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The ThinkOrphan Podcast

The Think Orphan podcast is hosted by Dr. Karen Hutcheson, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Philip Darke, President of Providence World and co-author of In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence. Each week, they discuss the difficult issues and hot topics involved in the global orphan crisis with leading voices from around the world, such as Jedd Medefind, Rick Morton, and Peter Greer. From poverty alleviation and family strengthening, to best practices in caring for orphaned and abandoned children, to human trafficking and mentoring, Phil and Dr. Karen will work with you to navigate the issues that affect millions of children and families all over the world
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Feb 18, 2020

In Episode 142, you will hear from Ruby Johnston, Co-Founder and Director of International Field Operations for Lamb International, and Executive Team Member for World Without Orphans (“WWO”)talking with Phil about: 

  • Ruby’s story to see how she got to be where she is today. 
  • The training work that Ruby does all around the world
  • Why the training her and her husband do more than 300 days a year is so important for all of us to know about
  • Why understanding the distinction between training and capacity building is so important
  • The WWO Road Map and how it can help all of us love OVC with excellence
  • How the orphan care movement has changed over the decades that Ruby has been working to equip OVC organizations
  • What Ruby believes are some of the biggest issues we are facing today in connection with the care of OVC and how we can address them with excellence
  • And so much more! 
 
 
Feb 4, 2020

In Episode 141, you will hear from Mohamed Nabieu (“Nabs”)Child Welfare Programs Liaison for Helping Children Worldwide, talking with Phil about: 

  • His incredible story from being cared for in an orphanage to transitioning orphanages to family-based care 
  • How he has been able to deal with his childhood trauma and now help children who have experienced similar trauma in their lives 
  • Why he loves Mondays and his unorthodox theory about elevators 
  • The good and bad of orphanages, and why he believes that we need to shift our mindsets from orphanages to family-based care 
  • How his organization, Helping Children Worldwide, is working to strengthen families and get orphaned and vulnerable children into families 
  • Why we need to coach the people and not the problems 
  • Why collaboration with people different from us is so important
  • And so much more! 
 
Jan 21, 2020

In Episode 140, you will hear from Mike Berry, author of Honestly Adoption (and a bunch of other books), founder of Confessions of an Adoptive Parent, co-host of the Honestly Adoption Podcast, and adoptive father, talking with Phil about:

  • The why and what of Mike and Kristin’s new book, Honestly Adoption, and what Mike hopes the reader will experience as they read it 

  • The difficult questions we face in adoption and foster care 

  • What it was like for Mike to write this book with his wife 

  • How are personalities impact how we can work together effectively 

  • The importance of hearing from the voices of the adoptees 

  • The importance of self-care in the lives of adoptive and foster families 

  • Mike’s favorite part of the new book 

  • And much more!
Jan 7, 2020

In Episode 139, you will hear from Phil and Dr. Rick talking about some of the cool things that have happened since the end of Season 6, what’s coming up in Season 7, and a few more things that we know you’ll want to hear.

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