TSS Training in New Jersey – Including New ATN Trainers

July 2017. ATN’s  Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools program hosted a one-day training for educators and community leaders in Bridgewater, NJ. Melissa Sadin, Julie Beem and Stephanie Garde presented at this sold-out professional development training. Calo was the sponsor of this event.

Five educators have been added to ATN’s Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Team, increasing our overall team to 8 trainers who are conducting professional development training across the country as well as speaking at conferences and workshops. All five are ATN members with experience as educators at various levels and many are also parents of children who have been impacted by trauma. Our new trainers are: Rose Cavaliere, Natalie Montfort, Ilene Pawlak, Ralph Rothacker, and Julie Simmons. To learn more about our growing team of trainers, visit www.creatingtraumasensitiveschools.org

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.