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Why some young people might find it difficult to get involved in your projects – and what you can do about it (In house course) (08 Oct 17)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) – Two conditions that community workers usually know little about but should know a lot more

Most of us know very little about these two conditions. But they are much more common than people think and the impact they can have on individuals and the community can be huge.

Young people who are affected by ADHD can exhibit some of the following tell tale signs.

Perhaps you are reminded of a particular young person? If so there is some advice to follow on what to do if you are.

Do you recognise any of these?

While Conduct Disorder involves:

It’s no surprise than that children and young people with ADHD and CD can seriously disrupt the lives of others.

In fact ADHD was cited in the Youth Crime Action Plan in June 2008 as one of the major factors for why young people offend.

Parents are often at their wits end to know what to do and while community workers and housing officers should not take on the role of social workers they can support parents.

Here are some tips they can pass on to parents about how to manage challenging and difficult children who have either ADHD or CD:

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