Symptoms and Treatment:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves her unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver). Reliable care of a baby’s physical and emotional needs enables them to learn to bond, and devoid of that (i.e.: from temporary foster care, adoption), they may have difficulty establishing any close bonds.
There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder). One may find your teen girl detached, unemotional, inhibited or introverted. With the other kind they might be unbecomingly familiar or affectionate with complete strangers.
Many children who were adopted exhibit attachment disorders in their teenage years. A stable and sustaining environment is necessary for your teen to learn to create healthy attachments and relationships. Our emphasis on family therapy is also critically important in the treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and your daughter. By teaching you (parenting) skills to help heal the disorder, your teen girl can avoid developing mounting social and behavioral issues later in life and, rather, go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.
New Lifehouse – Helping Your Teen Girl See Greater Possibilities in Life.
The experienced, trained staff and therapists at New Lifehouse Academy want to help you and your struggling teen girl.
We are a lower cost Christian boarding school designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-18. Our goal is to provide teenage girls and their families with the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually. We help once troubled girls begin living a fulfilling life, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant and successful adults.
Teen Challenge Oklahoma’s New Lifehouse Academy is nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks near Grand Lake on a 40-acre picturesque and peaceful property, with access nearby to over 900 acres of property with a large creek, wooded hills and trails.
Again, if your teen girl needs help with Reactive Attachment Disorder, please call us at (918) 435-8206. We can help her be better prepared to meet life’s challenges and become a whole young woman.