Parent of an ADHD Child Age 6-11 With Social Skills Troubles? Want A Free 10 Week ADHD Parent Support Group?

It’s no secret among parents with ADHD that many children with ADHD have social skills problems and have difficulty making friends. Have a look at some of the research that Dr. Amori Mikami’s Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab has done on ADHD children. They are also not afraid to have some fun:)

Dr. Amori Mikami and the researchers and clinicians at her Peer Relations in Childhood Lab

If you’re the parent of an ADHD child age 6-11 in the Vancouver BC area or willing to travel to Vancouver whose child

has ADHD and should have some difficulty getting along with peers, making or keeping friends, or with social skills. Other children in the study are typically developing without these concerns.

And want to help them learn social skills and make and keep friends? Then check out UBC psychology professor Dr. Amori Mikami’s new ADHD parent support group.

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“Of Course” Harjit Sajjan Liberal Candidate For Vancouver South & Ex VPD Detective-Constable with the Gang Crime Unit Supports Screening Federal Prisoners For ADHD

At the Justin Trudeau Rally Sept 10th in Vancouver, I asked Harjit Sajjan Liberal Candidate For Vancouver South (Twitter: @HarjitSajjan  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harjit.sajjan.7 )

Harjit Sajjan Supports Screening Federal Prisoners For ADHD photo

an Ex-Vancouver Police Detective-Constable with the Gang Crime Unit specializing in organized crime who was with the VPD for 11 years my question about screening federal prisoners for ADHD I’ve asked other federal politicians.

We ADHD adults are only 5% of the population, but we’re 4 to 9 times more likely to end up in jail than non-ADDers. 21% To 45% 0f Prisoners Have ADHD 15 Peer Reviewed Studies Show. Federal, provincial and municipal jails should screen prisoners for ADHD. See If He Outgrew It, What Is He Doing in My Prison?

Also, 20-30%+ addicts & alcoholics have ADHD studies show, ignoring and stigmatizing ADHD makes many of us self-medicate with drugs.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Supports Screening Prisoners in Federal Jails for ADHD

This is why I asked Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau the question about if he’d commit to screening federal prisoners for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

21% To 45% 0f Prisoners Have ADHD 15 Peer Reviewed Studies Show. Crime and jail are costly to society, but treatment is cheap. I used 15 peer reviewed studies in my post because I thought the media and politicians could write off 2 or 3 but 15 would be harder.

We ADHD adults are only 5% of the population but we’re 4 to 9 times more likely to end up in jail than non ADDers. Federal, provincial and municipal jails should screen prisoners for ADHD. See If He Outgrew It, What Is He Doing in My Prison?

I’d rather governments diagnosed us before prison or before some of us self medicate with drugs and alcohol. 20-30%+ addicts & alcoholics have ADHD studies show.

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BC ADHD Awareness Week 2015 is October 12-18th. Please Spread The Word

Final BC ADHD Awareness Week 2014 Badge with URL

The fourth annual BC ADHD Awareness Week will be will be October 12-18th 2015.

The purpose of the week is to:

  • Raise awareness of ADHD in BC
  • Reduce stigma and misinformation on ADHD in adults and children
  • Show the economic and social costs of ignoring and stigmatizing ADHD
  • Provide factual information on ADHD
  • Encourage proper diagnosis and multimodal treatment of ADHD by trained professionals
  • Get more resources for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults

Please help spread the word and we can always use volunteers to do tasks big and small in person, on the phone and online, since we have zero paid staff.

Just the volunteers of the only adult ADHD support group in BC, my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I.

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11th Annual CADDRA ADHD Conference in Vancouver BC Oct 16-18th Tell Your Doctor

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The 11th Annual CADDRA (Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance) ADHD Conference will be held here in Vancouver BC Oct 16-18th 2015. Crossposted to BCADHD. Early bird pricing ends July 31st. Register here.

They will be doing this during the 2015 BC ADHD Awareness Week.

Tell Your Doctor Psychiatrist, or Psychologist. Especially if they don’t know ADHD. They can lean and get CME’s Continuing Medical Education Credits for it.

Nurses, ADHD Coaches, Teachers and Social Workers and other professionals and trainees should also attend.

CADDRA has annual conferences but only comes to Vancouver every half a decade so if you miss it, it will be a while before you see them here again.

I’ve attended the last two CADDRA conferences in Vancouver in 2005 and 2010. Here are my posts on them.

Vancouver ADHD conference. ADHD: Across the Lifespan

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