MKs/TCKs



  • A Candle in the Darkness
    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/may/9.23.html
    The president of Compassion International tells his story of childhood abuse and deliverance in a West Africa boarding school.

  • Canadian Missionary Kid Network
    The Canadian Missionary Kid Network supports and encourages Canadian MKs worldwide to become the people God intended them to be.
    We are a Canada-wide cooperative of Mission Agencies & Colleges providing proactive, predictive & reactive member care for Canadian MKs. We are stronger together.
    We serve Canadian MKs of all ages with various experiences…those born on the mission field, those mobilizing with their parents, MKs who have grown up overseas and have lived in Canada for decades.
    Our history: God has been forming this ministry for decades. Over the last 15 years people have been praying & meeting and providing supportive care for MKs. Summer of 2012 we formalized our structure, operating under the umbrella of Outreach Canada. By Summer 2013, 13 member organizations were working together. We hosted our first MK re-entry retreat, ReBoot 2013. Currently our cooperative has 19 member organizations; summer 2014 we are hosting MKs repatriating to Canada at ReBoot Calgary & ReBoot Kitchener
    For more information about CMKN =>http://canadianmk.net/ and download brochure here:
    http://www.globalmembercare.com/fileadmin/user_upload/2014/Canadian%20MK%20Network.pdf
    For more information about our annual re-entry retreat “ReBoot” =>http://canadianmk.net/ReBoot.aspx
    Paul Dyck , CMKN National Team Leader , Building tomorrow’s global leaders by supporting today’s missionary kids

  • Cross Cultural Kid
    http://www.crossculturalkid.org
    Ruth E. Van Reken is a second generation adult TCK and mother of 3ATCKs. She speaks nationally and internationally on issues related to global family living.
    She is co-founder of Families in Global Transition. In addition to other writing, Ruth is co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds published by Nicholas Brealey

  • Educare is a free resource for third culture families
    Educare is a free resource for third culture families that can be forwarded and shared among all concerned individuals.
    See attachment Educare_A_December_09.PDF

  • Interaction International
    Interaction international is an organization working to meet the needs of TCK’s.  They offer a pre-field education planning seminar and a transitions seminar for TCK’s going back to their passport country, as well as many other services, seminars, and resources.
    Link:     http://www.tckinteract.net/

  • International Children's Education (iCHED)
    International Children's Education (iCHED) provides information and materials for families and teachers of students who are studying outside their home country. www.iched.org

  • International Society of Missionary Kids
    http://www.ismk.org/
    Good links: http://www.ismk.org/links.htm

  • Mission websites for Children
    The following websites are set up by mission organisations and are aimed at informing about and involving children in mission.
    http://actionpack.tearfund.org
    www.globalkids.om.org
    www.globalgang.org.uk
    There is also a 10 page pdf document of Christian and secular internet accessed resources for helping children (and teens) develop a global perspective or worldwide mission understanding/interest. Produced by Rosie Scott, Children's Resources Dept., WEC International.
    See www.oscar.org.uk/service/children/scott.pdf

  • MK Safety Net's Mission
    * To be a resource to and advocate for current and former MKs and TCKs who have been hurt or damaged by their experiences within the missionary environment * To call Evangelical mission agencies and their supporting churches to establish justice and healing, especially in those cases where the church has wounded its own children http://www.mksafetynet.net/about_us.htm

  • mkPLANET
    mkPLANET is a growing community designed and run by current missionary kids (MKs) and adult missionary kids (AMKs) as an active community providing information, interaction, and support. http://www.mkplanet.com/

  • MK-TCK Resource Center
    http://mkplanet-resources.blogspot.com/

  • mknest. Korea
    MK and TCK resources and services in Korean http://www.mknest.org/

  • MK Weblinks
    http://www.mislinks.org/practical/mk.htm

  • SHARE Education Services
    Expatriate parents raising their families overseas do not want to sacrifice their children’s well-being or education. Like all parents, they desire a quality education for their children that prepares them for further education and productive life work. However, they are often located in areas where local schools may not be a good fit, they feel inadequate to homeschool on their own, or their children have learning challenges.
    International research suggests that difficulty with their children’s adjustment is a main preventable reason why families leave prematurely—and education is a key element in children’s adjustment. Almost 20 years ago, veteran cross-cultural educators founded SHARE Education Services to assist parents in providing quality education for their children. Today, SHARE continues to offer overseas families that much-needed help.
    SHARE assists families serving in Europe, Russia, and Central Asia by helping them to enrich and enhance the education of their children. This valuable assistance is provided through conferences and seminars, testing services, resource libraries and materials, and personal consultation via e-mail, mail, Skype, VoIP, telephone, fax, or in person.
    SHARE's international headquarters is located in Hungary, but staff members live in other countries including England, Czech Republic, Sweden, Spain and the U.S.
    www.shareeducation.org
    http://www.shareeducation.org/contact-us

  • TCK Life
    http://www.tcklife.com
    " A TCK is a person who grows up in a different culture to that of their parents due to their parents' job. "

  • Top 10+ Best Resources on Third Culture Kids
    date and text http://www.tckid.com/group/top-10-best-resources-on-third-culture-kids/

  • TCK Care Organisations
    http://www.tcklife.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=33

  • DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CHILDREN SURVIVING ABUSE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CHILDREN SURVIVING ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF AMERICAN MISSIONARIES IN AFRICA
    Lucy Westphal, the documentary’s filmmaker will be present at the screening to share her perspective. http://www.allgodschildrenthefilm.com

  • Re-entry Books for Children and Parents
    and many other practical topics, available for free download:

    http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#going_home

    Elementary age children may find re-entry difficult and their parents may not know what to do to help. "We're Going Home" (108 pages) is for children ages 6-12 who are returning to their passport countries. Written at a third grade level, "We're Going Home" includes the story of a family returning to its passport culture. Each chapter also has activities such as scrambled words, crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and codes.

    "I Don't Want to Go Home" (54 pages) is a companion volume for parents. Each chapter in the parent's book has information about Third Culture Kids (TCKs) in the Bible, children's TCK issues today, and suggestions to help children re-enter well.

    These, and many other very practical books are available to download free of charge for your computer as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files and for your Kindle or Nook. as .mobi or .epub files. You can't beat the price.

    These, and other excellent publications about
    RE-ENTRY,
    WHAT MISSIONARIES OUGHT TO KNOW,
    MISSIONARY MARRIAGE ISSUES,
    MISSIONARY SINGLES ISSUES,
    MISSIONARIES AND BRIBES,
    UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENCE,
    THIRD CULTURE KIDS AND ADOLESCENCE,
    RAISING RESILIENT KIDS-Resources for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers),
    for free download at…
    http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#going_home

  • THE LIES MKs BELIEVE #3: Everybody Always Leaves
    http://michelephoenix.com/2011/01/the-lies-mks-believe-everybody-always-leaves/

  • Toddlers on the Move (Oscar.org.uk)

    If you have a toddler or young child and you’ve moved overseas, you might have learned (as I am learning) that the adage that kids are resilient doesn’t mean that change doesn’t cost them.... http://www.oscar.org.uk/oscaractive/articles/mckay.htm

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