Guiding from experience.
Leading for change.
We guide and advocate for parents navigating the little-known, widely misunderstood and family-impacting affliction called reactive attachment disorder. Along the way, we educate professionals too. Become a member.
What is Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)?
Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) develops when a child’s brain is impacted by trauma, often abuse and neglect, during the first few years of life. It is common in children living in the foster care system and orphanages internationally.
Kids with RAD are stuck in a constant state of fight or flight, even after the danger has long passed.
It’s extremely difficult, even dangerous at times, for parents—whether adoptive, biological, stepparent, or otherwise—to raise a child with RAD and find effective help for them. RAD Advocates exists to bridge the gap.