Third Culture Kids (TCKs) spend a significant part of their developmental years in a culture other than that of their parents, and so develop a relationship with both their passport culture and their host culture. Each TCK’s experience is different. Along with the benefits of growing up in an international setting, TCKs may face challenges including lots of grief and loss, a sense of identity and belonging, transitions in and out of their passport country and struggling to meet expectations. These young people are in need of personalised membercare.
Kath’s heart is to see TCKs be socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually healthy. They should know that they are listened to, cared for, appreciated and valued. As Third Culture Kid Advocate, Kath will be equipping parents and families, running overseas retreats and children’s programs and providing input into Interserve’s resources and structures.
Kath particularly wants to help others learn how to encourage and walk alongside children and teens through the many transitions they face, by building networks and teams across Australia to support TCKs.
Kath would love your support as she seeks to support TCKs from all over Australia as they serve in another culture alongside their families.