2018 Parenting Summit

2018 Parenting Summit

Our Free Summit has ended.

Thank you to the thousands of you who came and participated.

After Friday, November 16, the Summit will be available in our store.

Watch interviews with parenting experts and experienced therapeutic parents from around the country.

Experts include:

  • Dr. Dan Siegel
  • Dr. Ross Greene
  • Karen Buckwalter, LCSW
  • Sarah Naish
  • Billy Kaplan
  • Carrie O’Toole
  • Christine Moers…and more

Topics include:

  • helping children build resiliency
  • overcoming shame
  • structure & safety
  • navigating challenges at school; and more.




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 Adoptionblogs.com 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.