Angus Fosten, an adoptive father of two, reviewed a book designed to help kids get rid of harmful, hurtful beliefs, such as "Bad things happened to me because I"m not a loveable person." The book could be helpful in staving off reactive attachment disorder in kids who didn't get what they needed to grow emotionally.
A Safe Place for Caleb by Kathleen and Paul Chara, is designed to be used by parents together with their kids. Fosten writes,
The book provides a framework for addressing issues with attachment, grief and loss or early trauma, or Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).
It sounds like the book is based on theories of neurolinguistic programming, a therapeutic method that focuses on changing the words we use -- in our minds and out loud -- to change the way we think and, thereby, the way we feel.
The book teaches kids to build a "Safe Treehouse" in their minds, a beautiful place they can go to when they feel overwhelmed. Fosten writes:
To get to this place a series of keys need to be gained by changing from Hurting Beliefs and Behaviours to Healing Ones.