Parent training or parent therapy is a growing area of psychological intervention for parents whose children have been diagnosed with certain mental and behavioural disorders.
Behavioural disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are by far the most studied childhood disorders that benefit from parent training. Quite commonly these disorders occur comorbidly, which means that one child can show symptoms of more than one disorder (e.g. both ADHD and ODD). It has been shown that these children’s behaviour also improves significantly after their parents have implemented the skills learned at training sessions.
Australian Childhood Foundation
Workshops and seminars for your professional development, including e-learning courses such as SMART online.
Every year, we run seminars and workshops all around Australia that present current research in the field of trauma and ideas for its application when working with children. These might be personal PD opportunities offered through:
our national calendar of seminars and workshops
tailored training to best meet the needs of your professional staff
consultancy and training packages for teams and organisations
free online training in SMART for education professionals
We also offer support for your staff or workplace utilising our expertise in trauma informed practise in the education, out of home care and therapeutic services sectors. Click the appropriate icon(s) to learn more!