2015 BC ADHD Awareness Week Activities

 

 Final BC ADHD Awareness Week 2014 Badge with URL

 

71 Libraries in 35 BC communities participated in The 4th annual BC ADHD Awareness Week 2015.

Thanks to The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group volunteers Andrew, Christopher, Kat, Laureen and Maggie who helped me organize the week along with our Library and Bookstore partners.

Here are the activities the volunteers and supporters The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group did.

The purpose of the week is to:

  • Raise awareness of ADHD in BC
  • Reduce stigma and misinformation on ADHD in adults and children
  • Show the economic and social costs of ignoring and stigmatizing ADHD
  • Provide factual information on ADHD
  • Encourage proper diagnosis and multimodal treatment of ADHD by trained professionals
  • Get more resources for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults

The main events going on will be the 4th annual BC ADHD Awareness Week book displays listed below. Also there is a

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CADDRA ADHD convention in Vancouver Oct 16-18th. Twitter hashtag is #caddraBC2015

Tell your doctor/psychiatrist/psychologist/teacher etc. about it, or check it out yourself. I’ve been to the last two, learned a lot, very useful & they only come out west every half decade, see my post on it.

 

Making Sense of ADHD Free Talk

In conjunction with the BC Psychological Association and BC ADHD Awareness Week, The Vancouver Psychology Centre is proud to present therapist Dr. Noah Susswein Tuesday October 27th, 7-8pm. Community Room – Adler University (1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver).

ADHD is best understood as a mismatch between a person and certain aspects of his or her environment. And there are many effective options for changing both individuals and environments to achieve a better fit between the two.

Bio: Dr. Noah Susswein treats children, youth, and adults at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. He has been involved with mental health research, assessment, and treatment for over 15 years in a variety of settings including medical schools, community mental health centres, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Whether working with children or adults, Dr. Susswein uses a strength-based approach that emphasizes self-awareness and courage.

More details here.

Have a look at Dr Sussewein’s site for parents on empathy where he talks about differences between having empathy and showing empathy and how to do it effectively as a parent

 

List of BC Cities with ADHD Awareness Book Displays by region then city. Here’s how they’re organized.

Interlink Libraries

Metro Vancouver

 

Burnaby

Bob Prittie Metrotown Library

 

Coquitlam

City Center Library

Poirier Library

Fraser Valley Regional Libraries

 

Abbotsford

Abbotsford Community Library

Clearbrook Library

Mount Lehman Library

 

Agassiz

Agassiz Library

 

Boston Bar

Boston Bar Library

 

Chilliwack

Chilliwack Library

Sardis Library

Yarrow Library

 

Delta

Ladner Pioneer Library

George Mackie Library

Tsawwassen Library

 

Hope

Hope Library

 

Township of Langley

Aldergrove Library

Brookswood Library

Fort Langley Library

Muriel Arnason Library

Murrayville Library

Walnut Grove Library

 

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Library

 

Mission

Mission Library

 

Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadows Library

 

Port Coquitlam

Terry Fox Library

 

White Rock

White Rock Library

 

Yale

Yale Library

 

North Vancouver

North Vancouver City Library

 

North Vancouver District 

Capilano Library

Lynn Valley Library

Parkgate Library

 

Richmond 

Brighouse Library

Cambie Library

Ironwood Library

Steveston  Library

 

New Westminister

New Westminister Library Main Branch

New Westminister Library Queensborough Branch

 

Surrey

City Centre Library

Cloverdale Library

Fleetwood Library

Guilford Library

Newton Library

Ocean Park Library

Port Kells Library

Semiahmoo Library

Strawberry Hill Library

 

Vancouver

Britannia Library

Carnegie Library

Central Library

Collingwood Library

Dunbar Library

Fraserview Library

Kerrisdale Library

Hastings Library

 

West Vancouver

West Vancouver Public Library

 

 

 

Bookstores

Odin Books
School Libraries

Vancouver School Libraries

Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School Library

 

Libraries Outside Metro Vancouver


Interlink Libraries continued


Bowen Island  Library

Gibsons Library

Pemberton Library

Sechelt Library

 

Cariboo Regional District Library

100 Mile House Library

 

Greater Victoria Public Library

Emily Carr Library

Nellie McClung Library

Oak Bay Library

 

IslandLink Library Federation

Powell River Library

 

Kootenay Library Federation

Castlegar Library

 

North Central Library Federation

Burns Lake Library

 

North Coast Library Federation

Kitimat Library

 

North East Library Federation

Pouce Coupe Library

 

Okanagan Regional Library

Vernon Library

 

Thompson-Nicola Library

Kamloops Library

 

Vancouver Island Regional Library

Qualicum Beach Library

Pete Quily

See my other blog Adult ADD Strengths http://adultaddstrengths.com See also my 180+ page Adult ADHD website ADDCoach4u http://www.addcoach4u.com

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