Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Healthy Peer Relationships

Healthy Peer Relationships

June 10, 2021

Many teens and young adults with ADHD have social skills challenges that make it difficult for them to develop healthy friendships. Their eagerness to fit in can lead them to participate in dangerous and unhealthy activities. Caroline Maguire walks us through the components of healthy peer relationships and signs of unhealthy relationships. She also answers questions from teens and young adults on how to cultivate meaningful, healthy relationships.

 

Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC

Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC, is a personal coach who works with children who struggle socially and the families who support them. She earned her master’s degree in education and early childhood development, with a specialization in social emotional learning, from Lesley University. She is the author of the award-winning book, Why Will No One Play with Me? and founder of the SEL training methodology designed to teach emotional regulation, social and self-awareness, and responsible decision-making skills. She founded the only coach training program accredited by the ICF, ADDA’s The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families. Visit her website, CarolineMaguireAuthor.com, follow her @AuthorCarolineM and download her free video, How to Tell a Tighter Story. She is a contributing editor to CHADD’s Attention magazine.

ADHD, Self-Harm, and Suicide

ADHD, Self-Harm, and Suicide

June 10, 2021

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019, suicide was the second leading cause of death among adolescents ages 13 to 19 — and the leading cause of death among 13-year-olds. The suicide death rate among Black youth is increasing faster than any other racial/ethnic group. In addition, 18.4% of youth with ADHD made at least one attempt by age 18, in stark contrast to only 5.7% of youth without ADHD. What are some of the predisposing factors of ADHD that increase the risk of suicide? Michael Meinzer provides insight into the difference between suicidal ideation and self-harm, triggers, warning signs, treatment, and appropriate responses to help someone with suicidal thoughts. He also sets the record straight on myths that prevent individuals and family members from reaching out for support.

 

Michael Meinzer, PhD

Michael Meinzer, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of psychology and the director of the Young Adult and Adolescent ADHD Services Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also directs UIC’s SUCCEEDS College ADHD Clinic. His research focuses on adverse outcomes (such as depression, early pregnancy, substance use, delinquency) that are particularly prevalent among individuals with ADHD during adolescence and early adulthood. Dr. Meinzer is interested in examining the mechanisms behind ADHD and comorbid psychopathology and subsequently developing tailored programming to address these difficulties. His work has been recognized by various mental health organizations and has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He received the Young Scientist Award from CHADD in 2016. He serves as the chair (elect) of the ADHD special interest group for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the secretary (designate) of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53 of the American Psychological Association). Dr. Meinzer is also a consulting editor of Clinical Research Digest, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and the Journal of Attention Disorders.

 

 

Life Management Skills

Life Management Skills

June 10, 2021

Life management skills are skills we all need to manage our day-to-day activities. For some teens and young adults with ADHD, those daily tasks can be a challenge. In this series of podcasts on helping teens and young adults become independent, Andrea Tuscano provides tips and strategies for maintaining an ADHD treatment plan, medication management, and talking with a healthcare provider. She also provides a plan of action for seeking accommodations on the job, scheduling study time, minimizing distractions, and getting to places on time.

 

Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano

Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is the president of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, an associate editor of the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, and a member of the CHADD Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano currently serves as ADVANCE Professor for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS) at UMD. 

 

Break the Habit of Dependence

Break the Habit of Dependence

June 10, 2021

As a teen or young adult with ADHD, are you looking for ways to be less dependent on your parents? Do you need tips and strategies on how to get accommodations in college, find a doctor to continue your ADHD treatment, and manage life during and after college? In this episode, Ari Tuckman answers questions similar to those asked by callers to CHADD’s helpline. He addresses what youth ages 14-24 need to know about managing ADHD and life on their own. If you’re a teen or young adult with ADHD, this information will help you break the habit of dependence and show your parents that you’re ready to fly the coop.

 

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, has given more than 350 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship; Understand Your Brain, Get More Done; More Attention, Less Deficit; and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD. His More Attention, Less Deficit podcast has more than 100 episodes and more than two million downloads. A psychologist in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, he is a former member of CHADD’s board of directors and serves as the CHADD conference committee's co-chair.

 

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