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Recent assessment and treatment projects include extending current treatment outcome literature by examining parental functioning and clinically-meaningful change following behavioral treatment, as well as furthering our knowledge related to evidence-based assessment of ADHD and examining potential factors that may predict treatment dropout. Data collection for a study aimed at exploring the role of parental attributions in predicting treatment outcomes for children with ADHD is currently under way. Recent culturally-relevant projects include determining best recruitment practices for Latino families, translating and establishing the psychometric properties of Spanish-versions of commonly-used assessment and treatment outcome measures, examining Latino parental perceptions about ADHD and the role of culture in parental problem recognition and motivation to seek help for ADHD, and developing a culturally-appropriate measure of functional impairment for ADHD. Funding from the Russell and Betty Jane Shaw Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is currently supporting a study aimed at developing and piloting a culturally-modified, evidence-based ADHD treatment for Latino families. Recent parent-child and peer relationship projects include examining parental functioning in families of children with ADHD, providing a framework for understanding the role of parental factors in child outcomes, and determining treatment outcomes following a friendship-building intervention for teens with ADHD.