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Resource Database Interest Form

Are you a trauma-informed, attachment focused professional interested in a listing in our new Resource Directory? 

Complete this form and we will  contact you for detailed information in the coming weeks, once the directory construction is complete.

We are grateful to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for funding the development of this online directory.

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Scar Tissue and What the Brain Believes

–by Julie Beem
In early October I fell and broke my left knee cap (annihilated it into pieces is a more accurate description).  The skillful surgeon put Humpty Dumpty back together again, but I was ordered to remain immobile for six weeks while my old bones decided to knit back together.

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Coming Soon to the ATN Blog…

So last week I got all clever talking about “Trauma Tuesday,” only to have this Tuesday be, well, traumatic! Have no fear, though. The blog will be back this weekend with a new post from ATN‘s very own Julie Beem, writing about scar tissue and what our brains believe.

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15 Gifts that Promote Attachment and Bonding

–by Sara Borgstede (originally posted on the author’s blog, The Holy Mess, on November 14, 2017)

Have you recently given birth to a baby or brought a new family member into your home through foster care or adoption? Maybe you are a relative or friend looking for Christmas gifts for a new little one in your life. I’m thrilled to bring you this guide to gifts that promote attachment and bonding.

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It’s Not Always Depression, Sometimes It’s the Holidays

–by Hilary Jacobs Hendel

There are many myths and “shoulds” about how families and holidays should be: Families should love each other. Families should get along. Holidays should be fun…To name but a few. The fact is: Many people do not have happy families,

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Head. Heart. Repeat.

–by Hilary Jacobs Hendel, originally published on the author’s blog, May 17, 2016
Manager’s note: I’ve lately been in a particularly tough and sometimes dark place as a trauma mama, partly with my kids’ stuff, partly with my own.

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Facing the mess as me

–by Laura Dennis, originally published on the author’s own blog, Les Pensées du chat noir

[This is not the ATN post of the week, but rather an explanation of why it isn’t (yet) here. And after last week’s post on caregiver stress, I thought this could maybe be of help to some.

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Residential Treatment: When Holding On Means Letting Go

–by Sara Borgstede

This was originally posted on the author’s website, The Holy Mess – Balancing Faith, Family, and Fitness, on June 4, 2017.

As we drive through the beautiful rolling hills of western New York,

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The Feeling of Not Enough

 Manager’s note: another great post from therapist and writer Hilary Jacobs Hendel, originally published back in July. Many people carry the same wounds Mike has. Kids impacted by trauma carry them at least a thousand-fold.

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Summer Survival

–by Lorraine Fuller

Summer can be difficult for parents of special needs kids. The schedules are different, it’s hot outside, and there is no school. Some parents don’t get a break.

I’m one of those parents. I used to love summer, but parenting a child with trauma and attachment issues has made summers difficult.

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