Adoption Today’s June Issue on Attachment & Trauma Now Available…for FREE

June 2017. Don’t miss Adoption Today magazine’s FREE June issue on Attachment & Trauma.  To address the long-term effects of abuse and neglect on children, including trauma and attachment issues, Adoption Today has dedicated its entire June issue to helping foster and adoptive parents meet the needs of children who have been affected by early trauma.

“Every day we hear stories of families struggling to find support and resources for children they adopted who previously experienced abuse and neglect in their birth homes, in foster care or in orphanages,” said Kim Phagan-Hansel, editor of Adoption Today and Fostering Families Today. “We want to provide families a no-cost way to access information that will enhance their parenting techniques and locate the specialized therapists and support organizations that can help them meet the needs of their children.”

Understanding how critical information on attachment and trauma is for families, Adoption Today is giving the entire 76-page June issue away for free on its website at

Check out the article by ATN Members on page 40, “How We Knew…And What We Did About It” – a roundtable discussion of parents reflecting how they recognized the attachment disorder & trauma symptoms in their own children and strategies they’ve pursued that have been helpful.

Julie has been ATN's Executive Director since 2009. She joined the organization in 2004 after finding incredible support from fellow ATNers when she was searching for answers about her own daughter's early childhood trauma and attachment disorders. Julie leads a staff of passionate professionals and acts as spokesperson for the organization. Prior to ATN, Julie was the president of a marketing and communications consultancy, The Epiphany Group, and has over two decades of experience in professional services marketing, strategic planning and communication strategies. As a graduate of Partners in Policymaking and through personal experience, Julie has garnered a great deal of experience in the areas of special education, school issues, and disabilities advocacy. A published author, Julie wrote a chapter in the EMK Press Adoption Parenting book and was the special needs blogger at for two years. She frequently presents workshops on attachment and trauma to local and national groups. Email Julie. Julie holds an MBA from Avila College in Kansas City and was a Certified Professional Services Marketer. Julie, and her husband Dave, are parents to four (bio, step and adoptive), including their youngest daughter, adopted from China. This daughter’s attachment difficulties and developmental trauma disorder have changed their lives significantly…in amazing ways.


During these unprecedented times, ATN is committed to providing trauma-informed, attachment-focused resources.

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