Is NavRAD offered virtually?
We do not have any virtual events at this time. NavRAD is not a conference, it is:
-An opportunity to connect with other parents and professionals who understand you
-A time to feel a personal sense of safety (which, for many, requires a location away from the child with RAD) and relax in a space where, if triggered, we can be there to support you
-A guided experience to create a personalized plan forward for your family
Due to the unique nature of the disorder and event, we don't feel as though we can sufficiently provide the above well or responsibly in a virtual space.
All that said, RAD Advocates invites parents who can't attend to follow #NavRAD24 pics, quotes, and short video clips on Instagram that weekend. Also, we encourage parents in need of support to consider our support memberships that are available year-round from any location. No travel required! With support memberships, you'd get a downloadable workbook (the same as the one at the conference) and access to an advocate (depending on the membership you chose). Here is that link
if you'd like to learn more.Will childcare be available?
We do not offer childcare at NavRAD for the same reason we do not offer NavRAD online. This is a guided experience intended to give you a chance to feel connected, safe, and present. To do so wholly and safely, we insist that your children not travel with you to NavRAD.
We certainly understand the extreme difficulty in finding care for a child with reactive attachment disorder for a whole weekend. As we tell every parent, however, you must find a way to take care of yourself and your relationships whenever and however possible. It's not easy and takes creativity. Whether you ask a neighbor, someone from your church, or a family member, keep asking.
If it's any consolation as you seek childcare while you're away, remember that your child with reactive attachment disorder will probably be on their best behavior in another home. It is the nature of the disorder.Are scholarships available?
We understand that attending NavRAD is a financial burden for many families. While we request donations to provide NavRAD scholarships, that funding is unfortunately limited. We are grateful to give scholarship funding should it become available but require applicants to apply based on financial need.
We do our best to keep NavRAD affordable for families and, at the same time, cover our expenses. RAD Advocates hosts the NavRAD experience to support and guide families, not with the primary intent to earn revenue. To protect the integrity of the NavRAD experience for parents, RAD Advocates does not accept vendor booths or large sponsors. RAD Advocates pays all upfront costs to host the event, from flight and hotel expenses for speakers and staff to the meeting space itself. We rarely generate substantial profit from NavRAD, if any at all. While we provide funding to families whenever possible, our nonprofit organization also relies on funding to continue fulfilling our mission of education and advocacy. We are grateful when we have remaining NavRAD proceeds to do so. We kindly ask that families request a NavRAD scholarship only if necessary.
One day, we hope to provide scholarships to many families as we continue to grow. For now, we will do our very best with the gifts we receive and hope to give scholarships this year.Can I order t-shirts?
Anyone is welcome to order RAD Advocates t-shirts at any time. Order now from this link
and have them delivered to your home. Our non-profit benefits from the proceeds too! Thanks for your support.