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Video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting: Evidence-based intervention for enhancing sensitivity and security

ByMarinus H. van IJzendoorn, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Femmie Juffer

This closing chapter briefly recapitulates the content and effectiveness of our approach of Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting (VIPP). This preventive intervention program is an example of a focused and relatively brief intervention in the socioemotional domain that appears to be effective. The meta-analytic evidence for this type of intervention is summarized, including its potential to counteract the disorganizing influence of parents suffering from unresolved loss or other trauma. Then a profile of potentially effective interventions is provided. The role of fathers as intervention participants is discussed, and the issue of behavioral change versus representational continuity is addressed. We argue for a piecemeal approach to constructing effective interventions, starting with testing the effectiveness of small building blocks or intervention modules (less is more) that after successful evaluations might be combined into an even more effective overall broadband program for populations that are difficult to involve in intervention programs.