Treating ADHD in the African American Community
Featuring Cheryl Hamilton, MA
Mistrust and stigma can prevent African American parents from seeking help for their children who have ADHD. Rather than recognizing behaviors as signs of ADHD symptoms, parents might instead describe their child as “choosing to misbehave.”
Cheryl Hamilton, MA, a licensed professional counselor, says it’s important for parents to learn more about ADHD to be able to get to the root of the problem. A plan that includes parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals can help African American children with ADHD to succeed.