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Understanding NICE guidance
Information for people who use NHS services
programmes for managing
children with conduct disorders
NICE `technology This leaflet is about how parent-training/education programmes should be
appraisal guidance' used to help parents or carers manage children with conduct disorders in
the NHS in England and Wales. It explains guidance (advice) from NICE (the
advises on when
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and SCIE (the Social
and how drugs and Care Institute for Excellence). It is written for the parents and carers of
other treatments children with conduct disorders but it may also be useful for other family
should be used in members, or anyone with an interest in the condition.
the NHS. It does not describe conduct disorders or the training/education
programmes in detail ­ a member of the team providing the programme
should discuss these with you. Some sources of further information and
support are on the back page.
Information about NICE technology appraisal guidance 102
Issue date: July 2006

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What have NICE and SCIE said about
parent-training/education programmes
in the management of children with
conduct disorders?
This advice only applies to the management of children with conduct
disorders who are 12 years or younger, or who have a
developmental age of 12 years or younger.
Group-based parent-training/education programmes are
recommended in the management of children with conduct
Individual-based programmes are only recommended where the
family's needs are too complex for a group-based programme.…read more

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Conduct disorders Parent-training/
In this leaflet `conduct disorders' means the two conditions known as education
`conduct disorder' and `oppositional defiant disorder'. Children with programmes may
conduct disorders show antisocial, aggressive or defiant behaviour, not be the only
including aggression to people or animals, destruction of property,
possible way of
deceitfulness, theft and serious rule-breaking. The behaviour is persistent
and repetitive, and is more serious than childish mischief or teenage managing conduct
rebelliousness. disorders.…read more

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More information about conduct disorders
The organisations below can provide more information and support for
parents and carers of children with conduct disorders and their families.
Please note that NICE is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any
information or advice provided by these organisations.
· ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information
and Support Service), 020 8906 0354
· ADHD UK Alliance, 020 7608 8760
· The National Family and Parenting Institute, 020 7424 3460
NHS Direct online (www.nhsdirect.nhs.…read more


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