HOT DOCS Parent Group

Are your child's temper tantrums, homework challenges, difficulty calming down stressing you out? Learn how to manage these and other behavioral challenges through HOT DOCS and DOCS Program.

HOT DOCS Registration

DOCS Registration

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Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills

  • Parent Training Group
  • Also open to Educators/Providers
  • Telehealth format available

Do you have a child ages birth-5 years who has difficulty with:

  • Sleeping
  • Eating
  • Following directions
  • Bathing/ dressing
  • Temper tantrums
  • Calming down

Do you have a child Kindergarten to 5th grade who has difficulty with:

  • Homework
  • Safety
  • Following directions
  • Socializing
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Calming down

Problems in these areas are experienced by virtually all parents. However, there is so much more you can do than wait for them to “grow out of it.” At ATSA, we understand the crucial role parents serve in supporting their child’s development, and the vast benefits of addressing problems early. Unfortunately, conventional parenting practices are often inadequate and can even exacerbate issues among children with emotional challenges. HOT DOCS uses a problem-solving approach to teach caregivers how to reduce triggers, teach children new skills, and learn new responses to address children’s challenging emotions and behaviors. During the class, we address group member’s real-life concerns and provide strategies to problem-solve the tasks of today, and to support children across their development. DOCS programs use evidence-based parent training methods to help caregivers improve children’s self-control, communication, and independence. 

HOT DOCS Sessions include (for caregivers of ages birth - 5 years):

  1. Early Development & Daily Routines
  2. Understanding Child Behavior
  3. Developing Preventions
  4. New Skills for Children
  5. New Responses for Caregivers
  6. Strengthening Family Relationships

DOCS Sessions include (for caregivers of ages Kindergarten - 5th):

  1. Understanding Child Behavior
  2. Developing Preventions
  3. New Skills for Children
  4. New Responses for Caregivers
  5. Strengthening Family Relationships
  6. Advocacy: Health & Education

The group will be led by Dr. Leanna Rosinski, a certified DOCS instructor.



  • Are a caregiver or important person in the life of a child aged birth – 5 years
  • Or are a professional that works with young children


  • Are a caregiver or important person in the life of a child aged K - 5th grade
  • Or are a professional that works with children

What to Expect

6 Group Sessions x 1.5 hrs/session = 9 total hours


  • 10-min review of previous session skills practice (session 1 is introduction)
  • 70-min instruction including:
    • Real video examples
    • Live demonstrations
    • Problem-solving practice
  • 10-min discussion of assigned session skills practice



Group sessions are billed as 90-min sessions (total of 9 hours of parent training). Select a date to register and see associated fees, which covers 6 total sessions, plus the group treatment manual and other materials.

Register for HOT DOCS or DOCS

HOT DOCS is for ages birth - 5 years; DOCS is for ages K - 5th grade. These are successive skill-building classes; registration for one event includes six 90-min group sessions for a total of nine hours of parent training.

HOT DOCS, Telehealth Option, Fridays, 9:00am - 10:30 am:  10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17, 12/01 (no session 11/24)

DOCS, Telehealth Option, Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30 pm: 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 (no session 10/31)

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