Living with ADHD is hard. And like with most things, being Black, poor, or from any traditionally marginalized community makes it even harder—every challenge and issue are multiplied exponentially.
In these communities, ADHD is not only over diagnosed and undiagnosed, but also both overtreated and undertreated, and largely is ignored, dismissed—or even worse—ridiculed. This session will focus on strategies for addressing:
View this must-see training to transform your treatment of ADHD marginalized clients.
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|File type||File name||Number of pages|
|Manual - Let’s Talk About Stigma (1.1 MB)||12 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Transcript - Let’s Talk About Stigma (131.8 KB)||24 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Evelyn Polk Green, MSEd, is a past national president of both ADDA, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Evelyn is an adult with ADHD, and the mother of two adult sons, Perry and Robert, both of whom also have ADHD. Active in ADHD and mental health advocacy for more than 25 years, she has served as a leader representing the family voice in the ADHD and mental health communities in many capacities, including as a member of the Network on Children’s Mental Health Services funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She frequently represents the family/consumer perspective on mental health issues and often speaks to audiences and the media on a variety of topics. She has been focused on the challenges of ADHD in minority, poor and other underserved populations throughout her advocacy career. She is the recipient of several honors for her volunteer work in mental health and education, including the Beacon College Achieving Lifetime Vision and Excellence (ALiVE) Award for her advocacy work on behalf of children and adults with learning differences and ADHD. Evelyn works as an administrator with the Chicago Public Schools, planning professional development programs for early childhood special education professionals and families. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees from National Louis University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.
René Brooks has taken a late-life diagnosis and used it to uplift others. After being diagnosed with ADHD 3 times (age 7, 11, and 25), at 25 she was able to get the treatment she deserved. She is the found of Black Girl, Lost Keys, a blog that empowers black women with ADHD and shows them how to live well with the disorder.
In addition to Black Girl, Lost Keys, René has written for Healthline and is a Patent Contributor to TEVA Pharmaceutical’s Life Effects project. She has spoken at The International Alliance of Patients Organization’s 8th Annual Congress.
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