Missionary Care

Missions and Mental Health Resources from Ron and Bonnie Koteskey

TCKs: Resource for Third Culture Kids

We've developed a number of resources that may be helpful to you if you raise / minister to "Third Culture Kids."

Third Culture Kids and Adolescence: Cultural Creations

Ron wrote a book for TCKs, one to accompany Understanding Adolescence (written for parents).

Third Culture Kids are obviously created by living in two cultures, and the whole phenomenon of adolescence was invented by Western culture.

This book examines the role of culture in creating adolescent TCKs, and includes a practical section at the end of each chapter, a section titled "What Can Adolescent TCKs Do?"

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We’re Going Home: Reentry for Elementary Children

I Don’t Want to Go Home: Parent’s Guide for Reentry for Elementary Children   

Ron and Bonnie (an elementary teacher) wrote We’re Going Home (108 pages) for children ages 6-12 who are returning to their passport countries.

Written at a third grade level, We’re Going Home includes the story of a family returning to its passport culture. Each chapter also has activities such as scrambled words, crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and codes.

Ron also wrote I Don’t Want to Go Home (54 pages) as a companion volume for parents. Each chapter in the parent’s book has information about TCKs in the Bible, children’s TCK issues today, and suggestions to help children reenter well. Both books are included in each of the files to be downloaded below.

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Raising Resilient MKs: Resources for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Joyce Bowers have graciously given permission to post the this book online for people to download free of charge because the book is out of print.

This book contains the collected wisdom of 38 authors who wrote the 56 chapters. It was the collaborative effort of ACSI, Interaction, Inc., and Mission Training International (MTI) and provides resources for people who have responsibility for MKs and other TCKs.

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Understanding Adolescence

Since the “Adolescence” brochure is the one opened most frequently, Ron has updated his book, Understanding Adolescence, published by Victor Books in 1987.

Written for parents adolescents and children in their later elementary years, it is also helpful to teachers, youth workers and anyone else working with teenagers.

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