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Third Culture Kids Forum

Family matters in cross-cultural mission

Third Culture Kids (TCKs) is the term used to describe anyone from anywhere who has spent time growing up outside their home country. The TCK forum is an informal network for anyone concerned with the welfare of TCKs.

The forum’s main focus is to help and encourage the support, care, education and training of TCKs. It usually meets once or twice a year. Recent meetings have covered: Debriefing Families, and 'Raising children in restricted societies'. It also provides advice on many areas, such as access to education and settling back into the UK. The forum is also closely linked to the European TCK Network.

Several TCK Forum members provide one-day family-orientated events for families who spend time living and working overseas. In addition several work togther under the Global Connections umbrella to run the rekonnect summer camps for TCKs aged 6-18 to help those returning to the UK after a period of growing up overseas.

There is a small planning team chaired by Steve Bryant (WEC International). The other members are Janet Chapman (OMF), Rebecca de Vos (WEC International), Sandy Morgan (Global Connections), Tory Martin (Wycliffe) and Yolanda Jerrard (New Tribes Mission).

Resources and forum papers regarding TCK care, including policies and procedures, can be found on this page. 

Forum papers