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Akin, Trauma, and Mindfulness in School

A Mindfulness room gone wrong

About a month ago, I read Emma Donoghue’s novel, Akin, the story of an unlikely duo, both touched by childhood trauma: an 11-year-old boy named Michael and his great-uncle, Noah. Michael’s father–Noah’s nephew–died of an overdose, while his mother is imprisoned for a drug-related offense.

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ATN: Why and How to Get Connected

How much do you know about ATN? As a new member of the Attachment and Trauma Network Board of Directors, I have discovered some amazing things. I knew some of this from joining ATN two years ago and speaking at the first two Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conferences.

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CTSS2019: A Packed House!

ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference 2019 exceeded
expectations in so many ways The program grew from just over 500 attendees last
year to over 1200 educators this year from every state in the US and several
countries around the world.  Over 70
workshops were full (sometimes too full) and conference-goers could take
advantage of 11 Deep Dive sessions (3-hour workshops that looked deeper into a

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2019 Touching Trauma at Its Heart Awards

Each year, ATN honors some of the best in trauma-informed
care and awareness with our Touching Trauma at Its Heart Awards.  The awards are given in three
categories:  School Award, Parent Award
and Educator Award.

Dr. Mona Johnson accepts the Educator Award from Dr.

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