CADDAC - ADHD and Trauma | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

CADDAC - ADHD and Trauma

Although ADHD and Trauma appear different, they have many overlapping and confounding symptoms. Additionally, children with ADHD maybe four times more likely to experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. This webinar will first review the symptomatology of ADHD, trauma, and traumatic disorders. It will then explore the differential symptoms of each disorder, as well as the implication for comorbid ADHD and Trauma. Finally, this webinar will briefly discuss the assessment and treatment process for co-occurring Trauma and ADHD.

Michela DiStefano is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is currently completing her clinical placement at the Child, Adolescent, and Family Centre of Ottawa (CAFCO) and she is supervised by Dr. Julie Desjardins. Michela has experience working with a diversity of clients as they face challenges related to anxiety, trauma, mood, behavioural difficulties, parenting, learning, and neurodevelopment (e.g., ADHD, ASD). Prior to her placement at CAFCO, Michela has had training experiences working with children, adolescents and families at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research, and the Ottawa-Carleton District School, Board. Michela’s doctoral research aims to investigate the influence of parent-child relationships and homework help on children’s math achievement and anxiety towards math.



Date & Time:

May 25, 2022 8:15 p.m.- 9:15 p.m. 

For more information and to register, go here.