Tanya has travelled around the world to share her expertise on Third Culture Kids with international communities in nine countries. She presents material on a range of topics related to cross-cultural life, particularly for Third Culture Kids, their parents, teachers, and other support workers. She has been invited to speak to groups around the world.
Seminars are targeted to different audiences, such as TCKs of different ages, parents, teachers, educational support staff, and more. Topics covered include:
- General introduction to Third Culture Kids
- Transition (preparing to leave, or preparing to stay)
- Change, loss and grief
- The range of cross-cultural experiences
- Tips for supporting TCKs well
- Storytelling workshop
In addition, topics can be adapted or prepared especially for particular events. For more information, Tanya can be contacted by email, facebook, or through the contact form.
“Our agency was happy to receive Tanya Crossman to speak to our multi-cultural expatriate community about third culture children (TCKs) in April 2017. First, her correspondence before coming to our country was very professional and prompt in response time. We asked her to lead a workshop to help our adult community understand some of the stages and experiences that third culture children experience. Not only was Tanya able to address these issues due to her research but even more so thanks to her own first hand exposure to many TCKs while working in China. Tanya’s presentation was reassuring to the parents who sometimes can’t understand their children because they can’t always relate to their children since they grew up in a different context. Finally, Tanya gave practical suggestions to help TCKs adapt and make healthy transitions. We knew that it affected our workers when parents were coming up to Tanya and asking questions or sharing their own experiences.”Jerry and Carolyn MoyerWorld Team France Directors