Edition: July | August 2021


The Oak Life Journal is a publication designed specifically for orphanage directors, caregivers and advocates. Topics include international orphan care news, orphanage frameworks and administration, as well as practical applications of therapeutic care and alternative caregiving perspectives.

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Table of Contents

From the Editor

"Islands and Soldiers"

By Cameron Talbot

"Watch out!" My wife and I were warned. "If you start your own organization, others may see you as a threat."

News Feed:

with Isaiah Cory

India Wrestles with Influx of Orphaned Children Due to COVID-19

United States Decision on Foster Care Impacts Religious Freedoms, LGBTQ+ Rights

Ask Ann

"I.D.E.A.L. Response"

Clinical Social Worker, Ann Houck, answers the critical questions that caregivers are asking about childcare. In this segment—
Responding to negative behavior with the I.D.E.A.L. Response

The Orphanage Founder's Guide to:

The Board of Directors

By Cameron Talbot

What should a well-built board really do for your children's home? And how an earth do you choose the members? We discuss these and more in "Part One" of this guide.

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