This report was prepared by the Advisory Group on Conduct Problems (AGCP) on the prevention, treatment and management of conduct problems in children and young people.
The AGCP was established to provide advice to the Ministries of Social Development, Education, Health and Justice on improving the delivery of behavioural services in New Zealand.
In particular, the report:
- proposes a common language and framework across agencies for the treatment and management of conduct problems
- outlines a ‘prevention science approach’ for the assessment and introduction of effective behavioural interventions in New Zealand
- sets out factors that influence the success of behavioural interventions.
On the basis of the evidence reviewed, the report also recommends a portfolio of programmes that should be considered as a starting point for more detailed policy development in New Zealand.
This is the first of a series of reports being prepared by the Advisory Group on Conduct Problems (AGCP) to provide advice to government officials on the identification, treatment and management of childhood conduct problems.
The purpose of this report is to lay the groundwork for later and more detailed reports and recommendations. The report is presented in four parts.