The new-look Incredible Years' team is excited about their recent professional development training.
Senior Group Leaders Vivian Cope and Khadine Topia and new group leaders Yolanda Bucheler and Shelley Paki have been enhancing their practice approaches through external supervision by an Accredited Group Leader.
Linda Marieskind of the Ministry of Education has been working with our incredible wāhine focusing on barriers they may face as Group Leaders.
Vivian says "Linda's experience in Ngā Tau Miharo delivery is amazing!" Ngā Tau Miharo is a concept used in Incredible Years taught to parents to enhance their parenting skills.
Incredible Years has been a fantastic programme for mātua, helping whānau reconnect and do what is best by their tamariki.
Based on an American model, the course is structured around the community and family needs, taking into consideration socio-economic status and cultural norms.
"We are half way through our IY programmes and we'll complete the three intakes beginning of June with our graduation being held on Friday June 13, 2014, Vivian says.
“We are now delivering Incredible Years on Level 1 of Whānau Centre and the parents and tamariki are loving the new environment."