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Believe in Children: Incredible Years in Northern Ireland, 2011

Incredible Years Parenting Programme has shown evidence of effectiveness across diverse parenting populations. Barnardo’s Northern Ireland services have chosen to implement this programme. This briefing outlines progress at the end of the first year of implementation.

Parents are a major influence on children’s lives. Families are now under more pressure than ever before, facing an increasingly complex set of responsibilities and demands (Quinton, 2004). A parent’s ability to cope with these additional pressures can be influenced by a range of issues that may include family conflict, marriage breakdown, mental health and other potentially difficult life events. Providing families with the right kind of support at significant points in children’s lives can be crucial.

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