and advocate for, best practices in short-term volunteer projects serving orphans and other vulnerable populations;
  2. Support churches, nonprofits, and educational institutions in their service to orphans and other vulnerable populations;
  3. Develop and deploy a free online evidence-based curriculum for short-term missions and service intended to benefit orphans and vulnerable populations;
  4. Provide a Third Alternative: As faith-based scholar-practitioners, work to reconcile historic approaches to short-term mission and service with orphans and vulnerable populations with contemporary ethically conscious anti-engagement movements (i.t., initiatives concerned with orphan tourism).




Contact the Center for the Study of Human Behavior

Director of Research: Dr. Erin Smith
Email: cshb@calbaptist.edu
Phone: (951) 343-4502

James Building, Rm 123A
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504