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The Boy Who Cried Abuse

Devon was a boy who cried wolf. On several occasions, he claimed workers had purposely hurt him. When he mumbled about Mr. Myron beating him up. …
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You need a safety plan

If you’re raising a child with RAD you almost certainly need a safety plan. Our children’s dangerous behaviors can include suicidal ideation, self- harming, violent outbursts, …
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The Essential Guide to RAD

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD): The Essential Guide for Parents has the resources, advice, and information I wish I’d had when my son was diagnosed with RAD. During …
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Dear friends & family

Dear Friend, I’ve told you before how I’m struggling with my child’s behavior but I’m not sure you understand how serious—how desperate—things are. Here’s the unvarnished truth—my …
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Movie Review: The Boarder

When Annika and Zeb adopt Carl, an 11-year-old boy from the foster care system, they’re confident he’ll heal and thrive in their loving home. Carl …
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Opening our foster care adoption

Published by Adoptive Families May 2018 Issue Sarrah laughed a little too loudly, running her fingers through her long, fluorescent blue and pink hair. The only …
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Trauma and the Incredible Hulk

Effectively parenting children with a history of trauma requires a paradigm shift. This short video by psychologist Jacob Ham is incredibly effective in helping us …
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