Research-Based TCK Care 101

In this workshop we look at the types of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and traumas that were common in our research of developmental trauma in TCKs. We look at how we can practically create protective factors in relationship, policies, and processes to bring hope to these challenges. Workshop content will be useful for staff, parents, teachers, organizational/company leadership, etc.

This is a prerequisite for Research-Based TCK Care 201.

If you are interested in both 101 & 201 buy them as a bundle to save $25!




3 hours


Lauren Wells & Tanya Crossman

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Why should I take this course?


Care Specialists 

Adult TCKs

While aimed at Care Providers, Parents will benefit from the detailed research insights and the discussion on protective factors for TCKs as they cast light on how to implement these strategies for themselves, their families, and self-advocacy.
Detailed research insights provide a foundation for discussing the power of protective factors in organizations caring for TCKs, and how to put these into place in relationships, policies, and processes.
While aimed at Care Providers, Adult TCKs will benefit from the detailed research insights and the discussion on protective factors for TCKs as they reflect on their own childhood experiences. 

Meet the instructor

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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. 

Tanya Crossman

Director of Research and International Education
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.