Left to right above: Advocates Heather Houze, COO, and Amy VanTine, President
It all began with a mom and an online search. Amy VanTine desperately needed help for her adopted daughter with reactive attachment disorder (RAD), an affliction that develops from early trauma.
From various therapies to multiple parenting techniques, Amy had tried it all. Meanwhile, her daughter was getting more sick and the family was falling apart. The impact of her daughter’s early trauma severely impacted everyone in the home.
Through her search, Amy found other parents dealing with the same struggles. In 2017, Amy and two other moms started the nonprofit organization RAD Advocates. RAD Advocates has been on a mission to educate and advocate to equip families, communities and professionals to effectively support children with RAD ever since.
Thanks to our donors, members, board and other volunteers, RAD Advocates keeps going and growing.