Implementation Examples

IY Locations Map

Read reports and articles from around the world about how the Incredible Years parent, teacher and child programs are being implemented with success within educational systems, alternative educational classrooms, mental health centers, and child care settings. These examples of actual prevention implementations and treatment studies serving different cultural groups and regions can inform your implementation planning.

Overview of goals and theoretical background of program implementation
+Canada

Toronto Public Health – Implementation
Location: Ontario

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.

Read the Implementation Strategy
+Denmark

CAST Study of the Incredible Years BASIC Program
Location: Denmark

Type of Agency: Syddansk Universitet; CAST – Center for Anvendt Sundhedstjenesteforskning og Teknologivurdering

Read the full study report (in Danish)
Read the summary (in English)
+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.

Read the summary
Archways Combined 12 Month Follow Up Report 2012
Positive Classrooms, Positive Children (a randomized controlled trial)
Parent Training Changing Lives
Testing the Benefits of the IY Programme in Ireland: An Experimental Study
+New Zealand

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 arethe key to the success of the programme.

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.

Positive Behaviour for Learning - Media Release
Positive Behaviour for Learning - Summary of Initiatives
Positive Behaviour for Learning - Action Plan Update 2011
Positive Behaviour for Learning - Action Plan 2010-14
Preliminary Study 2009
Positive Behaviour - Update 5/2010
Research Report into Māori and Non-Māori Retention in Incredible Years Parent Programme
New Zealand Report: Incredible Years Pilot Study (2013)
+Norway

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.

Program Overview
+Palestine

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.

Program Newsletter July, 2012
Program Newsletter December, 2012
+Portugal

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.

PhotoResearch Team: Prof. Maria Filomena Gaspar, Prof. Maria João Seabra-Santos and Prof. Cristina Canavarro. PhD Students: Andreia Fernandes Azevedo and Tatiana Carvalho Homem

Research Project Summary
Summary of the study
Parent Training Program in ADHD: Parents attendance and satisfaction
What changes in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms after a 14 week Parental Intervention: Preliminary results
Developing and Researching the IY Parent Programmes in Portugal (Presentation)
Efficacy in a sample of Portuguese pre-school age children with AD/HD behaviours
+United Kingdom

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.”

Agency profile
2010 annual report
Service brochure 2010
UK – Knowsley Central Primary Support Centre
Location: England

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.

Summary Report
Classroom Program
Small Group Therapy Program
Aggregate Results

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.

Video Clip (YouTube)
+United States

EPISCenter
Location: Pennsylvania

The EPISCenter is a project of the Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development, and Penn State University. The EPISCenter supports the dissemination, quality implementation, sustainability, and impact assessment of a menu of proven-effective prevention and intervention programs, and conducts original translational research to advance the science and practice of evidence-based prevention.

Read the 2012-2013 Summary

USA – University of Missouri
Location: Columbia

Evaluation of a Video-based Modeling Program to Promote Effective Teacher Classroom Management Practices (08/01/2010 – 7/31/2014). Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES; Efficacy and Replication), R305A100342, awarded to Wendy Reinke, Keith Herman, and Melissa Stormont.

LEAP Teacher Final Report
SREE Conference Presentation

USA – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Under the leadership of Agency Mentor and Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics Dean Coffey, PsyD, CHLA provides twelve 18-20 week School Age BASIC and Early Childhood/Preschool BASIC parent training groups and twelve Dinosaur School child therapy groups per year. Clinicians and staff from CHLA training programs participate in weekly group supervision using the collaborative IY Peer Coaching and Consultation Day models to review recordings of their groups, provide feedback, and practice their group leadership skills.

CHLA IY Summary 2013

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.

Read the Summary
Read the Related Article
USA – Child Resiliency Project
Location: Stark County, Ohio
Type of Agency: Community Mental Health and Consulting

Agency Profile
Program Summary Report 2007-08
Outcome Summary for 2010-11
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.

Read the Article
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.

Agency Profile
Outcomes Summary 2012-2013
Outcomes summary 2010-2011
Outcomes summary 2011-2012

USA – Morrison Child and Family Services
Location: Portland, Oregon

Type of Agency: Community Mental Health organization with 500 staff.
Agency Profile
Logistics and Support for running Incredible Years Groups
Consultation Model
Organizing Groups: Nuts and Bolts
Morrison Child and Family Services Clinical Model
Incredible Years Group Leader Checklist
Recruitment and Retention Strategies
Public Recognition about Morrison Child and Family Services
Dinosaur School in Session, OPB transcript
Dinosaur Teaches Kids New Tricks, The Oregonian 11/06
Success Stories from Incredible Years Groups

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.

May 2008 evaluation and program overview
October 2008 evaluation

USA – Olmsted County Children’s Mental Health Center
Location: Rochester, Minnesota

Agency Profile

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).

Read the Report

USA – Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Location: North Carolina

Type of Agency: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Through investment in innovative programs proven to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs, PCANC works with North Carolina’s communities to help build safe, stable, nurturing, and healthy relationships for all children.

2012-2013 Final Outcomes Evaluation
2012-2013 Final Evaluations Summary
2012-2013 Summary Snapshot
Statewide Incredible Years Data Summary 2011-2012
Executive Summary 2011-2012
Final Report 2011-2012

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.

Read the Summary of Incredible Years and the SEEDS Project

USA – Tulsa Oklahoma Health Department – Report
Location: Oklahoma

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.

Read the Summary of Incredible Years Program
+Wales

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.

Read the Summary of Research
View a graphic of the program structure