This post is one of our Family Friday series when we give you a peek into our family treatment homes. Each Friday, we’ll show you a picture, along with a description from one of our treatment parents. Learn more about our unique treatment model for children with reactive attachment disorder and meet our treatment families.
“As a result of their early abuse and neglect, children with reactive attachment disorder struggle with low self-esteem. Joey* has an added obstacle in that regard given his physical disability. One of our treatment parents, Tom Barber, works with adolescents within the community at a gym to coach them in punch boxing for sport and fitness. Tom has been bringing Joey along each time to work on his physical strength as well. Joey has built an outstanding amount of upper body strength as a result, as well as pride within himself. It’s heartwarming to see and we’re very proud of him.”
-Forrest Lien, Executive Director at the Institute for Attachment and Child Development
*name changed to protect our client’s privacy