Attachment Disorder Residential Treatment

Choosing residential treatment for an adolescent with Reactive Attachment Disorder is certainly a tough decision for any parent, but can provide great results for an adolescent. Residential treatment programs specializing in Reactive Attachment Disorder can provide safety, structure, and therapy in a controlled environment to help break bad habits and set an adolescent on the path to healing. A residential treatment program may be needed if an adolescent with Reactive Attachment Disorder is displaying manipulative behavior or is also struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, a violent temper or Internet addiction.

Participating in a residential treatment program can help eliminate distractions and allow an adolescent the chance to practice new and positive behaviors in a safe and controlled setting.Residential treatment for attachment disorders can create the environment for change in adolescents when outpatient treatment does not. Talk therapy is often used in outpatient therapy, and residential treatment allows for more emotional experiences and deeper impacts. In many situations, for lasting change to occur, therapy needs to deal with the system the adolescent exists within as well as dealing with interpersonal difficulties. Residential treatment may be the best option when the adolescent’s life is spinning out of control.

Family and parental involvement is also a crucial step in the success of any adolescent Reactive Attachment Disorder residential treatment program. Parents need to be willing to actively participate in the treatment. Even though an adolescent may be living away from home, it is important for family to continue to strengthen their bond with the adolescent by visiting them at the residential treatment center and staying updated with their progress, with updates provided by treatment staff.

A residential treatment program is a safe and proven method for helping an adolescent with Reactive Attachment Disorder move on to become a happy and productive adult. By allowing an adolescent an environment to practice positive behaviors and create good habits, they can return to their families with a renewed purpose and willingness to love.

For more information about residential treatment for Attachment Disorders:

Safe vs. Unsafe Confrontation

Going Inside Attachment

The Emotional Goal

The Healing Power of Touch

Active Listening and Acceptance

Learning Humility, Not Guilt

Parenting a Traumatized Child