Edition: January | February 2024

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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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From the Editor

"Home Remodeling"

By Cameron Talbot • 2 min read

The past three years have been difficult for Love in Action Children's Home. But this year, we're doing a massive home remodel–not physically, but in every other way. What are your home's 2024 goals?

Introducing: Directors' Courses

An Oak Life Resource

It's a new year, and we have a massive new resource to offer you. Let's change things together!

Ask Ann

The Prioritized Family

By Ann Houck • 4 min read

Clinical Social Worker, Ann Houck, discusses characteristics of the family unit, and how orphanage caregivers can prioritize and create atmospheres of family in their homes.

You, God & Orphan Care

By Cameron Talbot • 6 min read

Many days, it felt like I was teetering on the edge of spiritual burn-out. “God, I can’t do this. I can’t heal them on my own. What exactly do you expect of me, here? What can I expect of you?”

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