1st Edition

Promoting Positive Parenting An Attachment-Based Intervention

    272 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Classic Edition of Promoting Positive Parenting illuminates the widespread success of the Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD), now used in many countries, offering thousands of families the support they need to thrive.

    A new preface from the authors reflects on the original research and development of the program, considers its effectiveness, and outlines future aims to broaden implementation and test new modalities. The original volume offers a new generation of students and professionals an introduction to the brief and focused parenting intervention program that has been successful in a variety of clinical and nonclinical groups and cultures. It offers detailed descriptions and case reports of studies with the program, describes the implementation and testing of VIPP-based interventions in a variety of family and childcare settings, and in various countries including the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It details the successful implementation of the program in samples of insecure mothers, mothers with eating disorders, preterm infants, adopted children, children suffering from dermatitis, and children with early externalizing behavior problems.

    The Classic Edition of Promoting Positive Parenting is for all those concerned with family support and parenting interventions in the fields of developmental and clinical psychology, human development and family studies, psychiatry, social work, public health and nursing, and early childhood education.

    Original series foreword Preface to the classic edition About the authors About the editors xxxiii 1 Promoting positive parenting: An introduction Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn 2 Methods of the video-feedback programs to promote positive parenting alone, with sensitive discipline, and with representational attachment discussions Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn 3 A case study and process evaluation of video feedback to promote positive parenting alone and with representational attachment discussions Mariska Klein Velderman, Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn Attachment-based interventions in early childhood: An overview Femmie Juffer, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg 5 Less is more: Meta-analytic arguments for the use of sensitivityfocused interventions Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn,and Femmie Juffer 6 Insecure mothers with temperamentally reactive infants: A chance for intervention Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Philomeen Breddels-van Baardewijk, Femmie Juffer, Mariska Klein Velderman, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn 7 Supporting families with preterm children and children suffering from dermatitis Rosalinda Cassibba, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Gabrielle Coppola, Simone Bruno, Alessandro Costantini, Sergio Gatto, Lucia Elia, and Alessia Tota 8 Video-feedback intervention with mothers with postnatal eating disorders and their infants Helen Woolley, Leezah Hertzmann, and Alan Stein 9 Supporting adoptive families with video-feedback intervention Femmie Juffer, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn,and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg 10 Increasing the sensitivity of childcare providers: Applying the video-feedback intervention in a group care setting James Elicker, Oana Georgescu, and Erin Bartsch 11 Extending the video-feedback intervention to sensitive discipline: The early prevention of antisocial behavior Judi Mesman, Mirjam N. Stolk, Jantien van Zeijl,Lenneke R. A. Alink, Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, and Hans M. Koot 12 Video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting: Evidence-based intervention for enhancing sensitivity and security 193 Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Femmie Juffer


    Femmie Juffer is professor emeritus in the field of adoption and foster care at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her main interests focus on the lifelong consequences of early childhood neglect and abuse in adopted and foster children, as well as their often remarkable resilience and developmental recovery. She was involved in designing and testing interventions to support sensitive parenting and secure attachment in children.

    Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg is full professor at ISPA Lisbon. She studies attachment and emotion regulation in parents and their children, with a special emphasis on neurobiological processes in parenting and development. Her academic interests include the interplay between nature and nurture, and hormonal correlates of parenting, in particular, in fathers. She considers parenting interventions very important to support parents and to shed light on the processes that steer child development.

    Marinus H. van IJzendoorn is visiting professor at UCL University of London and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and professor emeritus of Leiden University. He is co-principal investigator of Generation R, a large cohort study of families in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and scientific consultant of the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID) conducting a VIPP-SD intervention study with an accelerated longitudinal twin design. In the current era of the brain and the genome, his main goal is to document the role of parents and other caregivers in shaping their children’s lives.

    "An excellent resource for researchers and practitioners interested in evidence-based parenting programs. Promoting Positive Parenting masterfully introduces an empirically supported intervention for varied populations and leaves readers with an understanding of both the progress made and the road ahead in the field of early intervention…An essential read for professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families." - Johanna Bick, PhD, University of Delaware, assistant professor, University of Houston