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Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.

The Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) is the nation’s oldest parent-led organization supporting families of traumatized children. Formed in 1995 by three adoptive moms who were struggling to raise children with attachment disorders, ATN has grown into the VOICE for traumatized children and their families. 


At the Attachment & Trauma Network, it is our mission to:

Promote healing of traumatized children and their families through support, education and advocacy.

We Believe…

  • We believe that traumatized children and those with attachment disorders can heal.
  • We believe that parents, who are supported and taught therapeutic parenting, are the best healing agents of their traumatized child.
  • We believe that traumatized children need trauma-informed, attachment-focused therapies.
  • We believe that traumatized children learn best in trauma-sensitive schoolswhere strategies are in place to help them feel safe, stay regulated and not be retraumatized or triggered.
  • We believe that providing resources to the families from the start (once a traumatized child has been identified) is the best way to minimize crises and reduce disruptions and potential “rehoming”.
  • We believe that ongoing parent-to-parent support is critical in arming the families with strategies, tools and strength to persevere daily.
  • We believe that “touching trauma at its heart” is more than a slogan…it’s a healing mission.

We Believe in ATN.


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