course »Common Childhood Disorders – ADHD, Depression & Anxiety- SPANISH

Date: 3/31/2023, 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
County: -Training Offerings
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
Trainer gives an overview of commonly diagnosed conditions in foster youth. Relative to trauma foster youth have experienced, it is not surprising that children develop mental illnesses such as ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. Trainer explains how these conditions are formally diagnosed (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – V.5) and what treatments are available to foster youth experiencing these sometimes-debilitating conditions. Trainer further suggests actions that parents and caregivers can take to mitigate the causes and worsening of such conditions, such as seeking professional help when children and youth show signs of discomfort or struggle. Trainer also warns against trying to diagnose or treat a foster youth without professional intervention. The objective for caregivers is not to discover the cause of the child’s depression, rather it is to manage the symptoms