We Help Teens with Reactive Attachment Disorder
We can help your teen if they suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves them unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver). Reliable care of a baby’s physical and emotional needs enables them to learn to bond, and devoid of that (i.e.: from temporary foster care, adoption), they may have difficulty establishing any close bonds.
There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder). One may find your teen detached, unemotional, inhibited or introverted. With the other kind they might be unbecomingly familiar or affectionate with complete strangers.
A Large Part of Our Past and Current Student Population Has Reactive Attachment Disorders
Many children who were adopted exhibit attachment disorders in their teenage years. A stable and sustaining environment is necessary for your teen to learn to create healthy attachments and relationships. Our emphasis on family therapy is also critically important in the treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and your daughter or son. By teaching you (parenting) skills to help heal the disorder, your teen can avoid developing mounting social and behavioral issues later in life and, rather, go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.