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Nurturing Resilience and Motivation in Children with ADHD: The Search for “Islands of Competence”

Location: Webinar
Date: June 28 at 12:00pm

12:00 pm CT / 11:00 am MT

Children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD often confront feelings oflow self-esteemand a sense of pessimism about succeeding in a variety of domains, including in school and outside of school, and in friendships with peers and adults. In an attempt to manage negative feelings and thoughts, they often engage in self-defeating coping strategies that serve to further exacerbate their problems and distress.

To help these children and adolescents develop constructive coping strategies that enhancemotivation, learning, caring, hope, and resilience, it is important for parents, educators, and professionals to adopt a strength-based approach. This kind of approach highlights each youngsters interests and islands of competence and serves to reinforce a resilient mindset with accompanying resilient behaviors.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Serve in the role of charismatic adult to become a source of strength for children and teens withADHD
  • Use certain exercises to strengthen empathy in ourselves so that we can more effectively help children and teens with ADHD
  • Identify and reinforce the key components of a resilient mindset
  • Identify and reinforce each youngsters islands of competence
  • Develop strategies that provide opportunities for contributory activities
  • Assist children and adolescents with ADHD to deal more effectively with setbacks and mistakes

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