ATN advocates for policies, legislation, increased awareness and system change that:
- provide/increase trauma-sensitive, attachment-focused resources and supports for traumatized children and those with attachment disorders.
- support families (adoptive, foster, step and bio) — their rights, their safety, and their importance in healing the hearts of traumatized children.
- align with ATN’s beliefs and mission.
ATN’s advocacy efforts include raising awareness in communities and nationally about the needs of traumatized children for therapeutic interventions and therapeutic parenting, as well as providing input into legislation that impacts traumatized children and their families. This frequently includes policies in mental health, child welfare, education and adoption/foster care.
Everyone can be involved. ATN maintains an active Facebook group — ATN Advocates — where members and interested advocates share ideas, news, and other information. While ATN Advocates is open to all, we encourage you to support ATN through an active membership and/or direct donations, which are how our programs are funded.
Sign up to be part of the group or email Toni Hoy, our Advocacy Leader.