In recent years, much research has been done on psychosocial interventions for ADHD behavior. This shows that parent and teacher training for children, as well as skills training for adolescents, are the most effective. However, previous research by the PAINT consortium has shown that these treatments are rarely used in clinical practice (see PAINT-CAU). The aim of PAINT-I is to disseminate knowledge about effective treatments to parents, teachers, healthcare professionals and policy officers of municipalities. This way we hope that more families will have access to effective ADHD treatments.

Our goal

The aim of PAINT-I is to implement scientific knowledge about effective ADHD interventions, i.e. to distribute this information to parents, teachers, mental healthcare professionals and policymakers.

In the coming year we will disseminate as much information as possible about effective interventions for ADHD related behavior. Among other things, we will be giving webinars, creating vlogs and animations and harmonizing and updating information on important websites.

Contact or questions?

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Suzanne de Jong or call: 0205988531

The researchers:

Dr. Tycho Dekkers
Accare Child Study Center; Universiteit van Amsterdam

Barbara van den Hoofdakker
Accare Child Study Center

Suzanne de Jong
Accare Child Study Center

Other projects


In the Paint-T trial, the effectiveness of the components of teacher training was examined by means of a microtrial, and in the follow-up study Paint T trial, the effectiveness of a combined teacher training will be examined.


In PAINT-IPDMA, an individual participant data meta-analysis is being conducted on psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD. In the follow-up IPDMA study, the psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents with behavioural problems are investigated.


The aim of PAINT-S is to investigate the efficacy of an intervention to improve the interaction between children with ADHD and their siblings.


The PAINT-C study maps the care for children with ADHD and/or hyperactive behaviour in the Netherlands at municipalities, CJGs/District Teams and schools and investigates what predicts treatment choices in ADHD.


The study PLOS (Planning at School) investigates the effectiveness of a programme to support secondary school students with planning problems. PLOS consists of two parts PLOS-basic and PLOS-extra.


In PAINT-P the effectiveness of the components of parental training for ADHD was studied and in the follow-up studies Paint-POH, Paint-GZ and Paint-Pc the effectiveness of combined parental training in different settings will be studied.