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The Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) is a national and international coalition of parents, caregivers and professionals working to give all communities the support they need to make healing children more hopeful and more effective. We know what you’re going through. We want to give you better ways to help.

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When It Feels Like They Don’t Love You Back

Many parents and professionals come to us after they have “tried it all.” Usually the conventional methods come from a sincere desire to find relief fast. Unfortunately, there is no magic button to heal children and teens with trauma and attachment disorders. However, real healing is possible. ATTACh helps by giving families and professionals the tools they need to do the work that changes the developmental, emotional and wellness outcomes in children and teens.

“Children with attachment disorders may have been abandoned or hurt. They don’t know that there’s anyone else in the world who could find them lovable. They don’t understand when we say, ‘Hang tight, there’s someone else coming.’

Instead, they literally give up to the point where it takes more than telling them, ‘trust me’ for that child to believe they are cared for. That’s where ATTACh’s work matters most.

-April Wallace, Family Psychologist & ATTACh Member

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More Effective Care & Treatment

With proper support, many children are able to adapt to and overcome concerns associated with trauma and attachment. ATTACh workshops and trainings help identify signs of trauma, its impact on children and families, treatment options, and practical strategies to support children and teens, their families, caregivers and others who provide care to them.

Trauma-responsive and trauma-sensitive care is key to healing. The training, resources, and continuing education offered at ATTACh can help to enhance your ability to address and heal trauma and attachment issues in individuals and families. With us, you’ll join a network of professionals, families and caregivers who understand attachment care, and will help you better serve your patients and clients.

“I had some adopted clients who were having problems with attachment with their parents. I was at a loss with what to do to treat the cases. They had stagnated.

So, I found ATTACh. All of a sudden, I went from having no idea what I was going to do, to getting validation and seeing impact from what I was doing. ATTACh has been a godsend for my practice and my clients. It has been so helpful to talk to people who get it.”

– ATTACh Member

Trauma & Responsive Care

The Need To Heal Now

Trauma & Attachment affect a large population, which can have an even greater impact on our communities at large.

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“We’re not just giving the skills to raise or teach kids. It goes beyond skill building, so that everyone can grow together.”

– Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.F.E., ATTACh Founder

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Consider becoming a MEMBER of ATTACh. Our members receive training, event, and conference discounts, resources, and other supportive services. GET YOUR INDIVIDUAL, PROFESSIONAL OR GROUP MEMBERSHIP TODAY

The Attachment Therapy Companion

Here in a single accessible guide, is a comprehensive go-to resource on the foundational principles and treatment guidelines for doing attachment therapy. Based on the work of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), a leading organization on attachment in child development, it provides all the nuts and bolts a

ATFT for Professionals – Certification Series (Session 1 of 3)

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Learn to improve the outcomes of youth coping with childhood trauma and neglect. Early experiences within attachment systems form the threads that weave the fabric of every human being.  A safe and secure attachment system builds resilience for a lifetime while attachment traumas and toxic stress can erode mental and physical health and well-being. The