Meet Jenna

Jenna Lichter, PhD

Dr. Jenna Lichter is a life-long educator who has taught at the middle school, high school, and post-secondary level.  She joins ATN with significant expertise in educational assessment and higher education leadership, nonprofit organizations and youth at risk.  She has a wide range of teaching experiences, including high schools, middle schools, a state youth correctional […]

Jennifer Wheelehon

Jennifer Wheelehon, Board Member

Jennifer Wheelehon has over  20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, relationship building, event planning and fundraising.  She has spent much of her career connecting individuals and businesses with organizations to meet philanthropic, volunteer, marketing, and community engagement goals.  Since 2018, Jennifer has been the Director of Membership & Marketing for the Central Rhode Island […]

ATN’s COVID-19 Response

Making a Difference in a Time of Dis-Ease

TOUCHING TRAUMA AT ITS HEART EMPOWERING TRAUMA-INFORMED FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES You are not alone 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, […]

The RISE from Trauma Act – an Important Reason to Contact Your Senators

US Capitol Building - Advocacy

UPDATE 9/27/21: The RISE from Trauma Act is still in committee…now is a GREAT time to reach out to your Senators to get them behind this legislation. Six senators are sponsoring this bipartisan bill at this point. See below on how you can reach out. Now, before Congress heads into an August recess, is a […]

ATN Announces New PD Collaborative

ATN's PD Collaborative

The Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) is pleased to launch our Professional Development Collaborative (PD Collaborative), a highly talented group of trauma-informed educational experts available to provide PD training, consultation and support to school districts and organizations embarking on becoming trauma-informed. These professionals embody expertise in all facets of trauma-informed care and systems implementation including: […]

ATN Member Book Study: What Happened to You?

What Happened to You

THIS BOOK STUDY HAS ENDED. Calling all ATN Members to join in the discussion of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Dr. Bruce Perry & Oprah Winfrey. This 5-session book discussion will be led by ATN staff over Zoom – so grab your book and computer or tablet and join […]

In Memory of Drew Lacefield, LPC, NCC

Drew Lacefield, ATN Board Member Memorial

ATN’s Board of Directors is sad to announce to passing of Drew Lacefield, a trauma-informed therapist, leader and businesswoman from Shawano, WI. Drew joined ATN’s Board of Directors in July 2020, bringing her background of counseling and leadership in local mental health, her previous experience of teaching in urban settings and her love for the […]

Meet Michele

Michele Nigliazzo, JD is an attorney whose 25-year career has included practicing in Utah, Missouri and Texas. Upon the adoption of her fourth child, who experienced extensive trauma and neglect, Michele realized children deserve powerful representation in court. As a result, she changed her practice from intellectual property law to children’s trauma issues. As a […]

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

The Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc (ATN) is very excited to announce that Dr. Bessel van der Kolk as our special guest speaker at the 4th Annual Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference, Feb 15-18, 2021. He will speak on Monday, February 15 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Dr. van der Kolk has spent […]

Join Us for #ATNCares on Giving Tuesday

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  ATN will once again take part in the nationwide Giving Tuesday Campaign. Focusing on #OneCaringAdult, ATN is spotlighting the importance that a caring adult who is present and nurturing can have on the life of EVERY child to build healthy attachment and resilience.  This year, more than […]