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VIPP-SD is a preventive intervention for parents and caregivers (hereafter: caregivers) with children from 12 months to 6 years of age. After completing the training, professionals working with caregivers of young children are able to conduct the intervention. Professionals include (special) educationalists, psychologists, (social psychiatric) nurses, social workers, sociotherapists, pedagogical staff, employees of infant welfare centers, child psychiatrists, behavioral scientists and trainees in similar or related fields.

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VIPP-SD is based on the attachment theory developed by John Bowlby (1969) and Mary Ainsworth (1974). In addition, principles from ‘coercion’ theory of Gerald Patterson (1982) are incorporated into the method. VIPP-SD is an ‘evidence-based’ intervention: Its’ effectiveness has been demonstrated through 12 ‘Randomized Controlled Trials’ in different countries. Currently, the VIPP-SD is used in more than 15 countries.

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