Community Resources

Classes and Groups

Seattle Children's offers a number of groups for patients and families of the outpatient psychiatry clinics. 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 Clinic, please call 206-987-2164, option #2. They will conduct a brief screen and then transfer you to the scheduling center to schedule you with a provider who can assess and determine the group you register for is the best fit.

If you are a current patient, please talk with your provider. They can make recommendations on group fit, as well as make a referral for group.

The cost of each group differs, but your child’s insurance will be billed for each session you attend. Read more for details on a specific group.

  • Anxiety Program

    • Audience: Ages 6–18 (split into 2–3 separate groups, based on age)
    • Locations: Bellevue and Main Campus
    • Number of sessions: 9
    • Date and time: Tuesdays from 5–6 p.m.
    • Format: Child and parent groups offered at the same time (parent/caregiver attendance is required unless child is not attending)
    • 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).

  • 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).
  • Coping and Mood Management for Teens

    • Audience: Adolescents ages 13–17 and their parents/caregivers
    • Number of sessions: 12
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and time: Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m.
    • Format: Parent and adolescent group

    Jedi Masters: Coping Skills for Tweens

    • Audience: Ages 10–12
    • Number of sessions: 10
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and time: During the school year, Tuesdays from 3:30–4:30 p.m.
    • Format: Child and parent groups offered at the same time
    • Read more (PDF).
  • Positive and Resilient Kids (PARK)

    • Audience: Middle school students only
    • Number of sessions: 18
    • Location: Main Campus
    • Date and time: Thursdays from 4–5 p.m.
    • Format: Child and parent groups offered at the same time
    • 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).

    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

Current Studies

  • Seattle Children's researchers Drs. Mark Stein and Soo-Jeong Kim are conducting an IRB-approved research study about autism and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

    We are looking for 25 children to join the study. The study will measure the effects of an FDA-approved drug, Quillivant XR, on ADHD symptoms in children who have autism spectrum disorder with attention problems. The study will last for 6 weeks.

    Your child may be able to join if they are between the ages of 5 and 16 and have a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and problems with attention. The study will provide an ADHD evaluation and an autism evaluation (if necessary).

    For more information, contact the study coordinator, Sophie Shonka, at 206-884-7838 or by email.

  • Seattle Children’s researcher Dr. Mark Stein is conducting an IRB-approved research study about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medication.

    We are studying response to medication in children with ADHD and ADD (attention deficit disorder). The study will last for 12 weeks and you will be paid for your time and travel.

    Your child may be able to join if they are between the ages of 7 and 11, have problems with attention and have not previously taken medications for ADHD or ADD.

    For more information, contact the study coordinator, Libby Bliss, at 206-884-1488 or by email.

  • Seattle Children’s researcher Dr. Mark Stein is conducting an IRB-approved research study about treating ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in mothers.

    We are investigating the impact that mothers’ ADHD treatment might have on children who have problems with attention. We will provide an assessment for adult ADHD. Treatment will last for 16 weeks and includes either medication, parent training sessions or a combination of the two under supervision of a trained physician specializing in ADHD.

    You may be able to join if you are a mother between 21 and 50 years old, have ADHD or problems with attention and have a child between 3 and 8 years of age.

    For more information, contact the study coordinator, Libby Bliss, at 206-884-1488 or by email.