Interaction

MK Caregiver Training Seminar

Scheduled for November 2017.  Specific dates coming soon.

Have you recently stepped into a new position caring for MKs in your organization?
Have you been working in MK 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 Caregiver Training Seminar is for you!

Who Should Attend these Seminars?
•    Personnel working in MK care from sending agencies
•    Missions pastors or members of church boards
•    Anyone who works in MK care

What are the Benefits?
•    Give you a solid foundation on a variety of MK/TCK issues
•    Help you identify practical steps to take in developing or expanding your program
•    Give you practical strategies and resources in establishing priorities, understanding the needs of your families/organization and building a vision for MK care in your organization                  

This three-day interactive seminar is for those just stepping into new responsibilities as an MK 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 care. It will help you understand key issues regarding MKs, the transition experience, the flow of care, key steps in assessing needs and developing a program, educational options and their implications for MK 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 Kid Experience by Pollock and Van Reken. If you haven’t, the book can be ordered from Interaction.) It will help experienced caregivers expanding their program, reevaluating their program and setting new priorities.

Whether a new or experienced caregiver, this seminar will help caregivers sharpen their skills, enhance their program, clarify their goals and set new priorities in providing crucially needed services to children and parents. Participants will receive a great notebook of resources and activities and will leave with practical ideas, strategies and resources to enhance their efforts.

Feedback on the Seminar:
"I would recommend the MK Caregiver Training 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 whom I could connect with 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." (Tim Smith—Pioneers)

“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 MK Caregiver 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 this conference, especially if you are just getting things set up for your mission but also to anyone who wants to work with MKs.” (Twana Johnson—World Gospel Mission)

“If you are new to the role of MK care and want to equip yourself to dive into this new ministry, I recommend the MK Caregiver Training 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.”  (Beth Barron—Christar)

Cost/Registration:
The cost of the seminar is $495 per person. Personnel coming as a group for either seminar from the same organization may qualify for a discount. For further information or to register contact Interaction International at:
P. O. Box 863, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone:  (630) 653-8780 /  Fax:  (815) 846-1778
E-mail:  office@interactionintl.org

Schedule:
The seminar will begin with registration on Sunday evening at 6:30 and the first session will begin at 7 pm. The seminar will end at approximately 3:30 pm on the last day, Wednesday. Please plan your arrival and departure around these times.

Housing and Meals:
The seminar venue will be The Academy Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. To make reservations, contact Interaction and we will coordinate arrangements with the hotel. The hotel website is www.theacademyhotel.com.

There is shuttle service available (by reservation only) to and from the airport.
 
Breakfast and lunch are included in the seminar cost. Participants will be on their own each evening for dinner and there are many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.