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Transitioning from Childhood ADHD Into Adolescent ADHD: What Parents Need to Know

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When children enter adolescence additional parenting challenges are expected. However, when children have ADHD their symptoms and impairments make things even more challenging. This presentation will cover topics such as increased academic challenges, driving, relationships, sex and unwanted pregnancies, smoking, alcohol, pot, stimulant medication and other substance abuse, continuing issues with emotional regulation, and challenges in transitioning into adult health care system.

Heidi Bernhardt

Heidi Bernhardt, RN, is a psychiatric nurse by training, mother of three young men with ADHD, and the founder, President and Executive Director of the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD. Heidi also served as the Executive Director of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), a national not-for-profit organization of the leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD in Canada for 6 years. Over the past 25 years, Heidi Bernhardt has helped raise awareness and understanding of ADHD among parents, educators, health care professionals, industry leaders, and government officials through presentations, conferences, media interviews, and advocacy work.

CADDAC would like to thank the Zorzi Family, Janssen Inc., and Takeda Canada for generously supporting this event.

The information provided during this educational workshop is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard during this workshop. By accessing or attending this workshop, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of the user agreement as stated in full.

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