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Detached: Surviving Reactive Attachment Disorder

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DETACHED! SURVIVING REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER is the true story of a young boy who never "attached" or "bonded" with his alcoholic mother. He felt unloved, uncared for, unsafe, sad, lonely and extremely angry. As he grew up, he, like most Reactive Attachment Disordered kids, acted out, exhibiting severely antisocial, even violent, behavior. You'll travel back in time to ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published September 26th 2011 by Jh Publishing
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Jessie tells a whirlwind story of his life in this sweet, gut wrenching memoir. He offers hope to parents treading the murky waters of children who come from neglect, fear and abuse. Every foster or adoptive parent's worst nightmares are children who lack the ability to love and accept love, the ability to feel empathy, who harm themselves and others, to lie, steal, and essentially, are not equipped to be in a family.

Jessie was one of those scary kids. And he survived. He had years and years (an
Tina Gastineau
A must read for a glimpse into what the child with RAD feels, thinks, experiences, and heals.
This book was intriguing, but the quality of writing could improve. I also did not feel that hopeful based on the story. I never really felt like there was true healing, where empathy and understanding happen. I'm not saying that they didn't happen, but there was no focus on it. It was good to read, especially because there are few stories being told by those who are dx RAD, but I don't feel it helped me gain a lot of insight into my child that I didn't gain from Building the Bonds of Attachment ...more
This book was very poor when it came to grammar. It was also somewhat scattered and not put together well. BUT all of that being said, I loved hearing this mans perception of life and those who loved him. I found his story enlightening and useful, asdie from the grammatical nightmare that it was.
Susan Higginbotham
can't believe how many people are criticising grammar etc. This is a heart breaking story of a child who went to hell and back but came out the other side and is doing what he can to help. Great work Jessie, thank you.
I am not finished yet but as a rad parent the stories are all to real. Thanks to Jessie for the hope.
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