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
Ministry of Parenting
Type of Agency: “The Ministry of Parenting is an exciting, innovative and growing Community Interest Company that works with parents and professionals to develop creative evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by families in society today.” (http://www.theministryofparenting.com/)
Ministry of Parenting Report on two pilot Incredible Years® Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Programs: 22 parents of children on the autism spectrum, ages 2-8, participated in 12 sessions of the IY Parent Autism Program delivered by Jeannie Gordon, an IY Parent Basic Group Leader Mentor in Essex, England. 20 of 22 parents reported positive or highly positive satisfaction scores on the outcome evaluation measure. All but 2 parents reported significant stress reduction on the Autism Parent Stress Index. Many parents wanted the program to continue or to be longer. See report for parents’ comments and graphs of results and population demographics.Report on two pilot Incredible Years® Autism Spectrum and Language Delays programmes 2016-2018 Summary Report 2013-2014 Impact Report
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.”
In January 2015, CAPS was published on the National Institute of Health and Care (NICE) website as a model of best practice.
In September 2019, CAPS’ work was highlighted in the journal Children and Young People Now. Read the ArticleAgency profile 2015 annual report 2010 annual report Service brochure 2010 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
STARS/STEER Project, University of Exeter
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.
Research articles related to the STARS projectHansford et al. BMC Public Health article Marlow Hansford et al. Public Health article Ford et al. BMC Public Health article
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
The Changing Lives Initiative
Location: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland
The Changing Lives Initiative is a cross border community-based project working in County Louth, Colin / West Belfast and the Argyll & Bute region working to create a better understanding about ADHD and provide an early intervention parent programme for families with children (3-7) experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD.
There are five partner organisations involved in The Changing Lives Initiative: Archways, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Dundalk Institute of Technology, The Genesis Programme (Louth Leader Partnership) and NHS Highland.The Changing Lives Initiative: Summary report on Outcomes, Process and Economic Evaluations (April 2021)
The Genesis Programme
Location: Drogheda, Ireland
Type of Agency: The Genesis Programme is a consortium of over fifty Partner Organisations delivering the Incredible Years® suite of programmes and other evidence-informed interventions to children, families and communities in Dundalk and Drogheda in County Louth as part of the ABC Programme.Linking the Learning: Implementation Guide May 2018 We are the Genesis Programme (2017)
The ENRICH Research Programme
Maynooth University, National University of Ireland, Centre for Mental Health & Community Research evaluated the implementation of the Incredible Years® Baby and Toddler Programs through Archways Blue Skies Initiative and The Genesis Programme.ENRICH Process Evaluation Report
Early Start Project
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Type of Agency: Early Start is a Christchurch based home visitation service that offers long term social, health, and educational supports to families facing serious disadvantage. The service aims to help parents enhance their children’s safety, health, academic achievement, and general wellbeing. Early Start begun operating in Christchurch in 1995 and over the last 22 years has worked with around 1800 families. The organization has a strong focus on delivering evidenced based services and 2012 research, based on a nine year study, found Early Start was successful in reducing child abuse, non- accidental injuries, and improving parents’ sense of competence and success.
In 2012 Early Start began offering the Incredible Years Toddler programme to parents with children aged one to three years. As part of the development of the programme, Early Start has recently completed an outcome evaluation of delivering the IY Toddler programme to families facing parenting problems that place them at high risk of child abuse and neglect. The Incredible Years Toddler programme is delivered to small groups of parents over the course of 12 weeks.Outcome Evaluation of the Incredible Years Toddler Programme
Incredible Families Charitable Trust
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
The Incredible Families Charitable Trust has been offering the Incredible Years parent training programs for families in the Wellington area since 2007.
The Incredible Families Charitable Trust launched a pilot program to offer the Incredible Years Parent program, Small Group Dina Child program, and Teacher Classroom Management program as a wraparound program for one community of parents, children and teachers at the Kahurangi School.Incredible Years Pilot: A Wrap Around Approach
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.
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.IY Teacher NZCER Evaluation Report 2015 New Zealand Report: Incredible Years Follow-up Study (2014) New Zealand Report: Incredible Years Pilot Study (2013) 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 Positive Behaviour - Update 5/2010 Research Report into Māori and Non-Māori Retention in Incredible Years Parent Programme
New Zealand Ministry of Education
Incredible Years Autism Programs were introduced in New Zealand in 2018, led by the Ministry of Education.Ministry of Education Incredible Years Autism Programmes 2018 Process Evaluation Report Ministry of Education Incredible Years Autism Programmes 2019 Outcomes Report Ministry of Education Incredible Years Autism Programmes 2021 Evaluation Report
Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Location: Antrim & Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Type of Agency: Northern Health & Social Care Trust (NHSCT) is a health organization serving the northern region of Northern Ireland. Incredible Years Parenting Programs and the Teacher Classroom Management Program are offered extensively throughout this Trust area. Recently, the Trust has launched the IY Autism Spectrum and Language Delays program. An evaluation of IY ASD program delivery found positive results.Incredible Years Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Programme Evaluation Report (May 2018)
Norwegian Ministry of Health 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
Bethlehem Holy Child Program
Location: The West Bank, Palestine
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
University of Coimbra
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 Parent 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 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
NHS Education for Scotland
The Psychology of Parenting Project, developed within NHS Education for Scotland (NES), is aimed at improving the availability of high-quality evidence-based parenting programmes for families with young children who have elevated levels of behaviour problems. The Early Years Taskforce has approved a national roll-out of the PoPP model and commitments relating to it are included in the Mental Health and National Parenting Strategies. The plan aligns with the public service reform agenda by promoting cross-sector, cost-effective early intervention and offers evidence-based outcomes that particularly match the workstream 3 aims of the Early Years Collaborative. The model also chimes with the GIRFEC framework as it places children at the centre of services, and values the assets of the families and communities in which they live.Read about PoPP
University Medical Center, Ljubljana
Incredible Years Parenting Programs began in Slovenia in March 2015 to October 2016, it was implemented with the financial support of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. Since 2017 it has been financially supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Health. The project was implemented as a program for prevention and early intervention of behavioral disorders in children through the Incredible Years Parenting Programs. During the project implementation, 20 professionals were trained to deliver programs, and over 300 parents participated in this pilot program.2018 Report on the Incredible Years Parenting Program in Slovenia
The University of the Basque Country, Gipuzkoa
Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Beginning in January 2014, The University of the Basque Country launched a pilot project to deliver Incredible Years Parent and Child programs in the Gipuzkoa Province. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the City Council of Donostia-San Sebastián and the University of the Basque Country. Their study included 95 families (137 parents and 105 children). Parents participating in the program reported a high degree of satisfaction and usefulness of the intervention. Parents participating in IY reported more and greater improvements than the control group in most of the variables evaluated, both at 6 and 12 months. Positive changes were observed in parenting skills (PPI), parenting stress (PSI), depressive symptomatology (BDI) and perception of child behavior problems (ECBI). In the IY group, improvements increased at 12 months follow-up.April 2019 Summary Report of Pilot Implementation of Incredible Years in Guipuzkoa (in Spanish)
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.
Learn more about the EPISCenter’s implementation of Incredible Years programs on their website.Read the 2010-2019 Basic Parent 9-Year Data Summary Read the 2010-2019 Advanced Parent 9-Year Data Summary Read the 2010-2019 Classroom Dina 9-Year Data Summary Read the 2010-2019 Small Group Dina 9-Year Data Summary Read the 2015-2016 Summary Read the 2013-2014 Summary Read the 2012-2013 Summary
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 Report SREE Conference Presentation
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)
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 Penobscot Community Health Care: 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 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 2020-2021 Outcomes Summary 2018-2019 Outcomes Summary 2017-2018 Outcomes Summary 2016-2017 Outcomes Summary 2015-2016 Outcomes Summary 2013-2014 Outcomes Summary 2012-2013 Outcomes summary 2010-2011 Outcomes summary 2011-2012
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
North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Olmsted County Children’s Mental Health Center
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
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
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Location: North Carolina
Location: Fayette County, Pennsylvania
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
Powys Teaching Health Board
The Powys Teaching Health Board was established in 2003. They have supported the implementation of several Incredible Years programs, and have evaluated the effectiveness of the IY Baby Parenting, Autism Parenting, and Incredible Beginnings programs within the community.Read the Outcome Report of the Autism Program Pilot Study 2015-2017 Read the Outcomes Summary of the Incredible Beginnings Program
Group Leaders Trained in Incredible Years, by Country