Compliance to Compassion: ATN & AASR Support Teachers in Virtual Event

Compliance to Compassion October 14, 2022

The past two years have been so very challenging.  As we start yet another school year, we know that we’ve seen an increase in stress-related/trauma-related behaviors.  The focus on “managing” behavior in many schools is failing children and the educators who serve them.  This full-day virtual event will focus on hope, reframing our lenses and compassionate […]

CTIPP Policy Announcement


ATN is excited to announce that the US House Appropriations Committee has included $1 billion toward school mental health staff and language for trauma-informed schools.  The bill is headed toward the US House for a full vote and then on to the Senate. The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice (CTIPP) was instrumental in getting […]

Secretary Cardona Addressed Largest Gathering of Trauma-Informed Educators Ever at #TSS2022ATN

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona addressed over 4,000 educators at the 5th Annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference  on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022.  The conference was held both in Houston, TX and virtually.  Sec. Cardona joined via internet to impart the importance of trauma-informed education strategies and the need for collective care among those currently […]

UPDATE: ATN Board of Directors approves Pandmic Response for In-Person Conference

Updated Pandemic Policy for ATN’s In-Person CTSS Conference This week, ATN’s Board of Directors set the policy for #TSS2022ATN.  All In-Person Conference activities will follow this policy. More information will follow regarding uploading of vaccination information. Download Policy Text HERE ATN’s Pandemic Response for In-Person Conference Attendance – Updated December 8, 2021 The Attachment and […]

5th Annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference

February 20-25, 2022 Registration is OPEN for both the In-Person (in Houston, TX) and Virtual portions of this conference. Sponsors & Exhibitors…we have so many opportunities to reach the thousands of educators involved in our conference. Join us on Sunday for one of three enlightening Pre-Conference Sessions (1/2 day), our Calm Kits in the Community […]

ARPA provides $122B Funding…Now is the time to Trauma-Inform Your School

teachers explore trauma-informed options

Through the passage of three stimulus bills in 2020 and 2021, Congress provided over $190B in relief funding to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) – $122B coming through the latest act:  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  This funding passes through the state educational agencies with 90% of the money going to […]

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 […]

What ‘Resilient’ Means to Me

scrabble tiles spelling resilient on a purple background

Is Larissa resilient? (And does she have ADHD?) Larissa has a writing assignment–2-3 pages–due by the end of today. She understands the topic and knows what she wants to say, so she opens her notebook, picks up her pen, and  I can’t work without music. Larissa picks up her phone, checks her DMs, then scrolls […]

CTSS2019: A Packed House!

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 […]

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. This year’s Educator Award went to Dr. Mona Johnson who oversees the behavioral health of all students at all the […]