Reactive Attachment Disorder in Teenage Girls
What is Reactive Attachment Disorder?
Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD, is a rare but serious condition in which she has been unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver). Consistent care of physical and emotional needs allows a baby to learn to bond, and without that (i.e.: from impermanent foster care), she may have difficulty establishing any close relationships.
There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Radical Attachment Disorder). One may find her detached, emotionally unresponsive, inhibited or withdrawn. With the other kind she might be inappropriately familiar or affectionate with complete strangers.
How Wings of Faith Can Help
Family therapy may be critically important in her treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and your daughter. By giving you (parenting) skills to help heal her Disorder, she can avoid developing deeper social and behavioral issues later in life, and instead go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.
Wings of Faith Academy is uniquely equipped to help struggling teen girls who are at risk because of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Our structured environment and counseling will help your daughter get the help she needs in coping with RAD. We will help her discover and work through her particular issues and learn how to make positive changes in her life.
We understand how incredibly difficult it is when you are looking for help with a struggling teen. Finding the right boarding school will undoubtedly be one of the hardest – yet most important – decisions you will ever make. There is hope for your daughter, and our safe environment with compassionate care and staff supervision can be the first solid step in finding a way out of the control that Anxiety Disorder seems to hold over her.
While it is most important to help your teen with her Reactive Attachment Disorder, along with her academic work (we offer a fully accredited high school diploma), we think it is also very important for her life to be well balanced.
To that end, we provide a variety of activities, such as horseback riding, volleyball, swimming, caring for farm animals, wilderness outings, uplifting movies and more. Your daughter will learn to sing in our choir and to speak publicly. Our school offers a well-balanced program designed to help her get back on track spiritually, behaviorally and academically.Why Wings of Faith Academy for Girls?
Typical boarding schools tend to expel misbehaving girls but at Wings of Faith, we welcome them and work with them to change their behaviors.
Wings of Faith is an affordable conservative Christian boarding school, designed for pre-teen and teenage girls who are struggling with bad behavior and rebellion. The Academy provides behavioral correction with an emphasis on Christian values, set in a comfortable residential ranch setting.
Our methods have been turning teen girls around for over 20 years. Our school is a member of the Missouri Association of Christian Child Care Agencies (MACCCA).
If you’re seeking a solution to your daughter’s life-disrupting condition, please call (417) 276-8761 and speak to us at Wings of Faith. Let us show you how we can help your teen overcome her Reactive Attachment Disorder, and start the transformation of her life to a joyful and productive future.