Incredible Years Series Training Programs
The Incredible Years programs for parents and teachers reduce challenging behaviors in children and increase their social and self-control skills.
The Incredible Years programs have been evaluated by the developer and independent investigators. Evaluations have included randomized control group research studies with diverse groups of parents and teachers. The programs have been found to be effective in strengthening teacher and parent management skills, improving children's social competence and reducing behavior problems.
Evidence shows that the program have turned around the behaviors of up to 80 percent of the children of participating parents and teachers. If left unchecked these behaviors would mean those children are at greater risk in adulthood of unemployment, mental health problems, substance abuse, early pregnancy/early fatherhood, criminal offending, multiple arrests and imprisonment, higher rates of domestic violence and shortened life expectancy.
Incredible Years training programs give parents and teachers strategies to manage behaviors such as aggressiveness, ongoing tantrums, and acting out behavior such as swearing, whining, yelling, hitting and kicking, answering back, and refusing to follow rules.
Through using a range of strategies, parents and teachers help children regulate their emotions and improve their social skills so that they can get along better with peers and adults, and do better academically. It can also mean a more enjoyable family life.
How the Parent and Teacher Programs Work
Parents or teachers meet as a group, with two trained facilitators and are given opportunities to collectively and individually develop new strategies for managing their children.
The course includes role plays, homework, setting personal goals, and feedback. Facilitators use video taped scenes to encourage group discussion, problem-solving and sharing of ideas. Parents and teachers are given handouts, activities to practice with children, and reminder notes to put on their refrigerator or blackboards.
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