Awards and Recognition

Incredible Years® is listed as a validated, evidence-based program by the following organizations:

Child and Parent Services (CAPS) in Manchester selected as model of best practice by the National Institute of Health and Care (NICE)

NICE selected the Child and Parent (early intervention) Services program in Manchester as a model of best practice for both early years and conduct disorder guidance. The CAPS program utilizes Incredible Years® programs as a part of their service. Read more here.

Canadian Best Practices Initiative (CBPI) Unit at Public Health Agency of Canada

CBPI selected The Incredible Years® Programs as a “Best Practice.” CBPI’s intervention section assesses community and population-based interventions according to a set of rigorous and well-tested criteria. Click the button (English or French) below to be taken to the CBPI website for more information!
A Best Practice on the Canadian Best Practices Portal

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The Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT) 2017

The Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT). has evaluated the Incredible Years Child Training Program (Dina Dinosaur’s Social Skills and Problem Solving Curriculum) and has rated the program as “Excellent.”   See more information about the CAYT here and read their report here.

Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

nrepp-120-90-v2-printThe Incredible Years Program was selected as a Model Program and is listed in the National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs (NREPP).
NREPP Incredible Years Summary

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) 2016-2017

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has assessed the Incredible Years Preschool Basic Parent Training Program and has been rated as Level 4+, having evidence from three rigorously conducted RCTs, with at least one study demonstrating long-term impact. These studies identified statistically significant positive impact on a number of child and parent outcomes. See more information here and read their report here.

The Incredible Years Child Training Program (Dina Dinosaur’s Social Skills and Problem Solving Curriculum) has been evaluated by the EIF and has been rated as Level 3+. This means the program can be described as evidence-based: it has evidence from at least one rigorously conducted RCT or QED demonstrating a statistically significant positive impact on at least one child outcome. See more information here and read their report here.

Incredible Years® on United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The Incredible Years Program is featured on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). See more information here and here.

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

The Foundation has combined direct service, research, and community development to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in Minnesota’s Ramsey County. Wilder introduced Incredible Years Program to the community in 2004. Implementation results between 2005 and 2008 demonstrate improvement for both parents and children participating in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom, Dina Small Group Therapy, and the Preschool BASIC Parent Programs.

SAMHSA’s Science and Service Awards 2009: Mental Health Promotion

samhsa-logoScience and Service Awards is a national program to recognize community-based organizations and coalitions for exemplary implementation of evidence-based services.

Lisa St. George (fifth from left), samhsa-award-2001Administrative Director of The Incredible Years, accepting the Model Program award from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in Washington D.C. on May 17th, 2001.

Also pictured from left: Major General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America; Dr. Ruth Sanchez-Way, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Hope Taft, First Lady of the State of Ohio; Dr. Joseph H. Autry, III, Acting Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Edward H. Jurith, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Rear Admiral Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH, US Deputy Surgeon General; and Dr. Lewis Gallant, Executive Director, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors.

St. Vincent Family Centers

samhsa-logoAwarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) 2008 Science and Service Award for Mental Health Promotion. St. Vincent Family Centers was recognized for its implementation of the evidence based, Incredible Years Program.

Invest in Kids Receives SAMHSA Award, 2011

samhsa-logoInvest in Kids, in Denver, CO, received SAMHSA’s Science to Service Award for their work disseminating Incredible Years programs throughout the state. Way to go!

news-invest-in-kids-2011Invest 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.

Morrison Child and Family Services Receives SAMHSA Award, 2007

samhsa-logoMorrison Child and Family Services of Portland, Oregon,  was awarded a 2007 SAMHSA Science and Service Award for their successful implementation of an evidenced-based practice, Incredible Years Parent and Child Groups. 

Morrison SAMHSA Award Letter
Morrison Child and Family Services provides a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services. Each year they touch the lives of more than 5,000 children and their families. Our programs include residential, day treatment, outpatient counseling, parent education, home and school-based programs, and foster care.

Dina with AwardThe Incredible Years program was initiated in 2001, and has delivered these key services in 9 child care centers, 3 Head Start systems, with over 60 family home providers in Portland, and across Morrison’s Portland metropolitan area outpatient clinics. Through delivery of the Incredible Years program collaborative, community partnerships have been developed and maintained. A comparison of pre/post behavior problems, protective factors, and parenting efficacy indicated statistically significant improvements for both parents and child care workers. In addition, parent satisfaction was very high.

Morrison was recognized in the category of “Mental Health Promotion.”  2007 is the first year that these national recognitions have been awarded and represent SAMHSA’s efforts to encourage the successful application of research at the practice level.”

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Program (OJJDP)

The Incredible Years parent, child and teacher programs  were selected for dissemination by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as an early violence prevention program.

Queens Nurse Award (2012)

Jeannie Gordon, Incredible Years Mentor, received the Queen’s Nurse Award in 2012. The award celebrates the achievements of nurses who are making a real impact on improvements in patient care, either in people’s homes or within the community.

The Ministry of Parenting: Nursing Honour to Jeannie Gordon

Queens Nursing Institute

Blueprints for Violence Prevention Model Program (2001)

The Incredible Years was selected as a model program in 2001 by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder.

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

Intervention Summary of Incredible Years Programs (updated 2007, 2013)

Mental Health Research Scientist Award (1992-2004)

In addition to program awards, Professor Webster-Stratton received the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award.

The Lela Rowland Award 2002

In May 2002 an Incredible Years certified mentor, Dr. Charles O. Tingley, Jr. who implemented the parent, teacher and child training programs at Northeast Occupational Exchange, received the Lela Rowland Prevention Award from the National Mental Health Association.

The Lela Rowland Award 1997

The Incredible Years parenting program was selected as the winner of the best prevention programs of 1997 by the National Mental Health Association.

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

The Incredible Years parenting program was selected as exemplary and one of the most promising early interventions for preventing delinquency in the United States.

American Psychological Division 12 Task Force

The Incredible Years programs are recommended by American Psychological Division 12 Task Force as a well-established treatment for children with conduct problems.

Chambless (1998)

The Incredible Years parenting programs are recommended by the American Psychological Association Task Force as meeting the stringent “Chambless criteria” for empirically supported mental health intervention for children with conduct problems.

US Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs Guide (CASEL)