The Incredible Years
The Incredible Years® (IY) is a suite of prevention programs designed to increase a child’s success at school and at home by promoting positive parent, teacher, and child relationships. The program components have been shown to improve school performance, reduce child behavior problems, promote positive and consistent discipline and support caregivers through a holistic approach involving children, parents and teachers.
IY addresses the unique needs of each audience through distinct yet integrated components and skill-building programs. Each component has been created to be culturally responsive and developmentally and age appropriate.
INVEST IN KIDS’ ROLE
- Community planning: Ensures that all local communities who have or plan to have The Incredible Years have the knowledge, skills and support needed to deliver a strong delivery and sustain the program
- Training, coaching and fidelity monitoring: Ensures that all implementers are prepared and supported in delivering The Incredible Years to diverse communities and families
- Evaluation: Our entity-specific and statewide process and outcomes evaluation gives us the data we need to assist implementing sites and entities in using outcomes for quality improvement
- Advocacy: Protects state funding for IY through education and advocacy
IIK bridges the gap between research and practice, allowing communities to provide services with proven effectiveness.
In order to know that we are successfully bridging that gap, it must be shown that our locally implemented programs achieve results annually that are similar to those produced in the research, which began in 1982. Numerous studies since that time have documented its effectiveness in preventing a wide array of early childhood issues. To that end, we evaluate our programs and our role in implementing them. If you are interested in learning more about our IIK-IY Classroom Data Policy, click here to download a copy.