Teens & Parents: Understanding Strategies to Reduce Conflict Ask The Expert

Original Air Date June 3, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Rosanna Breaux PhD

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Teens and Parents-Understanding Strategies to Reduce Conflict 

Adolescents with ADHD experience a host of challenges – difficulties managing their emotions, academic difficulties, social difficulties, and increased likelihood to engage in risky behaviors due to poor impulse control.  This webinar will provide parents of teens with ADHD with an understanding of some reasons why family conflict is often common during adolescence, and particularly among families of teens with ADHD.  Additionally, it will provide parents with strategies to help reduce teen emotion dysregulation and family conflict.

Dr. Breaux’s research focuses on the emotional and social functioning of children and adolescents with ADHD, with a focus on emotion regulation. She is also interested in understanding the role parents play in shaping children and adolescent’s social and emotional development. She utilizes a multi-method assessment of emotional development, including behavioral ratings, behavioral observations, and psychophysiological measures of ANS activity. Additionally, Dr. Breaux is working to evaluate and disseminate the RELAX intervention for adolescents with ADHD which targets emotion dysregulation and family conflict.