Robert Hull Joins ATN’s Advisory Council

June 2017. The Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN), the voice for traumatized children, their families, their schools & their communities since 1995,  is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Hull to their Advisory Council.

Robert Hull, MA, ED, Ed.S, MHS  is an award-winning career educator, special education administrator, professor and school psychologist.  His expertise is in implementing evidence-based, trauma-informed practices into easy-to-implement strategies that lead to desired outcomes. As an administrator at both the system/district and state levels, he implemented reforms in the areas of disproportionality, implementing evidence-based practices and educating traumatized children.

Co-editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, Robert trains and consults with school districts across the US.   He has the rare combination of weaving educational strategies with psychological principles and a public health approach that leads to effective change that actually saves school districts money while improving outcomes.

Robert graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology and obtained graduate degrees in education and public health from Arizona State University, Memphis State University, and John Hopkins School of Public Health.

ATN’s Advisory Council is a group of experts in the areas of Child Development, Early Childhood Trauma, Attachment/Trauma Disorders, Adoption, Trauma-Sensitive Education, At-Risk Youth and other Child Welfare fields related to ATN’s mission.  These advisors support ATN’s mission and lend their wisdom and insight to ATN’s Board of Directors.

Julie has been ATN's Executive Director since 2009. She joined the organization in 2004 after finding incredible support from fellow ATNers when she was searching for answers about her own daughter's early childhood trauma and attachment disorders. Julie leads a staff of passionate professionals and acts as spokesperson for the organization. Prior to ATN, Julie was the president of a marketing and communications consultancy, The Epiphany Group, and has over two decades of experience in professional services marketing, strategic planning and communication strategies. As a graduate of Partners in Policymaking and through personal experience, Julie has garnered a great deal of experience in the areas of special education, school issues, and disabilities advocacy. A published author, Julie wrote a chapter in the EMK Press Adoption Parenting book and was the special needs blogger at for two years. She frequently presents workshops on attachment and trauma to local and national groups. Email Julie. Julie holds an MBA from Avila College in Kansas City and was a Certified Professional Services Marketer. Julie, and her husband Dave, are parents to four (bio, step and adoptive), including their youngest daughter, adopted from China. This daughter’s attachment difficulties and developmental trauma disorder have changed their lives significantly…in amazing ways.


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