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Keywords:

  • evidence-based parent training;
  • Incredible Years;
  • parent programme;
  • Triple P

Accessible summary

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    A parent programme serves to systematically develop the information, attitudes and skills required for rearing a child, family relations and fulfilling parental responsibilities in the family and society.
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    The two best (well-known) parent programmes conducted with the parents of children diagnosed with behaviour problems are the Triple P and the Incredible Years which cooperate with families and the society, reduce the risk factors and support the protective factors.
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    The programmes also offer a multi-disciplinary approach with high evidence standards, use randomized controlled studies and yield long-term results.

Abstract

The Triple P and Incredible Years are the two best (well-known) parent programmes which cooperate with families and the society, reduce the risk factors and support the protective factors. The programmes also offer a multidisciplinary approach with high evidence standards, use randomized controlled studies and yield long-term results. Accordingly, this literature review was conducted in order to evaluate the efficacy of these two programmes, to determine the (similarities) and differences. ‘MEDLINE, PUBMED, COCHRANE’ databases, online and published journals and dissertations in Turkey were reviewed for the study. Consequently, results of 49 studies were presented, which were evaluated according to certain criteria such as samples, methods and results. The studies on the Triple P and the Incredible Years Parent Program illustrated a decrease in problematic behaviours of the children and negative parenting practices of parents following the implementation of programmes. However, the studies also pointed out the differences between the Triple P and the Incredible Years Parent Program. It is recommended that a new parent education programme be prepared and tested for our country in accordance with the results of the study.