KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Capturing Teachable Parenting Moments Using Video

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Sun, Mar 08, 2015 @ 06:52 PM

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? 

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, video, assessing parenting, video equipment, parent coaching

Choosing Video Equipment for Family Services & Parenting Assessment

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

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.  

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, video equipment, parenting videos