Events

Online Parenting Children with ADHD 6-Week Course

15Jun2021
31Jan2023

Location: Online

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This 6-week online course provides you with a solid foundation from which to understand ADHD and better navigate family life.

Suitable for parents/carers of both ADHD children & teens and indeed anyone seeking a better understanding of children with ADHD, including teachers.

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

The course is facilitated by Vivian Dunstan, Founder & Organiser of ADHD Support Australia. With an ADHD diagnosis herself and as mum to a young adult with ADHD, Vivian has a wealth of lived experience coupled with all she’s learned over the past 8 years running ADHD Support Australia and supporting many parents whist facilitating the course in-person since 2015. She and has now created this online version of the in-person course to share her knowledge and to allow more families to access the course.

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PEERS Social Skills for Teens or Young Adults Program

7Feb2022
30Mar2022

Location: Online

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A 16-week online evidence-based group program, developed by Dr Elizabeth Laugeson from UCLA for teens (13-17) or young adults (18-30) experiencing social challenges and/or difficulties making and keeping friends who would like more social confidence.

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Working in Partnership with your Child’s School with Dr Samantha Hornery

7Apr2022

Time: 7pm (AEDT)

Location: Online

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You’re in this together! You and your child’s teachers need to be working alongside each other throughout your child’s education to ensure your child can enjoy school, participate in school and finish school ready to take on their next adventure.

Many things will change throughout your child’s schooling – their teachers at least once a year, their school at least once – but what remains constant is you, their parent and holder of all the knowledge and history of your child’s successful experiences in learning.

In this workshop Samantha will provide practical strategies to help parents and schools work together in partnership, to divvy up the support and help each other help the child at the centre of this relationship.

Dr Samantha Hornery is a primary and special education teacher who has worked in school and community settings teaching, developing and managing educational programs for students with learning difficulties. She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of professional learning opportunities for teachers and health professionals. She completed her PhD evaluating Learning Links’ Reading for Life Program and won the NSW Institute for Educational Research Outstanding Thesis in 2012.

This talk will be highly relevant to parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with children/teens with ADHD and other learning difficulties.

If you’re unable to attend at this time and would like to see a recording of this and past talks check out the ADHD Support Australia Patreon membership site: www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Rejection Sensitivity resulting from ADHD and strategies to overcome this challenging experience with Dr Caroline Stevenson

12May2022

Time: 7pm (AEST)

Location: Online

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Feeling rejected by friends, family members or romantic partners is a painful experience for any of us but some individuals have a more acute emotional reaction to rejection than others and also have a greater fear of being rejected.

Especially high levels of rejection sensitivity are known as rejection sensitive dysphoria or RSD. People with ADHD often struggle with emotional regulation, and it is thought that, perhaps for this reason, RSD frequently co-occurs with ADHD. For some adults with ADHD their RSD can be severe enough to interfere with their daily life and relationships.

Dr Caroline Stevenson is a Clinical Psychologist located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Caroline studied at the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Masters degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Caroline’s PhD focused on making a treatment plan for adult ADHD and by doing this Caroline created the first adult behavioural treatment

program. Caroline has written many papers and chapters on the topic of ADHD and her work has been cited in national and international guidelines on the management and assessment of ADHD.

Caroline continues to grow her knowledge in the area as well as striving to help people with ADHD. Her unrivalled experience in the area gives her the knowledge and experience to give her patients the help they need. Caroline’s array of knowledge in the areas of learning disorders and ADHD make her a great source of support and information.

This talk will be highly relevant to adults with ADHD, young adults, teens, parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with people with ADHD.

If you’re unable to attend at this time and would like to see a recording of this and past talks check out the ADHD Support Australia Patreon membership site: www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia