This is a community for parents or caregivers who have children with RAD, people who suffer from RAD, and people who want to learn more about RAD.
RAD, or Reactive Attachment Disorder, is a mental/behavioral disorder common amongst children who have been adopted, in foster care, neglected at a young age, have had traumatic events in their young life such as losing a parent or even divorce. Whatever it is in the RADish child's life that contributes to this disorder, these children have severe trust and control issues.
The behavior of a child with RAD is often violent, manipulative, and defiant. It is a very difficult disorder to deal with, but can be devestating if not corrected. Some infamous names that are thought to have had RAD are Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, and Ted Bundy.
Raising a child with RAD is very different from raising a child who doesn't suffer this disorder. It's a challenge that is sometimes overwhelming.
This community will hopefully serve as a place for sharing information and support with others who are affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder.
Bare with me as I've only just begun to put this community together.