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
The rise of dis-ease
Over the last weeks, we have awakened daily to the rising of dis-ease. The blurry edge between fact and fabrication has brought us to question our questions. It has activated the sort of fear that causes toilet paper to be prized ahead of reason and parity.