You work hard to help parents be the best parents they can be in supporting their children's lifelong health, learning and well-being. Observational parenting assessment using video can be a powerful tool in helping parents see their strengths and find opportunities for growth. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much would you say a video is worth?
KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research
One of the most common questions we are asked is: What type of camera do I need to buy to record video for our parenting assessments? Using video when working with families is increasingly common, especially valuable with hard-to-reach parents, and can be fun for families and service providers alike. Video is one way to enhance family engagement and self-reflection, giving parents the opportunity to see their interactions with their children through a different lens. You may want to film a birthday celebration, a graduation, a parent-child play group, a parenting assessment, a home visit, or a parent coaching session. As we discussed in a previous blog, video is also a wonderful way to create a family journal. Whatever the reason, the video will only be valuable for you and for sharing with the family if you can see and hear it clearly.