Incredible Years

SPACE NI trained facilitators deliver a range of evidence-based parenting programmes

The Incredible Years® Series is a set of interlocking, comprehensive, and developmentally based programs that SPACE NI 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.

SPACE NI staff are trained to deliver programs for babies (0-1 year), toddlers (1-3 years) and preschoolers (3-6 years). The parent programmes 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 behaviours, and promote academic success