Incredible Years

12-week group support for parents for their child’s social and emotional development and behavior

Evidence Based

Incredible Years (IY) is designed to increase social and emotional competence and prevent, reduce, and treat behavioral and emotional problems in children up to age twelve.

This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.

Who it Serves

The program is designed to promote emotional and social competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat aggression and emotional problems in young children 0 to 12 years old.

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

Early care and education providers

Opportunities for early childhood teachers, paraprofessionals, and program directors

How It Works

The IY series includes three types of services: a parent training program, a child program, and a teacher program. All programs are delivered in regular group sessions over a 12-14 week period.

Group Support

Community-based workshops and classes

Target Outcomes

IY is designed to improve child behavior and social-emotional skills, as well as improve parent-child interactions.

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