Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention (CEBEI)

Dates for your diary

  • Welsh Government Pilot One-day Workshops - Joined up service provision to support parents: what we all need to know and do

Cardiff 4th & 5th June 2014 (Information and Registration form)

Our News

  • Baby Parent programme handouts available in Welsh on Seattle Incredible Years website http://incredibleyears.com/resources/gl/parent-program/
    and then click on Baby programme resources.
  • Judy publishes the "Little Parent Handbook" available from the Centre on 15th November 2013. (information)
  • KiVa Anti-bullying programme training is held in Bangor and Cardiff - The first training in Wales in the KiVa Anti-bullying programme was held in our offices on 22nd May and in Cardiff on 23rd May 2012. See full report  Powerpoint presentation
  • Judy is Awarded an O.B.E for services to children and families, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, June 2011. Find out more...



Welcome to our Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention (CEBEI) (formerly the Incredible Years (IY) Wales) web site with information about our work to promote and research Parent, Child and Teacher programmes across Wales.

The Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention (CEBEI) has three arms which work closely together, CEBEI, Bangor University (Research activity) Early Intervention Wales Training Ltd. (Training and Sales of materials) and Children’s Early Intervention Trust (Fundraising for research and dissemination activity and support to services that are using the programmmes). Since our first training in 2001 and the opening in 2003 of the IY Wales Centre our activity has grown. We hold an Annual Conference and run regular training in delivering the IY Parent, Child and Teacher programmes. We also maintain an active research programme and publish regularly. In 2006 we produced a DVD of parents speaking about the Parent programme and another DVD of the Baby programme in 2009. Of particular importance is our work with the Welsh Assembly Government as part of their Parenting Action Plan for Wales. They have funded training across Wales in delivering the IY Parent programme for the last five years and over the last three years have added training for the IY Teacher and Child programmes.

Our research activity at Bangor University continues to flourish. To view our current research; please click here to be re-directed to our research website. Our research, replicating Carolyn Webster-Stratton's early intervention study, with our partners in eleven Sure Start Services in North and Mid Wales, and Oswestry produced excellent results that have been shown to last. Our work has also received a lot of attention in England and been cited in the Social Exclusion Action Plan, published in September 2006 by the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit. This makes specific mention of our work, which was also mentioned in the House of Commons in December 2006 (Hansard). We have also undertaken research of the Teacher Classroom Management programme, the Toddler and Parent programme as well as the BASIC Parent programme with Foster Carers. We are currently researching the Small Group Dina Child Therapy programme. the School Readiness programme and the Baby and Parent programme as well as supporting Ph.D. research (Laura Parry and Nicole Gridley.)

We have established the programmes in Wales so quickly because Professor Carolyn Webster-Stratton, who founded the programmes in Seattle, has helped us to develop our own training resources, making the programmes widely accessible in Wales. Our newsletters (2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013) describe some of these developments. The Parent and Child programmes are being delivered as early intervention preventive programmes, as universal programmes (for example the Gwynedd Classroom Dinosaur School programme) and as therapeutic interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for referred children and families. We have continued to train people to deliver the Teacher Classroom Management programme and this, too, is becoming more widely available as information about the programme grows.

From our base at Bangor, we organise training in the Parent, Child and Teacher programmes, and provide ongoing support and advice to people. Our goal, to establish a network of certified leaders and mentors across Wales and  to enable the programmes to reach yet more children and families, is moving in the right direction.


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