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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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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

Feb 21, 2017

[ This episode is a recast from August 9th, 2016 ]

In today’s episode, we get to hear from Dr. Karen Hutcheson, a Trauma Informed, licensed Clinical Psychologist, Author, adoptive mom and Orphan Care Advocate. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children from “hard places.” Karen is also the Director of Discipleship and Training at Scarlet Hope.

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

Feb 14, 2017

In Episode 40, you will hear from Jon Bergeron, Counselor with Austin Stone Counseling Center and Speaker. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com.

Feb 7, 2017

In this two-part interview, Episodes 38 and 39, we hear from Victor Marx, Founder and President of All Things Possible Ministries, Global Speaker, and High Risk Missions Leader. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jan 31, 2017

In this two-part interview, Episodes 38 and 39, we hear from Victor Marx, Founder and President of All Things Possible Ministries, Global Speaker, and High Risk Missions Leader. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jan 24, 2017

In Episode 37, you will hear from Matt Storer, President/CEO of Vision Trust. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jan 17, 2017

In Episode 36, you will hear from Christa Sharpe, Vice-President of Aftercare for International Justice Mission (IJM). For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com.

Jan 10, 2017

In Episode 35, you will hear from Jason Weber, National Director of Foster Care Initiatives for Christian Alliance for Orphans. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkoprhan.com.

Dec 13, 2016

In Episode 34, you will hear from Tara Vanderwoude, Social Worker, Advocate, and Educator. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Dec 6, 2016

In Episode 33, you will hear from Diana Prykhodko, Ambassador for Father’s House. For full shown notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 29, 2016

In Episode 32, you will hear from Phil Tuttle, President of Walk Thru The Bible. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 22, 2016

[ This episode is a recast from May 24th, 2016 ]

In this episode, Ruslan Maliuta, International Facilitator of the World Without Orphans movement shares how an idea became a movement. He is a tireless advocate for the fatherless, devoted to making a world without orphans. What if we could live in a world without orphans? For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 15, 2016

In Episode 30, you will hear from Ian Forber-Pratt, Program Director of Centre of Excellence in Alternative Care of Children and Founder of Foster Care India. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 8, 2016

In Episode 27, you will hear from Gabe Lyons, Founder of Q and Author of Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

 

Nov 1, 2016

Episode 27, you will hear from Troy Livesay, Co-Director of Heartline Ministries in Haiti, talking with Phil about:

  • Heartline Ministries’ incredible work in Haiti with mothers, men, and vulnerable children.
  • How we need to deal with the fundamental, root causes, not just the symptoms
  • How Heartline does its child sponsorships in connection with family preservation
  • How orphanages can potentially hurt orphaned and vulnerable children more than they help them
  • How “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” relates to Heartline’s work
  • How we can do short-term trips better

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

Oct 25, 2016

In Episode 27, you will hear from Dwight “Transparent” Taylor, Sr., International Empowerment Speaker, Manhood Advocate, Coach, BET Music Matters Winner, and ESPN Featured Hip-Hop Artist. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 18, 2016

In Episode 26, Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, pastor, and adoptive father, shares with us about:

  • Why Dr. Moore is so passionate about adoption and loving orphaned and vulnerable children around the world with excellence
  • The importance of a “whole life” ministry and message to our world today
  • How to engage the culture and others who disagree with you in a gospel-driven manner
  • The importance of men’s involvement in the orphan care movement

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

Oct 11, 2016

In Episode 25, 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 www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 4, 2016

In Episode 24, you will hear a conversation between Rebecca Nhep, ACCI’s CEO of International Programs (accimissions.org.au), and Todd Guckenberger, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries (back2back.org), about some important issues orphan care is facing today. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 27, 2016

In Episode 23, you will hear from Pastor Billiance Chondwe, CEO of Together Africa Without Orphans and visionary behind the Orphan Sunday movement. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 20, 2016

In Episode 22, you will hear from Jamie Ivey, host of the podcast The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. Jamie is an adoptive Mom, speaker, advocate and author. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

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