At the Attachment & Trauma Network, it is our mission to:
Support families parenting children with trauma and/or attachment issues through education, mentoring, advocacy, and local/regional resources, and to develop awareness of trauma and attachment-related issues in all child centered environments (schools, doctors offices, foster/adopt community, legislative).
Results: 2012 has been a busy year as we are using our Pepsi Refresh grant to launch our ATN Learning Center in June. We established a scholarship fund that allows families in crisis who are facing financial challenges to be able to take full advantage of our online support and new peer mentoring program. Donors are eagerly contributing to help other families join.
Target demographics: Parents of traumatized children and those with attachment disorders; professionals (therapists, social workers and others) who work with traumatized children and those with attachment disorders.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 700
Geographic areas served: nationwide
Programs: ATN has active online support groups, a peer mentoring program, bi-monthly newsletter, online Learning Center, crisis phone line, resource database and more.
ATN has changed my life, my family, and our view of a lot of things. We've been lucky enough to find strength and support in ATN as well as make connections nation-wide. It's awesome to have a database and network of therapists, parents, families, and resources. To be able to connect with other RAD and Trauma siblings is invaluable. There is no doubt in my mind that ATN is the best resource out there and has the ability to change millions of lives!