When Love is Not Enough

A Guide to Parenting Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder-RAD


Author: Nancy L. Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970352545

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 8029

When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD-Reactive Attachment Disorder brings hope and healing tools to parents and professionals working to help challenging children. Effective interventions, a full step by step plan, clearer insight and understanding make a powerful difference in helping children heal. If you want to make a difference in the life of a hurting child, this book will do it! This plan was honed on some of the most difficult children in the US and has been used successfully to help thousands of children around the world. Children can learn to be respectful, responsible and fun to be with. This book tells the reader how to do it and then zaps them with a boost of encouragement to get started!

When Love is Not Enough

A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD - Reactive Attachment Disorder


Author: Nancy L. Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970352507

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 5016

Presents tools and techniques for parents of children who have difficulty forming lasting relationships and the resulting behavioral problems.

The Inner Smile

Increasing Chi through the Cultivation of Joy


Author: Mantak Chia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778434

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 80

View: 5921

A guide to the foundational practice of “smiling to the organs” to promote deep relaxation and internal health • Presents exercises that dissolve the physical and mental tensions that can cause energy blockages and unhealthy chi flow • Shows how to recognize illness at its inception on the organ level and how to balance the emotions to heal it The Inner Smile is a practice that focuses gratitude and joy on the internal organs to resolve the physical and mental tensions that can lead to illness. In Taoism negative emotions--anger, sadness, depression, fear, and worry--are seen as low-grade energy that causes chronic disease and steals our major life force by creating energy blockages. Master Mantak Chia shows that the internal awareness produced by the simple yet powerful Inner Smile meditation practice flushes the organs of poisonous negative energy that may be blocking chi energy flow in order to nourish the entire body. Just as a genuine outer smile transmits positive energy and has the power to warm and heal, an inner smile produces a high grade of energy that promotes powerful internal healing, deep relaxation, happiness, and longevity. Smiling to the organs and thanking them for the work they do helps to reawaken the intelligence of the body, which, once activated, can dissipate emotional imbalances and inner disharmony before serious illness manifests.

Parenting Other People's Children

Understanding and Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder


Author: John L. Stoller

Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780533153220

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 243

View: 6630

Presents information about reactive attachment disorder and the ways it can be treated in foster children.

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control

A Love Based Approach to Helping Children With Severe Behaviors


Author: Heather T. Forbes,B. Bryan Post

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0984715509

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 2858

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control covers in detail the effects of trauma on the body-mind and how trauma alters children's behavioral responses. The first four chapters help parents and professionals clearly understand the neurological research behind the basic model given in this book, deemed, 'The Stress Model.' While scientifically based in research, it is written in an easy to understand and easy to grasp format for anyone working with or parenting children with severe behaviors. The next seven chapters are individually devoted to seven behaviors typically seen with attachment-challenged children. These include lying, stealing, hoarding and gorging, aggression, defiance, lack of eye contact, and yes, even a chapter that talks candidly about how parents appear hostile and angry when they work to simply maintain their families from reaching complete states of chaos. Each of these chapters talks in depth on these specific behaviors and gives vivid and contrasting examples of how this love-based approach works to foster healing and works to develop relationships, as opposed to the fear-based traditional attachment parenting approaches that are being advocated in today's attachment field. The authors end with a Parenting Bonus Section: true testimonials from parents who have been able to make significant changes in their homes with this model of parenting, giving real-life examples of how they have been able to find the healing, peace, and love that they had been seeking prior to working through the techniques outlined in this book.

Adopting a Child with a Trauma and Attachment Disruption History

A Practical Guide


Author: Theresa Ann Fraser

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615991301

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 30

View: 4336

"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book." -- Robert Rich, PhD, anxietyanddepression-help.com This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the "Four S's" parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support). Readers will: Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help Therapists' Acclaim for Adopting a Child with Trauma... "The subtitle of this little book is apt: it is a practical guide. If you are considering adopting, read it first. It may well put you off, but that's better than taking in an already troubled child, only to pass the load on to someone else, causing another experience of rejection and loss for the child." --Robert Rich, PhD. anxietyanddepression-help.com "Anyone adopting a child with a history of trauma will find this in work a wealth of practical advice. Its very shortness is a virtue when parenting is already so demanding. Effective parenting, including adoptive parenting, comes out of knowledge and understanding was well as love. Theresa Fraser cuts to the chase with just what you need to know to be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting a traumatized child." Marian K. Volkman, editor of "Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction" Learn more at www.theresafraser.com From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

Attachment Disorders

Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Children


Author: Catherine Swanson Cain

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765703880

Category: Psychology

Page: 227

View: 3591

This engaging book provides the reader with the theoretical foundations of human socialization and the attachment formation between caregiver and infant. Catherine Swanson Cain clearly defines the concept of an attachment disorder, presents assessment information along with a detailed list of symptoms related to attachment, and details treatment strategies using case studies to help the reader visualize how to use those strategies with specific behavior. Accessibly written, Attachment Disorders will not only be a helpful tool for the seasoned clinician, but also for anyone wanting to understand traumatized children.


Surviving Reactive Attachment Disorder A Personal Story


Author: Jessie Hogsett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615522791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 8854

This is my story a young boy's journey, and the many hurdles I had to get through in order to overcome Reactive Attachment Disorder. It is a story of sadness, anger, frustration, courage and finally hope! The courage to fight through and continue to defy the odds that were set in place. You will travel back in time to see a young child's life, a child who experienced first hand abuse, neglect, feeling alone, and ending up in a residential treatment facility. Then, against all odds, I witnessed miracles that I never thought possible. You will see how hope, determination and making tough choices proved in the end to be the ultimate healing tools.

Parenting the Difficult Child

A Biblical Perspective on Reactive Attachment Disorder



Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985043155


Page: 296

View: 2132

Is your child defiant, often angry, frequently lying, inordinately affectionate to strangers, lacking in remorse, and seemingly unable to trust anyone? Antisocial behaviors and attitudes like these can lead to a diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Adopted children are especially prone to develop it. Parenting the Difficult Child: A Biblical Perspective on Reactive Attachment Disorder applies a biblical lens to a child exhibiting defiant and aggressive behaviors and RAD characteristics. Using specific examples and practical implementation ideas, it explains how parents can apply the clear, practical solutions of Scripture to address the habituated heart motivations, thoughts, and actions of an alienated, angry child. It shows how to get to heart issues and how to handle manipulation. The behaviors of the antisocial child challenge the whole family. Two chapters are devoted to encouraging and guiding parents and siblings who may themselves struggle with difficult emotions. Part three concisely explains several primary attachment theories and contrasts them with biblical principles. For example, what does the Bible say about the idea that children labeled with RAD do not trust and lack a conscience? It provides biblical principles pertinent for evaluating behavioral research and attachment therapies. Christian parents, counselors, and pastors will find this practical book helpful for learning what the Bible says about difficult children, including those labeled with RAD, and how to parent them.

Rescuing Julia Twice

A Mother's Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder


Author: Tina Traster,Melissa Fay Greene

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613746814

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 2773

“Traster’s memoir is simultaneously unnerving and inspirational. The adoption world—and everyone surrounding it (meaning everyone)—needs to better understand the realities that affect so many children being adopted from orphanages today.” —Adam Pertman, president, The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and author of Adoption Nation In this starkly honest memoir, award-winning journalist Tina Traster tells her moving Russian-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of ambivalence at being a new mother in her forties, to her growing realization over months then years that something was “not quite right” with her daughter, Julia. Traster describes her despair as she blamed her mothering skills for her daughter’s troublesome behavioral issues, until she came to understand that Julia suffered from reactive attachment disorder, a condition associated with infants and young children who have been neglected, abused, or orphaned. She describes how with commitment and acceptance, she and her husband have closed the gulf between them and their daughter to form a loving bond, and provides practical advice for parents struggling with attachment issues. Tina Traster has contributed to numerous publications including the New York Times, the New York Post, Huffington Post, Family Circle, and many more. She lives in Valley Cottage, New York. Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books, including There Is No Me Without You and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Handbook of Attachment Interventions


Author: Terry M. Levy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080533388

Category: Psychology

Page: 289

View: 6748

The emotional attachment of a child to caregivers, and the attachment of the caregivers to the child, is of vital importance to the child's socioemotional development. Proper attachment can affect one's ability to feel and express love, moral development, motivation to achieve, and sense of identity. Modern industrial societies have seen a recent surge in attachment problems, yet there has been little information on clinical interventions for attachment disorders. The Handbook of Attachment Interventions meets this need by providing information on diverse patient populations across different therapeutic philosophies, while providing specific techniques for treating attachment disordered children and their families. The book begins with a discussion of how attachment disorders relate to subsequent antisocial behavior patterns and other disorders, as well as general issues parents may encounter with an attachment disordered child. Subsequent chapters discuss special patient populations (the adopted child, military families, etc.) and techniques for intervention. Practitioners in clinical, private practice, managed care, and hospital settings, social workers, developmental psychologists, and interested parents find the Handbook of Attachment Interventions a valuable reference.

Parenting Pandora

Understanding Your Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder


Author: Essie Johnson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508420439


Page: 64

View: 4438

Why doesn't traditional parenting work for children with Reactive Attachment Disorder? What drives their obsession with control? What would make things better? Parenting an adopted child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is often a daily struggle with incomprehensible behavior. The child can be controlling and manipulative, with lengthy and intense tantrums. They do not seem to learn from consequences, making it appear they have no sense of cause and effect. Traditional parenting techniques backfire. Things typical children respond to immediately will either not have an effect, or will escalate a child with RAD. Parents feel it is their fault. They are overwhelmed and exhausted, with good reason. Parenting Pandora explores what motivates children with RAD, and how to use it to gain positive changes. It explains why standard parenting recommendations do not work and how the child perceives them. Practical tips and unconventional strategies for approaching common issues are described, as well as techniques to neutralize controlling behavior. Written by a mom who obsessively sought answers. Finding little more than vague concepts and ineffective or unrealistic techniques, she tried hundreds, possibly thousands, of ways to make things better for her daughter. With a little sarcasm and a little humor, she wrote down what she discovered.

Building the Bonds of Attachment

Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children


Author: Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144227414X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6231

An invaluable resource for students and professionals as well as parents, this text offers a composite case study of one child’s development following years of abuse and neglect. Blending theory and research into a powerful narrative, Hughes offers effective strategies for facilitating attachment in children who have experienced serious trauma.

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child


Author: Kim S. Golding,Daniel A. Hughes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052271

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 2606

Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.

Uncontrollable Kids

From Heartbreak to Hope


Author: Foster W. Cline

Publisher: Love & Logic Press

ISBN: 9781930429192

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 317

View: 8169

Explores how today's society is raising children, looking at why some young people are unable to interact effectively with others and fail to succeed in life.


Understanding How Reactive Attachment Disorder Thinks and Feels


Author: Timothy L Sanford Ma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781534649477


Page: 374

View: 1604

Written by a professional therapist based on years of experience working with clients, families, and friends living with Reactive Attachment Disorder (R.A.D.) A comprehensive look inside R.A.D. from the perspective of a diagnosed individual using a journal to share experiences, thoughts, and feelings. The journal is an amalgamation of stories and experiences that have been shared with the therapist and author over years of practice in this area of specialty. This book gives helpful insight into the world of R.A.D. that will enable, therapists, families and friends, as well as those diagnosed, to better understand this "jungle" like world. INSIDE is written for professionals in the field of mental health with an Afterword that provides specific treatment information that professionals may use in their practices. This resource can also be a valuable resource for others seeking information on this disorder.

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing

Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families and Adults


Author: Michael Orlans,Terry M. Levy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005979

Category: Psychology

Page: 482

View: 4841

Now in a fully updated and expanded edition, Levy and Orlans' classic text provides a comprehensive overview of attachment theory, how attachment issues manifest, and how they can be treated. The book covers attachment-focused assessment and diagnosis, specialised training and education for caregivers, treatment for children and caregivers and early intervention and prevention programmes for high-risk families. The authors explain their unique models of 'corrective attachment therapy' and 'corrective attachment parenting', and provide practical guidance on goals and techniques for clinicians who work with maltreated and attachment disordered children and families. This second edition incorporates advances in the fields of child and family psychology that have occurred since the book first published in 1998, with substantial new sections on interpersonal neurobiology, adult and couple treatment, the application of positive psychology. Clear, authoritative and skills-oriented, this is the essential guide to attachment for psychologists, social workers, clinicians, as well as foster and adoptive parents.

Loving Harder

One Family's Odyssey with Adoption and Reactive Attachment Disorder: (the Orp Library)


Author: Lori Hetzel

Publisher: Rtc Publishing

ISBN: 9781939418746

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 274

View: 3018

Nadya was nine years old when Lori and Karl Hetzel rescued her from an orphanage deep within Siberia. With little grasp of language and no experience of life outside the Russian adoption system, Nadya suffered from severe neglect and trauma, and was later diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Though Lori and Karl went into her adoption educated to the challenges they might face, Nadya's cognitive delays were far more severe than they expected. The Hetzel family--including two biological sons and a daughter adopted from Kazakhstan--struggled for years through a lonely maze of rages, emergency hospitalizations, and terror before seeing any relief. In Loving Harder, Lori fearlessly tells the story of her darkest days in order to give hope to other struggling families, doing so with knowledge, grace, humor, and love. For those struggling to love harder, regardless of the cause, this book is the answer to a prayer.

Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder

A Quilting Method Approach for Restoring the Damaged Years


Author: Ojoma Edeh Herr

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481771574

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 4122

This book is mainly intended for parents (biological, adoptive, and foster) who are working with children who are diagnosed as having Reactive Attachment Disorders or those who are undiagnosed but show symptoms of having Reactive Attachment Disorders. The focus of this book is on the reactive attachment disorder behaviors and how the quilting method approach helps in restoring the damaged years.