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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: huhana@ngatikoata.com or mobile: 0274888283


An Overview of the Incredible Years Parent Programme Details

General Aims/Goals:

  • 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.
Click on the link below for the Consent for Referral Form
Consent for Referral Form