CGA can help your daughter if she suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder (or RAD), a rare but serious condition that leaves her unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with mother (or primary caregiver). Reliable care of a baby’s physical and emotional needs enables her to learn to bond, and devoid of that (i.e.: from temporary foster care, adoption), she may have difficulty establishing any close bonds.
There are two types of RAD (sometimes also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder). One may find her detached, unemotional, inhibited or introverted. With the other kind she might be unbecomingly familiar or affectionate with complete strangers.
A Large Part of Our Past and Current Student Population Has Reactive Attachment Disorders
Many children who were adopted exhibit attachment disorders in their teenage years. A stable and sustaining environment (such as what you’ll find at CGA) is necessary in order for your daughter to learn to create healthy attachments and relationships. Our emphasis on family therapy is also critically important in her treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder, encouraging communication between you and your daughter. By teaching you (parenting) skills to help heal her disorder, she can avoid developing mounting social and behavioral issues later in life and, rather, go on to enjoy healthy relationships with you and with others.
This is Columbus Girls Academy
CGA is a Christian boarding school — an alternative to therapeutic boarding schools — for teenage girls struggling with life-controlling problems, including attachment disorders. We present a disciplined and structured environment that highlights whole person character development with spiritual growth, and grows relationships along with personal responsibility, in a positive peer culture.
If you feel you’ve tried every option, in counseling, medication, mental health services and more, we consider ourselves an early intervention program, ready to come into your daughter’s life before she become an adult trapped in a dysfunctional lifestyle.
In the peaceful tranquility of our 200-acre campus, we offer both individual and regular group mentoring and spiritual training. Our academic program is accredited by organizations that support the quality educational standards demanded by institutions of higher learning and, customized for each individual student. We offer a chance for your daughter to catch up, refocus and assess her future.