International Adoption Info

Newsletter #46 for Internationally Adopting Parents
February 1, 2007
PAL Center Inc.

In This Issue
Group Consultations Calendar

by telephone or email

Post-adoption family consultation and counceling

The next consultation:

Sun, February 11, 2007
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organization of effective remedial support system for an older internationally adopted child

Dr. Boris Gindis

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Latest Articles
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International Adoption Articles Directory

Mark Lakewood
Bullying Prevention Skills and Techniques for Children
As a society, we spend too much of our energy identifying and punishing the bully that we fail to spend enough time empowering the victims of bullying. We should spend more of our energy on the things that we can control rather than the things we have limited or no control over.

Jon Arnold
How To Treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
The symptoms of ADD and ADHD are widely varied, so make sure you determine that the disorder really is ADD/ADHD. Professionals are too quick to make this diagnosis and prescribe drugs to treat it, when the best answer could be as simple as a change in diet.

Workshop Announcements

Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Educational issues in children adopted from overseas orphanages

Spence-Chapin (Manhattan, NY)

Thursday, February 8, 2007
Identifying and Addressing School-related Issues in Internationally Adopted Older Children
Jewish Family Services (Greenwich, CT)

From Our Database

ADD/ADHD Revisited

Dr. Mark Lerner
ADHD and Adoption....
I have heard that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more common among adoptive children than the general population. Is this true? And, if so, why?

Dr. Noel Swanson
What is ADHD and How Do You Manage it?
There are some children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). What are the symptoms and how is ADHD Managed?

Kelly Nault
What to do when kids go off their meds: brain-based learning strategies for ADD/ADHD
Brain-based learning strategies for helping hyperactive kids. Teacher resources and parenting tips to help control ADD when kids stop taking stimulant drugs. A likely scenario given the recent publicity about heart-related problems linked to Ritalin.

Debbie Jeffrey
ADHD or Hyperarousal? Hyperactivity in Traumatized and Adopted Children
Why is it that so many adopted children are diagnosed with ADHD? Debbie, an adoptive parent and counsellor, explains how trauma related to adoption can affect the brain in a way which causes hyperactivity. She outlines briefly some useful parenting strategies for these hyperaroused children.


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