Reactive Attachment Disorder: Living and Learning with the Hurt Child

#Reactive Attachment Disorder:
##Living and Learning with the Hurt Child

Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD, is a complex mental disorder that manifests in children. It can be extremely difficult to cope
with or treat; children with RAD are typically <b>not</b> helped by conventional therapies or child-rearing strategies.

The successful treatment of children with this disorder <i>requires </i>that all who regularly interact with the child are aware of the symptoms of this disorder, of the difficulties the behaviors can cause, and some quick strategies to successfully interact with the child in a way that supports the parents and the rest of the treatment team.

This presentation was developed as such a primer. 

Please note that neither the author nor the person hosting this document is a therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist. We did, however, have a child with this disorder, and created this primer as a quick way to inform those who interacted with our son.

This primer is available as a <a href="" target="_blank">PDF file</a> and as <a href="" target="_blank">a series of images on Imgur</a>.  

All text of this work is original, and is under a <a href="">Attribution
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