The Ranch for Boys Helps Boys With Reactive Attachment Disorder
Here’s How We See Reactive Attachment Disorder at The Ranch for Boys:
Dependable care for a baby’s physical and emotional requirements is what allows him to be able to bond; lacking that (due to adoption or temporary foster care settings), he may find it difficult to establish close relationships. We can help your son if he struggles with Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves him unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver).
There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Radical Attachment Disorder). One is where your teenager is aloof, emotionally unresponsive, inhibited or introverted. The other might find him to be unbecomingly affectionate or demonstrative with complete and total strangers.
What The Ranch for Boys Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Reactive Attachment Disorder–
A secure and sustaining environment (such as what you’ll find at Boys Ranch) is necessary in order for your child to learn to create healthy attachments. Family therapy may be vital for his treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging healthy communication between you and your son. By helping you learn new (parenting) skills to help heal his Disorder, he can avoid the pitfalls of social and behavioral issues later in life, and go on to enjoy strong relationships with you and with others.
The Ranch for Boys… Giving your At-Risk Son a Fresh Start Toward a Successful Life.
The Ranch for Boys is a Christian residential boys ranch for troubled boys, where we believe in every boy’s potential, no matter how much trouble he may be causing.
We are not a lockdown facility. Your son will live in a dorm (to start), then home setting (with house parents), on a ranch in cattle and orchard country, near the Florida coastline. The Teen Challenge program promotes and cultivates positive peer pressure in this Christ-centered culture, helps our students develop their potential, and gain self-confidence through acknowledgement of their successes.
The Ranch for Boys provides focused and individualized attention for the boys in its care. Credits are earned in our on-campus school, but education is not our program’s primary focus. Character, hard work, and respect for others are what we concern ourselves most with. If those attributes are in place, education is more easily accomplished on campus and when the boy returns home.
Therapy is ongoing at The Ranch for Boys – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minutes of life coaching that take place during school, chores, or a sporting event. “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” is a quote we operate by, as we find that a simple horse ride (or day of fishing) with a good mentor can provide the opportunity for a life changing conversation in a young man’s life.
The Ranch for Boys looks to provide challenging and motivating opportunities to learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom; call us at (772) 978-4164 to see how we can give your “out-of-control teenager” a second chance at attaining a bright future of successful living.