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About Video Interaction Guidance

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) training was brought to the UK in 1993 by Educational Psychologists in Tayside, Scotland sponsored by the SDECP as part of the Professional Development Initiatives sponsored by the Scottish Government.

As part of this programme 12 Educational psychologists across Scotland were trained as VIG Supervisors by 1997. These EPs started local trainings for colleagues in Health, Social Work, University EP courses and the Voluntary Sector in all Local Authorities in Scotland.

VIG training was also offered in the South of England with Hampshire and Brighton EP Services at the start.

From these seedcorn projects, the 100 *AVIGuk Supervisors and 1000 plus AVIGuk Practitioners have sprung with over half of the current AVIGuk supervisors being EPs.practice by producing training materials, setting standards and accrediting guiders andThrough political, practice and research activity by a team of EPs, VIG is recommended in NICE guidelines ' Social and Emotional Wellbeing - early years' October 2012

The first UK book on Video Interaction Guidance was edited by 3 EPs "Video Interaction Guidance: a relationship-based Intervention to Promote Attunement, Empathy and Wellbeing" edited by Hilary Kennedy, Miriam Landor and Liz Todd published by Jessica Kingsley in 2011.

There is a growing evidence base for the effectiveness of relatively short sensitivity-focused interventions with parents using video feedback in an attuned way which is described and discussed in the above book.

Video Interaction Guidance has also been selected as an evidence-based intervention by Dataprev (2011) 'Mental health prevention focusing on parenting' Dataprev accessed on 3rd Jan 2011, http:/www.dataprevproject.net/Parenting_and_Early_Years .

VIG was selected by the NSPCC as one of its two chosen evidence based interventions to tackle neglect to present to England's review of the delivery of early interventions (NSPCC (2010) 'The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Evidence to the independent review of the delivery of early 

20 Doctoral theses have been written by EPs in training over the last 10 years on the impact of VIG interventions

AVIGuk training requirements, website developed by team of EPs