Student Volunteer Raises Awareness, Funds & Compassion

Erik Woody, a junior at Westfield High School in Massachusetts was challenged by Mrs. Biancuzzo in his Honors ELA class to do a project on something he wanted to do in the future.  Being sure that his future includes a degree in social work and eventually becoming a therapist, Erik began thinking of what his […]

TSS2025 Call for Workshops

Call for Presentations to TSS2025ATN

  Please read ALL information prior to submitting proposal.   Proposals are due June 30, 2024! #TSS2025ATN will have both an in-person and virtual portion to the conference, similar to 2024, and scheduled as follows: The In-person portion of the conference will be from Sunday, Feb 16– Tues, Feb 18, 2025.  Pre-conference (Academy Day) ½-day workshops […]

ATN Joins the National PTA’s Legislative Conference (LegCon)

The Attachment & Trauma Network was invited to join the National PTA’s Legislative Conference (LegCon) to help educate and support the conference’s delegate on the plank in their platform to “promote youth mental health, address childhood trauma and assist families struggling with addiction. Julie Beem, ATN’s Executive Director along with Board Vice President, Kimberly Smathers […]

Rebekah Drumsta

Rebekah Drumsta - ATN Board Member

For over two decades, Rebekah has held a global presence through devoting her efforts to various nonprofits and organizations.  Her background is diverse, including educational and mental health content development, international relations, and public speaking. Currently, Rebekah is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of NPE Friends Fellowship, a global non-profit organization which assists individuals, and […]

Trauma-Informed Certification Coming Soon!

Trauma-Informed Certification - Level 1

ATN’s new Trauma-Informed Certification Program will be launching July 18, 2024. Now’s a great time to plan on a Trauma-Informed Certification from ATN this summer!  Who is this for? ATN’s Certification Program is created for ANYONE who wants  to better understand how trauma impacts children and what we can do to help build safety and […]

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 the gamut of purposes, audiences, and styles.  The one thing they have in common is they’re all based in solid trauma-informed theory and focused on […]

Trauma-Responsive: Definition

We at the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) think it is important to specifically define the terms that are frequently used in the trauma movement.  Being a presence in this field since 1995, we have studied and developed the definitions of Trauma-Aware; Trauma-Informed; Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Responsive as we use them and believe reflect some important […]

Trauma-Sensitive: Definition

We at the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) think it is important to specifically define the terms that are frequently used in the trauma movement.  Being a presence in this field since 1995, we have studied and developed the definitions of Trauma-Aware; Trauma-Informed; Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Responsive as we use them and believe reflect some important […]

Trauma-Informed: Definition

We at the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) think it is important to specifically define the terms that are frequently used in the trauma movement.  Being a presence in this field since 1995, we have studied and developed the definitions of Trauma-Aware; Trauma-Informed; Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Responsive as we use them and believe reflect some important […]

Trauma-Aware: Definition

We at the Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) think it is important to specifically define the terms that are frequently used in the trauma movement.  Being a presence in this field since 1995, we have studied and developed the definitions of Trauma-Aware; Trauma-Informed; Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Responsive as we use them and believe reflect some important […]