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aggression, behavioral therapy, developmental trauma disorder, early childhood development, foster care, foster children, pediatrics, reactive attachment disorder, trauma, trust-based relational intervention



  1. Vega, Heather ASN, RN, CNOR, RNFA
  2. Cole, Kimberly ASN, RN
  3. Hill, Kenneth ASN, RN


Abstract: Characterized by aggressive or violent behaviors, reactive attachment disorder (RAD) affects children who have been repeatedly exposed to traumatic experiences. This article discusses the underlying causes of RAD and provides insight on therapies and interventions.