We want you to have all the information you and your child need to understand your child’s condition and to participate in treatment. This page provides links to resources that we hope will be helpful.

Resources at Seattle Children’s

Treatment-Specific Resources

Groups

Seattle Children’s offers a number of groups for patients and families. The groups can provide hands-on skills and education to children and adolescents who struggle with their emotions and behaviors. Some patients may be referred only to groups or to both individual and group therapy. Some families will benefit from parent seminars, which provide skills and education to parents without the child present.

If you are new to Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine clinics, please call 206-987-2164, option #2. They will ask some screening questions and then transfer you to the scheduling center to schedule you with a provider who can assess your needs and make sure you register for the group that is the best fit.

If you are a current patient, please talk with your provider. They can recommend a group, as well as make the necessary referral to the group.

The cost of each group differs. We will bill your child’s insurance for each session you attend. Read more for details on a specific group.

  • Anxiety Program

    • Audience: Ages 6–18 (split into separate groups, based on age)
    • Locations: Bellevue and Main Campus
    • Number of sessions: 9
    • Date and time: Tuesdays from 5–6 p.m. at Main Campus and Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. at Bellevue
    • Format: Child and parent groups offered at the same time (parent/caregiver attendance is required)
    • Read more (PDF).
    • Helping Your Anxious Child: Parenting Group – Beacon Hill Elementary (PDF)

    School Avoidance Group

    • Audience: Parents and middle and high schoolers
    • Locations: Main Campus
    • Number of sessions: 8
    • Date and time: Tuesdays from 10–11:30 a.m.
    • Format: First 2 sessions are parent-only and then the remaining are a parent-child joint group
    • Read more (PDF).

    Selective Mutism Group

    • Audience: Parents and ages 4–7
    • Locations: Main Campus
    • Number of sessions: 8
    • Date and time: Tuesdays from 10–11:30 a.m.
    • Format: Child and parent groups offered at the same time
    • Read more (PDF).

  • Next Up: Life After Cancer

    • Audience: Children ages 11–14 and their parents
    • Number of sessions: 8
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Tuesdays from 5–6 p.m.
    • Read more (PDF).
    • AYA Cancer Group (PDF)

  • Meal Support

    • Audience: Parents of children (any age) with eating disordered behavior
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Number of sessions: 1
    • Date and time: Thursdays from 5–7 p.m. or Sundays from 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    • Format: Parent group
    • Read more (PDF).

    Skills Training for Adolescents in Recovery (STAR)

    • Audience: Adolescents (ages 13–17) in ongoing outpatient treatment
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Number of sessions: Ongoing
    • Format: Adolescent group
    • Read more (PDF).

  • ADHD Taking Action: Teen and Parent Behavioral Activation Group

    • Audience: Teens ages 14–18 and parents of teens ages 14–18 who have ADHD
    • Number of sessions: 12
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m.
    • Format: Parent and teen group
    • Read more (PDF).

    Incredible Years

    • Audience: Parents of children ages 8–11 who have ADHD
    • Number of sessions: 20
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Wednesdays from 4–6 p.m.
    • Format: Parent group
    • Read more (PDF).

    Incredible Years and Dinosaur School

    • Audience: Ages 6–8
    • Number of sessions: 20
    • Location: Bellevue and Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Thursdays from 4–6 p.m.
    • Format: Parent and child group

    Parenting Children with ADHD

    • Audience: Parents of children ages 6–12 with ADHD
    • Number of sessions: 9
    • Location: Bellevue and Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Mondays from 4–5 p.m. at Bellevue and Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m. at Main Campus
    • Format: Parent group
    • Read more (PDF).

    Parenting Teens with ADHD

    • Audience: Parents of children ages 14-17 with ADHD
    • Number of sessions: 12
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.
    • Format: Parent group
    • Read more (PDF).

    Teen Organization Planning and Study Skills (TOPS)

    • Audience: High school students only
    • Number of sessions: 8
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m.
    • Format: Adolescent group
    • Read more (PDF).

  • Incredible Years (Early Childhood)

    • Audience: Parents of children ages 2–5
    • Number of sessions: 20
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and Time: Thursdays from 1–3 p.m.
    • Format: Parent group

Support and Support Groups

  • Guided Pathways
  • Guided Pathways provides support for families and their children living in King County. They provide one-to-one parent support to help guide parents while their child is having difficulty and during recovery. They also provide peer support to guide youth through difficult times.
  • List of support groups at Seattle Children’s

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