Safe school environments are at the top of everyone’s mind right now. At Pace, we’ve been focused on safety for many years. Safety doesn’t begin or end with locked doors and metal detectors as we know all too well after the tragic events in Connecticut. Early detection and treatment of children’s mental health issues is the key. »Read More

This past weekend the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi from Miami University in Ohio helped Pace in their annual Race for Pace 5K outside Pittsburgh. In an effort to give back to the community while on a professional networking event, our brother’s rallied behind the brief but extraordinary knowledge we had about the mission of Pace. Throughout the morning our chapter learned from the school about the tremendous impact and presence this institution has within the Pittsburgh community. »Read More

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common reason for referral of children who present for mental health treatment. Similarly, it represents one of the most common diagnostic issues seen in school-aged children. It is characterized by significant impairment in the area(s) of attention, impulse control, and activity level. Like many other medical conditions, minor issues in these areas are seen in many children and are not considered problematic. It is only when the symptoms of ADHD are significant and interfere with a child’s function in school, home, or social situations that a diagnosis of ADHD should be made. These symptoms may result in poor academic performance, serious risk taking behavior, significant disruptive behaviors,and cause frustration for the child, their family, and school personnel. Social skills and the development of friendships may be negatively impacted by the symptoms of ADHD. »Read More