PEERS Social Skills for Teens Online Program

PEERS Social Skills for Teens Online Program

ADHD Support Australia is excited to offer PEERS® Social Skills for Teens via Telehealth starting 17th February 2021.

PEERS® stands for Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills.

The PEERS® program is an internationally acclaimed, evidence-based social skills group program for adolescents and young adults with social challenges.

Originally developed by Dr Elizabeth Laugeson at the University of California (UCLA) PEERS®, the programme has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with Aspergers/ASD, but is also highly appropriate for those with ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, those who may be twice exceptional or gifted and talented or indeed anyone experiencing social challenges.

The program assists motivated teens and young adults with social challenges who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.

Explicitly teaching how to navigate common social challenges allows the formation of more positive relationships.

Teens learn how to …

* Develop & maintain friendships
* Improve conversational skills
* Choose appropriate friends & find common interests
* Appropriately use electronic forms of communication
* Appropriately use humour & assess humour feedback
* Start, enter & exit conversations between peers
* Organise successful get-togethers with friends
* Be a good sport when playing games and/or sports with friends
* Handle arguments & disagreements with friends
* Handle rejection, teasing, bullying, rumours/gossip & cyber bullying
* Change a bad reputation

PEERS® social skills for teens program details

PEERS® Social Skills for Teens is a 16-week online program for teens aged 13-17 who experience social challenges and are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends.

In weekly 90-minute online small group sessions, teens are taught important social skills and given the opportunity to practise these skills during socialisation activities in the session.

Parents or caregivers attend online 90-minute weekly small group sessions separately to their teens and are taught how to become their teen’s social coach – supporting them in practicing their new skills at home, coaching them during their weekly socialisation homework assignments and providing feedback.

Sessions are relaxed & fun whilst using evidence-based skill-teaching methods …

* Small group (7-10 participants)
* Safe environment where everyone finds success
* Didactic instruction (concrete easy to follow rules & steps)
* Socratic questioning method (a question/answer dialogue to draw out ideas)
* Teaches ecologically valid skills (skills that socially successful people use)
* Correct/Incorrect role play examples
* Role-playing and modelling practice of correct skills (behaviourial rehearsal)
* Perspective-taking questions targeting social cognition
* Social coaching from both course facilitators & parent(s)/carer(s)
* Homework exercises (with parent/carer assistance)
* Each session builds upon the previous week

Meet your social coach

Vivian Dunstan

* Certified PEERS Adolescent & Young Adult Social Skills course provider
* Masters of Teaching (Primary)
* Facilitator of Parenting Children with ADHD 6-week course since 2015
* Former RAISE mentor
* Founder & Organiser of ADHD Support Australia
* Advocating for & supporting the ADHD community since 2013
* Organiser of 80+ expert ADHD talks
* Author of ADHD Support Australia’s website
* Experienced Mum who’s navigated 23 years with an ADHD child, teen and now young adult

Is PEERS right for my teen?

Teens must …

* be between 13-17 (for the duration of the course)
* have social challenges
* be interested in attending the program
* agree to participate in the program voluntarily
* consistently attend the program; and
* a parent/carer must be willing to participate as the teen’s social coach

I want to help my teen improve socially – what now?

To help your teen improve their confidence socially and go on to create and maintain more meaningful connections email me vivian@adhdsupportaustralia.com.au and leave your number and best time to be contacted and I will call you for a confidential 15-minute phone screen to assess suitability for the program and to answer any questions.

Following this call, to ensure the PEERS® program is a good fit for your teen and that they will feel comfortable attending and have positive outcomes, I’ll meet you and your young person one-on-one to understand their needs as well as what your family are seeking to achieve before you enrol in the program.

Parent Session:  Wednesdays from 17th February 2021 @ 7-8.30pm

Teen Session: Thursdays from 18th February 2021 @4.30-6.00pm

For 16 weeks finishing on Thursday 3rd June 2021

So your investment for the February 2021 intake is $2,400 & includes:

* 1hr intake interview
* 16 x 90 min parent sessions
* 16 x 90 min teen sessions
* Weekly handouts/homework assignments
* Teen incentive prizes
* Support throughout the 16-week program

Great value at $150 per week for the 2 x 90 minute sessions!

NDIS funding is available for this program depending on your particular plan.

If you’re not able to attend on the above dates/times but are interested in joining a future course, please leave your details here.

If you’d like to join the program in February 2021 please send me an email to vivian@adhdsupportaustralia.com.au.

 

Prof Valsamma Eapen, Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist – The Neurobiology of ADHD

Professor Valsamma Eapen MBBS., FRCPsych., FRANZCP., PhD

Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Developmental Paediatrics

ONLINE – The Neurobiology of ADHD

This session will trace the pathophysiology of ADHD from genes to behaviour with a particular focus on the genetic and neurobiological factors that underpin the translation of biological vulnerability to clinically significant symptoms and behaviours.

Evidence from the literature in relation to the links between neuronal substrates and circuitry to cognition and behaviour will also be discussed. This in turn will be linked to the general principles of management including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

Professor Valsamma Eapen MBBS., FRCPsych., FRANZCP., PhD

Professor Eapen is Professor and Chair of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW & Head, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry at South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD).

As an academic Child Psychiatrist, she has undertaken research on childhood mental health and developmental disorders for over 20 years. Her clinical and research interests centre on issues of early development and neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome and autism.

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 talks 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 for U18s

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter

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:  MONDAY 12th OCTOBER 2020

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

Register Now

ONLINE- Danielle Einstein – Impact of Devices on Brains, Moods & Families

Dr Danielle Einstein – Impact of Devices on Brains, Moods & Families

As a community we want to embrace technology and ensure devices are used to connect and strengthen our families rather than to divide them.  Parenting has always been difficult and as a generation we are the first to confront the impact of personal devices on our families and our school communities. The impact of COVID has left many families reeling.
Danielle will speak about why, when and how we can make changes to our screen use. Her view is grounded in international research and based on the school program “The Dip@School” and her book: “The Dip: A practical guide to take control of screen addiction and reconnect your family.”
Danielle Einstein – BSc (Psychol) (Hons) MPsychol (Clinical) PhD MAPS MACPA MAACBT

Dr Einstein is a leading expert in understanding the impact of devices on mental health in teenagers. For 20 years she has developed and researched programs that prevent and treat anxiety, depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is commissioned by schools to develop tailored social and emotional learning programs. Danielle is an advocate of changes that families and schools need to adopt to ensure healthy use of technology. She is frequently called on by the mainstream media to provide expert opinion. She is passionate about using Clinical Psychology to change our community.

She is a researcher and Clinical Psychologist. She commenced her career in 1996 as Director of the Anxiety Clinic at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. Since then she has developed treatment programs for anxiety, depression and other mental health difficulties, published for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals. She is called on by the mainstream media (The Project, SBS,

Sunrise, ABC, Yahoo, Life Matters, Sydney Morning Herald) to provide expert opinion. She was the first Australian Clinical Psychologist to explain how phone use is contributing to a rise in anxiety and called for changes to be made for device use within schools.

Dr Einstein is founder of The Dip: www.thedip.com and author of the book “The Dip: A practical guide to take control of screen addiction and reconnect your family.” She has been developing programs to enhance emotional health with adults and teenagers based on understanding the emotional and neural factors that draw the public into screens. She has published in peer reviewed international psychology journals on topics including perfectionism, procrastination managing uncertainty and developing self compassion.

She partners with Arts Company, Bell Shakespeare and has worked with over 25 schools to empower teachers to deliver cutting edge programs. As an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie university, Danielle is currently leading a secondary school trial of an emotional health program. She collaborates with leading academics from Australian National University, The University of Sydney, Curtin University, Macquarie University and the Australian Catholic University. Danielle has led clinical and research teams in NSW and the ACT, working closely with the executive staff to instigate cultural change.

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 talks 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.

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

Parenting Children with ADHD Workshop – NOW AN ONLINE EVENT

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AS AN ONLINE EVENT – DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN DUE COURSE

I hope you all understand the necessity to do this due to safety reasons.

Parenting Children with ADHD Workshop: 4 Hours to Less Stress & More Parenting Confidence!

Speaker: Vivian Dunstan

ADHD is definitely not caused by poor parenting, but it is widely recognised that parent training specifically aimed at parenting children with ADHD, can help improve symptoms for the child, parental stress and family life in general.

The best parent training informs and educates parents about the symptoms and associated co-morbidities of ADHD enabling parents to change their view on their child’s challenging behaviour, thus helping them to embrace a positive attitude which is so important for parent-child relationship building.

It provides parents with the strategies and tools that work for the challenges they face with their ADHD children. Parents are encouraged to set realistic expectations for their child and establish a positive parent-child relationship by recognising and supporting the child’s strengths and talents and understanding the best way of communicating with their child.

Your thoughts and awareness about ADHD really can change your child’s behaviour, their life and your family’s reality!

This 4-hour workshop features the core principles from Vivian’s popular 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD course.

It will provide you with a solid foundation from which to begin to understand ADHD and better navigate family life.

This workshop is suitable for parents/carers of both ADHD children and teens.

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

It will help you to:

  • Understand your child’s ADHD world & how it affects them and those around them
  • Become informed & empowered to work together with your child to overcome ADHD challenges whilst championing their strengths
  • Learn how to work collaboratively & proactively for effective problem solving with your child
  • Learn practical behaviour management strategies vital to success with your child
  • Create better family routines & relationships
  • Understand the importance of effective self-care
  • Successfully advocate for your child at school
  • Build self-esteem through skills, focussing on strengths & fostering a growth mindset in your child
  • Increase your ADHD parenting skills and confidence
  • Decrease stress & create a calmer home life

About Vivian

Vivian Dunstan is the Founder & Organiser of ADHD Support Australia and has been advocating for and supporting the ADHD community since 2013 through monthly expert speakers, social meetups, workshops, self-care events, a membership site and various online ADHD communities.

She is the author of the ADHD Support Australia website which includes not only information on ADHD but a directory of ADHD professionals, services & resources and an expert blog.

Vivian has been facilitating the popular Parenting Children with ADHD 6-week course for the past 4 years and has recently created an online version to allow more parents to access the course.

With a Masters of Teaching (Primary), Vivian is also a non-practicing, qualified teacher, facilitator of Parenting Children with ADHD, a PEERS social skills coach, former RAISE mentor and most importantly an experienced mum to an ADHD daughter.  She has navigated her way through the past 22 years with an ADHD child, teen and now young adult.  Apart from ADHD, Vivian’s daughter has also been challenged with many co-morbid learning and mental health issues as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, gut issues, coeliac disease and a host of food intolerances.

Vivian’s love of learning and insistence on getting to the root of any problem has seen her research deeply into every challenge that’s come her way. So along with organising over 80 expert speaker events, attending conferences, trainings, workshops and her addiction to podcasts and books she has gained an enormous breadth of knowledge in all aspects of ADHD, including both conventional and holistic supports and strategies.

What some of Vivian’s parenting course attendees have said:

“In so many years of research this has been the most helpful and I am so grateful for the visible results in my stepson and also in our relationship thanks to this course. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, this course is a life-changer.”

“Despite many years of psychologists and Google research I hadn’t been able to find really tangible action advice on how to parent my ADHD child until I came across Vivian’s parenting workshop.”

“Vivian is very knowledgeable and breaks down the information in an easy to digest way using her relaxed and fun approach to teaching.”

“When I didn’t know what to do next or where to go, I found your parenting course and I could relax knowing I was gaining the knowledge I needed to travel this unexpected road with my family.”

“The course was invaluable because it explained the disorder simply and with great insight but then went through the various facets with actual plans for what to do and why it works. I’ve implemented many of the ideas, which have shown very positive results, and importantly learnt what not to do and how what I was doing was often exacerbating the problem.”

“A fab course. Just do it!”

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

Attending this workshop will contribute 4 hours 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.

Click here to subscribe to our Newsletter to be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

You can gain access to our monthly expert speaker videos by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

For more details about the 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD face-to-face course or any of our speaker evenings or social meetups visit: www.adhdsupportaustralia.com.au/events

For more details about the 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD online course visit: https://adhd-support-australia.teachable.com

Venue Kindly Sponsored by Pittwater RSL

Dr Andrea Zalan – Answering Your ADHD Medication Questions

Your chance to get answers to all your questions about ADHD medications from an experienced developmental & behavioural paediatrician!

THIS EVENT IS AN ONLINE EVENT DUE TO COVID-19

I hope you all understand the necessity to do this to ensure the safety of us all.

This will be applicable to all future meetings for 2020.

Dr Andrea Zalan – Question Time – Medications for ADHD

Your chance to ask an experienced developmental & behavioural paediatrician, Dr Andrea Zalan, those niggling or burning questions you’ve been wondering about regarding medications for ADHD. Whether your child is on medication, you’re thinking about it or you’ve had a positive/negative experience with one or more medications already I’m sure you have a question to ask. Whether it be which medications do what, how they work, what do they work for, which medication is best for what symptoms, what side effects do I need to watch out for, what are the long-term effects – positive or negative and so on. You get to ask the questions – now is your chance to get those questions answered!

Please send your questions to vivian@adhdsupportaustralia.com.au and they will be passed to Dr Zalan before the talk and there will also be a chance to ask some further questions during the session as well (though questions in advance would be appreciated as it will lend structure to the session and we may not be able to get to all the additional questions asked on the night.)

About Dr Zalan

Dr Andrea Zalan is a Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician who has worked exclusively in this area over many years allowing her to combine her expertise in Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychology and Educational Principles. This unique combination of skills offers an efficient, experienced assessment capacity allowing highly effective management advice and strategies for children and adolescents with developmental and/or behavioural problems.

She founded MINERVAMINDS Paediatric Practice to realise her vision of creating a centre of excellence dedicated to optimising children’s health and well-being and improving their development. Through her clinical practice she regularly observes the benefits of early intervention and is keen to make that available for more children. Therefore she does not only see her regular clients but also supervises the doctors in the practice and provides the necessary developmental assessments if required.

She regularly attends National and International Conferences and is an active member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia.

Book in via www.adhdsupportaustralia.com.au/events and you’ll be sent a link for the online event shortly.

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 talks 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.

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform on Patreon.

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter.

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 3 starts:  MONDAY 3rd AUGUST 2020

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

Register Now

Dr Rosalba Courtney – Optimizing Sleep & Breathing for Improved Learning & Behaviour

Dr Rosalba Courtney

Optimizing Sleep & Breathing for Improved Learning & Behaviour

Getting enough sleep and the right quality of sleep is fundamental for healthy brain function. Sleep impacts on working memory and many other cognitive skills. Many children diagnosed with ADHD show major improvements in learning and behaviour when sleep is improved. Some sleep problems are caused by obstructed airways and sleep disordered breathing.  Improving a child’s breathing can be the key to improved sleep and also to better brain function, learning and behaviour.

In this lecture Dr Courtney will talk about the key factors that disrupt sleep and share strategies for improving sleep through various means, including improved breathing.

Dr Rosalba Courtney DO, PhD

Rosalba is an osteopath, naturopath and breathing expert who practices in Avalon and Edgecliff and runs Healthy Breathing Healthy Child workshops in these locations. She is internationally recognized for her research, teaching and clinical expertise on the psychology, physiology and importance of breathing dysfunction and breathing therapy. Her recent research on breathing therapy for sleep disordered breathing has been published in the Journal Sleep and Breathing. She has been working with children for many years and is passionate about working with fundamentals such as sleep and breathing to help them reach their full potential as healthy happy adults.

You can read more about Dr Courtney at http://www.rosalbacourtney.com

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 talks 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 for U18s

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

Online ADHD Support from ADHD Support Australia

COVID-19 has unfortunately impacted many services, but thankfully the foundations laid at ADHD Support Australia in 2019 in creating an online platform to support those across Australia, means that during this time of social distancing online ADHD Support can be easily accessed, including the monthly expert speaker evenings that were previously held at Pittwater RSL. 

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How to Beat Isolation Boredom and Increase Happiness with Drumming

People of all ages with ADHD tend to be way more susceptible to boredom than others. But being in self-isolation or lock down doesn’t mean all hope is lost!

In these uncertain times many people, both with and without ADHD, are certainly feeling disrupted and experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression and fear.

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Parenting Your ADHD Child 6-week Course – ONLINE (Start Anytime)

PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD 6-WEEK ONLINE (START ANYTIME)

INVESTMENT: $149 

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

STARTS ANYTIME

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
  • A parenting ADHD Action Plan e-work book
  • Less stress & more parenting confidence

The course is presented by Vivian Dunstan – Founder of the ADHD Support Australia, qualified teacher and course facilitator, PEERS Social Skills Coach, former RAISE 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

Register Now