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Lifelong Effects of Bullying and the Brain's Ability to Recover

  • June 11, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • ADDitude Webinar

Children and teens with ADHD are most likely to be bullied at school than their neurotypical peers. Why? ADHD symptoms and behaviors like impulsivity, trouble detecting social cues, low self-esteem, and executive function deficits make them easy targets.

What you might not know is that bullying and abuse can physically harm a child’s brain architecture and function. The neurological scars are visible on brain scans.

What’s empowering and inspiring is that all brains benefit from neuroplasticity, which means they are shaped by environment and by practice. Learn about the strategies that can help your child with or without ADHD better cope with and respond to bullies. The more parents, teachers, and coaches understand about how brains may suffer from bullying and abusive conduct, the better equipped they will be to prevent, protect, and respond to these harmful acts.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The ADHD symptoms and behaviors that may make children with the condition a target
  • The different forms of bullying, and the harmful physical impact that each may have on a child’s brain structure and function
  • Strategies and practices to repair the neurological scars from bullying and abuse
  • Practical and actionable interventions for strengthening the brain and restoring holistic health


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The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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