Edition: November | December 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

"Thank You"

By Cameron Talbot • 2 min read

This has been a year of new relationships!
We want to thank each and every one of you for participating, reading, working and learning alongside of us.

Ask Ann

"Fake It!"

By Ann Houck • 3 min read

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

At your breaking point with the kids in your care? Let's talk seriously about burn-out...Part Two—Fake It!

7 Reasons Orphanages
Should Work Together

By Cameron Talbot • 7 min read

Connecting isn't always easy. Orphanages often seem to exist in isolation from one another. Here are 7 reasons we should work together, though!

Thank You for Reading!

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