Thriving Families: A Trauma-Informed Guidebook for the Foster and Adoptive Journey (Hardcover)

Thriving Families: A Trauma-Informed Guidebook for the Foster and Adoptive Journey By Jennifer Ranter Hook, Joshua N. Hook, Lisa Qualls (Foreword by) Cover Image
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A practical roadmap for foster and adoptive families

Caring for children is deeply important to the heart of God, and adoption and foster care are important callings that connect to God's heart for children and families. But this road isn't always easy. It's important that foster and adoptive parents prepare to address their children's history of trauma, separation, and disrupted placements, which can lead to mental health, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. It is also important to understand how this journey shapes and influences our children. We cannot ignore the deep feelings and questions that children experience as they try to understand their story. How can we help them navigate their identity, and sit with them in the unknowns of their story or the grief and loss that comes up?
Drawing on the latest science and research on trauma, attachment, sensory processing difficulties, cultural competence, and grief and loss, authors Josh and Jenn Hook provide a trauma-informed approach to help adoptive and foster families--and the church called to care for the vulnerable in our midst--to help their children heal, grow, and thrive.

About the Author

Jenn Ranter Hook is the founder and executive director of Replanted. She previously worked as a trauma therapist for children and adolescents in foster care. She speaks frequently on topics related to adoption and foster care support, mental health, and trauma. She is the author of Replanted: Faith-Based Support for Foster and Adoptive Families, and lives in Dallas, TX with her husband Josh. Joshua N. Hook, PhD is an associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of North Texas and is a licensed clinical psychologist (LCP). He has written four books, including Replanted: Faith-Based Support for Foster and Adoptive Families. He blogs regularly about psychology and faith at He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Jenn.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781513810485
ISBN-10: 1513810480
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
Publication Date: January 17th, 2023
Pages: 216
Language: English