REACTIVE ATTACHMENT   DISORDER (RAD)   A severe attachment disorder that robs our children of a quality life              ...
WHAT IS RAD? It is a severe disorder that prevents a child from attaching to anyone. It is 100 percent preventable. If a...
RECOGNIZING RAD    Symptoms and Causes
According to the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center Attachment Treatment &Training Institute – visit them at (http://bit.ly/96...
Causes:Parental/Caregiver Contributions:    Abuse and/or neglect    Ineffective and insensitive care    Depression: unipol...
Causes (Cont.)Child Contributions:    Difficult temperament; lack of "fit" with parents or caregivers    Premature birth  ...
Causes (Cont.)Environmental Contributions:PovertyViolence: victim and/or witnessLack of support: absent father and extende...
R A D STATISTIC S INFO -GR A PHIC BY: DE BBIE A DA MSON         DATA FOR INFO -GRAPHIC RETRIEVED FROM:A DOPTION A ND FOS T...
CURRENT TREATMENTS FOR RAD CHILDREN      There is hope…
VISIT THESE SITES ON           YOU-TUBE http://youtu.be/SDl0QwJMLro http://youtu.be/WV6d1nAgBNI http://youtu.be/Dwr4r7M...
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This is a brief presentation regarding Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). It will define what RAD is, recognize the causes of RAD and touch on current treatments. Stay tuned for more of this developing story. The thesis will be published in great detail in about four months.

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Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

  1. 1. REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER (RAD) A severe attachment disorder that robs our children of a quality life By: Debbie Adamson
  2. 2. WHAT IS RAD? It is a severe disorder that prevents a child from attaching to anyone. It is 100 percent preventable. If a child has trauma or is removed fromthe home between 0 to 36 months of age, the chances are very high thatthe child will develop RAD. The brain develops critical bonding skills in the early months of life. Ifthis doesn’t happen due to interruption/trauma, instead of lovedeveloping – rage develops.
  3. 3. RECOGNIZING RAD Symptoms and Causes
  4. 4. According to the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center Attachment Treatment &Training Institute – visit them at (http://bit.ly/96yL8N),the symptoms and causes are as follows:Symptoms:[Behavior: oppositional and defiant, impulsive, destructive, lie and steal, aggressive/abusive,hyperactive, self-destructive, cruel to animals, irresponsible, fire setting.Emotions: intense anger and temper, sad, depressed and hopeless, moody, fearful and anxious(although often hidden), irritable, inappropriate emotional reactions.Thoughts: negative beliefs about self, relationships, and life in general ("negative working model"),lack of cause-and-effect thinking, attention and learning problems.Relationships: lacks trust, controlling ("bossy"), manipulative, does not give or receive genuineaffection and love, indiscriminately affectionate with strangers, unstable peer relationships,blames others for own mistakes or problems, victimizes others/victimized.Physical: poor hygiene, tactilely defensive, enuresis and encopresis, accident prone, high paintolerance, genetic predispositions (e.g., depression, hyperactivity).Moral/Spiritual: lack of faith, compassion, remorse, meaning and other prosocial values,identification with evil and the dark side of life.”
  5. 5. Causes:Parental/Caregiver Contributions: Abuse and/or neglect Ineffective and insensitive care Depression: unipolar, bipolar, postpartum Severe and/or chronic psychological disturbances: biological and/or emotional Teenage parenting Substance abuse Intergenerational attachment difficulties: unresolved family-of-origin issues, history of separation, loss, maltreatment Prolonged absence: prison, hospital, desertion
  6. 6. Causes (Cont.)Child Contributions: Difficult temperament; lack of "fit" with parents or caregivers Premature birth Medical conditions; unrelieved pain (e.g., inner ear), colicky Hospitalizations: separation and loss Failure to thrive syndrome Congenital and/or biological problems: neurological impairment, fetal alcohol syndrome, in utero drug exposure, physical handicaps Genetic factors: family history of mental illness, depression, aggression, criminality, substance abuse, antisocial personality
  7. 7. Causes (Cont.)Environmental Contributions:PovertyViolence: victim and/or witnessLack of support: absent father and extended kin, isolation, lack of servicesMultiple out-of-home placements: moves in foster care system, multiple caregiversHigh stress: marital conflict, family disorganization and chaos, violent Community]
  8. 8. R A D STATISTIC S INFO -GR A PHIC BY: DE BBIE A DA MSON DATA FOR INFO -GRAPHIC RETRIEVED FROM:A DOPTION A ND FOS TE R C A R E A NAY LIS IS A ND R E PORTING SYSTEM (AFCARS) H TTP : / / 1 . U S A . G OV / RO G W E R
  9. 9. CURRENT TREATMENTS FOR RAD CHILDREN There is hope…
  10. 10. VISIT THESE SITES ON YOU-TUBE http://youtu.be/SDl0QwJMLro http://youtu.be/WV6d1nAgBNI http://youtu.be/Dwr4r7MJTKI

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