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ADHD in African American Children and Youth

12:00pm - April 29, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Collaborating TTC: Central East MHTTC
Registration Deadline: April 29, 2021
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Description:
The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among Black children and youth is an important public health concern. A review of 21 previously published American studies, which included nearly 155,000 Black young people in the United States, revealed that 14.5% of these youth had ADHD. This webinar will explore signs and symptoms of ADHD and discuss treatment options for this population.

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Presenter:
Tiffani Bell MD, FAPA, Diplomate of ABOM, ABLM serves as the Eastern Trustee on the Executive Board for Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA). She is a Quadruple Board Certified Physician who specializes in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Bell received her Bachelor of Science from Norfolk State University. She earned her Medical Degree from Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine. Thereafter, she completed both residency and fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She will be attending Harvard T. H. Chan school of Public Health this fall to further her education and advocacy for obesity medicine and mental health. Dr. Bell has worked in academic medicine, where she received Outstanding Teaching Faculty of the Year in 2020 and has held leadership positions in several national organizations including currently serving as a Delegate from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to the American Medical Association (AMA), Young Physicians' Section. She previously served as the Residency Fellow Member representative for BPA, was selected to be an APA/SAMHSA Fellow and served on the AMA's Minority Affairs Section, Governing Council. Dr. Bell also received the National Medical Association’s Post-Graduate Section “Top Physician under 40” Emerging Leader award in 2020. Dr. Bell is an author and public speaker who is passionate about education, tackling stigma and implementing policies that promote improved access to care. Her special interests include minority mental health and the intersection between mental health, nutrition, and obesity prevention and treatment.


 
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of ADHD
  • List the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available
  • Name two limitations of treatment and potential risks of being untreated

 

Who Should Attend?
Mental health providers, advocates, and others who work on behalf of African American children and youth affected by mental illness.

 

Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (30 minutes) or more of the live webinar (via email within 30 business days post-event). CEUs are not offered for this session. The webinar slide presentation and recording will be posted to the website.