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ADHD Resources



For Parents


ADHD: What every parent needs to know.  Michael I. Rieff, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011.


The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with ADD/ADHD: A reasuring guide to getting the right diagnosis, understanding treatments, and helping your child focus.  Linda Sonna, Adams Media Corporation, 2005.


Taking Charge of ADHD: The complete, authoritative guide for parents.  Russell A. Barkley, Guilford Press, 2000.


ADD/ADHD Behaviour Change Resource Kit: Ready-to-use strategies & activities for helping children with Attention Deficit Disorder.  Grad L. Flick, Jossey-Bass, 2002.


AD/HD: Helping Your Child: A comprehensive program to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders at home and in school.  Cynthia G. Last, Guilford Press, 2005.


ADHD and Teens: A parent's guide to making it through the tough years.  Colleen Alexander-Roberts, Taylor Publishing, 2001.


The ADHD Workbook for Parents.  Harvey C. Parker, Specialty Press Inc., 2005.


How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD.  Sandra F. Rief, Jossey-Bass, 2005.



For Kids/Youth


Survival Guide For Kids With ADD or ADHD. John Taylor, Free Spirit Publishing, 2006.

    "Do you know a kid struggling with ADHD? The Survival Guide is a book about them, for them. In simple, understandable language, Dr. Taylor provides concrete information and tips on the ADD/HD diagnosis, school, family, friends, emotions, and even ideas for a healthy diet. This is an empowering book for young people and is loaded with ideas, resources and some humor." --YouthWorker Journal


Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book For Kids About ADHD. Kathleen G. Nadeau, Magination Press, 2004.

    Parents, teachers and kids will love the checklists found in this book to help children organize their time and daily tasks. New edition includes more explanations about medication and how it works. Also, increased emphasis is placed on the aspects of ADHD that are troublesome to the children.


Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living With ADHD. Kraus, Magination Press, 2004.

    In short statements and vignettes, Cory describes what it's like to have ADHD: how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance and his overall functioning.


My Brain Needs Glasses: Living with Hyperactivity. Annick Vincent, Les Éditions Québec-Livres, 2010.

    Filled with instructive information and effective hints, the imaginary journal of Tom will help young people, parents, and education and psychology professionals overcome Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Funny and imaginative, My Brain Needs Glasses is an indispensable book to better understand the reality of living with AD/HD, which is not imaginary at all!


Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD. Patricia O. Quinn & Judith M. Stern. Magination Press, 2012.

    This resource for young people, their parents, and professionals is now revised and expanded, covering the newest techniques in diagnosing and treating ADHD, including updated information about medication; organization and time management strategies; the most current techniques in relaxation including yoga, progressive relaxation, and meditation; and tips on how to ask for help, guidance, and support in managing ADHD and its symptoms.


Putting on the Brakes Activity Book for Kids with ADD or ADHD. Patricia O. Quinn. Magination Press, 2009.

    An expanded and updated edition of the classic, best-selling workbook. This essential resource covers almost every area in a kid's life affected by AD/HD. Fun activities teach kids to manage attention problems and helps them in setting priorities, planning, and maintaining control of their day-to-day activities. With this book, kids put their understanding of AD/HD into action and become empowered to use new skills and to be in charge their AD/HD.




For Parents


Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)

Medical information about ADHD, including current practice guidelines.


Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)

Helpful strategies and suggestions geared towards parents and teachers on how to


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

A national non-profit, tax-exempt organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.


National Institute of Mental Health Booklet on AD/HD



ADHD And You




For Kids/Youth


Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) - for teens


Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) - for children


Teen Mental Health

A project of the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, a partnership between Sun Life Financial, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre with the vision to improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.





Child & Youth Mental Health locations

Child and youth mental health services are offered throughout British Columbia by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). These services provide a wide range of community-based specialized mental health services to mentally ill children and their families. Parents are encouraged to self-refer prior to your appointment as there is a lengthy waitlist for services.


Strongest Families

Strongest Families is an effective, accessible educational service for families of children with mild to moderate behaviour problems (ages 3 to 12) offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division. Referrals accepted from family physicians and pediatricians.


Cedarwood Family Support Program

Offers parenting training, counselling, and support to families of children under age 13 with moderate to severe behaviour problems. Provides art and play therapy, and child psychiatry. Serves Delta, Langley, Surrey and White Rock. Referrals made only by Child and Youth Mental Health.


Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre

The Maples provides a number of programs and services to address the needs of troubled youth aged 12 to 17 with significant psychiatric and behavioural difficulties. Referrals made only by Child and Youth Mental Health.


SFU Surrey Counselling Centre

The SFU Surrey Counselling Centre provides free counselling services for adults, school-aged children, and youth. All counselling is provided by students in the Master's program in Counselling Psychology.





BC Psychological Association

Find a trained psychologist or counsellor in your area.


ABLE Clinic

Private multidisciplinary clinic providing assessment, treatment and consultation for children and youth experiencing difficulties with A ttention, B ehaviour, L earning, and E motion.

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