Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Worksheet

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What are the theories behind this worksheet?

This worksheet is informed by attachment theory, which is fundamental to understanding RAD. It focuses on how early attachments, or the lack thereof, affect a child’s development and behavior.

It also draws from developmental psychology, particularly how children respond to caregiving and form emotional bonds.

How will this worksheet help you?

It aids caregivers and professionals in identifying behaviors and signs associated with RAD, fostering a deeper understanding of the child’s needs. The worksheet provides a structured approach to reflect on the child’s emotional responses and the effectiveness of caregiving strategies.

It encourages setting goals and planning for a supportive environment, as well as considering professional support when needed.

How should you use this worksheet?

Use it for regular monitoring and reflection on the child’s behavior and the caregiver’s experiences. It can be used as a guide for discussions with professionals, such as therapists or counselors, to tailor support and interventions for the child.

Set specific goals and review them periodically to track progress and make necessary adjustments in caregiving strategies.

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