Supporting Parents & Carers of Children & Young People with ADHD

A full day workshop for practitioners supporting parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD in various settings.

Who would benefit from this workshop?

Practitioners who either support parents and carers or work in partnership and communicate regularly with parents and carers in their role including :- Early years, Sure Start , Social Services , Foster Agencies , Looked after children`s services, youth and leisure services, after school services, youth offending and anti-social behaviour officers, inclusion managers, educational welfare officers and family support workers.

Parents of children with ADHD need a great deal of support to help them manage their child`s problems. Families with children with ADHD often require Multi-Agency support including education, social services, targeted youth service, their GP, mental health services and in some cases the substance misuse service, the youth justice system and the police.

NICE recommend that the first line treatment for children diagnosed with ADHD is to include parent education on the condition.

What does it cover?

Perspectives on ADHD

What do children and young people tell us about their experience of ADHD?
How does ADHD effect family life? A sibling’s account of family life. The challenges of parenting a child with ADHD.

Management strategies to support parents and carers

How to support parents with their understanding of ADHD and the impact on family life. Practical strategies for parents and carers. Working in partnership with parents and their families.

What will I learn?

By the end of the workshop, practitioners will be able to:

  • Describe the causes of ADHD
  • Understand the assessment and diagnosis framework  for ADHD
  • Identify the symptoms of ADHD
  • Understand the additional challenges encountered by children and young people with ADHD
  • Describe the effect of ADHD the family
  • Use practical strategies to support parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD
  • Use the organisations procedures and policies to better support parents and carers.

How to Book

Contact: Carol Weston or ring her on 07581 706 602

ADHD Supporting Parents & Carers