Julie Beem



Contact me for: online support groups, workshops, webinars and resources for parenting traumatized children and those who struggle with attachment. ATN’s mission is to promote healing of traumatized children and their families through support, education and advocacy.

Julie Beem is a mom of four and a parent three ways - biological, step and adoptive. She began her journey of learning to therapeutically parent traumatized children after adopting her youngest from China in 1998. Since 2004, Julie has been an actively involved volunteer with ATN, and in 2009 she became the Executive Director.

As a graduate of Partners in Policymaking and through personal experience, Julie has garnered a great deal of experience in the areas of special education, school issues, and disabilities advocacy. A published author, Julie wrote a chapter in the EMK Press Adoption Parenting book and was the special needs blogger at Adoptionblogs.com for two years. She frequently presents workshops on attachment and trauma to adoptive and foster groups across the US. Julie holds an MBA with marketing and strategic planning emphasis and owned a professional services marketing consultancy for seven years prior to leading ATN.

Expert Articles by Julie Beem

Adoption and Foster Care

Helping adopted and foster children navigate their early trauma
If your children have been exposed to early childhood trauma, it is crucial to recognize that their behaviors may be communicating their distress. When parents understand the impact that trauma can ha...
Building healthy attachment with adopted children is crucial
Healthy attachment sets the stage for healthy emotional development in all of the relationships in a child’s life. Children from adoption can be at risk for attachment challenges. Remember that buil...

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