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).
    • 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).

  • 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

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