Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the author of the Bottom Line for Baby and co-author (with DanSiegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers —The Whole-Brain Child and No-DramaDiscipline — each of which has been translated into over fifty languages, as well as The YesBrain and The Power of Showing Up.  She is the Founder and Executive […]

Meet Taneesha Thomas

Taneesha Thomas Joins ATN Board of Directors

An educator with a passion for developing trauma-informed leaders, Taneesha is the CEO and Founder of Focused Minds Education Group in Atlanta, GA.  Taneesha’s professional journey has taken her from  high school English teacher to a professional development and leadership facilitator  to owning a firm that supports districts and organizations nationwide to improve climate and […]

Meet Tom Kulesa

Tom Kulesa, Board Member

Tom Kulesa joined the ATN Board of Directors in 2021 and currently serves as Treasurer and is a member of the finance resource committee and board development committee. He has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, financial reporting, fundraising, and corporate governance. Tom also currently serves on the Easter Seals Boston […]

Congratulations Dr. Laura Dennis

Dr. Laura Dennis

The Attachment & Trauma Network congratulates our very own, Dr. Laura Dennis, the 2020 recipient of the William T. Miles Community Service Award. Dr. Dennis is a professor of French language, culture and literature at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. On campus, she has been a guest lecturer and has led students […]

Meet Kirsten Murdoch

Kirsten Murdoch Resource Coordinator

Kirsten is a mother to 4 kids (2 adopted and 2 bio). Kirsten started her career over 20 years ago working for nonprofits and providing support to individuals with special needs. She oversaw a variety of programs and learned that in the nonprofit world you wear many hats. This prepared her better for motherhood! She then […]

Teachers Are Heroes

#ThankATeacher: Help ATN thank teachers for all the hard work they do.

Teachers are Heroes Being a teacher is more challenging than ever before. Teachers have long been the adults who care for, protect and inspire the next generation. This year, they’re laying their lives on the line and innovating like never before. In short…teachers are heroes. The impact a teacher can make is more important than […]



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! Our Call for […]

Listen to Your NonProfit Life Podcast

Supporting Parents Remotely Since 1995

Julie Beem, ATN’s Executive Director was the featured non-profit leader of Episode 9 of Your NonProfit Life. Listen in to hear how ATN has survived, evolved, and ultimately thrived these past 25 years, and why Julie takes this “work of the heart” so seriously. My guest’s life changed completely when she and her husband, already […]

Grants to fund Online Directory & Parenting Resources

Register for TSS conference

The Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. (ATN) is honored to receive a grant through the Conrad N. Hilton foundation for improving and developing resources for children and families impacted by early childhood trauma.  The $250,000 grant will be focused on accomplishing two things in 2020: The development of a comprehensive, searchable directory of trauma-informed professionals […]

Trauma-Informed Resources Available During COVID-19 Quarantine

Trauma-Informed Resources Available During COVID-19 Quarantine

ATN knows that the social distancing going on now can be VERY unsettling for our children impacted by trauma.  Their early adversities cause them heightened anxiety when there are changes and when the adults in their world seem tense.  Yet, we also have opportunities to increase connection, enhance our relationship with our children and model […]