By: Craig Peterson

Two Little BoysAlex and Travis are biological siblings. In 2001, they needed a home. One was nine and the other ten.

I wanted to help. I felt called.

Since I had done well with my first four children – all diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, I thought these two would be easier to parent. Both were high functioning and personable.

October 15, 2014 by:  Gari Lister Christine Moers:  Homeschooling a Child with Attachment Trauma As part of ATN‘s Educating Traumatized Children Summit, Christine Moers, a parent of both adopted and biological children and a parent coach, spoke about the benefits of …

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October 14, 2014 by:  Gari Lister Through Wednesday, ATN is keeping open several of the most-requested interviews presented as part of its Educating Traumatized Children Summit, and we in the Blog want to help keep readers talking, so for the …

Dr. Susan Craig: Integrating Trauma Sensitive Best Practices in Your Classroom Read more »

October 9, 2014 by:  Lorraine Schneider This interview was part of ATNs Educating Traumatized Children Summit (Day 10). Bob Burroughs, PhD:  School in an Attachment-Focused Residential Program First, do no harm. That’s what Bob Burroughs, head of the school at …

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October 4, 2014 by:  Gari Lister This interview was part of ATN’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit (Day 5). Lark Eshleman, PhD:  Curriculum and the Traumatized Child Lark Eshleman explains that school curriculum — both reading and assignments — can often …

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October 3, 2014 by:  Lorraine Schneider This interview was presented as part of ATN’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit (Day 4). Larry Smith, LCSW-C:  Does the Child in My Classroom have RAD?  I believe that Larry Smith hit the nail on the …

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October 2, 2014 by:  Gari Lister The interviews on Day 3 of  ATN’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit are all about helping kids learn to regulate themselves — and be regulated enough to not only learn in school, but succeed in …

Jody McVittie: How to Teach Self-Regulation and Why You Should Read more »

October 1, 2014 by:  Gari Lister Today I am delighted to highlight one of the fabulous interviews from the second day of ATN‘s Educating Traumatized Children Summit. And this one is totally near and dear to my heart because it …

Melissa Sadin: ADHD vs. Trauma: When The Duck in Your Class Roars like a Lion Read more »

September 30, 2014 by:  Gari Lister I am delighted to be able to share some thoughts on the very substantive and insightful interview of Joel Ristuccia, Ed.M, from the Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative.  His interview was …

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September 30, 2014 by:  Gari Lister So — wow! — ATN‘s Educating Traumatized Children Summit kicked off with some blockbuster interviews today! Throughout the Summit, the ATN Blog will bring you some of the insights the nearly two dozen experts …

Dr. Robert Anda: Childhood Adversity – the Nation’s Largest Public Health Crisis Read more »