Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour: A free coach-based program offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association in BC to help parents with behavioural management strategies for children aged 3-12.
Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH): Parents and youth can access community mental health assessment, support, and services through CYMH in the area where they live.
Center for ADHD Awareness (CADDAC)
For more information about assessing executive function in children, please see Assessment.
There are many excellent books about ADHD. Here are some recommendations:
Smart But Scattered (by Dawson & Guare,2009): This book guides how to deal with day-to-day problems experienced by children, including following instructions in the classroom, doing homework, completing chores, reducing performance anxiety, and staying calm under pressure.
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Barkley, 2020)
Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, And Succeed (Miller, 2018)
More ADHD Resources
Free online learning series from BC Children's Hospital on ADHD called Rolling with ADHD. It consists of an 8-week online module program with interactive short videos, questions, and practical strategies. For more information and to sign up, see: https://healthymindslearning.ca/rollingwith-adhd/
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA):www.add.org (for example, they offer bi-weekly virtual parent ADHD support groups)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded by parents and their children with ADHD to find community online and provide information to other families. www.chadd.org
Dr. Russell Barkley is a recognized expert in the area of ADHD. Clips of Dr. Barkley explaining ADHD can be found on YouTube by searching “Dr. Russell Barkley and ADHD”.