Waterford Country School and Therapeutic Boarding Program helps troubled boys, ages 11-17. We provide experienced therapy and safe, 24/7 care for boys with social, emotional, behavioral, or educational difficulties brought on by adoption, trauma, family discord, or disability. Learn more about how we can help your son at www.therapeuticschool.org
We can help your teen boy if he suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves him unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with a mother (or primary caregiver). Reliable care of a baby’s physical and emotional needs enables them to learn to bond, and devoid of that (i.e.: from temporary foster care, adoption), he may have difficulty establishing any close bonds.
There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder). One may find your teen boy detached, unemotional, inhibited or introverted. With the other kind they might be unbecomingly familiar or affectionate with complete strangers.
Adoption and RAD
Many children who were adopted exhibit attachment disorders in their teenage years. A stable and sustaining environment is necessary for your teen to learn to create healthy attachments and relationships. Our emphasis on family therapy is also critically important in the treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and your son. By teaching skills to help heal the disorder, your teen can avoid developing mounting social and behavioral issues later in life and, rather, go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.
The Waterford Country School Therapeutic Boarding Program, located in rural Connecticut, serves young teen boys ages 11-17, from around the nation. We are a nonprofit agency serving children and families since 1922. We believe all children want to succeed.
If your son is not successful in the classroom or at home and suffers from RAD, we want to help. Call today! 860.440.4352