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Parent and Teacher Training



The Incredible Years:

Fostering Positive Parent-Child Relationships


Parenting is hard, even in the best of circumstances. Parents want the best for their children, but sometimes they need a little help or coaching. CIS of Durham offers the Incredible Years Parent Training Series (IY), which provides much needed assistance for Durham’s parents.


The program's goal is to help build a foundation of support at home that provides structure, consistency and positive discipline practices, which in turn will lead to increased positive behavior. 


Communities In Schools of Durham is one of a handful of organizations in North Carolina implementing IY, which is identified by The Alliance for Evidence-Based Programs as having quantifiable, positive outcomes in family strengthening intervention and child abuse prevention.


The Incredible Years courses are designed for parents and caregivers with elementary-school aged children and are each a minimum of 14-weeks long. 


Weekly classes, led by trained facilitators, stress parenting competencies such as monitoring, positive discipline, and confidence. CIS of Durham provides childcare and meals for families participating in the program.


This initiative has won numerous awards as one of the most effective models of reducing juvenile delinquency and child abuse according to research. 

This program is made possible by grant funding from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.


"This class was great! We learned together, cried together, and we helped each other" - IY Parent Graduate, Eno Valley Elementary School 

"Taking this class has been one of the best decisions I've made. I enjoy coming in and talking with other parents. It feels like a family." - IY Parent Graduate, Eno Valley Elementary 

Contact Susan Schmidt for more information. 
919-403-1936 ext. 21 or

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