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ATN Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference

Calling all trauma-informed educators and community leaders interested in presenting at the 4th annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference, currently scheduled for February 14-16, 2021 in Atlanta, GA.  This conference hosts over 1700 teachers, counselors, administrators, parents and child advocates from across the United States – the largest gathering of trauma-informed educators in the world!

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One in 1000

Empowering families, schools & communities

ARE YOU 1 IN 1000?

[su_row][su_column size=”2/3″]The Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) has been passionately and compassionately helping children impacted by trauma and their families since 1995. But, its not enough…we can’t reach every child and every family who needs our help.

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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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Live from #CTSS2019!

I don’t think this the most beautifully written post I’ve ever created. I do think it might be one of the most important.

Here’s why.

I am the most exhausted and energized I have been in a very long time!

Exhausted because…

I flew into Washington,

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ATN: The Power of Community

[N]ext week, I will speak for the second time at the Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference, where my topic will be “Behavior through the Lens of Attachment, Trauma, and Dissociation.”

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Is the CTSS2019 Conference for Parents? No…and Yes!

Countless longtime members of ATN are parenting children severely impacted by early trauma. They may carry the painful memories of searching far and wide for trauma-informed resources, as do many who serve on ATN’s staff and board. Each year, members ask whether or not parents should attend ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools (CTSS) Conference.

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2018 Parenting Summit

Our Free Summit has ended.

Thank you to the thousands of you who came and participated.

After Friday, November 16, the Summit will be available in our store.

Watch interviews with parenting experts and experienced therapeutic parents from around the country.

Experts include:

  • Dr.

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Healing Hearts Series

Join ATN’s Julie Beem and Lorraine Schneider throughout 2017 as we interview ATN’s  Professional Members about their programs, expertise, and insights into parenting traumatized children and helping hearts to heal.

This is a FREE “Members Only” benefit and can be seen.  Members, contact us for password information.

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What NATA DAY is Not!

Sons 2014By:  D Craig Peterson

NATA Day is coming June 19th. Let me tell you what it’s not.

It’s “not a” day to be alone. All families need support. Wear a blue ribbon and tell others what it means.

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The BoarderBy:  D Craig Peterson

A film can be powerful – especially in giving victims a voice. Think Precious or Schindler’s List. But could a 100-minute dramatization show the challenges of parenting severely unattached children?

The answer is yes.

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