Foundations

Foundations of MK/TCK Care

4 different levels of courses designed with your needs in mind–equipping you for better supporting MK/TCKs in your life

TCK 101

Who are MK/TCKs and what is unique about them?
An introduction to all things TCK

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Practical Electives

On-demand videos on teaching key topics to MKs and TCKs

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Organizational Care

Team training to get you on your way to better caring for your MKs

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Leadership Skills

Critical skills for leading an MK Program at your organization

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It awoke the “dreaming” of what TCK care could look like, thank you!"
- 2023 Foundations of Organizational Care Participant

Foundations: TCK 101

Who are MK/TCKs and what is unique about them?

Are you…

  • needing an introduction to MKs/TCKs?
  • a parent or grand-parent of an MK/TCK?
  • just getting started at an MK Caregiver for your organization?
  • a church who is looking to improve support of MKs?
  • an adult MK/TCK wanting to process intellectually what you know intuitively?

Then Foundations: TCK 101 is for you!


3-hour session

Topics include:

  • Unpacking Key Definitions (MK, TCK, CCK, ATCK…)
  • Theology of MK Care
  • TCK Profiles and Models
  • Strengths/Challenges
  • Impact of Mobility and Loss
  • And more

Course Cost: $20 per family unit, or $75 for organizational groups of 4 or more

2024 Course Dates coming soon

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Foundations: Practical Electives

On-demand videos on how to teach essential topics to MKs and TCKs

Are you…

  • Looking for tips on methods for teaching topics to MKs/TCKs?
  • Wondering what content to add to your program?
  • Searching for new ways to teach familiar concepts?
  • A parent looking for practical topics to cover with your MKs/TCKs?

Then Foundations: Practical Electives is for you!


Presented in 30-45 minute on-demand videos with accompanying handouts

Upcoming topics include:

  • RAFT and AntiRAFT in transitions
  • 9 Symbols of Re-Entry 
  • 4 Burdens MKs Carry
  • Debriefing Methods 
  • And more

Course Cost: $15/topic (inquire about discounts when purchasing 4 or more)

Videos Available Fall of 2024

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Foundations: Organizational Care

Team training to get you on your way to better caring for your MKs

Our original training for MK caregivers redesigned to be taken as a team for maximum impact. Excellent for organizations looking to build their MK program, but valuable as well for those who are looking to grow it to the next level.


Presented in 4, two-hour sessions plus two additional consulting sessions

Topics include:

  • Theology of MK Care
  • Developing your organizational “Flow of Care”
  • Assessing your program strengths and growth potential
  • Educational planning needs for MKs/TCKs
  • Child safety issues
  • Initiating organizational change
  • And more!

Course Cost: $550/team (up to 5)

January 17, 24, February 7 & 14, 2024 – 10:30am to 12:30am EST

Team Consulting will be done week of January 29

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Foundations: Leadership Skills

Critical Skills for Leading your MK Program

You have a passion for MKs, but do you have the skills required to lead? You may love running programs, but are you effectively building lasting change?


Presented in 4, two-hour sessions plus 2 additional consulting sessions

Topics include:

  • Building and advocating for budgets
  • Communicating effectively to your supervisor
  • Recruiting and building your team
  • Understanding your leadership style
  • Writing job descriptions and annual reviews
  • Establishing a practice for a balanced work life
  • Making program changes stick
  • And more

Course Cost: $250

January 18, February 15, April 18, May 18, 2024 – 10:30am to 12:30 EST

Consulting appointments scheduled in March and June

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Flow of care, building a foundation, using a framework is so helpful... looking at not just the "fires" but looking preventatively."
- Foundations participant, 2023
Tim Smith—Pioneers

“I would recommend (Foundations) to anyone who cares for Third Culture Kids. Interaction is the only organization doing this cutting-edge training and has the experience to help both the new and seasoned caregiver. I walked away not only with new ideas and resources but also with a network of colleagues with whom I could connect in the future. Additionally, it was so affirming not only to have a pocket full of new ideas but also to rethink and rework the program we had in place. This training is a must for caregivers new and old. “

Beth Barron—Christar

“If you are new to the role of MK care and want to equip yourself to dive into this new ministry, I recommend (Foundations) offered by Interaction International. This training offers you a great foundation of information and the accompanying notebook is a resource to which you will continually refer. Besides learning from some wise people experienced in MK care, you will also learn from the interaction you will have with your fellow students.”

Twana Johnson—World Gospel Mission

“Even though I have worked with MKs for many years on the field . . . I really needed some concrete ideas on how to set up a program for our mission that was not hit and miss. The Seminar not only confirmed some things we were already doing for our MKs but also gave me some ideas on how to further develop the program. They also gave me a very valuable resource–-their notebook full of ideas for developing an MK program. I would highly recommend, especially if you are just getting things set up for your mission but also to anyone who wants to work with MKs.”

Some Recent Foundations Alumni

Africa Inland Mission International

Assemblies of God World Missions

Avant

Baptist World Mission

Biblical Ministries Worldwide

Christar

Converge

Costa Rica Expat Church

Disciple the Nations

Encompass World Partners

Expat Family Educator

Fedenec

Free Methodist World Missions

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Frontiers

Global Outreach International

Lutheran Brethren International Mission (LBIM)

Multiply

PAAM

SIL/GSLT

SIM

SIM Australia

Teach Beyond

TWR

United World Mission

University Bible Fellowship

World Outreach International