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These are some suggestions from our staff that can help inform you about strengths-based practice and training in education and social services.

Fukkink, R. G. & Lont, A.  Does Training Matter? A Meta-analysis and review of caregiver training studies.   Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22 (2007), 294-311.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service, Toward the Identification of Features of Effective Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators, Literature Review. Washington, D.C., 2010.

Fukkink, R.G., Tavecchio, W.C. (2010). Effects of Video Interaction Guidance on early childhood teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 1652-1659.  

Eliëns, M.P.J. (2003). Babies in picture. video hometraining and video interactiebegeleiding at huilbaby. Doctoraalscriptie factorial of the health sciences. Maastricht: University of Maastricht

Keulen, T. & Van Loden, A. (1994).  Translated by Ton Stroucken, De Ambelt and Jane Nestel-Patt, SPIN USA (1999).  An Evaluation Report on Video Home Training: With 548 Children (495 Families) in need of services and at risk of Out of Home Placement

Video feedback in widescreen - A meta analysis of family programs Clinical Psychology Review, July 2008, Ruben G. Fukkink

Biemans, H. (1990). Video home training: theory method and organization of SPIN. In Kool et al. (Ed.), International seminar for innovative institutions. Ryswyck, The Netherlands, Ministry of Welfare Health and Culture.

Dekker, T., (Ed.) and Biemans, H. (1994). Video-hometraining in gezinnen. Serie Methodisch Werken, Houten/Zaventem: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum.

Hoogland, M. and Biemans, H. (1988). Video Home Training: Helping parents at home through video.

Kreuzer, M. (Ed.) and Räder, H. (1999), Video Home Training Kommunikation im pädagogischen Alltag; Eine erprobte Methode (nicht nur) in der Familienhilfe. Schriften des Fachbereichs Socialwezen der FNM, Mönchengladbach.

Nestel-Patt, J. P. and Stroucken, T. (2000). Video Interaction Guidance: A powerful tool for management, supervision and team building. Paper presented at the International conference on SPIN Video Home Training and Video Interaction Guidance, Krakow, Poland.

Pease, T., Colpa, A., Proulx, G.,and Boss, J. (2004). Using Technology in Consultation: Enhancing Relationships. Zero To Three. Volume 24, No 6., 20-25
. please click on "read sample articles", then "July 2004."

Trevarthen, C. and Hubley, P. Secondary intersubjectivity: Confidence, confiding and acts of meaning in the first year. In A. Lock, (Ed.) (1978) Action, Gesture and Symbol: The Emergence of Language. (pp. 183-229) London, UK: Academic Press.

Saleeby, D. (2002). The strengths perspective in social work practice. 3rd edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Shonkoff, J. & Phillips, D. (2000). From neurons to neighborhoods: the science of early childhood development. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Stern, D.(1985). The interpersonal world of the infant. New York: Basic Books.

Wels, P.M.A. (2002). Helping with a camera. The use of video for family intervention. Nijmegen: Nijmegen University Press.

Zimmerman, L. et. al. (2003). Training team leaders in a child welfare setting using the SPIN leadership guidance model. Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 25, No 11, pp. 891-910, 2003


Associatie Intensieve Thuisbehandeling, Netherlands

Child Welfare League of America

Mass Council of Human Service Providers

National Parenting Education Network

SPIN Czech Republic

SPIN Germany



Stuart Foundation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families