About Nancy!

Nancy L. Thomas

Nancy L. Thomas

Nancy L. Thomas is most widely recognized for her work with helping challenging children overcome emotional and physical abuse situations. Mrs. Thomas is the President of Families by Design, an organization that provides information about attachment and bonding issues, educates the public about Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), and offers educational materials and seminars. Nancy Thomas founded Families by Design over a decade ago, capitalizing on her then already impressive history working with at-risk and troubled youth. Mrs. Thomas operates Families by Design out of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, directing family camps for challenging children, carrying out phone consultations, and supporting parents, mental health professionals, and teachers.

Mrs. Thomas began working with children as a Therapeutic Parenting Specialist in 1974. She later went on to become a Professional Therapeutic Parent, encountering and treating children with all manner of afflictions. Her experiences led Nancy Thomas to write the seminal work “When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder,” which many experts considered one of the most comprehensive guides to challenging children at the time. Mrs. Thomas furthered her literary career by co-authoring the broad ranging book, “The Handbook of Attachment Interventions,” with many other field experts. Together, these books have changed countless lives, and in conjunction with her CD/DVD materials, Nancy has helped numerous broken families heal.

Aside from her work with Families by Design, Nancy Thomas is the Founder and Chairman of the Board for SAVY, Inc. In keeping with the spirit of Mrs. Thomas’ work, SAVY was founded to Stop America’s Violent Youth.