Responding to serious behaviour problems requires new practice answers and emphases. Best practice principles and a developmental perspective indicate that the family should be the focus of preventative work. The Incredible years parent training series is described as an important example of an empirically-supported programme that is presently being used in Tauranga and elsewhere in New Zealand.
Bibliography: Stanley, P., Department of Human Development and Counseling, The University of Waikato; Stanley, L., Special Education Early Intervention Team, Bay of Plenty East. 2005. Kairaranga Vol. 6, Issue 1.