When your child is diagnosed with ADHD –

CHADD’s Parent to Parent Program provides essential guidance

 

 

Learning that your child has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be overwhelming for any parent. Many find themselves at a loss as to where to turn for reliable information and proven approaches to enhance their child’s success. To meet this critical need, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) created Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD (P2P). Developed by parents for parents, P2P provides a comprehensive understanding of ADHD, and essential strategies for improving life at home and at school.

“ADHD presents significant challenges for children and their families,” says April Gower-Getz, Chief Operating Officer of the nonprofit organization CHADD—the nation’s leading resource for the ADHD community. “Early intervention is key to positive outcomes. Learning how to effectively manage the symptoms of ADHD can affect both the severity of the disorder and the development of more serious issues over time. We want parents to know they’re not alone. CHADD is here to help.”

According to the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey, 10 percent of school-aged children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of inappropriate levels of attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. When not managed effectively, ADHD can lead to significant concerns. Research shows that children with ADHD have higher rates of academic failure and high school dropout rates, substance abuse, unintentional injuries, and emergency department visits.

It is important to know that ADHD is highly manageable with an individualized, multimodal treatment approach that can include behavioral interventions, training for parents, educational support, and medication. When properly diagnosed and treated, children with ADHD can be very successful.

CHADD’s Parent to Parent program provides support and information from the parents’ perspective. Parents learn what ADHD is, its probable causes, the process of diagnosis and assessment, the components of a multimodal treatment approach, complementary and alternative treatment options, strategies for creating an ADHD-friendly home environment, and how to support a child with ADHD at school. The curriculum incorporates information on managing the impact of ADHD on a family, behavioral interventions that work, and effective parenting strategies. School issues are also covered, such as special education and IDEA, classroom accommodations and Section 504, and how to work with school administrators.

There are three course delivery options available for P2P training. Parents can choose eLearning─a flexible, self-paced course delivered in five modules that can be purchased as individual modules at $49 each or as a complete set for $229. CHADD members receive discounted pricing. The second option is to attend a series of interactive, small-group webinars presented throughout the year by experienced parents who are certified to deliver this training. CHADD also offers a limited number of in-person P2P training sessions throughout the year. The cost for the webinar series is $49 per module, while in-person classes range between $100 and $199. Webinar and class schedules can be found on CHADD’s website. 

Visit https://chadd.org/parent-to-parent/#adhdhappyfamily for more information about CHADD’s Parent to Parent program and to view a testimonial video, as well as written testimonials, from parents who have completed the course. Also featured on the website are additional resources available to parents and families. If you have questions about P2P, please contact CHADD via email at parent2parent@chadd.org or by telephone at 240.487.2321.

About ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of inappropriate levels of attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Children with ADHD have higher rates of retention in grade level, high school dropout, and substance abuse than their peers. ADHD is very manageable with an individualized, multimodal treatment approach that can include behavioral interventions, training for parents of children with ADHD, educational support, and medication.

 

About CHADD

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the leading resource on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), providing support, training, education, and advocacy for the 17 million children and adults in the United States living with ADHD, their families, educators, and healthcare professionals. As home to the National Resource Center on ADHD, funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHADD is the most trusted source of reliable, science-based information regarding current medical research and ADHD management. To learn more, visit www.CHADD.org or call 310.306.7070.

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