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Ozark Trails–Help for Teens with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Ozark Trails Academy understands that you want to find help now for your teen boy or girl who struggles with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Give us a call to learn about the effective therapies we use at our residential treatment center and boarding school. (385) 352-3371

What is RAD, and Why Does it Happen?

We can help your teen if they suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves them unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with his or her mother (or primary caregiver). Reliable care of a baby’s physical and emotional needs enables them to learn to bond, and devoid of that (i.e.: from temporary foster care, adoption), they may have difficulty establishing any close bonds.

There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder).  One may find a teen detached, unemotional, inhibited or introverted.  With the other kind they might be unbecomingly familiar or affectionate with complete strangers.

Many children who were adopted exhibit attachment disorders in their teenage years.  A stable and sustaining environment is necessary for your teen to learn to create healthy attachments and relationships.  Our emphasis on family therapy is also critically important in the treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and your daughter or son.  By teaching you (parenting) skills to help heal the disorder, your teen can avoid developing mounting social and behavioral issues later in life and, rather, go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.

Ozark Trails—A Place of Hope, Healing and Purpose for Troubled Teens

Ozark Trails is an affordable residential treatment center that provides outstanding clinical therapy, incredible academic learning, and amazing outdoor responsibility and adventure for teen girls and boys, ages 12-17. Our program is family focused, and students receive individual treatment care by licensed clinical therapists.


Ozark Trails rests on 750 acres near Willow Springs, MO. Daily life and therapy here includes working with horses, chickens, farming, rafting, spelunking, rock climbing, hiking, wilderness learning, and so much more.  With an unlimited access to spring rivers, caves, hiking, equine, and biking trails, we have the perfect balance of nature, inclusive of a large, comfortable facility to let our students feel safe in a home environment.

Again, if your teen boy or girl needs help recovering from Reactive Detachment Disorder, please call us at (385) 352-3371 now. We want to help him or her find new positive ways to manage life’s obstacles and traumas, and discover a true change of heart.

 

 

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