TSS2025 Call for Workshops

Call for Presentations to TSS2025ATN

  Please read ALL information prior to submitting proposal.   Proposals are due June 30, 2024! #TSS2025ATN will have both an in-person and virtual portion to the conference, similar to 2024, and scheduled as follows: The In-person portion of the conference will be from Sunday, Feb 16– Tues, Feb 18, 2025.  Pre-conference (Academy Day) ½-day workshops […]

Movies that Matter: Paper Tigers – A Discussion with Jim Sporleder

Movies that Matter - Paper Tigers

ATN is commemorating Children’s Mental Health Month (May) and PTSD Month (June) with three Movies that Matter.  On May 11, ATN gathered for a Q&A with Jim Sporleder, the retired principal of Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, WA who is now a trauma-informed coach, consultant, and speaker. Lincoln is the subject of the […]

My Why: Healing from Trauma

My introduction to ATN was not as an educator, but as a survivor of childhood trauma. I had recently retired from a 40-year career in education and was searching for answers. The previous year, I had found myself on a therapist’s couch where a tsunami of repressed memories buried under layers of dissociative coping skills […]

Tracy’s 50th Birthday Bash

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACY! Thanks for sharing it with ATN! ATN Board Member, Tracy Leonard, decided to make a real impact (and some great memories) by hosting a fundraiser for ATN at Fenestra Winery in Livermore, CA. Many of Tracy’s friends and family, and friends of ATN in Bay Area came together for a night of […]

TSS2024 Call for Workshops —Is Closed

Thank you for the AMAZING interest in submitting a workshop for #TSS2024ATN.  At this time our Call for Workshops is Closed.  Our TSS2024 Agenda should be announced mid- to late- August. Watch this site next April for our call for workshop proposals for TSS2025. #TSS2024ATN will have both an in-person and virtual portion to the […]

TSS2023 was the BEST Trauma-Informed Educators Conference Yet!

Over 1400 educators from all across the United States and at least 4 other countries participated in this conference, now in its 6th year. In Houston, the conference began with an interactive session led by Chazz Lewis (what’s his name? Mr. Chazz!)  Monday’s general session was led by Dr. Lori Desautels and Tuesday’s general session […]

In Memory of Drew Lacefield, LPC, NCC

Drew Lacefield, ATN Board Member Memorial

ATN’s Board of Directors is sad to announce to passing of Drew Lacefield, a trauma-informed therapist, leader and businesswoman from Shawano, WI. Drew joined ATN’s Board of Directors in July 2020, bringing her background of counseling and leadership in local mental health, her previous experience of teaching in urban settings and her love for the […]

4 Sparking weeks for ATN!

4 Weeks of Sparking!

ATN is the chosen non-profit to help celebrate “4 weeks of Sparking” with Epiphany, the creative consultants who have long helped with ATN’s website, social media, branding and other communications needs. Let’s Spark An Epiphany! 50 Weeks of Sparking is a year-long campaign to celebrate Epiphany’s CEO, Christa Nelson, and her 50th birthday. Because Christa works […]

Respectful Ways Trauma-Informed SEL Program Vetted by ATN

Respectful Ways ATN partnership

The Attachment & Trauma Network has partnered with Respectful Ways Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program. Trained ATN staff members updated and approved all 350 written lesson plans and digital materials to be trauma-informed! Respectful Ways offers educator-led modules, and separate student digital modules for children to use at home from any device, including cell phones. Research […]

ATN Wants You . . . To Share Your Story

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The Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) seeks bloggers for the “Our Voices” section of our website, a.k.a. the ATN blog. Not sure if your story fits? Read on to learn more. Parents ATN was originally founded by parents, for other parents. We all have stories to tell, and we all need to know we’re not […]