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The Incredible Years Training Series

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 2000
24 pages
This is an overview of the Incredible Years Training Series program to prevent, reduce, and treat conduct problems among children and to increase their social competence.
The Incredible Years Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series uses group discussion, videotape modeling, and rehearsal intervention techniques to assist adults living and working with children ages 2 to 10. The purpose of the series is to prevent delinquency, drug abuse, and violence by teaching effective child management skills to different types of participants. The program’s short-term goals are to reduce conduct problems in children and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence; promote parental competence and strengthen families; and promote teacher competence and strengthen school-home connections. The paper describes training methods, qualifications of group leaders, social skills and problem-solving curriculum, content and program mechanics, program diffusion, and implementing the programs in applied settings. It also summarizes the program’s effectiveness. Tables, figure, references, bibliography

Date Published: July 1, 2000