Date: 10/10/2019, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a very common diagnosis for clinicians working in mental health clinics and/or in school settings with children and youth in foster care. Children diagnosed with ADHD often have tremendous strengths and can be a delight to work with. They also often struggle with regulation of their attention, impulses, and emotions. The frequency of their off-task and/or restless behavior can disrupt the flow of classroom and family routines, and can lead to frequent negative feedback from the adults in the lives of these children and teens. This frequent sense of “failing and frustrating others” sometimes contributes to additional anxiety that complicates a youth’s ability to focus. This workshop will explore specific and concrete strategies to support children and teens with ADHD, and will highlight how to enlist parents and teachers in informed, encouraging strategies for youth diagnosed with ADHD.