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Free On-Demand Class for Parents Offers Help With Children’s Behavior and Attention

December 6, 2023

A girl plays basketballA new virtual class for parents offers immediate help to parents experiencing behavior problems in children ages 4 to 11 years old. The class is free.

“We know families often have long waits to see behavioral health therapists or a specialist. This on-demand program teaches key parent training skills from our programs in short videos so caregivers can work on them at home and jump-start behavior changes,” says Dr. Erin Gonzalez, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.

The new class — our first asynchronous parent training program — was created by Seattle Children’s Behavior and Attention Management team and is available now on our website.

Based on the First Approach Skills Training (FAST) Behavior workbook, the FAST-Behavior Basics class has eight core videos and three bonus videos, each around two to five minutes long, that go with the caregiver worksheets from the FAST-Behavior workbook (also downloadable for free on our website).

Providers are welcome to recommend that families access this self-guided class as a stand-alone program or as they wait for other services.

More information: Behavior Basics Class – Seattle Children’s Hospital