Hi, I am new to this site so if I do this wrong, bear with me. My daughter was diagnosed with ODD when she was six. She is now 15 and we are really struggling. She is about to go to a youth Psychiatric program, she lives there during the week and comes home for the weekends. (for one month) This program is supposed to help us (caregivers) to understand her better and to assess her in all ways. Psychiatrically, physically, education - everything. At the end they will have a care plan to help get her back on the right track. I am hoping it helps and terrified that she will hook up with other kids there that support her "beliefs" and/or will be hurt by them. Because she was diagnosed young and I really worked hard to be the right kind of parent she hasn't crossed certain lines. Having said that she has done almost everything and I have few illusions about the diagnosis that often ODD leads to jail time. But right now she is open and wanting to find answers too. I am afraid this experience may not be a positive one, I am also overwhelmed and undergunned and need help... I am looking for research on ODD as behavioral modification and parenting lessons only work so much. I also have to deal with the other kids and their reaction to her... very complex relationships of love and hate. I am also hoping to connect to parents dealing with this issue themselves, to hear from them some of the "what works, what doesn't" experiences they have had. Thanx and looking forward to feedback.