Friday, April 10, 2009

You must read Christine

I've been following this blog. It rocks, especially this last post. It's a must read. So click. Read. You won't be sorry.


Before you do read this background info:

Christine is an adoptive mom to 5 kids ( I think). One of whom has RAD, or Reactive Attachment Disorder. If you are unfamiliar with RAD here's a quick description:

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a mental health disorder in which a child is unable to form healthy social relationships, particularly with a primary caregiver. Often children with RAD will seem charming and helpless to outsiders, while waging a campaign of terror within the family. RAD is frequently seen in children who have had inconsistent or abusive care in early childhood, including children adopted from orphanages or foster care.

1 comment:

Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD said...

Two good resources you might want to look at are:
Kim Goldings book, Nurturing Attachments
The ATTACh Parent Manual.
Both are written for parents and have lots of practical information that you may find helpful. In addition, ATTACh has a very very helpful listserv for parents.