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 have experienced early childhood trauma. Complex trauma (developmental trauma disorder-DTD) deteriorates trust and affects the child’s ability to form healthy attachments. We help children with difficulty trusting enter into safe, loving relationships, which change behaviors. When someone feels worthy of love and respect, they learn to have healthy, reciprocal relationships. They become productive, contributing family members. We provide short and long-term therapeutic respite, as well as parent coaching and shadowing, all in a farm setting. This environment is perfect to facilitate healing the trauma that keeps the wall up between you and your child. We also specialize in working with individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their families. TAP serves clients throughout the United States.
Why Use Therapeutic
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:
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.
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.