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.
Rolling with ADHD: Free ADHD online learning series from BC Children's Hospital. It consists of an 8-week online module program with interactive short videos, questions, and practical strategies.
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.
Evidence-based Intervention for Executive Function
Unstuck and On Target: A curriculum and a set of easy-to-use tools that employ cognitive behavioural techniques to improve flexibility, planning and organization. It consists of small group lessons and simple, everyday strategies that build a common language for better regulation of feelings, behaviour and thinking.
Center for ADHD Awareness (CADDAC)
BC Children's Hospital ADHD clinic
For more information about assessing executive function in children, please see Assessment.
Cognitive, Executive, Emotional, and Behavioral Interventions for students.
Usually Messy and Always Late: Understanding Executive Functioning and Organizational Skills Challenges for Students with ADHD
Entertaining video on the teen brain
The ADHD brain as a film director
List of visuals and videos for explaining testing results and learning differences to kids: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rPpqxlufrQlv8Orq7aL8D5TyOD6EooVOGM52wJvVUXI/edit#gid=810368691
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)
Understanding Girls with ADHD, Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do: Nadeau, Kathleen, Littman, Ellen, Quinn, Patricia: 9780971460973: Pediatrics: Amazon Canada
More ADHD Resources
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA): www.add.org (for example, they offer bi-weekly virtual parent ADHD support groups)
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA): provides information for children, adolescents, parents, and educators. www.adhdlearning.caddra.ca and https://www.caddra.ca/
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded by parents and their children with ADHD to find a 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."