CDC Awards $3.4 Million to CHADD

CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD was recently awarded $3.4 million over the next four years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse for evidence-based information on ADHD. Read more at: http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/About-ADHD/Newsletter-Archive/Newsletter-Article.aspx?id=3

 

 


Parenting Day to Night—January 7, 2016

NYU Langone’s Child Study Center hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health.

The next one scheduled on January 7, 2016 is “Parenting Day to Night”.   Parenting is more than a full-time job—especially for kids with ADHD. This workshop presents practical advice for getting through the day—from morning routine to bedtime—with less stress and resistance.

To register for this workshop and to view their schedule of upcoming workshops see:

http://nyulangone.org/locations/child-study-center/child-study-center-workshops


November is National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month 2015

This year’s theme is “Respite: Care for Caregivers“.

R     is for “Rest and Relaxation”
E     as in “Energize”
S     as in “Sleep”
P     is for “Programs that can help you”
I     as in “Imagination”
T     as in “Take Five”
E     is for “Exhale”

Read more: http://nfca.typepad.com/nfc_month_2015/


Thanks for joining us at our 4th Annual Family Resilience Conference

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Patrick Kennedy pictured with Dr. Marilyn Benoit, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer.

We were thrilled to have Patrick Kennedy, New York Times best-selling author of “A Common Struggle” as our keynote speaker this year. Patrick’s talk was inspiring and received a standing ovation. We thank him for joining us.


Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game

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Check out the Center on the Developing Child’s multimedia game: Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game

In this game, you learn how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges. Negative events can occur at any time, and it’s your job to choose positive events to counteract these negatives.

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University was established in 2006. Their mission is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.


ADHD and Executive Function Deficits

Often individuals with ADHD have problems with their executive function and self regulations skills. If you are just learning about this diagnosis here’s an article written for CHADD’s Attention magazine on the “sleepy secretary” of executive dysfunction and ADHD.  Parents, education advocates, and patients will found it helpful. You can read the article, “Executive Dysfunctions and the Sleepy Secretary of ADHD” on the CHADD website.


Another resource for families of children with disabilities

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Center for Parent Information and Resources

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

 


ADHD Parents Medication Guide

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The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has published a newly revised medication guide for parents on treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Updates to the guide include the addition of new research about children with ADHD in school, the transition of adolescents with ADHD into college and adulthood, and more effective treatments.

“We hope this Guide will aid families to better understand the advances being made in ADHD and its treatment, and to serve as a useful tool for clinicians caring for individuals with this disorder,” said Theodore Petti, M.D., medication guide workgroup chair.

To download the pdf of the ADHD Parents Medication Guide click here (45 pp).


Homework Tips for Parents

NCLD_logoDo you find it difficult getting your child to do his homework? The National Center for Learning Disabilities has “Homework Tips for Parents” that you might find helpful. 


WHYY’s program “Voices in the Family”

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Listen as the host of the public radio program “Voices in the Family” Dr. Dan Gottlieb discusses how families of children with autism navigate an often challenging and emotional journey. His guests include Robert Naseef and Eustacia Cutler, mother of noted child with autism, author and speaker, Temple Grandin.