The Watch, Wait and Wonder Intervention Training Programme
The Training Programme began in 2009. Most practitioners fit training into their work hours so it takes 2–3 years to become accredited for independent practice.
The Intervention is recommended by:
- Ministry of Health: Healthy Beginnings
- Ministry of Social Development: Gateway Programme
- UK Wave Trust
- UK Department of Education
All of the Incredible Families programmes have capacity to intervene early with children who have severe behavioural difficulties. Watch, Wait and Wonder does this earliest in a child’s life.
Each practitioner training sees at least three families and with the recommended supervision the majority of these infants and young children get back on track developmentally. If our intervention supports one infant or toddler not to become an anti-social adolescent we have been cost effective at this stage in the training programme. A New Zealand study estimated that the lifetime cost to society of a chronic antisocial male adolescent is $3 million (Inter-agency Plan for Conduct Disorder and Severe Anti-Social Behaviour 2007–2012  Published by the Ministry of Social Development).
We need your donation to support practitioners through their training.
Full Scholarship: $8,000
Half Scholarship: $4,000
Please help us to train more practitioners to work effectively with families in the early years.