At the Attachment & Trauma Network, it is our mission to promote healing of traumatized children and their families through support, education and advocacy. We welcome the participation of all traumatized children, their parents, professionals who work with traumatized children, and interested parties.
Unforgettable. A community of kindred hearts. Gathering from across America and around the world. Parents and pastors, experts and organizations, leaders and servants. Each eager both to share and to receive — expertise and encouragement, resources and friendship. All passionate to see children thrive in adoption, foster care and effective service to the vulnerable worldwide. Seeking justice and mercy, rooted deep in the Gospel of God’s unfailing love.
This is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired. There are many conferences out there but Refresh is more of an experience than a conference. Our team prays fervently over this time with parents and we treat it more like a retreat than an event.
This four-day educational event that covers a wide variety of foster care and adoption topics—to meet the diverse needs and levels of experience of adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, and people who were adopted or in foster care. We offer more than 80 workshops from expert speakers covering a range of topic
Learn – Connect – Heal – Share
Whether you’re a parent, professional, or student, there are plenty of workshops for everyone to choose from and plenty to learn from our keynote speakers.
Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference designed to help parents, caregivers, educators, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to create safe healing places for children and youth. The conference is specifically helpful for adoptive and foster families and those who are caring for children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, maltreatment, and loss.
We accomplish our mission by facilitating events which provide culturally relevant and family-centered experiences for every member of the family. These events provide individuals and families with both a deeper sense of community and an individual identity. It is our goal that all adoptees will develop a knowledge of themselves and their culture of origin and that families will have a better awareness of, and sense of pride in, their adopted family member’s birth heritage. HCAF assists children, adults, and families in becoming a part of a larger community “just like themselves,” with shared experiences, challenges, and opportunities.
A 2-Day Intensive To Help You Understand Trauma And Transform Your Parenting.
ATTACh provides an annual conference, membership directory, and other benefits to our members and the public. We invite you to join us as we continue our mission: providing training to parents and professionals to promote healthy attachment and heal trauma.