MK/TCK Caregiver Training Seminar

Have you recently stepped into a new position caring for MKs/TCKs in your organization?

Have you been working in MK/TCK care for a while, but would like new tools, resources, and consultation regarding developing your program? Do you want help in charting a course for your program or in reevaluating your program?

If the answer is YES, then Interaction’s MK/TCK Caregiver Training Seminar is for you!

Who Should Attend these Seminars?
  • Personnel working in MK/TCK care from sending agencies
  • Missions pastors or members of church boards or university staff
  • Anyone who works in MK/TCK care
Seminar Objectives include:
  1. Create a holistic database that includes all the essential information to keep track of family information associated with the agency
  2. Understand the role of policy, confidentiality, and communication as it relates to family and agency
  3. Articulate the needs, benefits, and challenges associated with the TCK profile and the potential impact on family
  4. Understand the impact of Transition Stages on TCKs and the family
  5. Design a “flow of care” model applicable for the agency and its families
  6. Advocate for agency-wide steps for an effective and efficient “flow of care” for TCK support
  7. Understand the impact of loss and grief with an overview of how to debrief these topics

Event Date: November 17-20

Location: Interaction International Michigan Headquarters: 1516 Peck Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Cost per participant: $495.00

For more information contact Interaction International at:

Phone: 630.653.8780
E-mail: office@interactionintl.org

This three-day interactive seminar is for those just stepping into new responsibilities as an MK/TCK caregiver or for those who have been working in this area, but want to reevaluate their program and develop new tools.

The seminar will help new caregivers develop a sustainable program, prioritize needs and build vision within their organization for MK/TCK care. It will help you understand key issues regarding MKs’/TCKs’ identity, the transition experience, the flow of care, key steps in assessing needs and developing a program, educational options, and their implications for MK/TCK care programs.

The seminar will help experienced caregivers expand their programs, reevaluate what they are doing (with outside perspectives) and set new priorities.  (It is assumed that participants will have read Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock, Ruth Van Reken, and Michael Pollock).

Whether a new or experienced MK/TCK caregiver, this seminar will help participants to sharpen their skills, enhance their program, clarify their goals and set new priorities in providing crucially needed services to both children and parents. Participants will receive a notebook of resources and activities which will support them with practical ideas, strategies and resources to enhance their caregiver efforts.