In case you haven’t heard, one of the most popular ways to get involved in the National Attachment Trauma Awareness (NATA) Day is to host or attend a Viewing Party.  The NATA Day partners have made four films available for …

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by:  Gari Lister My middle daughter has started to follow in her older sister’s footsteps and taken to hiding in her room.  Oh, she’s not literally hiding — she’s “cleaning” it or she’s “reading”.  But it takes hours, doesn’t seem …

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by:  Gari Lister I think one of the most challenging elements to having multiple children who suffered early trauma is the dance of building both a cohesive family  and one-on-one connections with each child. My younger girls no longer have …

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by:  Gari Lister As the mom to three kids from trauma backgrounds, I find that my therapeutic toolbox needs frequent updates!  My girls are very different, and the techniques that work with one do not always work with the others. …

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by:  Jane Samuel Like many children from hard places our daughter was diagnosed with sensory issues. As I began to get a grasp on her sensory needs and avoidances and attended OT sessions I kept a running list of what …

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by: Gari Lister Have you read the Attachment & Trauma Network‘s belief statement?  I hadn’t until I went to the board retreat in January, and since then it has inspired me on a daily basis.  It reminds me why ATN …

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by:  Gari Lister Yesterday’s Good Morning America featured a story on co-sleeping based on controversy a blogger sparked when she admitted to sharing a bed with her six year old son.  The piece opened with a clip of a little …

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