Effective preventive interventions to support parents of young children: Illustrations from the Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD)

Femmie Juffer*, Estelle Struis, Claudia Werner, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg

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Abstract

Secure attachment relationships are essential for children’s current and later development. From attachment theory and research, it can be derived that sensitive parenting is the key to positive parent-child relationships. Is it possible to design effective interventions to enhance sensitive parenting? In this article, we review elements that are crucial for effective attachment-based interventions, and we proceed with illustrations from the Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD). We describe how this intervention program was developed, how it has been implemented in practice in different types of families and in daycare settings, and how effective the program is. We conclude that intervention programs like the VIPP-SD could play an important role in the community by serving families in need of parenting support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-214
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Attachment-based intervention
  • parent-child relationships
  • positive parenting
  • sensitive discipline
  • sensitive parenting
  • video feedback

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