The purpose of this study is to test whether short, time-limited parent education programs designed to help children diagnosed with ADHD and disruptive behaviors can be helpful to families that may not be able to participate in "traditional" forms of mental health care. In short, the researchers want to know if a new program is acceptable and helpful for parents or caregivers looking for ways to help their child with problem behaviors related to ADHD. The researchers hope to enroll 60 families in the study. Half will be randomly assigned to participate in a 7-session therapy program and the other half will be asked to wait 24 weeks before being offered the treatment. Parents in the study will fill out questionnaires at week 1, week 14, and week 24. The researchers' goal is to answer 2 specific questions. 1) Is this protocol acceptable to families and do they choose to participate and 2) Are the researchers able to accurately measure our outcomes of interest, specifically, changes in children's behavior problems, changes in parenting practices, and parents' perceptions of mental health care. This study is focused on whether the intervention and study methods are acceptable. The researchers will compare the two groups to see if there are differences, but it would require a larger group of children and parents before the researchers can determine whether these differences are meaningful .
6 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Measured at baseline, 14 weeks post baseline, and 24 weeks post baseline.
60 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Managing Challenging Behaviors in ADHD · No Placebo Group · N/A
Age 3 - 8 · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you: