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
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.Read the Implementation Strategy
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
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 HomemSummary 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
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
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)
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
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
USA – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
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
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
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
USA – Olmsted County Children’s Mental Health Center
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
USA – Ohio Department of Mental Health
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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
USA – SEEDS Project and The Incredible Years
Location: Fayette County, Pennsylvania
USA – Tulsa Oklahoma Health Department – Report
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 – The Incredible Years Wales Centre
Location: Wales, UK
￼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