Sat 26 Mar 2011 - Preparing Families for Life Overseas
Prepare to live abroad as a family with Redcliffe’s day workshop for parents and children
When: Saturday 26 March 2011, 10.00am to 4.30pm
Where: Click here for directions
Booking: This event is very popular, early booking is advised
Cost: £35 for adults, £60 per couple, £15 per child (between 3 months and 11 years)
Moving overseas as a family is an exciting and challenging experience! The popular ‘Preparing Families’ day at Redcliffe College is specially designed to equip parents and children understand and prepare for life as a family in another culture.
Drawing on the expertise of Marion Knell (Global Connections TCK Forum, European Member Care Network), Janet Chapman (Global Connections TCK Forum, OMF International)and Stephen and Yolanda Jerrard (New Tribes Mission) the separate adult and children’s programmes give you the tools to not just survive – but thrive living overseas.
“Impressive, well researched, and a wealth of knowledge and experience. What a brilliant and helpful day.”
For the adults: Parents will be helped to understand the dynamics of bringing up children in another country, and the effects of cross-cultural living on family life.
For the children: Primary school-aged children will participate in a parallel pre-field orientation programme run by Janet Chapman and Stephen and Yolanda Jerrard, where they will be able to explore their own feelings about the move and be given strategies to cope.
Babies and pre-schoolers attend the Redcliffe crèche where there will be a range of games and activities provided.
“This has been the most helpful input we have yet had as we prepare to go overseas.”