Reactive Attachment Disorder
When a preteen or teen has been diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder, they have been through some type of trauma, in their childhood, that has impacted their ability to form loving bonds with parents and caregivers. There are thousands of preteens and teens throughout the United States that are struggling with reactive attachment disorder.
Some of these teens and preteens with reactive attachment disorder have experienced neglect or abuse at the hands of a parent or caregiver, others have bounced from foster home to foster home while many have experienced early trauma through adoption. Adoption itself, even when at birth, can be a traumatic experience and can lead to the development of reactive attachment disorder.
Relationships are the vehicle of change
At Calo, a large percentage of our students were adopted at birth or at a young age. In all of our interventions, relationships are the vehicle of change. Our residential treatment model for students with reactive attachment disorder focuses on relationships with parents, therapists, coaches and purebred Golden Retrievers. Our program creates real connections and meaning with others. When emotions are high, there are no timeouts, only closeness with trusted caretakers. There are no levels at Calo, we believe that fairness is getting what you need.
Learn connection, trust and empathy
Using attachment theory as a starting point, we help teens struggling with reactive attachment disorder. Attachment focused treatment is an evidence based, effective and validated treatment. Some of our students are struggling emotionally and are damaged in empathy, reciprocity and relationship formation. Instead of using behavior modification, which does not treat the root of the issue, we heal their damage in the context of safe relationships. Relationships are the fertile ground where students can learn connection, trust and empathy.
Here to help you
At Calo, we have programs for students ages 9 to 18 with parents or guardians that are willing to actively participate in the reactive attachment disorder treatment program. Calo offers single gender teen(14 to 18) and preteen programs (9 to 14). If you have a young adult (18 to 25), please visit New Vision Wilderness. If your teen is struggling with reactive attachment disorder, we are here to help.