NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder)

Available through Feb 16, 2025 Open Allied Health Mental Health Public Health

NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder)


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About This Module

This module is divided into the following sections focusing on Overview of ADHD, Health and Wellness Practices for Living with ADHD, and the Role of CHWs in Supporting Children and Families Living with ADHD.

Approximate time to complete the course: 90 minutes

Learner content includes: Video, corresponding course handout, exercises and a brief post test.

Participants have unlimited time to complete this course and access course materials.

About This Series

NC AHEC, as an anchor partner in the NC CHW Initiative, is committed to ensuring that Community Health Workers have access to ongoing training and professional development resources. As a vital workforce for advancing health equity, it is important that CHWs are able to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills for providing all North Carolinians with the opportunity for health and wellness. Through funding provided by the NC DHHS Department of Health Benefits (Medicaid), NC AHEC has worked with other key stakeholders, including CHWs and CHW supervisors, to develop standards for CHW Specialty training, identify key training topics, and develop a series of online modules specifically geared towards preparing CHWs to partner with primary care practices as part of the new Medicaid Managed Care network.

Each module provides continuing education credit recognized by the NC CHW Association for the purposes of maintaining certification. Some modules stand alone in terms of the topic covered while others can be combined to deepen CHW knowledge and skills on a particular topic. Each module has been co-developed with CHWs to ensure the focus of learning and style of education reflects CHW culture and real-life scenarios.

This course is part of the online NC AHEC Community Health Worker courses of recorded content.

Click here to see all the current CHW online courses. Check back later for more options!

Partners on the CHW Specialty Training Work Group:
Avery Health Education and Consulting, LLC
Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative
Central Piedmont Community College
CommUnity Healing through Activism and Strategic Mobilization (CHASM) Institute
Durham Tech Community College
Mountain AHEC
NC Community Health Center Association
NC CHW Association
NC DHHS Office of Rural Health
North Central Carolina University
NorthWest AHEC
Piedmont AHEC
Saint Augustine's University
South Piedmont
Southern Regional AHEC
UNC Pembroke

In Collaboration with



By registering for this program,
participants understand that their contact information may be shared with NC DHHS.

Target Audience

Community health workers, lay health workers, outreach workers, and other frontline public health workers improving the health of their communities, and the supervisors, colleagues and allies of the CHW workforce


Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Define ADHD and prevalence of ADHD in children and adolescents
  • Identify signs and symptoms of ADHD in children
  • Recognize the impact of ADHD on mental health and self-esteem
  • Discuss impact of childhood poverty on racial/ethnic inequities in ADHD diagnosis and treatment and the long-term consequences for health and wellbeing
  • Recognize treatment options for ADHD in children
  • Discuss positive parenting strategies for a child with ADHD
  • Discuss benefits of healthy nutrition, physical activity, stress management and sleep for a child with ADHD
  • Discuss strategies for success in school
  • Discuss importance of promoting self-care for families living with ADHD
  • Identify accurate and culturally responsive sources of information about ADHD
  • Identify community resources to support families and children living with ADHD
  • Discuss strategies for supporting families with medication adherence and accessing ADHD health care


  • Betsy K. Thompson, M.Ed, LCMHC


NC AHEC CHW Specialty Training Program: ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder)

2/16 12:00 PM – 12:00 PM


.200 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.2 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.500 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.5 Contact Hours.


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