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Is your teen struggling with issues associated with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)? We provide FREE placement consultation, and NEVER charge parents for the assistance we provide in the RAD placement process. We have valuable information regarding RAD Treatment to help you make the right placement decisions. If you are searching for residential RAD treatment complete the appropriate form on the right.

Specialized residential treatment programs work with teens who struggle with RAD. It is important that you find the right program. As you are aware, teens who struggle with RAD need specialized treatment intervention. These teens sometimes exhibit complex problems. Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviors?

    Reactive Attachment Disorder Awareness: Does Your Teenager Struggle With Any of the Following?

  • Avoidant Behavior
  • Distant or Aloof Behavior
  • Anxious Clinging Behavior
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty Coping with Stress
  • Poor Relationships with Others

    Have there been symptoms or diagnoses of this or other disorders?

  • Family Conflict, Argumentative, Abusive Behavior
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Can't Accept "No" For an Answer
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Never at Fault - Shifts Blame to Others
  • Uncontrollable Anger - Poor Emotional Control
  • Can't Accept Feedback - "Above the Law"
  • Manipulative - Pits Parents Against Each Other
  • Lying - Stealing - Sneaky Behaviors
  • Lack of Motivation - Lazy - Resists Tasks
  • "I hate you," attitude
  • "You can't make me," attitude
  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol or Drugs
  • Skips School - Truancy
  • School Suspensions - Authority Problems
  • Grades Have Fallen - Academic Problems
  • Can't Keep Friends - Peer Problems
  • Danger to Self or Others
  • Runs Away or AWOL
  • Conduct Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Poor Choice of Friends - Easily Misled
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Bipolar Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Low Self-Esteem or Poor Self-Image
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide (Ideation)
  • Drug Abuse or Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse or Addiction
  • Smoking or other Tobacco Use
  • Sexually Active - Risky Behavior
  • Cutting - Self-Harm or Mutilation
  • Adoption Issues - Associated with RAD
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Learning Disabilities - Diagnosed?

Parent and Teen Resources provides you with as much information as possible to help with RAD Treatment and teen help for Reactive Attachment Disorder - RAD.

We are committed to providing you with relevant information to serve your needs as a parent or guardian of teens with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Remember, we are here to help. We do not charge for consultation, and will provide you with ideas for RAD schools and intervention options for free.

Is your teenager struggling with Reactive Attachment Disorder? Get help now.

If you are trying to locate options for residential RAD treatment services, please fill out the appropriate contact form (above right), and we will contact you promptly.

Love Alone Cannot Heal Scars Sustained in Early Broken Bonds

This article is continued from: RAD Schools

Children with RAD often have a fascination with blood and gore, says Rhonda Noonan, director of clinical services at Cedar Springs.

"They can be very sneaky and very dangerous. . . . It's not unusual for them to kill the family pet."

Courtney once walked up to her brother, who was lying on the floor reading, and for no apparent reason "just kicked the crap out of his head," Hawkins recalls. Another time, she choked her brother until he was blue.

She carved on walls, picked at her skin, at times felt removed from her body. Her demeanor would switch from pleasant to vicious without warning. If a teacher at school said something Courtney didn't like, "She would just sit in her chair and pee."

"A family goes through more than I could even explain," Hawkins says. "It can be very terrifying."

But she's quick to add, "This is absolutely no fault of these children at all. They are that way because of whatever happened in their lives."

Program Means Hope

After Courtney threatened the Hawkins' 3-year-old with a knife, her therapist advised she be admitted to the adolescent mental- health unit at Providence Hospital in Anchorage for evaluation. The experts there helped get Courtney into the Cedar Springs program.

"We thank the good Lord every day for that program, because we have nothing in Alaska for children," Hawkins says.

Medicaid is paying for Courtney's stay at Cedar Springs. She has exhausted her mental-health benefits with Pat Hawkins' insurance.

To continue reading this article, click here: Reactive Attachment Disorder in Teens

Author: Bill Radford, The Gazette (Colorado Springs), Mar 31, 2003

(For additional information relating to RAD Treatment, see: Attachment Disorder Adoption, Attachment Disorder Treatment Centers, Attachment Disorder Treatment Options, RAD Programs, RAD Schools, RAD Treatment, Reactive Attachment Disorder in Teens, Reactive Attachment Disorder Therapy, and Reactive Attachment Disorder Treatment)

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