Ngāti Koata Trust is proud to be associated with Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years.
Incredible Years is a programme for parents, children and teachers to prevent and treat young children’s behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional and academic competence.
Interviews start on Friday 3 February, but referrals are open now.
Read below for an overview of the programme, or contact Huhana Hippolite-van Steeden for further information on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0274888283
An Overview of the Incredible Years Parent Programme Details
- Prevention of conduct behavioural problems.
- Promotion of child social competence, emotional regulation, positive attributions, academic readiness and problem solving.
- Improved parent-child interactions, building positive parent-child relationships and attachment, improved parental functioning, less harsh and more nurturing parenting, and increased parental social support and problem solving.
Programme in Action:
- Each parent group session is 3 hours long and conducted at weekly intervals. Involves 2 trained group leaders with 14-18 participants.
Group Methods Include:
- Discussions (small & large group).
- Goal setting and problem solving.
- Developing skills in positive self-talk.
- Group brainstorming to identify social learning principles and effective behaviour management strategies.
- DVD vignettes of parents, teachers and their children.
- Role play practice or behavioural rehearsal.
- Homework reading and practice.
- Weekly/fortnightly leader phone calls to parents.
Resources Provided to Parents:
- The Incredible Years book for each parent.
- Folders with weekly hand-outs and home activities assignments.
Parent Program Content Includes:
- Respect and understanding children and their developmental abilities, modelling social skills, child-directed play, balancing power, descriptive commenting, academic, social, emotion and persistence coaching, differential attention, ignoring, modelling principle, and having fun.
- Having developmentally appropriate expectations for child-depending on child’s age, temperament and developmental abilities.
- Positive parenting, controlling emotions and improving relationships, effective communication skills, family problem solving, enhancing children’s learning, anger management, and managing conflict.
- Establishing rules, predictable routines and children’s responsibilities as well as ongoing monitoring and supporting children’s academic achievement through by coaching children’s homework and partnering with teachers.