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.
*For the safety and well-being of your pets, we strongly advise you to keep close contact with your pets while your child with reactive attachment disorder is at home.
“Pets can be very good for our kids once they allow themselves to be vulnerable with safe adults. As our pets love the kids unconditionally, however, we don’t allow our pets around kids with reactive attachment disorder who are still angry and controlling. This boy is ready to have a healthy relationship with our family dog. He’s learning to understand “unconditional” love in a healthy way.”
-Jan Barber, Therapeutic treatment mom at the Institute for Attachment and Child Development