SPIN Video Interaction Guidance (SPIN VIG)

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About This Program

Target Population: At-risk children and families, families in conflict, foster parents/children, and adoptive families

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 17

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

SPIN VIG is a home visiting program that targets the relational skills of abusive/neglectful/at-risk parents. It can operate as a stand-alone program, or be integrated into existing parent education/support programs. The model is informed by attachment theory, theories of primary intersubjectivity, learning theory, and adult learning principles.

SPIN VIG was developed in the Netherlands in the early 1980s and disseminated across that country with ten years of government funding. SPIN Institutes, located in approximately ten countries in Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North America, including the US, oversee the model’s fidelity and development.

SPIN VIG practitioners videotape parent-child interactions and offer strengths-based self-modeling feedback using carefully edited video samples of parents' successful interactions with their children. Interactions are analyzed, and feedback plans are designed, using a process that focuses on creating sustained patterns of successful interactions to improve relational skills and meet goals jointly developed by parent and practitioner within the context of broader program goals.

Guided by the SPIN VIG practitioner, parents are taught to:

  • See their capacity to be ‘good’ parents
  • Identify and better use their strengths
  • Build on those strengths to add new skills and accomplish parenting goals
  • Adopt these patterns of behavior leading to healthy relationships, healthy attachment and good developmental outcomes for their children

Program Goals:

The program representative did not provide information about the program’s goals.

Contact Information

Sarah Guidi
Title: Program Coordinator
Agency/Affiliation: SPIN USA, Inc. National Training Institute
Website: www.spinusa.org
Phone: (781) 652-0710
Fax: (781) 652-0711

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: December 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2013

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: December 2009