ATN’s COVID-19 Response

TOUCHING TRAUMA AT ITS HEART

EMPOWERING TRAUMA-INFORMED FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES

You are not alone

ATN knows that the social distancing going on now can be VERY unsettling for our children impacted by trauma.  Their early adversities cause them heightened anxiety when there are changes and when the adults in their world seem tense.  Yet, we also have opportunities to increase connection, enhance our relationship with our children and model how to stay regulated when things are not “normal”. (updated last: April 29, 2020)

Zoom Support Chats

NOTICE: Join us for "It's Ok to NOT Be OK" Zoom Room Chats

ATN’s “It’s Ok to NOT Be OK” Zoom Room Chats Summer Schedule:   Drop in Support for PARENTS on the following dates/times in June:  

Fri, June 12- 3:30 – 5 pm eastern ( 12:30 – 2 pm pacific)

Tues, June  23 – 8:30 – 10 pm eastern (5:30-7 pm pacific). 

(Educator support chats will resume in fall.)

 

FAMILIES:

Here are tips we have for Families during our shelter-in-place with children who have been impacted by trauma and by attachment disorders:

Tips for Families

EDUCATORS & PARENTS SCHOOLING AT HOME:

Looking for trauma-informed and SEL resources online, check these out:

A comprehensive webinar from National School Board Association and ATN: Navigating Virtual Education — with Calm, Connectedness and Compassion

Tips for Schooling

More Covid-19 Resources

Recent Posts

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Hitting Pause

The day it all shut down

The migraine started around 2 a.m., following a late-night 3-hour drive. I took the pill I’d been prescribed and fell asleep. In the morning, I went for a massage. Some of the tension eased.

Holding Compassion

Blog manager’s note: Carol sent me these thoughts on compassion a little while back, in the height of “shelter-in-place.” I find it speaks to me now, as we all wonder and work toward whatever’s next in a world forever changed by the coronavirus.

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It’s a Pandemic…So Why is My Child So Calm?

Seriously…I don’t get it

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, some parents have asked ATN, “Why is my child so well-behaved?” They are parenting a child impacted by early trauma, and their experience has been that change often heightens the child’s reactive behaviors (more anger,

Mothering in the Time of Coronavirus

The perils of self-care

One recent sunny afternoon, on approximately the hundredth day of the coronavirus, I decided to take a nap. My youngest, 18, said he was going for a walk. I nodded drowsily and drifted off to sleep.

Wisdom from a Virtual Schooling Mom

Blog Manager’s Note: I don’t know about you, but I know that I have lost count of how many days we’ve been under orders to “shelter in place.” Although absolutely necessary, this isn’t easy, especially as more and more states make the decision to close school doors for the rest of this academic year.

Managing Coronavirus Chaos at Home

How it all got started

It wasn’t exactly what we planned for the spring of 2020. Already, life wasn’t very typical, given that we were living in a multi-generational home. Isolating with an eleven- and fifteen-year-old while their mother continued working took atypical to a whole new level.

Home School in a Stay-Home World

Blog Manager’s Note: Today’s post is about this strange new world in which we all find ourselves learning how to home school. If you’re like me, the possibility had never even crossed your mind in the days and years leading up to COVID-19!