Following a brief overview of RAD, Rick Delaney, Ph.D. discusses the emotionally promiscuous and the hyper-vigilant types of this disorder. Healthy attachment and steps caretakers can take to positively parent a child with RAD are examined. Dr. Delaney encourages parents to look beyond diagnostic labels and ask why a child is behaving in a particular way. Handouts providing more in-depth information are available.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
identify two caregiver qualities that lead to secure attachments
briefly describe the parent/caregiver-child attachment bond
list four stages of attachment
state common functions of conduct problems in maltreated foster and adopted children and youth
list three key components of a healthy attachment
describe behaviors commonly seen in children with RAD
list seven steps caregivers can take to positively parent a child with RAD
(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person).
This course explores:
the hyper-vigilant RAD child
healthy and unhealthy attachment
RAD & other diagnoses
the emotionally promiscuous RAD child
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Thank you very much for offering the course Reactive Attachment Disorder to the public. I can honestly say it was one of the best classes I have taken since being a foster child caregiver.