Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this Conference for?
The Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference is designed primarily for educators to learn the strategies and implementation of trauma-informed practices in education. Parents and other people working closely with traumatized children will find many of the workshops helpful. All who are concerned about helping to address the needs of traumatized children in schools and community are encouraged to join us. The primary focus is to ensure that educators leave with an understanding of how early and complex trauma impacts children’s ability to learn and what school systems and educators can do to improve these children’s outcomes.
The 2019 Conference will contain two tracks, adding in-depth discussion beyond the basics. In addition, ATN is adding 3-hour deep-dive sessions along with 75-minute sessions to provide the best experience for attendees.
How do I register for this conference?
How much does it cost to attend the 2019 Conference?
Regular Rate: $460
Hotel and transportation are separate.
Launched and available to registered attendees. You will be emailed right after registration with logon information. Email will be the same that you registered with.
This Conference will sell out. To accommodate a wait list, Purchase Order payments MUST BE RECEIVED and Paid in Full by February 1, 2019 to ensure a slot. Please contact us for more information as soon as possible. Let us know the process your school uses and what you need from us. We will generate an invoice for you.
PayPal processes our debit and credit card orders. Some P-Cards are not accepted.
Continuing Ed Credit available? YES!
Important question: Are you a teacher or a counselor/social worker/therapist? What is available to you DEPENDS on your vocation.
For Teachers Only- Certificates of Attendance will be made available at no additional cost. They will be listed at our Conference website to save on paper.
Counselors, therapists, social workers- We will have our sessions evaluated and listed before the Conference. The cost for the Professional CEUs will be $35. Payment can be made prior to attending or at the Conference. It is highly recommended that you purchase the CEs ahead of time or be prepared to wait in line at the Cashier Table.
January 15, 2019 was the last day for refunds.
Refunds of registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be given if requested prior to January 15. All refunds will be issued at ATN’s discretion either via direct refund through EventBrite/PayPal or via a check mailed to your given address. After January 15, 2019, no refunds will be given. Requests for refunds must be emailed to ATN prior to January 15, 2019.
Registrants are responsible for cancelling/changing their own hotel reservations with the Washington Hilton as well as cancelling/changing their travel.
Our Conference will occur from February 17 to February 19, 2019, regardless of weather conditions. If an attendee chooses not to attend the conference because of inclement weather, we will be unable to provide a refund.
Are there discounts/scholarships available?
- The Robert Hull Memorial Scholarship has been made available in memory of Robert Hull who worked as a school psychologist for the Maryland State Department of Education and for Prince George’s County Public Schools. He was a member of the Advisory Council for The Attachment & Trauma Network and was a passionate advocate for trauma-sensitive schools. He attended our inaugural Conference in 2018 and he is deeply missed.Recipients will receive complimentary Conference Registration and a $500 travel stipend. Recipient must stay at the Conference hotel, the DC Hilton which is not covered by this scholarship.DEADLINE January 20, 2019. Notifications will go out by January 31.
To apply, click here.
- Groups of 10+ from the same school district/organization can contact us about a reduced rate.
- Both Sustaining and Professional ATN members can receive a $50 discount by contacting us for the discount code.
ATN has worked hard to negotiate an affordable conference and hotel room rate.
What does my registration include?
Each conference registration includes:
- access to all plenary sessions
- access to all workshop/breakout sessions
- complementary continental breakfast
- access to our exhibit hall of useful, trauma-informed products and services
- a plated lunch for our Monday luncheon session
How can my organization get an exhibit space at the conference?
Exhibitor Form and Detailed Information- Click HERE
If your organization provides products and services useful to trauma-informed educators and community leaders, we invite you to exhibit at this conference. Outside vendors may be considered if space is available. Exhibit space is available for $500, which includes a 6-foot skirted table and signage, and badge/continental breakfast for one person. If exhibitors wish to attend the conference, a comprehensive package of exhibit table and one full conference registration can be purchased for $750. Contact us.
Additional people who are only staffing the exhibit are free.
Additional people at the exhibit who wish to attend our Conference sessions and participate in the breakfast, lunch, and snacks must purchase a Conference ticket at the current value (early-bird ends Nov 30th!).
How can my organization sponsor this conference?
We anticipate 800-1,000 educators and child-serving professionals from across the country will be attending this conference. There are many opportunities to sponsor the conference, including sponsoring specific events and product placement. Every attendee will be receiving a bag and opportunities are available to place your information in that bag! Contact us to discuss specific opportunities.
Booking a Hotel Room (link to reduced room rates good until January 24, 2019)
ATN has secured a block of rooms at the Washington Hilton for only $169 per night (plus taxes and fees). Please make your reservations soon, using the link below. This incredible rate for this fantastic hotel is available from Sunday, February 17, 2019 to Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Through the link below you can book, modify or cancel hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. One night’s room and tax deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival is will forfeit one night’s room and tax to master.
****Reduced hotel rate ends February 1, 2019.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 is SOLD-OUT at the Hilton. ATN has secured a block of rooms right across the street at the Churchill for Thursday- Saturday nights (February 14-16, 2019). To make reservations for those days, click here.
When purchasing your Conference Ticket, it will ask you to list dietary restrictions for the luncheon. The DC Hilton has been able to provide alternative meals for those with dietary restrictions. When participating in the luncheon on Monday, alert your server to the dietary restriction you listed prior to food service.
Other Travel Details
The Washington metropolitan area is accessible by these three airports
- Ronald Reagan National Airport (Closest to Hotel)
Conference attendees will be provided a discounted self-parking fee at the Washington Hilton of $25.00 per day. If you are commuting, see the Registration Table on the day you attend. Hotel guests should check their bills to make sure you are receiving the reduced rate.
Main Contact Information
firstname.lastname@example.org– for any questions or concerns not answered here. Email is the fastest and easiest way.
888-656-9807, ext. 7 but please leave an email on the message for the fastest response. In January and February, we will be unable to respond to phone calls in a timely fashion. Please use email to contact us. Thank you for your understanding.
Where can I find information about the workshops and speakers?
See our Conference Page for the workshop and speaker schedule.
Is the call for workshops still open?
No, but please check back for our 2020 conference to be held in the Atlanta area in February, 2020! RFPs for 2020 will go out in Spring, 2019.