We can help your daughter if she suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves her unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver). Reliable care of a baby’s physical and emotional needs enables her to learn to bond, and devoid of that (i.e.: from temporary foster care, adoption), she may have difficulty establishing any close bonds.
There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder). One may find her detached, unemotional, inhibited or introverted. With the other kind she 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 (such as what you’ll find at CGA) is necessary in order for your daughter to learn to create healthy attachments and relationships. Our emphasis on family therapy is also critically important in her treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and your daughter. By teaching you (parenting) skills to help heal her disorder, she can avoid developing mounting social and behavioral issues later in life and, rather, go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.