Attachment, Regulation and Competency

News and Events

Join us on Cape Cod!

We are excited to have our first live open-enrollment ARC workshop in over two years at the Cape Cod Institute this summer! Join us for a week of training and (we hope!) sunshine. More information is available here .


Modular videos

Modular video access available for purchase. The 8-part ARC modular video series is now available for purchase for a small fee. This series provides an overview / review of the core ARC targets. Reduced student and need-based fee levels are available. More information may be found on


Statement on Racism

Racism, systems of oppression, and trauma. On June 8, 2020, the ARC co-developers released a statement on racism, systems of oppression, and trauma. The statement can be found here .


New “caregiver tips” videos added.

Caregiver tips videos: We have added three new videos specifically for caregivers. These videos address affect management and self care for caregivers, building attunement, and developing effective trauma-informed responses with children and adolescents. These videos are available for a small fee here .


New ARC Telehealth Resources.

New ARC telehealth resources: we have added a number of resources for providers who are working via telehealth. These resources, including implementation considerations, may be found on this page .


New NCTSN Resource on COVID-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed a guide to support caregivers and families in understanding and responding to their children about Coronavirus outbreaks in their area. This free resource is available here.


DELAYED – ARC workshop in Chicago.

The two-day ARC workshop in Chicago, IL, led by Jeremy Karpen, originally scheduled for April 15-16, 2020, has been postponed. Further information will be posted as it becomes available. For more information, please click here .


Now registering – ARC workshop in Atlanta

A two-day foundational ARC workshop will be offered in Atlanta, GA on March 12-13th – registration details available here .


ARC workshop at International Theraplay Conference.

Join us at the International Theraplay Conference in Evanston, IL on July 9-10, 2020, where Margaret Blaustein will provide a workshop on the use of creativity and play for building developmental competency, through the lens of the ARC framework. More information and registration information can be found here .


New publication – Trauma-Informed Elementary Schools

Colleagues in West Virginia have published outcome data from their school-based intervention efforts. The Trauma-Informed Elementary Schools (TIES) program, an innovative approach based on ACES research and the ARC framework, provides training and support to classrooms. Evaluation of 51 classrooms indicated that those classes receiving the TIES


Save the date – Spring workshops in Atlanta and Chicago

ARC workshops will be offered this spring in Atlanta, GA (March 12-13, 2020) and Chicago, IL (April 15-16, 2020). More information on location and registration coming in January! Registration is NOW OPEN for a workshop in Chicago December 9-10, 2019. More information and registration can be found


ARC on Cape Cod – Summer 2020

Join us for an ARC workshop at the Cape Cod Institute this summer! Margaret Blaustein will be leading an intensive ARC workshop from June 29-July 3, 2020 in Eastham, MA. The course meets each morning, and participants have the afternoons off to explore Cape Cod. For more


ARC Workshop in Chicago, Dec 9-10, 2019

Now enrolling – ARC Workshop 12/9-12/10/19: registrations are now being accepted for a two-day ARC workshop in Chicago, IL, on December 9-10, 2019. This workshop provides the foundational training in the ARC framework. Workshop is led by Jeremy Karpen, MA, LCPC. For further information and to register,


ARC featured in Attachment Theory in Action podcast.

Attachment Theory in Action podcast. Releasing in two parts, on June 18 and June 25th, ARC co-developer Margaret Blaustein is interviewed by Karen Buckwalter for her Attachment Theory in Action podcast. The podcast can be accessed on iTunes, Google Play, and PodBean, or can be watched here,


Project 180 trauma-informed schools spotlight

Local Atlanta news shared the work of Project 180 lead Jen Packard, LCSW with Atlanta-area schools. As part of a federally-funded project, Ms. Packard is partnering with local schools to build trauma-informed processes using ARC as a framework. The news story can be viewed here. You can


ARC Workshop now available online!

We are pleased to share that the full two-day training is now available online as a series of modules offered through PESI. This online offering is a good option for previously trained programs interested in training new staff; for individuals who are unable to make it to


JAMA publishes powerful new study on impact of ACES

The latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association includes a longitudinal study which adds strong data to the growing evidence of the striking association between childhood adversities and both psychiatric and functional outcomes in adulthood. Full text of the article, published by Copeland, Shanahan,


Trauma-Informed Community Empowerment – 1-day workshop in Needham, MA

Join our colleagues from the Global Trauma Project (GTP) at a one-day workshop exploring the impact of and contextualization of intervention for historical and collective trauma. Building on their experience in Kenya, Somalia, the South Sudan, and in other regions impacted by profound trauma and stress, the


ARC Workshop in Chicago – Nov 14-15

Announcing an open-registration ARC workshop led by Jeremy Karpen, MA, LCPC, a member of the national ARC training team. The workshop will be held in Chicago, IL November 14-15, 2018. Space is limited, so register soon! For further details or to register, please click here  .


Register for a SMART Foundations workshop!

The SMART Foundations workshop, with optional 3rd day specialty applications track, will be offered by our colleagues October 11-13, 2018, in Dedham, MA. This is an excellent opportunity to receive training in a sensory-motor based intervention for youth impacted by complex trauma. For further information and to


October ARC Workshop – Last Chance to Register!

Final days to register for in-person or online workshop! We are pleased to be partnering with PESI to offer the two-day foundational ARC workshop in Fairfax, VA, on October 2-3, 2018. The workshop will be offered as both a live event and – for the first time


ARC Reflections Pilot Evaluation Report

We are pleased to share the final report for the evaluation of the ARC Reflections pilot!  This evaluation was conducted by Child Trends, an independent agency funded by the Duke Endowment to evaluate the roll out of ARC Reflections in 5 counties in North Carolina.  Preliminary results


ARC-Informed School Transformation

A qualitative paper describing one school’s process toward becoming trauma-informed to better serve their growing refugee population was recently published by the British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) Journal.  The paper describes how ARC concepts provided a foundation in supporting their refugee student’s. 


Just Published: Statewide Effectiveness Study of ARC

New publication now available detailing results from a statewide evaluation of ARC.  View the full article here.


ARC Reflections curriculum now available!

We are very pleased to announce the release of ARC Reflections, a skills-building curriculum for foster and resource caregivers available free-of-charge from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. For further information and to download this resource, please click here.


Downloadable resources now available!

We have added several downloadable tools for foster parents, outpatient providers, schools, and others in our community forum.  We hope to add more tools each month. Don’t have access to our community yet?  Register here.


New resources on complex trauma for youth and families are now available from our partners at NCTSN!

Find the Complex Trauma Youth Resource Guide here. “Never Give Up,” a video for youth, by youth, is available here.


International ARC training available now!

We are excited to announce that we now have Europe-based ARC trainers. If you or your agency is interested in learning more about ARC training, please contact us at [email protected].  


ARC Clinical Trial accepting referrals!

The first ARC clinical trial is accepting referrals of eligible children and families at three clinics in Everett, Framingham, and Taunton, MA. For further information about this treatment outcome study, please see our Child Trauma Treatment Study Letter to Colleagues. For a flyer that you may distribute


2 DayTraining: TC-JRI Summer Institute

July 17-21, 2017: The Trauma Center at JRI Summer Institute in Hyannis, MA will feature the 2-day ARC workshop, among other excellent events. Click here for more information.  



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