New Books for 2024

Happy 2024!  We’re back with some incredible trauma-informed, resilience-building books that we at the Attachment & Trauma Network would highly recommend you adding to your reading list. These books run […]

New Year – New Books

If your 2023 New Year’s Resolution is to read more trauma-informed, resilience-building books, we at the Attachment & Trauma Network have a list of some of our favorite reads that […]

Monty’s Day in Court

illustrated cover of courthouse with little boy. Title Monty's Day in Court

Helping children from hard places If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you are either parenting a child from a hard place or know such a child in some […]

Trauma-Informed Educators: Julie’s Reading List

books for trauma-informed educators

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 […]

BRAVE: What I Chose to Tell

What's your story

When I talk about BRAVE: A Personal Story of Healing Childhood Trauma, I sense assumptions from the outset. They are understandable  – after all, the title says it’s about childhood […]

Maybe It Isn’t Depression?

–by Laura Dennis Therapist and author Hilary Jacobs Hendel has blogged for ATN several times this past year, including popular posts such as “Head, Heart, Repeat” and “What Mad Men […]

Give the Gift of Healing Through Literature

–by Janyne McConnaughey, PhD   Manager’s note: A few years ago, I started buying my kids’ Christmas gifts to the mantra “something you want, something you need, something to wear, […]

My Life May Not Be Perfect, But I’m Not Going to Complain About it Any More

By Gari Lister

Too many mornings this spring I have found myself waking up and saying, “My back hurts, I have a headache, I’m tired.” And I can’t even count how often I have picked up the phone and vented about something big . . . or something small. My kids refuse to eat their supplements, my youngest throws a fit (she’s 10), my husband eats the last strawberries . . . you name it, I vent, I complain, I whine. Or let me correct that: I vented, I complained, I whined.