Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is the inability of children to form secure and loving attachments with their caregivers. Children with reactive attachment disorder may be:
- Superficially charming
- Indiscriminately affectionate
Services that may be beneficial for a child with RAD include:
- Individual counseling
- Behavior management
- Family therapy
Where can I find further information?
The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh)
An international coalition of parents, professionals, and others working to increase awareness about attachment and its importance in human development.
Attachment Treatment & Training Institute at Evergreen Psychotherapy Center
Provides information about the nature of attachment disorder and the specifics of corrective attachment therapy, to ensure the highest quality treatment available for attachment disordered children, adults, and their families.
To learn more about the attachment process in adoption:
Adoption Learning Partners
Courses have been developed in partnership with adoption and child welfare experts, e-learning instructional design experts, and adoptive families and are designed to involve students in the learning process by placing them in the types of situations they encounter in everyday life.