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The ThinkOrphan Podcast

The Think Orphan podcast is hosted by Kelly Stewart, Social Worker and adoptive mom, 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 Kelly will work with you to navigate the issues that affect millions of children and families all over the world
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Oct 17, 2017

In Episode 66, you will hear from Dr. Karen Hutcheson talking with Phil about vicarious resilience and how it relates to the refugee crisis. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 10, 2017

In Episode 65, you will hear from Emily Gray, World Relief’s Senior Vice President of US Ministries, and Durmomo Gary, World Relief’s Support Services Coordinator. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 3, 2017

In Episode 64, you will hear from Jodi Jackson Tucker, Orphan Sunday Coordinator for Orphan Sunday. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 26, 2017

In Episode 63, you will hear from Jeremy Courtney, Founder and Executive Director of Preemptive Love Coalition and author of Preemptive Love. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 19, 2017

In Episode 62, you will hear from Dr. Karen Hutcheson talking with Phil about complex trauma and how it affects children and adults, including those involved in the refugee crisis. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 12, 2017

In Episode 61, you will hear from Mark & Jan Foreman, authors of Never Say No, (Mark) pastor of North Coast Calvary Church, and producer of the film, “Iraq: The Forgotten Hope. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 5, 2017

In Episode 60, you will hear from Steve Haas, Catalyst at World Vision. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Aug 29, 2017

In Episode 59, you will hear from Khalil Sleiman, World Vision’s Humanitarian Response Director in Iraq and Syria. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Aug 22, 2017

In Episode 58, you will hear from Scott Arbeiter, President of World Relief. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Aug 15, 2017

In Episode 57, you will hear from Krish Kandiah, Founder of Home for Good and Author of God is Stranger. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jun 6, 2017

In Episode 56, you will hear from our very own Dr. Karen and Phil. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

May 30, 2017

In Episode 55, you will hear from Peter Greer, President of Hope International. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

May 23, 2017

In Episode 54, you will hear from Jeff Sandefer, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Acton Academy. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

May 16, 2017

In Episode 53, you will hear from Jeff Sandefer, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Acton Academy. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

May 9, 2017

In Episode 52, you will hear from Delia Pop, Director of Programs and Global Advocacy for Hope and Homes for Children. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

May 2, 2017

In Episode 51, you will hear from Delia Pop, Director of Programs and Global Advocacy for Hope and Homes for Children. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Apr 25, 2017

In Episode 50, you will hear from Kent Annan, author of Slow Kingdom Coming and Co-Director of Haiti Partners. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Apr 18, 2017

In Episode 49, you will hear from Dr. Sharen Ford, Focus on the Family’s Program Director of Adoption & Orphan Care. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Apr 11, 2017

In episode 48, you will hear from Tom Lukasik, 4KIDS of South Florida’s VP of Community Engagement. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Apr 4, 2017

In Episode 47, you will hear from Michael Miller, Producer of Poverty, Inc., and Poverty Cure, and Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Mar 28, 2017

In Episode 46, you will hear from Michael Miller, Producer of Poverty, Inc., and Poverty Cure, and Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com 

Mar 21, 2017

In Episode 3, we talk about micro-enterprise and poverty alleviation with Peter Greer, President of HOPE International, and how breaking the cycle of poverty preserves, strengthens families, and prevents children from becoming orphans. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Mar 14, 2017

In Episode 44, you will hear some of our favorite moments from Season 2, during which our guests talked with us about many topics, including:

  • The importance of fathers in the lives of kids from hard places and every other child in the world
  • Great advice to adoptive and foster parents, adoptees, prospective adoptive or foster parents, and everybody who love any of these people or wants to know how they can better love orphaned and at-risk children (so pretty much everyone)
  • How to really connect with kids from hard places, whether biological children, adopted children, or other children in our lives
  • Orphanages, short-term missions, deinstitutionalization, human trafficking, orphan prevention, family preservation, maternal care, addressing the effects of trauma, and other hot topics in orphan care
  • How we can really communicate and work with each other when it seems that we are so far apart in our beliefs and convictions
  • How we can effectively engage in all the suffering and injustice in our world
  • How all of these issues are interconnected and need to be addressed in concert with each other

For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Mar 7, 2017

[ This episode is a recast from October 11th, 2016 ]

In today's episode, you will hear wisdom from Dr. Mandy Howard, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Samford University, who worked with Dr. Karyn Purvis at the TCU Institute of Child Development for several years. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Feb 28, 2017

In Episode 42, you will hear some of our favorite moments from Season 1, during which our guests talked with us about many topics, including:  

  • How we can advocate for orphaned and vulnerable children and work together to alleviate the orphan crisis
  • How we can help to prevent the proliferation of orphaned and vulnerable children by working to alleviate poverty, strengthen families, and disciple young men and women
  • Orphanages, short-term missions, adoption, foster care, mentoring, human trafficking addressing the effects of trauma, and other hot topics in orphan care
  • How all of these issues are interconnected and need to be addressed in concert with each other
  • And much more!

For more information, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

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