Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Serious Post...Seriously...

Does anyone out there have experience with RAD? (Reactive Attachment Disorder) I have read about 5 books, been to every web site, so I want to know if anyone has close experience with this little problem of mine! Please e-mail me...before I have to start taking drugs, 'cause they are not working on McFly!

14 comments:

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I've never heard of that disorder...is it real???

Kristina P. said...

Go to this blog now:

http://lisajordanpuddin.blogspot.com/

Tell Lisa I sent you. Her adoptive daughter has severe RAD, and she has some AMAZING techniques to use.

Kristina P. said...

Oh, and good luck! I work with kids in foster care and adoptive placements, and it can really wear on parents.

Amy Joy said...

Are you doing the attachment/parent therapy? Is that the therapy you have talked about?

Homer and Queen said...

Thanks Kristina...I am on it!

Lisa said...

Help is coming. Check your email.

PolishMom said...

I have 2 little chicklets with RAD. I would highly recommend:

http://www.attach.org/

and

http://www.radzebra.org/

Join the appropriate yahoo group under the rad zebra website. Just being able to talk/identify with other parents of RAD children is a blessing.

Homer and Queen said...

Thanks Lisa and Polishmom!

Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD said...

RAD is a diagnosis (See the DSM-IV) usually caused by chronic early maltreatment. You may want to look at my website for further details and ideas. There is effective treatment. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy is one evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment for this disorder.
Feel free to e-mail me or post on my blog if I can be of any further help.

Christine said...

I have two kids with RAD (one is healing). Five kids altogether.

Lisa will be your new best friend! :)

I write about our wonderfully crazy RADtastic life on my blog, as well.

Dive in. We're all here for you!

Christine

www.welcometomybrain.net

Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD said...

A really helpful book is the Parent Manuel, published by ATTACh you can get a copy at www.attach.org

Another great book for parents is Nurturing Attachments by Kim Golding.

regards

ldw said...

I am new to the RAD world myself but want to offer moral support! Christine and Lisa have been such amazing supporters for me. You are not alone!

Just Jules said...

natropaths and chiropractors specializing in natural med. are where I turn first.

KLo said...

I have taught several students with RAD. Patience is key, as is consistency. It's a hard road you're on but worth it in the long run : ) There are great sites out there and some wonderful books, both venues you should explore, but ultimately each situation is different. Good luck : )