What is the Managing Frustrations for Children group?
Great question! Children with ADHD often have difficulty managing frustration and coping with negative emotions. When they feel frustration or other strong negative emotions, they act out, saying things they don't mean, and take a long time to cool down. Over time this can lead to problems getting along with siblings and peers, trouble in school, and strained familial relationships. Our program teaches children to recognize, understand, and cope with frustration and other negative feelings. We do this in a fun and supportive environment
What skills will my child learn?
Recognizing feels of anger
Understanding choices and consequences
Identifying negative thinking styles
Replacing negative thoughts with helpful thought
How is the Managing Frustration for Children group taught?
Managing Frustrations for Children is conducted twice a year with 6 - 9 children in each group. There are three group leaders in each group as well to teach the skills and facilitate practices.
Sessions are 90 minutes and occur in the weekday evenings after school
There are a total of 11 weekly sessions, each with a different topic of discussion and set of games and activities.
This program is conducted in a group format, with six to nine children enrolled at a time.
There are a total of 12 weekly sessions, 90 minutes each.
Parents are not in the room with the children during the group. Parents are asked to remain in the Center's waiting area throughout the group sessions. Parents receive handouts each week describing the skills.
Does my child need an ADHD diagnosis?
No. Your child can still participate if you suspect they might have ADHD but they have never been tested, or even if they have trouble managing frustration but do not have ADHD
How do I sign up?
If you are interested in signing your child up for the Managing Frustration for Children group, please call the Noble H. Kelley PSC at 502-852-6782. The Noble H. Kelley PSC is located at Suite 210 of Davidson Hall on the University of Louisville Belknap campus.