Incredible Years® Child Training Programs

The Incredible Years® child training programs use dinosaur-themed materials and life-size puppets to engage children and strengthen social, emotional, and academic skills.

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The child treatment program (Small Group Dinosaur) is used by counselors and therapists in a small group setting to treat children with conduct problems, ADHD, and internalizing problems. The small group treatment program is delivered in 18-22 weekly 2-hour sessions.

The Classroom Dinosaur School child prevention program consists of 60+ classroom lesson plans for children 3-8 years old. Lessons are divided into three “levels” so that teachers/group leaders can determine what is the most developmentally appropriate material for their class. Teachers/Group Leaders use the program as a prevention program for an entire classroom of students. The program curriculum sessions are delivered by the teacher twice weekly and sustained over consecutive years.

The child programs can be offered in conjunction with the preschool or school age parenting program. The training strengthens children’s social and emotional skills, such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem-solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills, and behaving appropriately in the classroom.

Meet Dina Dinosaur! Watch Dr. Webster-Stratton interact with Dina

+Meet Dina Dinosaur!

Dinatronic Talks About Teamwork and Meets Dr. Webster-Stratton


Dina Dinosaur Talks About the Dinosaur Rules for Survival

Incredible Years® Child Program Participant Reflections (7 Videos)

The following videos show a variety of child program participant reflections. There are interviews with teachers about their experiences using Classroom Dinosaur School program, therapist’s experiences delivering Small Group Dinosaur School Treatment group, and parent interviews regarding how they feel their children benefited. Also, trainers reflect on their experiences training teachers and therapists to implement the program, and finally, there is a video about the research surrounding the Dinosaur School program.

These videos can be used by administrators, group leaders, therapists and teachers as a recruitment strategy to encourage families to enroll their children in the small group treatment program, or to motivate teachers to take the training to deliver this curriculum in their classrooms.

#1 Introduction to The Incredible Years® Dinosaur School Child Training Program


#2 Content of The Incredible Years® Dinosaur School Child Training Program


#3 Teacher Experiences with the Classroom Dinosaur School Child Program


#4 Therapist and Parent Experiences with the Small Group Dina Curriculum


#5 Trainer Reflections About Training Teachers & Therapists to Implement the Child Program(s)


#6 Research with The Incredible Years® Dinosaur School Child Training Program


#7 Supporting Implementation of IY Child Programs with Fidelity