The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) was created to help families and society deal with critical attachment and bonding issues.

The need was great. Until March 1989, no conference had ever been held to discuss attachment and bonding. The enthusiastic response to this groundbreaking meeting and subsequent gatherings led to the formation of ATTACh as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in September 1990.

ATTACh founders included American and Canadian mental health professionals, educators and other experts, as well as parents of children with attachment disorders. From our 50 founders in 1990, the organization has grown to nearly 600 members in 2004.

ATTACh sponsors an internationally attended Annual Conference each fall. The Board of Directors meets monthly to address the organization’s ongoing work. ATTACh has a business office and staff. It has developed practice standards, an information library, and a clinical registration process.