KIPS Parenting Assessment Library

The KIPS Library provides ongoing support for KIPS users.

KIPS Library

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The KIPS video collection provides an opportunity for KIPS users to enhance their scoring skills via a searchable collection of parent-child play videos. This collection is particularly valuable in supervision. It also can refresh scoring skills when staff have not used KIPS for awhile.

assessing parenting library

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You can search by Caregiver
and/or Child Characteristics,
or spin the Keep it Simple wheel
and view a video chosen by chance

After viewing and rating the play
video, you can see the Expert Panel
ratings and listen to the reasoning for
scoring each KIPS item

assessing parenting outcomes

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describe the image KIPS Parenting Assessment Resources

Three types of ongoing supports are included in the Resources section.

KIPS Advisors - videos of KIPS users discussing and demonstrating their use of KIPS, including:

  • Value of Assessing the Facets of Parenting
  • Learning to Use KIPS
  • Introducing KIPS to Families
  • KIPS in Supervision
  • Using KIPS for Reflection and Service Planning
  • Using KIPS with Families
parenting assessment resources

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Tools to reflect on KIPS assessments and plan family services include:

  • KIPS Curriculum Crosswalks - guide staff from the KIPS assessment to relevant portions of parenting curricula and resources

KIPS LibraryKIPS-PAT Born to Learn® Crosswalk

KIPS LibraryKIPS-Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE) Crosswalk

KIPS LibraryKIPS-Growing Great Kids (GGK) Crosswalk

  • Reflecting on KIPS

KIPS LibraryReflecting on KIPS Scores - walks staff through the planning guide in the KIPS scoring form to help them reflect on each parent’s strengths and areas for growth.

KIPS LibraryKIPS Qs - a set of reflective questions for each of the 12 KIPS items to help staff, supervisors, and parents reflect on areas of parenting where there is room to grow.

  • KIPS Start-Up Planning Guide - poses nine questions to help design successful KIPS implementations

Handouts that offer ongoing information as you use KIPS with families, including:

  • What Is KIPS?
  • KIPS for Parents
  • KIPS Assessment Details
  • Understanding KIPS