Speaker on Trauma and Child Development

Saint Mary’s College is proud to welcome Nancy Fisher, MSW, LCSW, to speak on “The Impact of Trauma on Child Development” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 in Stapleton Lounge of Le Mans Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Office of Civic and Social Engagement and the Department of Social Work. (Download a campus map at saintmarys/map.)

Fisher’s background in social work is wide and varied. She worked as a post adoption services supervisor for northern Indiana with Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY). She served as vice president of family services at White's Residential & Family Services, Inc. in Wabash, Indiana. In addition, Fisher served as a foster parent trainer for the State of Indiana and coordinated an independent living program. Fisher has served on many state boards and committees dealing with child welfare issues, including the Governor’s Commission on Abused and Neglected Children and the Indiana Foster Care and Adoption Association. Currently Fisher serves on the Board of the Indiana Association of Adoption and Child Care Issues. She and her husband have been foster parents for more than 25 years, caring for over 70 children, adopting three.

The talk is part of the Saint Mary’s College Cross Currents Program’s Collegiate Speakers Series, funded by the Lilly Endowment’s Initiative to Promote Opportunities through Educational Collaborations.