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Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)

 

VIG Project

 Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) strengthens the relationship and the attachment bond between mothers and infants who have been affected by Domestic Abuse.

How does it work?

  • A short 10 minute video recording is taken of an interaction between the parent and child.
  • The VIG guider will observe the footage and highlight 3 positive interactions between the parent and child.
  • The VIG guider will then meet with the parent and view back the highlighted footage.
  • Each cycle will include 4 VIG sessions spread over 9 – 10 weeks.

 

How will it help?

  • This method has been widely approved to help with infant bonding and attachment between parents and babies.
  • This method aims to improve communications and relationships.
  • By focusing on the positives and recognising what parents are already doing well it encourages that behaviour to be repeated.
  • As a result the attachment bond between parent and baby will be strengthened.

 

Who does the footage belong to?

  • The footage belongs to the participants who are being filmed.
  • A consent form will be discussed and signed before taking part.

 

Where does it take place?

  • The sessions will take place at an agreed setting which can include the PTAWA offices, local community centres or libraries.

Who is the VIG Service for?

To access this service the parents must:

  • Be pregnant, or have a child under the age of 2.
  • Been affected by Domestic Abuse.
  • Either assessed as or deemed to be at risk of non-attachment or bonding with their child.

Assessment

An initial assessment will be undertaken prior to the VIG service being offered.

We take referrals from all professionals, and self-referrals. If you would like to request a referral form, or simply for more information on this project please feel free to contact Angharad at angharadb@ptwa.org.uk or 01639 894864.

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