Children at Risk

  • Five to fifteen percent of all school-age children have ODD.
  • Having a parent with a mood or substance abuse disorder, ADHD, or ODD
  • Being abused or neglected
  • Harsh or inconsistent discipline
  • Lack of supervision
  • Poor relationship with one or both parents
  • Family instability such as occurs with divorce, multiple moves, or changing schools or child care providers frequently
  • Financial problems in the family
  • Exposure to violence