The Incredible Years are
research-based, proven effective programs for reducing children's
aggression and behavior problems and increasing social competence at
home and at school.
The Incredible Years Programs
The Incredible Years, our award-winning parent training, teacher training, and child social skills training approaches have been selected by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as an "exemplary" best practice program and as a "Blueprints" program.
The program was selected as a "Model" program by
the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). As such, the series
has been subject to numerous randomized control evaluations, evidenced
excellent effectiveness, and attained high overall ratings. The program
has been recommended by the American Psychological Division 12 Task
force as a well-established treatment for children with conduct
We act on the belief that a child is the most precious of all human beings, and the ability to withstand the emotional and social challenges as a teenager, clearly rests upon a caring relationship between parent, teacher and child. Read more
A New Book for Therapists!
Collaborating with Parents to Reduce Children's Behavior Problems
A new book by Carolyn Webster-Stratton allows parents to share what it is like to have a "problem child" and the long and painful route to finding support and recovery through parent and child training. This book elucidates in detail the collaborative process of therapists working together with families. Learn more about this incredible new book!
A New Book for Teachers!
Incredible Teachers: Nurturing Children's Social, Emotional, and Academic Competence
A new book by Carolyn Webster-Stratton for teachers. Nurturing positive relationships with students and parents promotes academic growth. Learn more about this incredible new book!
NEW! Attentive Parenting Program
The new Attentive Parenting Program is a brief, 6-session, "universal" parenting group-based program that can be offered to ALL parents to promote their children’s social and emotional competence, self-regulation skills, problem solving, reading and academic readiness.
Please contact us for more information about this new program. Read the full program description and view video clips on the Parent Program page
Order Experts in Action: Parent Home Coaching
These 2 DVDs* show an accredited Incredible Years group leader deliver the home-based version of the basic parenting program with a mother of two children. The first and third home sessions are shown to illustrate concepts such as explaining the parenting pyramid; determining parent goals; pulling out principles from parents' ideas; mediating video vignettes; promoting self-reflection; setting up home practices with children; and experiential learning. IY group leaders, coaches and mentors will learn about the Incredible Years program delivery in an individual situation. A manual of discussion suggestions is included.
*DVDs are only available in NTSC format - PAL customers overseas can play the DVDs on computer only. Available for purchase. Contact us for more information!
The Incredible Years Series Goals
The Incredible Years Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series has two long-range goals. The first goal is to develop comprehensive treatment programs for young children with early onset conduct problems. The second goal is the development of cost-effective, community-based, universal prevention programs that all families and teachers of young children can use to promote social competence and to prevent children from developing conduct problems in the first place.
The purpose of the series is to prevent delinquency, drug abuse, and violence. The short-term goals of the series are to reduce conduct problems in children and promote social, emotional, and academic competence in children.
Helping Young Aggressive Children Beat the Odds: Parents, Children, Teachers and Dinosaurs
The University of Washington Annual Faculty Lecture by Carolyn Webster-Stratton, PhD.
In this lecture, Dr. Webster-Stratton, the developer of Incredible Years reviews the research behind the parent, teacher and child programs and shows examples of each of the programs.
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