November 2015. A broad coalition of advocacy groups – including the Attachment & Trauma Network – is urging the state of Georgia to transform its separate and unequal educational program serving thousands of children with behavioral disabilities into a system …

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by: Melissa Sadin At ATN we believe that early childhood trauma and attachment disruption impacts brain development. A study found that children living in an Eastern European orphanage had larger more reactive amygdalae and smaller hippocampal volume than children in …

I Believe Square Pegs Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools Read more »

by:  Julie Beem The holidays are a time to focus on what we believe.  Do you believe in Santa Claus?  Peace on Earth?  Practicing Gratitude? Family as The Most Important Thing? Well, you can believe all of these things and …

If You Believe Read more »

by:  Melissa Sadin The idea that our words have the power to wound might be as old as time itself. In the Bible it is said, “For in many things we offend in word….”  Many of us grew up with …

Trauma Informed and The Power of Words Read more »

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote everyday, about the kind of community you want to live in. – Unknown by:  Julie Beem Everyday, I get up and …

Everyday, I Get Up and Go to Work . . . Read more »

by:  Julie Beem Ok – this is a strange topic for the Executive Director to blog about. Yes, I’m biased. But here’s the deal…I pay my annual Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) membership dues each year because I know what …

Why I Always Renew My ATN Membership Read more »