Journal of Health Visiting, Vol. 2, Iss. 2, 19 Feb 2014, pp 64 - 70
This article gives an overview of video interaction guidance (VIG) and how it is especially suited to working with parents and infants in the perinatal period. VIG is an evidence-based short-term intervention, based on theories of intersubjectivity. It combines the positive feedback from a benign visual image with an attuned relationship with the professional; this encourages parental attunement and sensitive responsiveness. Training is being developed for health visitors to qualify as VIG guiders and enhance their practice.