The Incredible Years® parent programme is delivered to parents by two trained Group Leaders in weekly group sessions. Group Leaders should have some experience and qualification in working with families and children prior to delivering this programme. Group Leaders work together in group sessions to share and explore the programme content with parents using a collaborative model. This model involves developing a set of complex skills including taking a strength-based approach, celebrating parents’ expertise and ‘walking alongside’ families to explore both challenges and successes in their parenting role. This process enables families to consider new ways of enhancing their relationship with their children, build a more positive family atmosphere, reduce their children’s negative behaviours and increase their positive behaviours.
Group Leaders plan sessions together and debrief after sessions to ensure they are continually reflecting on the effectiveness of their approach with the families they are working with.
We provide a range of workshops and skill development opportunities to enable Group Leaders to learn these complex facilitation skills and deliver the programme in a way which is consistent with programme fidelity.