Welcome to The Attachment Place

The Attachment Place, LLC (TAP) was founded to provide help and support for pre-teens, teens, and young adults who exhibit difficult and/or destructive behaviors that inhibit their relationships with those around them. TAP addresses each situation with a tailored approach and specializes in three primary areas:

Developmental Trauma Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder

Complex trauma, also known as developmental trauma disorder (DTD) deteriorates trust, keeps individuals trapped in the trauma and unhealthy behaviors, and affects the child’s ability to form healthy relationships. Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also fall under DTD. We practice trauma informed care, helping children process their past, so they may live fulfilled lives.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
(FASD, FAS)

FASD can occur when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy and is used to describe a range of challenging behaviors and cognitive deficits that can have lifelong effects on the individual and those who love them. A large majority of our clients have FASD in conjunction with DTD. These clients require repetition and help with adaptive living skills.

Difficult and Destructive Behaviors
(ODD, CD, ADD/ADHD)

Whether your child has been diagnosed with a mood disorder, oppositional defiant disorder – ODD, or difficult behaviors without a diagnosis, these affect relationships. At TAP, we work with individuals with a multitude of diagnoses, or no diagnosis at all to teach them to have reciprocal relationships and to be healthy individuals and family members.

We provide short and long-term therapeutic respite, as well as family counseling, parent coaching, and shadowing, all in a home environment on our tranquil 25-acre farm. This is the perfect environment to facilitate healing the trauma, and/or negative behavior that keeps the wall up between you and your child. TAP serves clients from all over the world.

Why Use Therapeutic
Respite?

Parents that care for children with attachment issues often feel that they have to be “on” all the time. The stress of dealing with these children can take an enormous toll on the entire family. Often, a much-needed break can provide all family members the time and space to begin the healing process.

The Attachment Place:
Our Services

At The Attachment Place, we offer short and long-term respite care, ranging from three days to two years. Our program also includes parent coaching, in-home services, shadowing, tools, techniques, and guidance that will help you establish the type of home environment required for your child to heal.

Healthy & Unhealthy Attachments

The cycle of a loving relationship between mother and child begins during pregnancy. Neuroscience shows that the unborn child is able to sense the mother’s state of being, thus determining if their world is a safe place. How the child perceives the world greatly impacts his/her ability to form healthy attachments.

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PHILOSOPHY OF CARE

Attachment challenged children need certain things to heal. They need to have high structure AND high nurture environments where mom or the primary caregiver is the authority figure. These children have learned to depend only on themselves, as the adults in their early lives have proven untrustworthy.

ON PREMISE EDUCATION

A child who has attachment disorder has a tendency to triangulate the adults in his or her life. That is why it is important for all of the people providing services for the child to be on the same page. School can be problematic, as it is often difficult to get the school personnel to understand.

THERAPEUTIC RESPITE VS. RTC

At The Attachment Place, we teach attachment challenged children, teens, and young adults how to be productive family members in a home environment. We work together and play in a family type setting. Learn more about the difference of Therapeutic Respite and RTC by clicking the link below. 

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