Newsletter #35 for Internationally Adopting Parents
October 15, 2006
PAL Center Inc.

In this issue

There is no substitute for preparation to adoption of an older child from abroad.
There will be difficulties - guaranteed.
Think how you can approach
expected issues well in advance.

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Latest Articles
from the

International Adoption Articles Directory

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 counselor, 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.


From Our Database

Trauma, Stress, and Behavior of an Adopted Child

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. Mark Lerner
Post-traumatic stress and its manifestation in the young institutionalized child
What is post-traumatic stress and how does it manifest in the young institutionalized child?

Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
PTSD in Internationally Adopted Children
Dr. Gindis speaks about the specifics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in internationally adopted children.

Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D.
Oppositional Defiant Disorders
Oppositional and defiant behavior is a very difficult family problem. A defiant child can take all the fun out of family life and relationships. But there are effective ways to manage and eliminate this problem. This article describes such an approach.

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.


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