The extended school aged Incredible Years parent programme
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health © 2011 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 136–143, September 2011
How to Cite
Hutchings, J., Bywater, T., Williams, M. E., Whitaker, C., Lane, E. and Shakespeare, K. (2011), The extended school aged Incredible Years parent programme. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16: 136–143. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2010.00590.x
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
- Accepted for publication: 2 August 2010 Published online: 1 March 2011
- Behaviour problems;
- conduct disorder;
- maternal depression;
- parent training;
Background: This paper reports on outcomes for the Incredible Years (IY) parent programme with parents of 8-13 year olds.
Method: The sample consisted of 280 parents of children at risk of adolescent antisocial behaviour, mean age 10.3 years.
Results: Paired t tests for both the per protocol (t(113) = 8.41, p < .001) and intention-to-treat (t(258) = 7.37, p < .001) data found significant improvements in child behaviour problems (ECBI). Statistically significant improvements were also found for parental depression and parenting skills.
Conclusions: The Incredible Years School Aged programme is effective in improving child behaviour, parenting competencies and parental mental health with parents of youngsters aged 8–13 years.