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.
“It’s a natural human instinct to sway when you hold a baby. That’s because babies need to be held and rocked for their brains to properly develop. *Carrie missed that important piece in her development as a baby raised in a Russian orphanage. When she exhibits behaviors associated with her emotional dysregulation, activities like swinging, bouncing on a bouncy ball, and playing on a merry-go-round help to soothe her and calm her brain. Here’s a picture of Carrie playing on the merry-go-round at our home on a particularly gorgeous Colorado day!”
-Jan Barber, Treatment mom at the Institute for Attachment and Child Development