ADHD Behavioral Parent Education | UC Davis MIND Institute

Massie Family Clinic

Clinics and Programs

ADHD Behavioral Parent Education Workshop

Children diagnosed with ADHD often exhibit challenging and disruptive behaviors at home. The Parent Education and Behavioral Strategies workshop is an integral component of the comprehensive treatment for ADHD offered by the UC Davis MIND Institute ADHD Program.

The primary goals of the Parent Education Workshop is to enhance parent-child interaction, establish a structured and predictable home environment, and improve coordination between home and school. Topics covered include the academic rights of children with ADHD, understanding pharmacological treatment and medication, behavior management, and strategies for emotional regulation.

The workshop is designed for parents or guardians of children diagnosed with ADHD, aged between 4 and 11. They are conducted three times a year (Spring, Fall, and Winter), with each session scheduled once a week for 10 weeks, each session lasting 90 minutes. The registration fee for each session is $40.00, and currently, the workshop is not eligible for insurance billing.

It's important to note that the workshop is not intended for families in crisis. Those in immediate crisis may be better served by a therapeutic crisis intervention modality or a higher level of care.

Psychoeducation and Behavioral Strategies
Week 1 - Introductions and the ADHD Journey 
Week 2 - Understanding ADHD and Multimodal Treatment
Week 3 - Academic Rights of Children with ADHD and Executive Functioning
Week 4 - Environmental/Academic Strategies  
Week 5 - Understanding Pharmacological Treatment and Medication 
Week 6 - Setting the Tone and Reconnecting: Praise and Special Time 
Week 7 - Self-Care and Mindfulness 
Week 8 - Behavior Management and Behavioral Plans
Week 9 - Emotional Regulation Strategies 
Week 10 - Social Skill Strategies and Wrap up 

Referrals for services may be made one of two ways:

  1. If families are already receiving services at the MIND Institute or the Child Behavioral Health Center, the current treating practitioner/evaluator may make an "in-house" referral to Romina Stanislavsky. 

  2. For children with an ADHD diagnosis who have not been evaluated by a MIND Institute clinician or by Child Behavioral Health, please contact Romina Stanislavsky directly at at rstanislavsky@ucdavis.edu or Nicki Rodriguez at nsrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

For specific inquiries about clinic services suitable for parents with children aged 4-11, please contact Romina Stanislavsky, Ph.D., at 916-734-4033 or rstanislavsky@ucdavis.edu.

Meet Our Team
  • Romina Stanislavsky, Ph.D.

    Romina Stanislavsky, Ph.D.

    Romina Stanislavsky, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the MIND Institute UC Davis currently providing psychological intakes and assessments at the Massie Clinic. She also co-leads the Social Skills Training Program, Parent Group and the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Parent Group.

Contact Us
Nicki Rodriguez

For more information about the program, please contact:

Nicki Rodriguez
Program Coordinator
916-703-0441
hs-mindadhdparentworkshops@ucdavis.edu     

Address

UC Davis MIND Institute

2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817