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ADHD in the African-American Community: Strategies to Improve Care and Treatment
July 13, 2023 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
12:00 CT / 11:00 MT
ADHD is routinely under-diagnosed in African-American children due to myriad factors, including structural inequalities in medical care and schools across the U.S. But even when ADHD is diagnosed in African-American children, it often goes untreated due to the cultural misconceptions and stigma about the disorder — and a deep distrust of the medical community — by people of color. But when ADHD is untreated in children, the risk for poor outcomes in academic and social settings increases. Learn more in this webinar for clinicians, educators, and caregivers.
In this webinar, clinicians, educators, and caregivers will learn:
- Why the stigma and cultural misconceptions around ADHD impede proper treatment by families of color
- How to bust common ADHD myths and get to the root of the problem
- About strategies to assess and treat ADHD that align with cultural beliefs and values of minority families
- How clinicians, educators, and caregivers can apply evidence-based practices to a clinical, educational, and home environment
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Cheryl Hamilton, Ed.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, ADHD-CCSP, IPT-CST, is the Executive Director of Hamilton Counseling and Consulting in Duncanville, Texas.