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Promoting Positive Parenting
An Attachment-Based Intervention

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Contents: Series Foreword: Monographs in Parenting. Preface. F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. van IJzendoorn, Promoting Positive Parenting: An Introduction. F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. van IJzendoorn, Methods of the Video-Feedback to Promote Positive Parenting Alone, With Sensitive Discipline, and With Representational Attachment Discussions. M.K. Velderman, F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. van IJzendoorn, A Case Study and Process Evaluation of Video-Feedback to Promote Positive Parenting Alone and With Representational Attachment Discussions. F. Juffer, M.H. van IJzendoorn, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Attachment-Based Interventions in Early Childhood: An Overview. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. van IJzendoorn, F. Juffer, Less Is More: Meta-Analytic Arguments for the Use of Sensitivity-Focused Interventions. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, P. Breddels-Van Baardewijk, F. Juffer, M.K. Velderman, M.H. van IJzendoorn, Insecure Mothers With Temperamentally Reactive Infants: A Chance for Intervention. R. Cassibba, M.H. van IJzendoorn, G. Coppola, S. Bruno, A. Costantini, S. Gatto, L. Elia, A. Tota, Supporting Families With Preterm Children and Children Suffering From Dermatitis. H. Woolley, L. Hertzmann, A. Stein, Video-Feedback Intervention With Mothers With Postnatal Eating Disorders and Their Infants. F. Juffer, M.H. van IJzendoorn, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Supporting Adoptive Families With Video-Feedback Intervention. J. Elicker, O. Georgescu, E. Bartsch, Increasing the Sensitivity of Childcare Providers: Applying the Video-Feedback Intervention in a Group Care Setting. J. Mesman, M.N. Stolk, J. van Zeijl, L.R.A. Alink, F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. van IJzendoorn, H.M. Koot, Extending the Video-Feedback Intervention to Sensitive Discipline: The Early Prevention of Antisocial Behavior. M.H. van IJzendoorn, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, F. Juffer, Video-Feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting: Evidence-Based Intervention for Enhancing Sensitivity and Security.

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Juffer, Femmie; Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marian J.; van Ijzendoorn, Marinus H.


"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. [It] is an essential read for professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families." - Johanna Bick, University of Delaware and Mary Dozier, PhD, University of Delaware, in Adoption Quarterly