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Resource ID: #17230
Subject: Children
Source: Westword (Denver)
Date: July 27, 2000



This story "examines some of the issues surrounding Reactive Attachment Disorder, a psychological term applied to youths who develop abnormal coping mechanisms as a result of early childhood trauma. RAD, children, in general, have great difficulty bonding with parents and other family members. In more extreme cases, the children may exhibit violent or erotic behavior. ... This article approaches the topic from an unusual angle -- from the point of view of pioneering psychologist Foster Cline, who is seeking compassion for parents and therapists who deal with RAD-afflicited children."

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