Edition: January | February 2022


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

"We're Looking for Writers"

By Cameron Talbot • 2 min read

Do you have experience in orphan care? Do you have writing skills? The Oak Life Journal is paying for article features!

Ask Ann

"Earning Trust"
3 min read

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

...They still act like they're in danger, often yelling and running from caregivers. How do we get them to understand that they are safe with us?


with Isaiah Cory • 4 min read

Ebola Orphans Fighting Stigmas in the Congo

5 Things to Know When Missioning to an Orphanage

By Cameron Talbot • 4 min read

Short-term missions can be life changing...if you keep these things in mind!

Thank You for Reading!

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