Incredible Years® programme introduction

Overview

Whāraurau provides training and ongoing professional development opportunities for those delivering The Incredible Years® parent and teacher programmes, including support to maintain programme fidelity, to become an accredited group leader, and to deliver with cultural fidelity.

The Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programmes for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programmes are used worldwide in schools and mental health centres, and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups.

The training programmes that compose the Incredible Years® series are guided by developmental theory on the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors in the development of conduct problems. The programmes 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.

Watch the Ngā Tau Mīharo video

Incredible Years® in Aotearoa

Six Incredible Years® programmes now intersect across whānau, kaiako and tamariki/mokopuna in our communities.

Funded by Te Tāhuhu | The Ministry of Education, these programmes are delivered by a team of Te Tāhuhu | Ministry staff, resource teachers: learning and behaviour (RTLB) and non-governmental, health and social organisations.

Cumulatively this suite of programmes touches the lives of more and more communities who are struggling to cope.

We encourage you to find out through your Te Tāhuhu | Ministry coordinator who else in your community is delivering Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years or PB4L programmes. Look to connect with these people. Look for intersections in timing, impacted mokopuna, promoting and targeting programmes and the cumulative benefits for your community.

Incredible Years® Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 3-8. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14-16 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Child-led play to connect with their mokopuna
  • Praise to build their self-esteem
  • Motivating through incentives
  • Boundaries to create a sense of security
  • Selective consequences to develop lifelong skills

Incredible Years® Toddler Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 1-3. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 12-14 weeks. Parents and caregivers learn how to:

  • Help their mokopuna feel loved and secure
  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Establish clear and predictable routines
  • Handle separations and reunions
  • Use positive responses to help their mokopuna work through tricky or challenging situations

Incredible Years® Autism Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 2-5. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Engaging and playing with their mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in their mokopuna
  • Encouraging emotional self-regulation
  • Growing empathy in their mokopuna to form positive relationships

Incredible Years® Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 4-8. Six full-day sessions each month with a follow-up session three months later. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Beginnings programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 1-5. A series of seven one-day sessions held every three weeks. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Autism Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 2-5. Six half-day sessions held fortnightly. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Engaging and playing with tamariki/mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in tamariki/mokopuna
  • Encouraging their emotional self-regulation
  • Supporting their social and communication skills
  • Growing empathy in tamariki/mokopuna to form positive relationships

Overview

Whāraurau provides training and ongoing professional development opportunities for those delivering The Incredible Years® parent and teacher programmes, including support to maintain programme fidelity, to become an accredited group leader, and to deliver with cultural fidelity.

The Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programmes for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programmes are used worldwide in schools and mental health centres, and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups.

The training programmes that compose the Incredible Years® series are guided by developmental theory on the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors in the development of conduct problems. The programmes 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.

Watch the Ngā Tau Mīharo video

Incredible Years® in Aotearoa

Six Incredible Years® programmes now intersect across whānau, kaiako and tamariki/mokopuna in our communities.

Funded by Te Tāhuhu | The Ministry of Education, these programmes are delivered by a team of Te Tāhuhu | Ministry staff, resource teachers: learning and behaviour (RTLB) and non-governmental, health and social organisations.

Cumulatively this suite of programmes touches the lives of more and more communities who are struggling to cope.

We encourage you to find out through your Te Tāhuhu | Ministry coordinator who else in your community is delivering Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years or PB4L programmes. Look to connect with these people. Look for intersections in timing, impacted mokopuna, promoting and targeting programmes and the cumulative benefits for your community.

Incredible Years® Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 3-8. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14-16 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Child-led play to connect with their mokopuna
  • Praise to build their self-esteem
  • Motivating through incentives
  • Boundaries to create a sense of security
  • Selective consequences to develop lifelong skills

Incredible Years® Toddler Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 1-3. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 12-14 weeks. Parents and caregivers learn how to:

  • Help their mokopuna feel loved and secure
  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Establish clear and predictable routines
  • Handle separations and reunions
  • Use positive responses to help their mokopuna work through tricky or challenging situations

Incredible Years® Autism Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 2-5. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Engaging and playing with their mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in their mokopuna
  • Encouraging emotional self-regulation
  • Growing empathy in their mokopuna to form positive relationships

Incredible Years® Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 4-8. Six full-day sessions each month with a follow-up session three months later. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Beginnings programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 1-5. A series of seven one-day sessions held every three weeks. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Autism Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 2-5. Six half-day sessions held fortnightly. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Engaging and playing with tamariki/mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in tamariki/mokopuna
  • Encouraging their emotional self-regulation
  • Supporting their social and communication skills
  • Growing empathy in tamariki/mokopuna to form positive relationships

Overview

Whāraurau provides training and ongoing professional development opportunities for those delivering The Incredible Years® parent and teacher programmes, including support to maintain programme fidelity, to become an accredited group leader, and to deliver with cultural fidelity.

The Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programmes for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programmes are used worldwide in schools and mental health centres, and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups.

The training programmes that compose the Incredible Years® series are guided by developmental theory on the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors in the development of conduct problems. The programmes 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.

Watch the Ngā Tau Mīharo video

Incredible Years® in Aotearoa

Six Incredible Years® programmes now intersect across whānau, kaiako and tamariki/mokopuna in our communities.

Funded by Te Tāhuhu | The Ministry of Education, these programmes are delivered by a team of Te Tāhuhu | Ministry staff, resource teachers: learning and behaviour (RTLB) and non-governmental, health and social organisations.

Cumulatively this suite of programmes touches the lives of more and more communities who are struggling to cope.

We encourage you to find out through your Te Tāhuhu | Ministry coordinator who else in your community is delivering Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years or PB4L programmes. Look to connect with these people. Look for intersections in timing, impacted mokopuna, promoting and targeting programmes and the cumulative benefits for your community.

Incredible Years® Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 3-8. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14-16 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Child-led play to connect with their mokopuna
  • Praise to build their self-esteem
  • Motivating through incentives
  • Boundaries to create a sense of security
  • Selective consequences to develop lifelong skills

Incredible Years® Toddler Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 1-3. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 12-14 weeks. Parents and caregivers learn how to:

  • Help their mokopuna feel loved and secure
  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Establish clear and predictable routines
  • Handle separations and reunions
  • Use positive responses to help their mokopuna work through tricky or challenging situations

Incredible Years® Autism Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 2-5. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Engaging and playing with their mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in their mokopuna
  • Encouraging emotional self-regulation
  • Growing empathy in their mokopuna to form positive relationships

Incredible Years® Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 4-8. Six full-day sessions each month with a follow-up session three months later. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Beginnings programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 1-5. A series of seven one-day sessions held every three weeks. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Autism Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 2-5. Six half-day sessions held fortnightly. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Engaging and playing with tamariki/mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in tamariki/mokopuna
  • Encouraging their emotional self-regulation
  • Supporting their social and communication skills
  • Growing empathy in tamariki/mokopuna to form positive relationships
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Overview

Whāraurau provides training and ongoing professional development opportunities for those delivering The Incredible Years® parent and teacher programmes, including support to maintain programme fidelity, to become an accredited group leader, and to deliver with cultural fidelity.

The Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programmes for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programmes are used worldwide in schools and mental health centres, and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups.

The training programmes that compose the Incredible Years® series are guided by developmental theory on the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors in the development of conduct problems. The programmes 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.

Watch the Ngā Tau Mīharo video

Incredible Years® in Aotearoa

Six Incredible Years® programmes now intersect across whānau, kaiako and tamariki/mokopuna in our communities.

Funded by Te Tāhuhu | The Ministry of Education, these programmes are delivered by a team of Te Tāhuhu | Ministry staff, resource teachers: learning and behaviour (RTLB) and non-governmental, health and social organisations.

Cumulatively this suite of programmes touches the lives of more and more communities who are struggling to cope.

We encourage you to find out through your Te Tāhuhu | Ministry coordinator who else in your community is delivering Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years or PB4L programmes. Look to connect with these people. Look for intersections in timing, impacted mokopuna, promoting and targeting programmes and the cumulative benefits for your community.

Incredible Years® Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 3-8. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14-16 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Child-led play to connect with their mokopuna
  • Praise to build their self-esteem
  • Motivating through incentives
  • Boundaries to create a sense of security
  • Selective consequences to develop lifelong skills

Incredible Years® Toddler Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 1-3. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 12-14 weeks. Parents and caregivers learn how to:

  • Help their mokopuna feel loved and secure
  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Establish clear and predictable routines
  • Handle separations and reunions
  • Use positive responses to help their mokopuna work through tricky or challenging situations

Incredible Years® Autism Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 2-5. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Engaging and playing with their mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in their mokopuna
  • Encouraging emotional self-regulation
  • Growing empathy in their mokopuna to form positive relationships

Incredible Years® Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 4-8. Six full-day sessions each month with a follow-up session three months later. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Beginnings programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 1-5. A series of seven one-day sessions held every three weeks. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Autism Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 2-5. Six half-day sessions held fortnightly. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Engaging and playing with tamariki/mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in tamariki/mokopuna
  • Encouraging their emotional self-regulation
  • Supporting their social and communication skills
  • Growing empathy in tamariki/mokopuna to form positive relationships

Overview

Whāraurau provides training and ongoing professional development opportunities for those delivering The Incredible Years® parent and teacher programmes, including support to maintain programme fidelity, to become an accredited group leader, and to deliver with cultural fidelity.

The Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programmes for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programmes are used worldwide in schools and mental health centres, and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups.

The training programmes that compose the Incredible Years® series are guided by developmental theory on the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors in the development of conduct problems. The programmes 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.

Watch the Ngā Tau Mīharo video

Incredible Years® in Aotearoa

Six Incredible Years® programmes now intersect across whānau, kaiako and tamariki/mokopuna in our communities.

Funded by Te Tāhuhu | The Ministry of Education, these programmes are delivered by a team of Te Tāhuhu | Ministry staff, resource teachers: learning and behaviour (RTLB) and non-governmental, health and social organisations.

Cumulatively this suite of programmes touches the lives of more and more communities who are struggling to cope.

We encourage you to find out through your Te Tāhuhu | Ministry coordinator who else in your community is delivering Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years or PB4L programmes. Look to connect with these people. Look for intersections in timing, impacted mokopuna, promoting and targeting programmes and the cumulative benefits for your community.

Incredible Years® Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 3-8. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14-16 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Child-led play to connect with their mokopuna
  • Praise to build their self-esteem
  • Motivating through incentives
  • Boundaries to create a sense of security
  • Selective consequences to develop lifelong skills

Incredible Years® Toddler Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 1-3. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 12-14 weeks. Parents and caregivers learn how to:

  • Help their mokopuna feel loved and secure
  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Establish clear and predictable routines
  • Handle separations and reunions
  • Use positive responses to help their mokopuna work through tricky or challenging situations

Incredible Years® Autism Parenting programme

For parents and caregivers of mokopuna aged 2-5. A series of weekly 2.5-hour sessions over 14 weeks. Parents and caregivers work on strategies for:

  • Encourage language, social and emotional development in their mokopuna
  • Engaging and playing with their mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in their mokopuna
  • Encouraging emotional self-regulation
  • Growing empathy in their mokopuna to form positive relationships

Incredible Years® Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 4-8. Six full-day sessions each month with a follow-up session three months later. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Beginnings programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 1-5. A series of seven one-day sessions held every three weeks. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Growing tamariki/mokopuna skills in self-regulation, empathy and expressing emotions
  • Nurturing resilience and child-directed play
  • Growing language
  • Play-based practices

Incredible Years® Autism Teacher programme

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 2-5. Six half-day sessions held fortnightly. Kaiako learn with and from others, strategies for:

  • Developing warm, affectionate and respectful relationships with tamariki/mokopuna in their care
  • Engaging and playing with tamariki/mokopuna on their level
  • Supporting language development in tamariki/mokopuna
  • Encouraging their emotional self-regulation
  • Supporting their social and communication skills
  • Growing empathy in tamariki/mokopuna to form positive relationships

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We do record some of our trainings/events and if this is the case we will make this clear at the start of the session. If it has been recorded, and you wish to receive a copy please email coordinator@whāraurau.org.nz

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There may be times where a manager’s consent is required to attend a training, and also if you don’t turn up, we may message them to find out if you’re okay.

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If the demand is high enough we'll consider repeating an event/training. We record training/events and a link is available on request. Email: coordinator@wharaurau.org.nz

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The majority of our training/events/online courses are open to anyone working with rangatahi | young people who are experiencing mental health or addiction issues. If there is a restriction on who can attend, this will be made clear on the information we provide.

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