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reactive attachment disorderHere’s How We See Reactive Attachment Disorder at Treasure Coast Boys Academy:

Dependable care for a baby’s physical and emotional requirements is what allows him to be able to bond; lacking that (due to adoption or temporary foster care settings), he may find it difficult to establish close relationships.  We can help your son if he struggles with Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves him unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver).

There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Radical Attachment Disorder).  One is where your teenager is aloof, emotionally unresponsive, inhibited or introverted.  The other might find him to be unbecomingly affectionate or demonstrative with complete and total strangers.

What Treasure Coast Boys Academy Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Reactive Attachment Disorder

A secure and sustaining environment (such as what you’ll find at Boys Ranch) is necessary in order for your child to learn to create healthy attachments.  Family therapy may be vital for his treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging healthy communication between you and your son.  By helping you learn new (parenting) skills to help heal his Disorder, he can avoid the pitfalls of social and behavioral issues later in life, and go on to enjoy strong relationships with you and with others.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy… Giving your At-Risk Son a Fresh Start Toward a Successful Life.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy is a Christian residential boys ranch for troubled boys, where we believe in every boy’s potential, no matter how much trouble he may be causing.

We are not a lockdown facility.  Your son will live in a dorm (to start), then home setting (with house parents), on a ranch in cattle and orchard country, near the Florida coastline.  The Teen Challenge program promotes and cultivates positive peer pressure in this Christ-centered culture, helps our students develop their potential, and gain self-confidence through acknowledgement of their successes.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy provides focused and individualized attention for the boys in its care. Credits are earned in our on-campus school, but education is not our program’s primary focus.  Character, hard work, and respect for others are what we concern ourselves most with. If those attributes are in place, education is more easily accomplished on campus and when the boy returns home.

Therapy is ongoing at Treasure Coast Boys Academy – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minutes of life coaching that take place during school, chores, or a sporting event. “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” is a quote we operate by, as we find that a simple horse ride (or day of fishing) with a good mentor can provide the opportunity for a life changing conversation in a young man’s life.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy looks to provide challenging and motivating opportunities to learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom; call us at (772) 978-4164 to see how we can give your “out-of-control teenager” a second chance at attaining a bright future of successful living.

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Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft
    Former Attorney General
    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan
    Former President
    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • James Dobson
    Founder Focus on the Family
    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy
    CEO Chick-fil-A
    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush
    President George
    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell
    Bestselling Leadership Author
    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard
    Past Director AT&T
    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman
    Psychologist and Author
    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters
    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

Should you need help finding Christian military schools or teen rehabs or Christian boarding schools or alternative boarding schools, please let us know. This Teen Challenge boys ranch helps at-risk teenage boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Helping Boys Overcome Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive attachment disorder may develop if the child's basic needs for comfort and stability are not met.

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