The Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) is dedicated to providing traumatized children and their families with information about the resources available to help them on their road to healing including: webinars, books, films, free stuff and support tools. Visit the STORE for details.

Resources for Educators

ATN’s Handout on Childhood Trauma’s Impact on Learning


The Heart of Learning and Teaching:  Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success – Ray Wolpow, Ph.D.; Mona M. Johnson, Ed.D., CDP;  Ron Hertel, B.S.;  Susan O. Kincaid, Ph.D.  (FREE link to entire book in .pdf form)

Reaching & Teaching Children who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom – Susan E. Craig, Ph.D.

Lost at School – Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Helping Traumatized Children Learn- Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Help for Billy — book by Heather Forbes, LCSW, of Beyond Consequences Institute

Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Strategies

MindUP – a research-based training program that teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach.

Sound Discipline – a website for both parents and educators about the practice of Positive Discipline.  Free newsletter articles and resources.

FuelEd Schools – training in social/emotional competency and teaching empathy, as well as exploring teachers’ attachment styles

MeMoves – a patented system for teaching self-regulation using music, images and movement.  Both home versions and school versions are available


Websites & Articles

How to Help a Traumatized Child in the Classroom — article by Joyce Dorado, Director of UCSF’s HEARTS program

“Oil and Water: The Attachment Disordered Child in School “- Lawrence B. Smith, LCSW, Attachment Disorder Maryland and ATN Board Member

Navigating Uncharted Waters – an article for School Psychologists about International Adopted Children – Dr. Boris Gindis

Online Resources

Attachment & Trauma Network

National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network

Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh)

A Forever Family

Attach-China International

Child Trauma Academy

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Development

Trauma-Sensitive Schools (TSS) Professional Development is now offered by ATN.  Trauma-informed school professionals and therapeutic parents at ATN can provide training and consultation to your school district. Educators from 4 states have have already utilized these resources.  Call 888-656-9806, ext. 5 and leave your name for more information or complete the form below.

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