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Lost Dreams: Hidden Losses and our Resilience during COVID

Join us for a webinar on : Lost Dreams: Hidden Losses and our Resilience during COVID

BBL: Discussion with Ruth VanReken

HOW: Click here for Webex link on the date/time of the session below. No Sign-Up/Registration is needed for any of these sessions.)

WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2020  | 12:00pm DC


Ruth Van Reken  

Ruth is a second generation Third Culture Kid* (TCK) and mother of three now adult TCKs. She is co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd ed., and author of Letters Never Sent, her personal journaling seeking to understand the long-term impact of her cross-cultural childhood. For more than thirty years Ruth has traveled extensively speaking about issues related to the impact of global mobility on individuals, families, and societies. She is co-founder and past chairperson of Families in Global Transition.  In addition to her two books and many articles, she has written a chapter in other books including Strangers at Home, Unrooted Childhoods, and Writing Out of Limbo.  In 2019 she received an Hon. Litt.D from Wheaton College for her life's work. She now lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, David, 




*a child who spends a significant period of time during his or her developmental years growing up in a culture outside the parents’ culture. 

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd edition 


Letters Never Sent, updated, 2012, by Summertime Publishing