Information and profiles from agencies using the Incredible Years Programs.
Implementations are listed by country:
Canada - Toronto Public Health - Implementation
Type of Agency: Toronto Public Health is a Public Health Agency mandated by provincial legislation to provide programs targeted at prevention of disease, health promotion and health protection.
Since the inception of the program in 2004 we have delivered more than 100 programs reaching more than 1,500 parents. Over the past five years the retention rate for parents completing the program is 74 per cent.
Denmark - CAST Study of the Incredible Years BASIC Program
Type of Agency: Syddansk Universitet; CAST - Center for Anvendt Sundhedstjenesteforskning og Teknologivurdering
Ireland - Archways - The Incredible Years Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Type of Agency: Non-profit organization established to promote the use of evidence-based interventions for children and young people in Ireland.
Archways is a national organization promoting and researching the use of evidence-based programs as an intervention for children and young people experiencing social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. The organization was established in 2007 to promote the roll-out and evaluation of the Incredible Years (IY) series in Ireland.
Positive Classrooms, Positive Children (PDF)
Training Changing Lives (PDF)
Location: New Zealand
Type of Agency: New Zealand Ministry of Education.
NZ - Positive Behaviour for Learning
Location: New Zealand
Type of Agency: New Zealand Ministry of Education.
Up to 12,000 parents will participate in these programmes by 2014. Expanding on the Incredible Years parenting programme, Positive Behaviour for Learning – Parents reduces challenging behaviours in children aged three to eight years, and increases their social and self-control skills. Parents are the key to the success of the programme.
Photo: Teacher program group leaders, KiNZ Advisory Services, Auckland. (Click photo to enlarge)
The Action Plan is a major shift in the management of disruptive behaviour in the education system. It provides proactive support for parents, teachers and schools that benefits everyone. The result will be better learning environments for all students and staff, improved teacher ability to support children’s behaviour and emotional needs, improved engagement in learning, a lift in achievement for students and an increase in teacher confidence and satisfaction.
Photo: Left is Lesley Heenan (from our Whakatane office), Ruth Palliser-Campbell (IY coordinator for the district), Dawn Vogt (accredited IYP and also delivers IYT to Early Childhood), John McGovern (Behaviour Service Manager for Tauranga who is involved in the IYP research project with David Fergusson), Lesley Stanley, and Te Ata Ngatai (Māori group leader for P and T especially focused on EC). (Click photo to enlarge)
NZ - Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Heath
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Type of Agency: The Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a national centre. It is based in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. It is multidisciplinary and multicultural. The aims of the Werry Centre are to improve the mental health of New Zealand young people.
The Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health to date has been highly successful in training clinicians in the Incredible Years Basic Parenting Programme. All of the DHB’s across New Zealand have now had access to training and most of the regions are now delivering the programme. Evidenced based parenting programmes are sought after across all of the Health, Education, Social Development and NGO sectors. Carolyn Webster-Stratton’s Incredible Years Parenting Programme has been targeted as one of the key interventions for agencies in New Zealand working with families.
Norway - Implementing the Incredible Years
Location: University of Tromsø, Norway
Type of Agency: Mental Health Centre.
1999-2009 - Norway has a nationwide implementation of the Incredible Years, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Health. The funding is based on political decisions and a result of the Norwegian health authority’s active search for evidence based methods for treatment of conduct problems in children. The first parent group was offered in the fall 1999.
Palestine - Bethlehem Holy Child Program
Location: The West Bank
Type of Agency: Bethlehem Holy Child Program (BHCP).
Our mission is to provide therapeutic treatment and an alternative education for children in the Bethlehem region in the Holy Land who suffer from untreated mental health issues and exposure to intergenerational trauma.
Portugal - University of Coimbra Study
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Type of Agency: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Coimbra
This study intends to demonstrate the efficacy of the Incredible Years BASIC Parental Training Program as an intervention tool with Portuguese preschool children with Disruptive Behavior Disorder symptoms, so as to promote a cost effective and evidence-based clinical practice and to create a valid alternative to pharmacological treatment.
Research Team: Prof. Maria Filomena Gaspar, Prof. Maria João Seabra-Santos and Prof. Cristina Canavarro. PhD Students: Andreia Fernandes Azevedo and Tatiana Carvalho Homem
UK - Children and Parents’ Service Early Intervention
Location: Manchester, England
Type of Agency: The Children and Parents Service (CAPS) is a multi-agency city-wide (urban) early intervention service led by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with key partners in Early Years (Manchester City Council) and Family Welfare Association (voluntary sector). CAPS is jointly commissioned through CAMHS, Sure Start, Extended Schools and the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
October, 2010. Dr. Caroline White of Manchester received a Recognition of Achievement by the city of Manchester, England for "Making a difference Through Service Excellence."
UK - Knowsley Central Primary Support Centre
Type of Agency: The Central Area Support Team (CAST) is based at the Central Area Support Centre on Mossbrow Road, Huyton and is made up of: Educational Psychologists, Educational Social Workers, Sensory Impairment Service, Specialist teachers for learning and behaviour (Access and Inclusion), and Inclusion Support Workers.
The Central Area Support Team is committed to working with parents, other agencies and schools to promote the five outcomes with which Every Child Matters is concerned. These include: Being healthy, Staying safe, Enjoying and achieving, Making a positive contribution, and Social economic well-being.
The CAST offers support and advice to parents and carers in developing the emotional, social and educational development of their child. Requests for involvement from the CAST are usually made through the child's school. The team can be contacted on (0151) 443 5771.
Results from three of the six Incredible Years Programs: Dina Classroom Program, Dina Small Group Therapy Program, and Parent Program.
UK - STARS Project, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Exeter, England
This video clip features two teachers who attended the first Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (TCM) course run by the STARS study, in the UK. Nobody can better describe the TCM course and the impact that it has had than the teachers themselves.
USA - Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Location: Ramsey County, Minnesota
Type of Agency: The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit health and human services organization that combines direct service, research, and community development to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in greater Saint Paul.
Wilder introduced Incredible Years to the community in 2004. Wilder implements the Teacher Classroom Management Program and the Dina Dinosaur Classroom Curriculum as a full-day early childhood care and education program. Wilder trains and mentors other providers, including Head Start, to assure program fidelity. Wilder also provides the Dina Small Group Therapy Program and the Preschool BASIC Parent Program. In Fall 2009, Wilder will coordinate local training in the new Parents and Babies and Parents and Toddlers programs, and will begin offering these new programs to community parents.
USA - Child Resiliency Project
Location: Stark County, Ohio
Type of Agency: Community Mental Health and Consulting
USA - Incredible Years Program to Support Employees
Location: Bangor, Maine
Type of Agency: PCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving 38 towns of the greater Bangor region.
In January 2009, Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) started to offer "The Incredible Years Basic Parenting Program" to its employees. The training was offered to PCHC employees as a model to promote universal parenting education to all families. Parenting young children can be a great stressor for working parents and the leadership at PCHC believed that offering IY to employees was a way of supporting parenting education for families to reduce stress at home and at the workplace.
USA - Invest in Kids
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type of Agency: Invest in Kids (IIK) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families throughout Colorado. Working in partnership with local communities, IIK identifies, introduces, implements and ensures the success of research-based, proven programs.
Invest in Kids identified The Incredible Years program in 2002 after an intensive international search for a program with significant and sustained evidence that would benefit children, their families and their teachers. The Incredible Years program was implemented statewide, in over 128 sites, serving over 6,507 children and 416 parents. Invest in Kids (IIK) is the sole source of Incredible Years training in the state and supports sites in implementing the program through intensive technical assistance and evaluation.
USA - Morrison Child and Family Services
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type of Agency: Community Mental Health organization with 500 staff.
Morrison Child and Family Services Clinical Model
Public Recognition about Morrison Child and Family
USA - North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Evaluations of Smart Start Family Support and Health Grant. Iheoma U. Iruka and Kelly Maxwell, FPG Child Development Institute, UNC - Chapel Hill.
USA - Olmsted County Children's Mental Health Center
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
USA - Ohio Department of Mental Health
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Type of Agency: State mental health.
This report provides a summary of the Incredible Years Program for July 2007-2008 by Ohio Department of Mental Health. The report provides pre and post measures on the Incredible Years Parent Program (parenting scale), Child Small Group Treatment Program (DECA), Classroom Dina Program (teacher DINA program satisfaction) and Teacher Classroom Management Program (teacher classroom management satisfaction).
USA - Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Location: North Carolina
Type of Agency: State mental health.
USA - SEEDS Project and The Incredible Years
Location: Fayette County, Pennsylvania
The project is focused on improving the children’s social-emotional development, using the SEEDS Project (Social Emotional Early Developmental Success). To achieve this goal, the SEEDS Project funding will be used to develop staff resources within the program to assist children, their parents, and other community agencies involved in the Early Childhood Education system with preventing, reducing, and treating aggression and inappropriate behaviors in children. As a result, the outcomes include promotion of children’s social, emotional, and academic competence. The guiding tool for developing positive social-emotional development is the Incredible Years (IY) Curriculum.
USA - Tulsa Oklahoma Health Department - Report
Type of Agency: Tulsa City-County Health Department.
Parenting classes were conducted by staff from the Child Guidance Clinic in the Tulsa City-County Health Department.
Wales - The Incredible Years Wales Centre
Location: Wales, UK
Type of Agency: The Incredible Years Wales Centre offers preventive family mental health and Incredible Years programmes and training, and also conducts research.
Research Team: Led by Professor Judy Hutchings
Since 2001 The Incredible Years Wales Centre project has focused on disseminating and researching the evidence based Incredible Years parent, child and teacher classroom management programmes. The Incredible Years Wales Centre was established in 2003. The centre maintains an active programme of training events throughout Wales with opportunities to train in all of the Webster-Stratton Incredible Years programmes. It also holds an annual conference. Professor Judy Hutchings is authorized by Professor Webster-Stratton as a Trainer to train people to deliver the Incredible Years Parenting Programmes, the Small Group Dina Therapeutic and Classroom Dinosaur School Programmes and the Teacher Classroom Management Programme.
The Incredible Years Wales Centre grew out of a project started by Professor. Judy Hutchings (center), and Carolyn Webster-Stratton, with colleagues from the North West Wales NHS Trust and the University of Wales, Bangor, in 1995. Its aim was to develop and promote evidence-based interventions for children with conduct disorders and their families. Project staff has completed a number of funded research projects, all associated with children who have behaviour management problems.
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