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Posts in Category: Adoption

What is Reactive Attachment Disorder?

What is reactive attachment disorder? How is it treated? By Travis Turk, MA, LMHC, Recruiting Director Caregivers for children who are affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) have a difficult job.  Parents, Foster Parents, and other kinds of caregivers often feel rejected, frustrated, and unable to help children who suffer from RAD.  However, these caring adults […]

We’re thinking about adopting

We are thinking of adopting, are there issues we should be aware of? Rick DeBoest, MA, LMHC, LCAC, CSAYC Residential Director of Clinical Services   This is a topic that is near to my heart.  Having adopted 3 of our 4 children, I have faced many of the challenges of adoption personally or have had […]

My Adopted Teen is Acting Out, How Can I Help Them?

My adopted teen is acting out, how can I help them? By Brooke Sellhorn, MA, LMFT All parents of teenagers will face challenges, and parents of adopted teenagers will face unique challenges. The better a parent is able to understand their child, the more effective their approaches will be.  It is vital to view your adopted […]