A little-known but widely misunderstood affliction, 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. Kids with RAD are stuck in a constant state of fight or flight, even when the danger has long passed. 

It’s extremely difficult, even dangerous at times, for parents—whether adoptive, stepparents or otherwise—to raise a child with RAD and find effective help for them. But you can be a part of the solution.

RAD Advocates, a nonprofit organization founded by adoptive mothers, educates and advocates to equip families, communities, and professionals to effectively support children with RAD. Dontate today to join the mission of RAD Advocates.

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A little-known but widely misunderstood affliction, 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. Kids with RAD are stuck in a constant state of fight or flight, even when the danger has long passed. 

It’s extremely difficult, even dangerous at times, for parents—whether adoptive, stepparents or otherwise—to raise a child with RAD and find effective help for them. But you can be a part of the solution.

RAD Advocates, a nonprofit organization founded by adoptive mothers, educates and advocates to equip families, communities, and professionals to effectively support children with RAD. Dontate today to join the mission of RAD Advocates.