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