The Incredible Years Program (IYP) is an award-winning parent training, teacher training and child social skills training series selected by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as an "exemplary" best practice. IYP was also selected as a model program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The series has been subject to numerous evaluations by independent groups, demonstrated excellent effectiveness and attained high overall ratings. The American Psychological Division 12 Task Force recommended the IYP as a well-established treatment for children with conduct problems.
The IYP’s Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series have two long-range goals. The first goal is to develop comprehensive treatment for young children with early onset conduct problems. The second goal is to develop cost-effective, community-based, universal prevention for all families and teachers of young children. This will promote social competence and prevent children from developing conduct problems.