VIPP nominated for national award

4 September 2018

Our Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline project has been shortlisted in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2018.

VIPP community of practice

The project has been nominated in the Mental Health and Wellbeing category alongside innovative mental health projects from across the UK.

Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) was originally developed by some of the world’s leading attachment researchers from Leiden University in Holland.

In VIPP-SD the practitioner works primarily with caregivers and young children, and the non-intrusive use of video and video-feedback is its defining component. It is based on attachment theory but also uses some behavioural principles to aid sensitive discipline.

VIPP-SD has been shown via randomized control trials to be extremely effective with a variety of groups (eg under 5’s, adoptive parents, childcare) and its successes have been extensively reported in many peer reviewed journals.

We trained 45 professionals in VIPP-SD, and as a result of completing the training, over 60 new families have received VIPP-SD. In addition, we launched a VIPP Community of
Practice (a shared learning forum) in June 2018 for all UK trained practitioners, of which we have almost 50 members to date.

Rachel James, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, co-lead for the National VIPP Unit said:

“We’re delighted to have our innovative work with video-feedback interventions recognised by the Children and Young People Now awards, and to be part of a strong field in the Mental Health and Wellbeing category. It’s great to have this recognition not only for the project team, but also for our recently launched VIPP-SD Community of Practice and all our UK trained practitioners.”

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