A drum roll please … yes, after years of trial and documentation, Orchard Human Services, Inc. is proud to announce that we have a focused, effective, and developmentally oriented Treatment for Reactive Attachment Disorder including RAD and DSED. Developed by Orchard’s founder, Dr. Darleen Claire Wodzenski, our Attachment Curriculum and Intervention Plan provides practical and detailed explanations of strategies, specific goals for the child’s development across many domains including attachment development, and loads of resources to help parents and caretakers support their attachment disordered children work through their challenges. The plan is effective whether children were adopted or in foster care; lost their parents due to death, illness, deployment, incarceration, or work assignment; lived through a serious medical challenge or traumatic event; or suffered through abuse or neglect.
Attachment Disorder is still a difficult diagnosis for any parent to hear. It is fraught with serious emotional, social, and behavioral challenges that are really challenging to handle. But Orchard’s new program offers a way for parents to work through some of the most frustrating and heart wrenching challenges associated with this disorder.
The program for parents includes extensive support to help families successfully get on the other side of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Parents must take a leap of faith, and ask for the help they need. Some parents who adopted or provided foster care for children may be confused as to why the children in their care are so challenged. Even birth parents may be challenged with the attachment disorder of their own children due to such varied circumstances as hospitalization, depression, mental health or substance use problem, long working hours, deployment, divorce, incarceration, and serious illness. Any and all of these circumstances can contribute to a breakdown in the attachment development of children in the home.
Parenting resources are practical, focused, and fun. The curriculum includes books for parents to read with their children, a workbook about desired developmental steps for young children, and many suggestions for ways to work through challenging behaviors associated with Reactive Attachment Disorder, RAD, and DSED.
Child care, human services, education, juvenile justice, and mental health professionals can access valuable resources, curriculum, and collaborative consultation to drive more successful outcomes for their clients.
Visit Amazon to learn about some of Dr. Darleen Claire Wodzenski’s current books. She is also available for public speaking and professional development training and support for those professionals who serve attachment disordered infants, children and youth.
Contact her by email at D@OrchardHumanServices.org
or by phone (770) 686-0894.