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Rehoming: Who’s to Blame?

The story

By now you may have read the headlines such as “YouTuber Myka Stauffer Reveals Adoption Dissolution 2 Years After Welcoming Son Home from China.” You may have even viewed the original adoptive parents’ tearful YouTube video about the “rehoming” of their son,

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Holding Space for Those Impacted by Racial Trauma

This past week has been an exhausting whirlwind of explosive emotions.  If that’s not true for you, you probably haven’t turned on a TV, read the news online or talked to another human about current US events.

In the middle of an already high stress-inducing pandemic, America witnessed a murder captured on cellphone video and played (and replayed) for all to see. 

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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, acting-out,

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Trauma-Informed Resources Available During COVID-19 Quarantine

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”.

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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.

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Tell Us About Your #OneCaringAdult

Hello, friends! I have a request to make of you. ATN is getting ready to launch our 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign titled #OneCaringAdult! Will you help us please?
What we are asking:

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Upcoming Events – Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Staff and volunteers of the Attachment & Trauma Network will be at the following events:

— October 2-5, 2019 – ATTACh Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

— December 2, 2019 – Giving Tuesday – watch ATN’s social media sites for more information!

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Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference – Early Bird Registration NOW!

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ATN’s 3rd Annual Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools will be February 16-18, 2020 in Atlanta, GA at the Hyatt Regency. Join more than 1800 educators from across the country for over 100 workshops, expert keynotes and a powerful movie night!

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Trauma-Informed Educators: Julie’s Reading List

As teachers and students head back to school, a flurry of inquiries has come into ATN about the “best” materials to help our schools create more trauma-informed educators. The Trauma-Sensitive School movement is still young, so in previous years I had a hard time answering that question,

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Complex “Yes/And” Solutions to End Mass Shootings

Just days after one of the bloodiest non-war weekends in US history, thousands have taken to their social media pulpits to preach about mass shootings. Some advocate gun control, mental health services, or an end to racism. Thousands more preach just the opposite, saying guns, mental illness, or racism could not possibly be the cause.

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