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Helping Boys With Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

Master’s Ranch is a Proven Solution for Boys with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

reactive attachment disorder for boys in missouriOver half of all the boys who have ever come to Master’s Ranch were from adoptive families.  We can help your boy if he struggles with Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition in which he has been unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver). Reliable care of a baby’s physical and emotional requirements enables him to learn to bond, and lacking that (i.e.: due to temporary foster care, adoption), he may have difficulty establishing any close bonds.

There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Radical Attachment Disorder).  One may find him removed, emotionally indifferent, self-conscious or reserved.  With the other kind he might be unsuitably familiar or demonstrative with total strangers.

How Reactive Attachment Disorder is Solved at Master’s Ranch

We provide a secure and sustaining environment, which is critical in order for your son to learn to create healthy connections.  Family therapy may be vitally important in his treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and him.  By teaching you (parenting) skills that can help heal his disorder, he can steer clear of developing mounting social and behavioral issues later in life and, rather, go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.

Master’s Ranch – A Special Place for Your Son Struggling with RAD

Master's Ranch treats Reactive Attachment Disorder for boysOffering a home-like setting, Master’s Ranch is dedicated to the restoration and healing of families and their teens, our ranch-type residential program for troubled boys uses a family-style model that focuses on work and discipline.  Boys live on a working ranch and learn responsibility by taking care of for horses, cattle, pigs and dogs.  Farm work offers the emotional connection of animal therapy as well as providing valuable occupational skills with our full-service cattle operation and pedigree dog kennel.  

Our boarding school program is heavily vocational in nature. In addition to the skills he’ll gain from caring for farm animals, your boy will work with general contractors in wood, metal, cement, plumbing and electrical construction.

Our computer-based academic curriculum is nationally accredited, enabling students to complete much of their elective requirements for high school, with traditional classroom instruction, remedial assistance, advanced, college-prep coursework available, as well as a vocational diploma.

Your son will receive clinical-type counseling for Reactive Attachment Disorder from experienced, licensed therapists in pastoral, group and individual sessions.  Our counseling approach is informal, and the outdoor setting encourages active boys to open up and share more readily.

If you’ve almost lost hope and are fighting for your son’s future, consider our small family environment in an agricultural setting, where training is balanced with an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love and acceptance.

Master’s Ranch and Christian Academy is a place of healing and hope for boys with Reactive Attachment Disorder.  You’ll watch your struggling teen be transformed into a hard-working, respectable, young man, with all the skills needed for self-reliance, self-esteem and spiritual footing as he successfully embraces his family and his future.

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