product_self-admin-manual-basic-300pxParent Home Coaching Model and Manuals

For the Baby, Toddler, Preschool, and School-Age BASIC Parent group programs we have developed a supplemental Home Coaching model. (Preschool and School-Age shown)


This one-on-one home parent-coach model can be used along side the group-based program as follows:

  • to begin a parent’s learning if there is an extended delay before the next scheduled IY parent group.
  • to give parents a taste of the program in order to recruit them into the IY parent group.
  • to provide make up sessions for parents who have missed group sessions due to illness or work schedules.
  • to enhance the IY parent group learning for high-risk families and/or child welfare referred families, and to provide additional vignettes and practices at home.
  • to deliver the entire parenting curriculum in the home.

product_self-admin-manual-basic-school-age-300pxThe home coach model includes 3 parent manuals for the baby program, 3 parent manuals for the toddler program, 4 parent manuals for the preschool program, and 5 parent manuals for the school age series. These manuals help parents track goals for each session, brainstorm decisions, values exercises, reading and practices and key points.

Delivering the Home Coaching Program

Group leaders who have received training in the 3-day BASIC parenting program and had experience delivering this group-based program can use this home coaching model. It is highly recommended that group leaders take the Incredible Years supplemental 1-day training and have on-going consultation from an authorized IY mentor if they are planning to use the home coaching model.

Experts in Action: Sample Home Visit Coaching

experts-action_pp-home-coachThis 2 DVD set shows how the Home Visit Coaching program is delivered in the home. The first DVD provides examples of the first home visit which includes how to explain the program to a parent, goal setting, mediating video vignettes with children being present, setting up practices sessions and introducing a new topic.

The second DVD shows a coach covering the persistence coaching topic by showing vignettes, involving children, and setting up practices based on the parent’s goals.