We’re delighted to announce that the presentations from our seminar, “Improving Outcomes for Children with ADHD by Empowering Parents,” are now available to watch.
This event showcased insights and practical strategies for supporting children with ADHD. Our speakers, including professionals in child psychiatry and mental health, shared valuable knowledge aimed at enhancing outcomes for these children.
The importance of parenting programmes for ADHD – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry UCD School of Medicine, Dr Blanaid Gavin.
How the Parents Plus ADHD Programme works for Families – Professor John Sharry, University College Dublin School of Psychology, Clinical Director at Parents Plus, and leading innovator in solution-focused practice.
Delivering the ADHD Programme through CAMHS –
Lisa Whitlock Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Getting a Parent Group Started –
Nonsi Mabhena, Nurse Therapist and Rebecca Taylor Registered Physician Associate, ADHD Pathway, Tower Hamlets CAMHS
The ADHD programme is a new modified version of the evidence based Parents Plus Children’s programme that addresses the needs of parents of children with ADHD aged 6-12 years. The programme is flexible and can be delivered to small groups or with individuals over 8-12 weeks.
Developed with flexibility in mind, the programme can be delivered to small groups or individual parents over a span of 8-12 weeks. It is a tool for professionals supporting families and children displaying ADHD symptoms such as restlessness, inability to concentrate, excessive physical movement, and impulsivity in conversation.
By participating in this facilitator training, professionals will gain a deep understanding of ADHD and its impacts on family dynamics. They’ll learn effective strategies for managing behavioural and emotional problems, boosting children’s self-esteem and confidence, and helping parents reduce their own stress levels. The programme also covers the role of medication and other treatments, strategies to manage homework and educational challenges, and ways to support children in developing friendships and discussing their ADHD.
The five-module training provided equips facilitators not only with the skills to deliver the ADHD programme but also the Parents Plus Children’s Programme. The training emphasises developing a thorough understanding of the needs of families with a child with ADHD, delivering the programme effectively through both face-to-face and online sessions, and building on parents’ strengths to foster ongoing positive changes.
This facilitator training is suitable for a diverse range of professionals, including:
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Teams
- Primary Care Teams
- Family Support Services
- Early Intervention and Prevention Teams
- ADHD charities
- Child Protection Teams
Feedback from studies in primary schools, mental health, and disability settings has shown that families who complete the programme report significant improvements. These include increased positive social behavior in children, reduced behavior and emotional problems, decreased parental stress, and increased parental confidence
The Parents Plus ADHD Programme is about empowering parents and professionals with the knowledge and tools to nurture resilient, confident children with ADHD, and fostering stronger, healthier family relationships. The next ADHD Children’s Programme training takes place on the 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th & 27th February 2024 from 9.15am – 1.30pm. Click here to book your place.