Unlocking the Potential of ADHD Support: How Parents Plus Can Enhance Your Service

We have a few remaining places left on our ADHD Programme Training starting on the 18th of April.

Our PP-ADHD training is for frontline professionals and can help prevent serious secondary problems, such as self-harm and substance misuse, from affecting children with ADHD as they grow older.

This programme utilises a solution-focused approach with facilitators introducing and exploring topics and parents’ problem-solving solutions as a group.

The PP-ADHD programme was developed with the understanding that early intervention from specially trained professionals can help parents manage the challenges children with ADHD can face, reducing the likelihood of serious secondary problems developing as the child gets older.

The PP-ADHD programme is for parents of children aged 6-12 who are suspected, awaiting, or who have received a diagnosis of ADHD.

The training focuses on:

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of the needs of families with a child with ADHD
  • Delivering the programme via face-to-face and online sessions, to groups and individual families
  • Providing opportunities to observe and practise the skills to become a solution-focused facilitator
  • Building on parents’ strengths as a basis for ongoing change
  • Strengthening inter-agency and community partnerships

By training as a facilitator of this programme, you will learn how to support parents to:

  • Understand the challenges and strengths of ADHD
  • Manage behaviour and emotional problems
  • Build their children’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Reduce their stress as parents
  • Understand the role of medication and other treatments
  • Manage homework and education challenges
  • Help their child talk about and understand ADHD
  • Support children’s friendships

The ADHD Children’s Programme facilitator training is suitable for a range of professionals, including:

  • Primary Care Teams such as Psychologists, Social Workers, and Public Health Nurses
  • CAMHS Teams
  • Family Resource Centres
  • GPs
  • Primary School Teachers
  • Family-focused charities such as ADHD Ireland

If you would like to learn more about the PP-ADHD training Programme please feel free to email Vicki Byrne at vicki@parentsplus.ie