Promoting positive parenting: An attachment-based intervention

Femmie Juffer* (Editor), Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (Editor), Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book illuminates the successful implementations of one of the few evidence-based parenting intervention programs. More than 20 years ago the editors began experimenting with videotaping parental behavior in order to enhance parents' sensitivity to their children’s signals. This new book presents the outcome of this effort.

Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) is a brief and focused parenting intervention program that has been successful in a variety of clinical and non-clinical groups and cultures the book opens with an introdcution to the VIPP program and the theoretical background of this parenting intervention, followed by a narrative and meta-analytical review of the attachment-based interventions the book continues with detailed descriptions and case reports of several intervention studies of the program. it describes the implementation and testing of a variety of VIPP based interventions highlighting different families in a variety of childcare settings, and in various countries including the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Chapters present how the VIPP approach was implemented in samples of insecure mothers, mothers with eating disorders, preterm infants, adopted children, and children with early behavior problems.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)9780203809624
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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