The Incredible Years®: DINA Small Group Program

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The Incredible Years® are research-based, proven effective programs for reducing children's aggression and behavior problems and increasing social competence at home and at school.   The Incredible Years® includes several stand alone programs including a BASIC parent training program, an ADVANCE parent training program, a teacher training program, and a social emotional child program called DINA that can be used in a classroom or small group setting.

The Incredible Years® DINA Small Group Curriculum is a child training curriculum that strengthens children's social, emotional and academic competencies such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills, as well as appropriate classroom behaviors.  The child training program can be used by counselors or therapists to treat "difficult" and highly aggressive children in small groups (SGT) or can be used by teachers as a prevention program for an entire classroom of students (Universal).

COMBINED Basic Parent & Small Group Therapy Programs: It is recommended that the weekly Small Group Therapy Program be offered in conjunction with a weekly Basic Parent Program. This empowers parents to foster their child’s learning in the Small Group and to reinforce the new skills their children are learning. IY Intervention Program Logic Model

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