The Parent Factor in ADHD is a 9-week programme for parent carers who have a child diagnosed with ADHD.
The programme starts with a pre-group meeting which allows the group participants to meet with the facilitator. This serves a number of functions, but most importantly it gives parents the opportunity to talk (as much or as little as they wish) about their experiences, including any concerns they may have.
Participants then attend a weekly series of six, two-hour long sessions. Each session has specific aims and is led by a CBS facilitator.
For two of the sessions experts on education and ADHD medication, will be invited to provide their specialist knowledge and experience of ADHD. The sessions consist of group discussions/exercises, small group/pair exercises and utilise a variety of support materials such as information sheets, slide presentations, videos and practical activities.
Home activities are also incorporated into some of the sessions. The specific aims of each session following the pre-group meeting are as follows:
Session 1: Introductions and overview of programme – to complete pre -programme evaluations as well the parents having the opportunity to tell their stories.
Session 2: What is ADHD – to give parents relevant and understandable information about ADHD and how it can be managed.
Session 3: Parenting styles and supporting independence –to give parents the opportunity to think about their role as a parent.
Session 4: Communication and Self – Esteem – to give parents the opportunity to learn about the importance of communication and self-esteem, their own and that of their children.
Session 5: An overview of the education system – to give parents relevant and understandable information about the education system and their rights within it.
Session 6: Evaluation and Celebration – to give parents information and ideas to praise and behaviours to ignore. Share other organisations in the area and celebrate the completion of the programme.
There will be 2 fully trained facilitators on every session. The parent/carers child/children must have a diagnosis of ADHD to be eligible to attend the programme.
Up to 12 participants per programme.
Please note we are not doing sessions in person at the moment, due to the coronavirus situation. Our training programmes are now delivered online via Zoom, so come and join us!
Please note the child must have a diagnosis of ADHD for the parent to attend.
Upcoming dates for 2021:
Date: Every Monday from 18th January – 1st March 2021 (excluding half term)
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Date: Every Thursday from 22nd April – 27th May 2021 (excluding half term)
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
To be held at 33 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BN*
If you think this programme could be beneficial to you, please apply below and we will phone or email you to discuss further arrangements.
*Subject to change