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Incredible Years: early intervention project in Ballymun

5th October 2009

On RTÉ's 'Morning Ireland' this morning, Emma O'Kelly, Education & Science Correspondent, reported on a unique intervention programme designed to reduce delinquency in young people. The programme focuses on promoting positive behaviour instead of giving too much attention to children's negative behaviour.

The 'Incredible Years' programme was devised nearly 30 years ago at the University of Washington in Seattle. Archways promotes the programme here in Ireland; research carried out at NUI Maynooth has confirmed its impact.

"It is not a miracle cure, but it is working."

Listen to the 'Moning Ireland' item here.

Watch the One News item here.

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