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Incredible Years Implementation in Hong Kong

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Maureen Kong received her doctorate from the University of Hong Kong in August 2014.

Her dissertation was an evaluation of the Incredible Years BASIC Parenting Program in a community clinic setting in Hong Kong. Parents of 52 preschool children with developmental delays were randomly assigned to either the IY program or waitlist control.

Assessments included self and spouse reports and video coding of parent-child interactions.  

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Results indicated significantly more frequent positive parent-child interactions during observed structured play, reports of less parental stress, improvements in parenting practices according to spouses/kin, and fewer child oppositional behaviors by parents and spouses/kin. Parent attendance rate and program and satisfaction was high.  

This paper is currently under review. Once it has been published it will be included in our research library.

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Guest Blog: Incredible Years Delivered to Mothers Being Released from Incarceration (Written By: Carolyn Webster-Stratton)

Hi Friends!

An exciting new study has come out evaluating the effectiveness of the Incredible Years® Parenting Program delivered to mothers being released from incarceration. (Published Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, August 2013.)

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This is a study I’ve always wanted to do and now it has been done by a Dutch team at Utrecht University.  Mothers of 133 children (ages 2 to 10 years) were randomly assigned to either an Incredible Years® parent program or a no-intervention control group. Mothers in the intervention condition were offered the program in group format while in jails as well as by individual home visits to enable individual practice work after mothers were released.

The results showed significant effects on parenting and child behavior according to maternal reports.  Marginally significant effects were shown for child behavior according to teacher reports. The results show the short term effectiveness for this high-risk and hard-to-reach population. It is important because a recent meta-analysis indicated that children of incarcerated mothers had about a 10% chance of increased risk for antisocial behavior compared to peers.  This approach shows promise in disrupting the transmission of delinquency from delinquent mothers to their children.

Read the full article here!

Reference:

Menting, A.T.A., Orobio de Castro, B., Wijngaards-de Meij, L.D.N.V., Matthys, W. 2013. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, x(x), 1-16. dx.doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2013.817310 The Netherlands

~Carolyn Webster-Stratton
(Guest Blogger and Incredible Years® Developer)

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Continued website tutorial!

Hello Incredible Friends!

Before we get started, an exciting announcement: Incredible Years is now on Twitter! Follow us for up to date news and information!

Moving along…

We wanted to finish up the main portion of our website tutorial. We hope this has been useful as you all get used to the new website! As always, feel free to contact us at any time with questions about where things can be found on our website.

This last tutorial is going to explore the side bar section of the website. There are some very important things here! On almost every page you visit in the website, you will see a side bar on the right hand side. There will be three sections: “Learn More,” “Quick Menu,” and “Newsletter Sign up.”

Let’s start with the “Learn More” section. Depending on where you are in the website, the links here will change. These are very important links! They will lead to further information based on the section of the website you are looking at. For example, if you go to the orange tool bar and hover over “Programs” and then click “Parent Training Programs” you will be taken to the main page for parent programs. The “Learn More” section then has links to each of the different parent programs with specific information to each program. See the illustration below!

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The next two sections in the side bar, “Quick Menu” and “Newsletter Sign up” will be the same no matter what page you are on. The Quick Menu has links to common sections of the site, such as the Frequently Asked Questions and Workshop Schedule. The Newsletter Sign Up is just what is sounds like! If you have not yet had a chance to sign up for our monthly newsletter, you are welcome to use this Opt-In form to do so (you can unsubscribe at any time). Our newsletters contain information on upcoming trainings, new research, product information, and more!

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If you have a moment, please take this quick poll to let us know if these tutorials have been helpful! Thank you! Also, stay tuned for another exciting Guest Blog Post from Carolyn Webster-Stratton, regarding new research on using Incredible Years® Programs with mothers in the jail system.