Edition: July | August 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

"Throwing Out the Baby"

By Cameron Talbot • 2 min read

Changes are coming to alternative care around the world. But are we forgetting to keep what's precious?

Ask Ann

"Bad Behavior"
3 min read

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

...got kids who are hitting, yelling, disobeying or being disrespectful? Try this technique in your home!

The World Shifts Away from Large Orphanages

"And how orphanages can respond"
7 min read

Many of those involved in orphan care are taking a second, critical look at the traditional "orphanage" model. It's time to assess how orphanages can be a part of this forward-motion.

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