This course is designed to provide TCK caregivers with bite-size chunks of education that direct them toward meaningful, practical application.

The course consists of 8 weeks of training with weekly content crafted specifically for GroundWork, including practicum assignments, guided discussions, and written reports. It should take approximately 5-10 hours per week attend class and complete the tasks.

Each week has a two-hour guided discussion to review the learning objectives and practicum experience of that Unit. The final session is three hours to have the discussion and then close out the cohort.
Students have 2 excused absences, assuming they can complete the week's work, including the written report. 

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Registration ends August 24, 2024.
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Discount Information

Bring Your Team
10% discount for a TCK caregiving team of 2 or more, contact [email protected] for more information.



Sept 24 - Nov 19, 2024

Class Times

7am-9am EST


8 Weeks



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Week 1
Unit  1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
Unit 7
Unit 8


Communicating with TCKs of all Ages
Communicating with Parents
Wearing Multiple Hats Well
Stress vs Crisis: Where's the Line?
Responding to a Crisis
Implementing On-Field Parent Education
TCKs & Mental Health
Supporting Families Through Transition

Meet the instructors

Lauren Wells

Chief Executive Officer
Lauren is the Founder and CEO of TCK Training and author of Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids, The Grief Tower, and Unstacking Your Grief Tower. An Adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK) who spent her teenage years living in Tanzania, East Africa, Lauren has worked with over 1,000 parents and TCK caregivers and has trained staff from over 80 organizations. 

Elizabeth Smith

Chief Operations Officer
Author of The Practice of Processing, Elizabeth is a skilled communicator and trauma-informed educator who helps transform abstract concepts into practical steps, equipping, encouraging, and empowering people to reach their goals. Elizabeth is a mom of two worldschooling TCKs.

Tanya Crossman

Director of Research & International Schools
Tanya Crossman grew up in Australia and the USA, and as an adult lived there as well as China and Cambodia; she lived in 14 houses, made nine international moves, (including three repatriations), and is about to embark on her 10th. Tanya is now an intercultural trainer and consultant providing support to families, international schools, and organisations serving cross-cultural populations. She is a leading expert in the field of modern Third Culture Kids, Cross Cultural Kids, and issues facing cross-cultural families, with 16 years' experience in the field - most of that spent working with TCKs and families living in China. She is the author of Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century and is currently working on her second book, a guidebook for adults who wish to unpack the legacy of a cross-cultural childhood. Tanya has a bachelor's degree in Asian Studies from the Australian National University, a diploma of Mandarin Chinese from the Beijing Language and Culture University, and Master of Divinity degree from Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Learn more about Tanya's work at