Periodically, we host webinars on a variety of valuable topics for cross-cultural workers. We hope these can be a helpful resource for you! 
“Good Mourning: Dealing with Loss in Cross-Cultural Service” by Connie Befus

Handout for “Good Mourning” – PDF

Other Recommended Resources through COVID-19

These specific articles listed below provide insights and ideas that we have found helpful. By sharing these resources, OTCC is not necessarily supporting the rest of this site’s articles or statements of faith. 
TCKI Quarantine Resources – lists of activities for the whole family

Articles by OTCC Staff

  • Preparing for Success May 4, 2021
    Preparing for Success by Nick Steffen, LMHC – Attention is Costly – Transitions Hurt – Set Yourself Up for Success
  • I can see goodness again… February 27, 2021
    by Linda Parker, LMFT “I can see goodness again.” I loved hearing this from a woman who had gone through several losses at once and come out on the other side with this perspective in her heart and life. Perspective….hmmm, a healing force when it comes to dealing with difficult circumstances. Often, as was ...
  • Adjusting to the “New Normal” July 22, 2020
    by Lisa Green, LPC-MHSP The Corona Virus pandemic has created an unprecedented season in the lives of almost everyone around the world, and all of us are now trying to get our bearings and figure out what life looks like moving forward. And while this has been referred to as adjusting to the “new normal,” it’s ...
  • Anxious Times May 22, 2020
    by Corinne Gnepf, LCMHCA, NCC Undoubtedly, these recent months have not gone by without leaving marks on you. It is likely that at one point or another you have felt anxious, distressed, upset or depressed because of how Covid-19 has impacted you.
  • How 2 Talk 2 ur Teen March 26, 2020
    by Amber Goodloe, LPC I have been working with adolescents for around 15 years now as a counselor, volleyball coach, youth pastor, and various other roles, and one of the most common challenges I run into is difficulties in communication between parents and their teenage children. 
  • 10 Ways to Manage Stress in a COVID-19 World March 23, 2020
    by John Leverington, LMFT, LPC, LCSW Life has become much more complicated and stressful in the last few months or weeks, depending on what country you are living in, as the Corona Virus spreads around the globe.  It has brought physical, emotional and spiritual challenges as we cope with the changes to daily life, relationships, personal ...
  • Porn’s Unconscious Pursuit January 10, 2020
    Porn’s Unconscious Pursuit by Carl Sands, LPC, Olive Tree Counseling  There is a quote which I have seen attributed to many sources from G.K. Chesterton to Francis of Assai. Nevertheless after some research I discovered it most likely originally came from a novel by Bruce Marshal entitled, The World, The Flesh and Father Smith. In the novel ...
  • Living in the Promise of Sabbath Rest October 20, 2019
    By Corinne Gnepf, LPCA As the masses of tourists in our city are slowly decreasing it signals that the summer is over. For many cross-cultural workers summers offer a break from regular schedules, duties, programs, school, etc. They are looking for rest, renewal, relaxation, and vacation. For others the summer experience is quite the opposite, it ...
  • Take Time to be Healed January 8, 2019
    by Linda Parker, LMFT It was just a deeper-than-normal step off the sidewalk curb, and I went down in a flash, hearing the “crack” that made my spirits plunge. A trip to the emergency room confirmed the unhappy results of a broken ankle with a cast and crutches my fate for perhaps the next 6 weeks. ...
  • Sexual Struggles on the Field November 8, 2018
    by Amber Goodloe, LPC Many of us know or have heard that “pornography is a problem” and “people today struggle in sexual areas,” but I wonder how often these statements are applied to “them:” the non-believer, the younger generation, men, adults, weak people, those who were abused as children, gross people – and I’m sure the ...

Resource Library

Resource Library

We hope you check out helpful resources from our library when during your visit. Follow the link below to peruse the list of books we have available.

OTCC Library