The descriptions are eerily familiar–children acting out violently and relentlessly, tearing at the fabric of the home they have been placed in. Making life hell for years on end.
No cure in sight.
I think about this–the things we find cures for: flabby skin, erectile dysfunction….
But I doubt anyone is even looking for a cure for RAD.
Anyone who matters, that is.
Sure, there are the people impacted by RAD children. But we are not exactly powerhouses of charitable financing.
It is hard to raise support over the din and chaos.
Like so many scourges the easiest, simplest cure is prevention–babies need to be held regularly, fed regularly, nurtured consistently.
There are places we say this out loud. But often we don’t. We don’t have the guts to break through the uncomfortable silence that surrounds the abuse and neglect of children.