Trauma-Informed Resources Available During COVID-19 Quarantine

Trauma-Informed Resources Available During COVID-19 Quarantine

ATN knows that the social distancing going on now can be VERY unsettling for our children impacted by trauma.  Their early adversities cause them heightened anxiety when there are changes and when the adults in their world seem tense.  Yet, we also have opportunities to increase connection, enhance our relationship with our children and model how to stay regulated when things are not “normal”. (updated last: April 29, 2020)

NOTICE:  ATN is hosting “It’s Ok to NOT Be OK” Zoom Room Chats starting this Friday, March 27, 3-5 pm eastern; 12-2 pm pacific.  Parents, caregivers, teachers invited – drop in for support during those times.  Login link is: https://zoom.us/j/431592502

FAMILIES:

Here are tips we have for Families during our shelter-in-place with children who have been impacted by trauma and by attachment disorders:

Check out this video Tracy Leonard with Prezi Video made of ATN’s Covid-19 Infographic. 

Resources from Chaddock:  Pandemic Parenting: Free Resources to Encourage Families

Resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for parents.

Resources from Harvard’s Center for the Developing Child – What is COVID-19?

Feeling anxious yourself?  This is a great website for everyone: Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety – Shine

EDUCATORS & PARENTS SCHOOLING AT HOME:

Looking for trauma-informed and SEL resources online, check these out:

A comprehensive webinar from National School Board Association and ATN: Navigating Virtual Education — with Calm, Connectedness and Compassion

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.

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