Parenting Your ADHD Child 6-week Course – ONLINE

PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD 6-WEEK ONLINE

INVESTMENT: $199 

6-week ONLINE course developed specifically for parents/carers managing children with ADHD

Term 4 starts:  WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER 2019

The course has been developed specifically for those managing children with ADHD.

The goal is to inform and empower you to work with your child to cope with the many difficulties of ADHD by passing on practical, workable strategies that will make a difference in the lives of all family members.

The course environment promotes engagement through non-judgment, empathy and acceptance.

You’ll find greater empathy & understanding for your child’s perspective and with effective strategies on board you’ll increase confidence in your parenting skills.

This course has been running face-to-face in Sydney for around 4 years, and now I have been able to move it online so that everyone can have access to these important resources!

You’ll learn…

  • To understand your ADHD child’s world
  • Why & how it affects your family
  • Reasons for challenging behaviours
  • Learn practical behaviour management strategies
  • How to become a good child manager
  • How to create better routines & relationships
  • Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model
  • How to use rewards & consequences appropriately
  • How to manage difficult behaviour
  • Tools to help decrease stress & anxiety in your home
  • More about treatment options & medication
  • How to optimise sleep
  • How to work with your child’s school
  • How to build your child’s self-esteem
  • Effective self-care practices
  • Improved family problem-solving

You’ll enjoy…

  • Videos, audio snippets, PDF handouts and worksheets in easy-to-access bite sized modules
  • Weekly handouts and lifetime access to course information
  • Access to a private Facebook forum exclusive to the group
  • A parenting ADHD Action Plan e-work book
  • Less stress & more parenting confidence
  • Weekly online group Zoom calls
  • Connecting with other ADHD parents

The course is presented by Vivian Dunstan – Founder of the ADHD Support Australia, qualified teacher and course facilitator, mentor and, most importantly, an experienced ADHD parent.

Parenting Children with ADHD Course is based on a course developed by the Institute of Family Practice but contains so much more from Vivian’s own personal experience and research with ADHD.

For more details contact Vivian on vivian@adhdsupportaustralia.com.au

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While this could seem excessive, the best approach to managing ADHD is through a support team with the various team members having very different functions.

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Coffee Meetup for ADHD Parents

Coffee Meetup for ADHD Parents

Come along and have a relaxing morning meeting and chatting with other ADHD parents.

This is a free event but you’ll need to purchase your own coffee.

Children welcome but no childcare provided.

If you are unable to attend the meet-up please join our Newsletter list to hear about future meetups, receive slides from speaker evenings and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events.

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FREE Screening of The Kids We Lose – A Documentary by Dr Ross Greene

Free Screening of The Kids We Lose – A Documentary by Dr Ross Greene

Following Louise Remond’s talk on Ross Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model we will screen the hard-hitting documentary produced by Ross Greene.

This film has only been screened in Australia at the Dr Ross Greene workshops in 5 cities so far.  So this is an amazing opportunity to see the film and to hear Louise Remond, an expert in the CPS model, talk about the ways in which we can avoid the scenarios in the film happening here in Australia.

Weaving together moving interviews and rare archival footage, The Kids We Lose portrays, for the first time on film, the journey of kids with social, emotional, and behavioural challenges, their caregivers, and their collective struggles at various ages. The kids don’t understand why they’re being mistreated and manhandled or why they’re unable to change course … they just think it’s their fault. Their desperate and discouraged parents hope there’s a better way, but have been on the long road of looking for right help for way too long. Classroom teachers feel ill-equipped to help these kids, and have time constraints, high-stakes tests, overcrowded classrooms, budget cuts, and zero tolerance policies interfering with their efforts to retain their patience and compassion under impossible conditions. The entire picture is one of alienation, disenfranchisement, marginalisation, and despair.

Using interviews filmed across North America, the film documents the punitive, counterproductive, misguided, inhumane interventions so frequently applied to kids with social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. In American public schools alone, annually, these kids are on the receiving end of 5.4 million in- and out-of-school suspensions, dozens of millions of detentions, hundreds of thousands of school paddlings, hundreds of thousands of restraints and seclusions, and tens of thousands of school arrests. The Kids We Lose also shows how the misperception, mistreatment and demonisation of these kids begins at very early ages — the astronomical rates of suspensions of kids in pre-school and kindergarten tell us it’s so — and simply intensifies as kids grow older and their difficulties grow worse.

In The Kids We Lose, we hear the kids describing how they’ve been manhandled (literally and figuratively) by the system; we also hear the self-blame and hopelessness that springs from being misunderstood and mistreated. We hear the parents describe how they have been inaccurately characterised as passive, permissive, inept disciplinarians, and we hear their isolation and desperation in trying to find the right help. We hear from classroom teachers who have received minimal training on understanding and helping kids with behavioural challenges but who are nonetheless on the hook for making things work in overcrowded classrooms that include many kids with special needs. We hear from school administrators who feel tremendous pressure — from school staff and the parents of well-behaved students — to “send a strong message” and intervene in ways that are decisive, punitive, and counterproductive. And we hear from staff in therapeutic facilities, who describe what it’s like to listen to the wailing of kids who are being restrained (pinned to the ground by 2-4 adults) and placed in locked-door seclusion or solitary confinement, but who sometimes justify the use of these procedures out of concern for their own safety.

Amazingly, while the plight and treatment of behaviourally challenging kids makes the news every so often – when a kid is led out of school in handcuffs, or when video of a school paddling leaks out, or when a kid dies while being restrained – most people are unaware of the tragic costs of misunderstanding and mistreating our most vulnerable kids. The Kids We Lose changes that.

You can watch the trailer here:

ADHD Support Australia is now endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

So attending the screening will contribute 1 hour 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

FREE ENTRY

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Speaker: Louise Remond – An Introduction to Ross Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model: A Framework for Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children

Speaker Evening: Louise Remond, Psychologist, The Kidman Centre, UTS

An Introduction to Ross Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model: A Framework for Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children

Followed by FREE screening of The Kids We Lose documentary by Ross Greene

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is an innovative treatment developed by Ross Greene from Harvard Medical School, designed for families of behaviourally challenging kids and teenagers where parent and child work together to identify situations where something is getting in the way of the child doing well, and then collaborate on how to overcome them and find durable solutions.

Louise Remond is a clinical psychologist with experience in a number of clinic, health, community and university settings and works with a range of adults, teenagers and children in individual therapy.  Louise presents to school students on managing stress, has co-authored several books and has developed and presented seminars covering a variety of mental health and well-being subjects for professionals, teachers and the general public.

The Kidman Centre at UTS is a mental health treatment and research unit specialising in evidence-based treatments for children, teenagers, young adults and their families and is Australia’s first accredited Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) clinic.

FREE ENTRY FOR U18s

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Speaker: Sharon Bramble, Alert Learning – Demystifying Reading – for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD and Associated Learning Difficulties

SPEAKER EVENING:

Sharon Bramble, Alert Learning

Demystifying Reading – for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD and Associated Learning Difficulties

Is reading a struggle for your child or student with ADHD? Are you concerned that the reading approach being taught in your school community is confusing them? Is it confusing you?

This parent/teacher-friendly talk will demystify current reading practices taught in schools. It will look at what science tells us about how to teach reading and what you can do to support children if your school is using a non-scientific based approach such as Whole Language or Balanced Literacy.

Perhaps you have tried phonics instruction to assist your child’s reading. Did you know that there are many different phonics approaches? You will discover why some phonics teaching practices are ineffective and why systematic synthetic phonics works for all children.

Sharon Bramble, the creator of ALERT Learning, will share with you some simple but highly effective strategies that will enable you to assist any person wishing to improve their reading. Sharon is an educational consultant with over 20 years of experience. She is regarded as a remedial specialist by developmental paediatricians for her documented success with hundreds of children with ADHD and associated learning difficulties. Sharon began her path into education as a parent looking for answers and has personally tried many forms of intervention including home-schooling.

ALERT Learning is an Australian patented Learning System which is the only methodology of its kind to integrate spelling, reading, grammar and writing from K-12 across all key learning areas.

In the 12 years of running ALERT as a Professional Development Program, Sharon has increased the capacity of hundreds of primary and secondary teachers to confidently teach and embed literacy. Many schools have had challenging environments including remote regions and low socio-economic areas with extremely low literacy levels. She has also up-skilled hundreds of parents with explicit knowledge of literacy while providing multi-sensory strategies which increase learning and retention.

ALERT’s unique Learning System was the subject of a five-year trial in a Western Sydney state high school where its methodology was implemented across the curriculum. By the fourth year of the trial, the school placed first in New South Wales for value added growth in every aspect of literacy in national testing (NAPLAN).

Sharon is a passionate educator who will demystify the reading process and share some of the evidence-based practices that have assisted thousands of young people to improve their literacy skills. Her talk will empower parents and teachers with specific knowledge and effective strategies.

Under 18’s FREE ENTRY

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive any available slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events.

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Coffee Meetup for ADHD Parents

Coffee Meetup for ADHD Parents

Come along and have a relaxing morning meeting and chatting with other ADHD parents.

This is a free event but you’ll need to purchase your own coffee.

Children welcome but no childcare provided.

If you are unable to attend the meet-up please join our Newsletter list to hear about future meetups, receive slides from speaker evenings and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events.

Click here to subscribe:

http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

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