Edition: November | December 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

"Tired Brains and Bodies"

By Cameron Talbot • 2 min read

This one is dedicated to all of the exhausted caregivers and (secretly) overwhelmed directors out there.

Ask Ann

"Stay Strong"
3 min read

Clinical Social Worker, Ann Houck, answers the critical questions that caregivers are asking about childcare.

This is very hard work. How do you keep going and stay strong for your kids?

The Enneagram Types in Orphan Care

By Cameron Talbot • 4 min read

All 9 personality types can use their skills and find their perfect place in an orphanage setting.

Christmas Traditions in an Orphanage

By Cameron Talbot • 6 min read

Christmas time can be a difficult season for our children. How do we provide stability and belonging?

Thank You for Reading!

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