Blog Posts - Trust Disorders



Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner:

Welcome to Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner, otherwise known as: "Why I Didn't Lose My Mind While My Kid's were on Summer Vacation" by Foster Parent RescueBy John and Diane(First appeared on our blog 5/8/12) We are only a few short weeks aw...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 22, 2015

Importance of House Rules/Chore Lists for kids with Trust Disorders and RAD

by John and Diane --> Having and posting house rules in any home with children is useful, but in a foster home or in a home with RAD kids or children with Trust Disorders it is especially important.House rules and written chore lists provid...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Sep 17, 2014

Dealing with the Introverted RAD Kid: Introverted Tantrums and the Fall Back Technique

by John and Diane RAD kids or children with trust, attachment or trauma disorders, tantrum or “go off” in two different ways. Some are extroverted: meaning they direct their anger outwards- towards You (lucky you…) calling you names, breaking y...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 22, 2014

The Safety Fort: An Art Therapy Intervention for RAD and Trust Disorder kids

By John and Diane Diane and I were recently troubleshooting an issue another Foster parent was having with one of their RAD kids. Their foster son who had the usual safety and security issues that trust disorder kids have, had numerous set...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jan 24, 2013

The Safety Fort: An Art Therapy Intervention for RAD and Trust Disorderkids

By John and Diane Diane and I were recently troubleshooting an issue another Foster parent was having with one of their RAD kids. Their foster son who had the usual safety and security issues that trust disorder kids have, had numerous set...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jan 24, 2013

Can TV Test A RAD Kids Attachment?

by John and Diane. Figuring out if your RAD kid is developing an attachment to you, or to anyone can be difficult. At times it may seem like they are making friends, bonding with siblings or foster brothers and sisters and showing empathy for caregi...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 14, 2012

FPR Holiday Guide: Introducing Your RAD Kids to Charity

There is no better time to talk about charity, sharing and giving then Christmastime and these concepts, though easy for most of us to grasp can be challenging to understand for kids with RAD and other attachment disorders. Participation in charity w...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 7, 2012

Controlling the Chaos: Foster Home House Rules for Teens

By John and Diane. House Rules for Foster homes, or any home with kids are VITAL in our minds, to give kids clear boundaries and expectations. Especially important in foster homes, house rules provide security for kids, letting them know both what...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 22, 2012

Watching Trust Grow: An Example of a RAD Child Attaching

by John and Diane. RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder and is otherwise referred to as trust disorder, attachment disorder and a number of other names, but basically refers to kids (in this example) who have had a trauma in early ch...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 30, 2012

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Preschoolers: A New Diagnosis Coming Soon

by John and Diane. PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a term we all are familiar with, usually used when referring to war veterans or those who have survived combat zone trauma. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 19, 2012

RAD Kids: Working with Your Support System, Finding the Weak Link and Breaking the Manipulation Cycle

by John and Diane. Once you have gone through the honeymoon period (Read, “You and Your RAD Kid: The Importance of the Trust Building Honeymoon Period”: June8 2012) and you have built up enough “carrots”; memories and things that he or she l...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 25, 2012

You and Your RAD Kid: The Importance of the Trust-Building- Honeymoon Period

by John and Diane Working with a child with a trust disorder (also know as Reactive Detachment Disorder, Attachment disorder), whether it is a new foster child or a child you have adopted can be a frustrating and difficult process, especially i...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 8, 2012

Hoarding Food Behavior Amongst Foster Kids: An Opportunity for Understanding and Building Trust

by John and Diane Hoarding behaviors of all kinds are not uncommon amongst foster or adopted kids. Hoarding food is especially common and often times overly worrisome for new foster or adoptive parents.  Food issues can be scary.  Let...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 5, 2012

“God Help Me! ” or “How the Use of Faith Can Help Build a Stronger Relationship with your Child with RAD or Trust Disorders”

by  John and Diane Concepts like “turning the other cheek,” showing compassion towards others, forgiveness and service are Christian concepts shared by many religions.  As a Christian foster father, I found that by talking about...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 25, 2012

The ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner: or "Why I Didn't Lose My Mind While My Kid's were on Summer Vacation" by Foster Parent Rescue

By John and Diane We are only a few short weeks away from summer break from school around here, and if you are a foster parent, or parent of a tough kid, like a child with ADD, ADHD or an attachment disorder, to name a few, the thought of days...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 8, 2012

The RAD Child, Situational Trust and Safety Zones: Part 1. The Bedroom

by John and Diane As I make my way through a larger text on working with kids with RAD, I wanted to share my techniques with you on how to build a safety zone with a new (in my case at least) foster child with RAD. The best way to help a R...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 4, 2012

Great Conversations: Early Pain and Trust Disorders

Hi Friends, I started a conversation on the Parenting Allies FB page about the relationship between colic and trust disorders and we began a discussion on other early childhood illnesses that may result in RAD or trust disorders in kids.  I know...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 2, 2012

Respite from your RAD Child: Achieve the Impossible Dream!

by John and Diane Taking a respite, well deserved, as we all know it would be, is next too impossible when you have a RAD foster or adopted child. Not only is it hard to find some angel on earth to take your RAD child, someone who will put up wit...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 23, 2012


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