In PAINT-P, the effectiveness of the components (antecedent & consequent techniques) of parent training for ADHD was investigated in a microtrial. In the follow-up studies PAINT-POH, PAINT-GGZ, PAINT-P Pilotstudy, and PAINT-Wijkteam, the effectiveness and feasibility of a combined parent training in various settings is being investigated.

Paint-P was created to support parents and children: a short-term parent intervention based on behavioural therapeutic techniques

The short-term parent training that have been developed in the framework of PAINT-P are based on the ‘Behavioral Parent Training Groningen’ (BPTG) (Van den Hoofdakker & Van der Veen, 2011), which has also been included in the Database of Effective Youth Interventions of the Dutch Youth Institute (NJI). Read more about the different projects below.

Our goal

We, researchers from Accare, the Ku Leuven and the University of Groningen, have developed a short-term parenting programme aimed at reducing problem behaviour. With the PAINT-P research, we aim to improve the care of children with ADHD and behavioural problems in the home situation and offer parents a feasible and effective programme.

The researchers:

Rianne Hoornstra (microtrial)
Accare Child Study Center

Dominique Doffer (PAINT-POH)
Accare Child Study Center

Roos van Doornik (PAINT-GGZ)
Accare Child Study Center

Marijn Nijboer (PAINT PC)
Accare Child Study Center

Prof. dr. Barbara van den Hoofdakker
Accare Child Study Center

Dr. Tycho Dekkers

Accare Child Study Center; Levvel

Prof. dr. Saskia van der Oord

Ku Leuven

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-move is to investigate whether it helps children with ADHD to move in the classroom while working. For this purpose, the children use a bicycle under their table for six weeks.


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.