Reactive Attachment Disorder

This information was taken directly from Child Welfare Information Gateway

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is the inability of children to form secure and loving attachments with their caregivers.

Children with reactive attachment disorder may be:

Superficially charming

Indiscriminately affectionate

Impulsive

Hyperactive

Services that may be beneficial for a child with RAD include:

Individual counseling

Behavior management

Family therapy


See the Attachment page for more information on attachment.


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Child Welfare Information Gateway. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services