A growing number of children are experiencing conduct problemsaggression, noncompliance, and defianceand at earlier ages. Because these problems may be predictive of delinquency, violence, and other antisocial behavior, escalating aggression in preschool and elementary school children is a particular cause for concern.
The Incredible Years Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series, described in this Bulletin, is designed to prevent, reduce, and treat conduct problems among children ages 2 to 10 and to increase their social competence.
OJJDP's Family Strengthening Project has designated the Incredible Years Training Series as an exemplary best practices program. As such, the series has been subject to a quality evaluation, evidenced excellent effectiveness, and attained high overall ratings.
The Bulletin provides an overview of the Incredible Years Training Series, describes its methodologies, and summarizes program effectiveness, noting pertinent evaluations.
The programs in the Incredible Years Training Series have been adopted by hundreds of youth-serving agencies in 43 States. The information that this Bulletin provides will assist you in assessing their potential for your community.
John J. Wilson