AD/HD is a disorder of excessive inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity and impulsivity that begins in childhood and has a negative impact on an individual's performance at school, work and home. It affects roughly 6 - 8% of children, and persists into adulthood between 30 - 60 % of the time.4 -5% of American adults are afflicted.
Making the important decision to adopt may be one of the most challenging and difficult decisions a person or couple can make...Family therapists can help the adoptive family to understand what impact, if any, adoption may be having, and they can help the parents to learn how they can help their child.
Same Sex Parents and their Children
Studies estimate that between 1 and 9 million children in the United States have at least one parent who is lesbian or gay. There are approximately 594,000 same-sex partner households, according to the 2000 Census, and there are children living in approximately 27 percent of those households.
Infertility is commonly defined as the inability to conceive a child or carry a pregnancy to full term. It is one of the most severe crises that a person or couple may ever face, and presents a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial challenge.
These brochures contain easy-to-understand information and resources and discuss the role of marriage and family therapists in treating problems affecting the public. Written for clients and potential clients, Therapy Topics are designed to educate consumers and market therapist's services.