Evaluating Impact of Transition Seminars on Missionary Kids’ Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Well-Being

  title={Evaluating Impact of Transition Seminars on Missionary Kids’ Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Well-Being},
  author={Pamela S. Davis and Kristel W. Headley and Tracey W. Bazemore and Jaclyn Cervo and Pamela H. Sickinger and Melissa H. Windham and Mark C. Rehfuss},
  journal={Journal of Psychology and Theology},
  pages={186 - 194}
Missionary Kids (MKs) are included in a broader population defined as Third Culture Kids (TCKs), children who are raised outside of their parents’ home cultures (Pollock & Van Reken, 2001). This upbringing affords positive opportunities to experience diverse cultures but may also contribute to identity struggles and feelings of cultural isolation (Gillies, 1998; Hill, 2006; Pollock, 1989). To facilitate successful transitions from living overseas to the US, several reentry programs have been… 

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