Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Behavior Therapy Training for Parents of Children with ADHD

Young children diagnosed with ADHD benefit greatly from early treatment. Behavior therapy can be just as effective as medicine for these children, and is an important component to the treatment of ADHD. Federal health experts are saying that parents should be trained in behavior therapy techniques in order to learn strategies can can improve their child’s behavior and keep their relationship with the child strong. The CDC is calling for healthcare providers to explain the benefits of behavior therapy to parents of children with ADHD, as well as encourage the parents to receive training if possible.

Read the Children’s Mental Health Network article.

Read the NBC News article.

Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.