Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, founder of the Incredible Years Programmes for Parents and Teachers, is Professor and Director of the Parenting Clinic at the University of Washington.
Thirty years ago she founded the Incredible Years programmes. Since then Incredible Years programmes have been applied in more than twelve countries, including New Zealand.
The parent and teacher programmes are being delivered in New Zealand as part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning Action Plan – to 12,000 parents and 5,000 teachers by 2014.
Carolyn has made numerous visits to train parent group leaders, and in 2010 she trained Ministry of Education and NGO staff and Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour to become group leaders to deliver the classroom management programmes to New Zealand teachers. The Ministry of Education has slowly been building its delivery of the Incredible Years parent and teacher programmes over the past five years.