INCREDIBLE YEARS

Our trained facilitators deliver this evidence-based parenting programme

The Incredible Years® Series is a set of interlocking, comprehensive, and developmentally based programs that Bolster Community deliver to parents. The programs are designed to work jointly to promote emotional, social, and academic competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavioural and emotional problems in young children. In the programme facilitators use video vignettes to structure the content and stimulate group discussions, problem solving and trigger practices related to participants’ goals.

Bolster Community staff are trained to deliver programs for babies (0-1 year), toddlers (1-3 years) and preschoolers (3-6 years). The parent programs focus on strengthening parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and language development. In the preschool and school age programs parents also learn how to encourage school readiness skills and are encouraged to partner with teachers so that they can promote children’s academic as well as social skills and emotional literacy. The programs have protocols for use as a prevention program or treatment for children with conduct problems and ADHD. The long term goal is ultimately to reduce school drop out, delinquent behaviors, and promote academic success