October is ADHD Awareness Month

October 6, 2023

Here’s how you can show your support for youth with ADHD

Nearly 1 in 10 kids between the ages of 3 and 17 have an ADHD diagnosis. Of these, about 9 in 10 kids will need some form of support or accommodation in school. October is ADHD Awareness Month, and we’re sharing ways you can advocate for local youth in Richmond, VA.

Ways to Support Youth with ADHD

In October and year-round, youth with ADHD need to know they’re valued, supported, and loved. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Recognize the symptoms, including inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. 
  • Help your child, teen, or student understand more about ADHD and how it affects them.
  • Have open conversations about ADHD and be their “safe person.”
  • Help them set goals.
  • Offer hands-on assistance, such as doing tasks together to help them learn how to do them on their own.
  • Work with them to build social skills.
  • Work with the school to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP), if needed.

How Hallmark Youthcare Can Help

Children with ADHD are less likely to graduate from a four-year college, are at a higher risk of accidents, and are more likely to drop out of high school. For many, learning to cope with the condition can make all the difference. 

Hallmark Youthcare offers youth behavioral assessments in Richmond to help diagnose conditions like ADHD early and get children treatments that improve their quality of life. Contact us today to learn more.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html

https://www.crossrivertherapy.com/adhd-statistics

https://www.healthline.com/health/adhd-awareness-month

Photo: ©Gam1983 via Canva.com

Subscribe blog for the latest updates

Join our subscribers list to get the latest news,updates and special offers

Categories

Popular posts

Related News

What Is a Youth Behavioral Assessment?

Here’s what a youth behavioral assessment can tell us Have you ever wondered what causes certain behaviors in your child or teen? From aggression and outbursts to dangerous activities like self-harm or sexual promiscuity, there’s usually a root cause for these activities. From unraveling patterns of emotions to decoding social interactions, a youth behavioral assessment […]
Read full story...

6 Ways to Help Teens Cope with PTSD

Overcoming childhood trauma is key to leading a healthier adult life June is PTSD Awareness Month, and beyond recognizing the signs of this mental condition, it’s equally important to know how to offer help to those experiencing it. Teens and youth can develop PTSD symptoms after a traumatic event, such as a car accident or […]
Read full story...

How to Recognize PTSD in Youth

June is PTSD Awareness Month. Become more PTSD-aware by learning the signs and how to help Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can manifest at any age, including children and teens. While it may be caused by a specific event, effects don’t always manifest right away. It’s essential to help your teen overcome the negative impact […]
Read full story...
hallmark youthcare benefits

residential treatment program

Traumatized children develop strategies for coping- some functional and some dysfunctional. We strive to empower youth and their families to overcome their difficulties and fulfill their potential.
Adolescent Focused (Ages 11-17)
24/7 Psychiatrist & Nursing Coverage
Comprehensive Discharge Planning
Psychoeducation Learning Groups
ASAM Accredited Substance Use Program
Nutritional Counseling
Certified Activities Therapy
Individual, Group & Family Therapy
Promotion of Social Interaction
Resident Advisory Committee
Full-time Psychologist
Do you have questions? We’re here to help.

Contact us today

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

hallmark youth care benefits

residential treatment program

Traumatized children develop strategies for coping- some functional and some dysfunctional. We strive to empower youth and their families to overcome their difficulties and fulfill their potential.
Adolescent Focused (Ages 11-17)
24/7 Psychiatrist & Nursing Coverage
Comprehensive Discharge Planning
Psychoeducation Learning Groups
Accredited Substance Abuse Programs
Nutritional Counseling
Certified Activities Therapy
Individual, Group & Family Therapy
Individual, Group & Family Therapy
Promotion of Social Interaction
Do you have questions? We’re here to help.

Contact us today nswers.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

COPYRIGHT©2021 HALLMARK YOUTHCARE
12800 West Creek Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23238
Admissions
Admissions
12800 West Creek pkwy, richmond, va 23238
COPYRIGHT©2021 HALLMARK YOUTHCARE
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram