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Webinar | A Safe Passage Through a Sea Change: A Review of Effective Support for TCKs From Childhood Through the Transition to Adulthood

  • 14 Apr 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FIGT Webinar Panel

A Safe Passage Through a Sea Change: A Review of Effective Support for TCKs From Childhood Through the Transition to Adulthood

Facilitated by: Amanda Bate
Panelists: Ellen Mahoney and Jennie Germann Molz, PhD

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  11:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM PDT  

About the Webinar

This panel will cover evidence-based strategies for supporting TCKs in a world that is ever-changing. It will discuss current techniques and programs that serve to nurture and empower TCKs to reap the benefits of the international, cross-cultural life while building the skills needed to face these challenges. The TCK experience has changed, with our social networks, cultural norms and information moving across the oceans faster than we can. What are innovative approaches to supporting youth living in this new TCK world? This session features two respected experts in the field working with children, teenagers and college students.


Registration for members is free. Non-members may register for $75 USD. Get a full refund of your webinar fee if you sign up for membership within 8 days of attending the webinar. 

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About the Panelists

Amanda Bate is the founder of Bate Consulting, a college admissions consulting firm with a special interest in global nomads. Amanda has an MBA from the University of Mary Washington and is currently pursuing an M.Ed in Counselor Education with a focus on College Student Development at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before all of that, Amanda was just a third culture kid who completed her own college process while attending international schools in West Africa.

Ellen Mahoney is the founder of Sea Change Mentoring, an online mentoring program that helps third culture kids, ages 13-23, transition into adulthood and maximize the benefits of having lived abroad. Ellen grew up in Asia before moving back to the US to attend the University of Oregon. She studied counseling at George Washington University and has worked in adolescent development for 17 years. Prior to Sea Change Mentoring, she designed the volunteer management and program strategies for iMentor, the US’s leading e-mentoring organization. She is on the board of FIGT and is the co-founder of the bi-weekly Twitter chat, #TCKchathttp://seachangementoring.com

Jennie Germann Molz, PhD is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where she teaches courses on global culture and society, the sociology of travel and tourism, mobility and technology, and global citizenship. She is the author of Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World (Routledge, 2012), co-author of Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and co-editor of Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World (Ashgate, 2007). Most recently, she has been examining the intersections between education, mobility, and global citizenship through an ethnographic study of families who ‘roadschool’ their children while traveling the world.

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