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Health Equity in ADHD: Addressing Racial Disparities in Diagnosis & Treatment

2:30 CT / 1:30 MT

Black children and adults with ADHD are less likely to receive an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment due to structural racism, low socioeconomic status, and stigma, all of which can worsen the symptoms of ADHD. Racial disparities in health care are critical to recognize and address because untreated ADHD can lead to harsh punishment of students in school, failure to graduate, substance use, and increased risk for incarceration.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • About risk factors for ADHD in Black individuals
  • About the facets of racism and the present-day policies that impede proper diagnosis, care, and treatment of ADHD in Black communities
  • About the serious consequences associated with untreated ADHD
  • What adults and caregivers of children with ADHD need to know to find appropriate providers and ensure proper care and treatment
  • How adults and caregivers of children with ADHD can effectively address stigma, build trusting relationships with clinicians, and overcome other barriers to treatment
  • About strategies, including Parent Behavioral Training Programs, that can be effective for managing ADHD in families of color



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Check out our most recent publication, “Understanding School Testing and Test Scores” created to help parents better understand the data included in their child’s evaluation so they can best advocate for their needs.

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