Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 195–207 | Cite as

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Diverse Populations

  • Renee Mattox
  • Jeanette Harder


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. Given the high prevalence of ADHD and its significant impact on children and families, it is important for social workers to understand and know how to respond. This paper looks at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, explores its causes, and gives special attention to its effect on diverse populations. In addition, it discusses empirically supported treatment interventions used for children with ADHD, particularly the role of parent training in the management of ADHD. Finally, it discusses the applicability of using parent-training programs with diverse populations.

Key words

ADHD Diversity Parent training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA

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