Resource Corner

Resources to Help You with Transitions


Reentry and General Retreats

Abide Reentry Retreat, TRAIN International, Joplin, MO. For details about retreats and dates visit http://traininternational.org/Abide.html.

Potter’s Inn, Aspen Ridge Retreat Center, Divide, CO.  For details on retreats or reservations, visit https://www.pottersinn.com/.

Sonscape Retreats, near Colorado Springs, CO. Retreats also available at Whitestone Country Inn in Tennessee and in upstate New York. For details on retreats, locations and available dates visit http://sonscaperetreats.org/.

Debriefings, Seminars and Trainings

DAR (Debrief and Renewal), MTI in Colorado Springs, CO. For more details and available program dates, visit www.mti.org/dar/.

Emmaus Encounter Debriefing, Montana. For details on debriefings see https://emmausencounter.org/.

Narramore Christian Foundation, Seminars and Trainings, various locations. For available programs, dates, and locations, visit http://ncfliving.org/what_we_do/seminars-training.html.

Piringa Charitable Trust, Algies Bay, New Zealand. Piringa provides a residential setting where people can come stay for a week for a personal debrief. For more information see www.piringa.org.nz.

Barnabas International, MK Transition Seminars, for teens who have finished secondary school overseas and are transitioning to life and college in North America. For dates and locations visit https://www.barnabas.org/member-care/events/mk-transitional-seminar.

Books for Transitioning

The Art of Coming Home, by Craig Storti, available on Amazon.

Life in Motion: Growing through Transition by Amy Casteel and Ruth Van Reken. Available on Amazon

Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service, Amy Young, available on Amazon.

Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service; 22 Activities for Families in Transition, Amy Young, available on Amazon.

Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service; Workbook Prepare for and Process through your Transition, Amy Young, available at www.gumroad.com/amyyoung.

Re-entry: Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home by Peter Jordan available on Amazon.

Returning Well: Your Guide to Thriving Back "Home" after Serving Cross-Culturally, by Melissa Chaplin, available on Amazon.

Books for Third Culture Kids

Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing up Overseas in the 21st Century, by Tanya Crossman, available on Amazon.

Third Culture Kids: Growing up among Worlds, by Ruth Van Reken and David Pollock, available on Amazon.

Article updated on April 18, 2019.

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