Childhood trauma is a difficult and painful reality. But Nancy Fisher’s book provides solid principles and engaging stories to create a path that works. One of my favorite things about this book is that it encourages the reader to take action sooner rather than later. It is much more effective to heal childhood trauma when the child is still a child. Highly recommended.
— John Townsend, Ph.D. Best Selling Author of Boundaries, Psychologist and Leadership Coach
Nancy Fisher illuminates life as a foster family, providing valuable insight to raising and healing children through foster parenting. Healing Trauma Through Loving Relationships demonstrates how foster parenting is both a calling and a profession that is vital to the child welfare system.
— Christina Morrison, Executive Director Indiana Foster Care and Adoption Association
Nancy and her husband, Jim, have been foster and adoptive parents for over 30 years. I have watched this journey unfold, through the ups and downs and watched as Nancy has worked to learn the best ways to love and care for all children. As a therapist who works with foster/ adoptive parents, I have listened as they have also struggled to learn how to love their children and help them heal. This book is a very readable, practical, and understandable guide for those parents who only want to love the most wounded of children. I recommend it for professionals and foster/ adoptive parents who want to understand the children they seek to help and have more ways to do so.
— Lisa Medanic, L.C.P.C.
We have all heard of unconditional love. By sharing her experiences in this book, Nancy has given us examples of how this gift can benefit those who have been through childhood trauma. Her gifts of unconditional love have enabled her to provide many hopeful futures, both now and generations to come.
— Jacqueline Cox, Foster and Adoptive Parent
Beyond the pages of this book lies an extraordinary story of what determination, commitment, and triumph looks like. I laughed, I cried, but more importantly I cheered, Yes! Finally someone gets it. Healing Trauma Through Loving Relationships paints a complete picture of what can be when we stay committed to the process. Thanks to Nancy, we now know there is Hope.
— Lisa S. Hubbard, MSW, LSW, Student Services Coordinator, IU School Of Social Work
Fisher does a masterful job of taking the reader into the world of foster care as only a person on the inside can do. This book is a must read for foster and adoptive parents and those who are contemplating parenting children from the public child welfare system.
— Dr. Gail Folaron, Professor Indiana University School of Social Work