Improving Student Wellbeing in International Schools

Self-Guided Training Courses for International School Staff

Each of our courses has 12 hours of training content: a combination of short training videos, reflective activities for practical application, quizzes, posters, and supplemental resources for further learning. This is all arranged on our online learning platform, where you can learn at your own pace. 

Course 1 is available in full, and Course 2 begins on February 12 2024, with each new unit dropping on the second Monday of the month from February to May 2024.
Course 1: Foundations of International School Student Care
Unit 1: The Cross-Cultural Experiences of your International School Student Body
Unit 2: Preventive TCK Care in the International School Context

Unit 3: Supportive Relationships in International Schools
Unit 4: Creating Supportive International School Communities

Course 2: Resilience and Crisis Care in International Schools
Unit 5: Emotional Resilience in the International School Context
Unit 6: Responding to TCK Trauma in International School Classrooms
Unit 7: Responding to Sexual Abuse in the International Student Population
Unit 8: Supporting the Mental Health of International School Students

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You can purchase a single registration for yourself for $360. At $30/training hour, with posters and supplemental resources for further learning included, it is a perfect way to get well rounded professional development.

Our group discounts also help schools register their staff together, no matter how big or small their team is. If you register a team of 80+ staff, you pay less than $10/training hour per person!

  • >10 learners = $3,000
  • >20 learners = $5,000
  • >50 learners = $7,500
  • Unlimited Distribution = $10,000

Contact us to discuss your staff training needs, and get the package (and discount) that works best for you.

Why should I take this course?




Learn more about the students you teach in an international setting and how to best meet their specific needs for the best possible outcomes. Understand your school community and how to engage well. If you are a parent, you'll also learn about your own child's experiences in the process!
Build your toolbox for international school counseling with these courses applying content directly to your context. Work through how international students experience school life differently, tackling a wide range of topics, with reflective activities and supplemental resources to increase your selection of go-to tools of the trade.
So much professional development for teachers is not tailored to the experiences of international school educators. Ensure the best possible care for your students by providing staff training designed specifically for this population. 

Meet the instructors

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Tanya Crossman

Director of Research and Education Services

Tanya is a leading expert in the field of modern Third Culture Kids and issues facing cross-cultural families. She is the author of Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century (2016), a book which opens a window on the experience of an international childhood in the internet age. Tanya serves TCK Training families - offering virtual debriefing, parent coaching, consulting, and training - particularly to those living in Eastern Hemisphere time zones. She conducts research on behalf of TCK Training in the area of TCKs and ACE scores.

Click on the video on the left to meet Tanya! 

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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. 

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Elizabeth Vahey Smith

Chief Operating 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.

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