"Early home treatment as a new treatment offer in child and adolescent psychiatry: attachment-related treatment of 1-6 year old children and their parents"

(Ann-Christin Jahnke, Majorkovits, PhD and Prof. Kathrin Sevecke)

In this project, the video-based intervention VIPP-SD (video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline) will be implemented in Tyrol and subsequently also in German-speaking countries. VIPP was developed in 2008 at the University of Leiden and is based on the principles of attachment theory, that a secure attachment is the basis for a healthy mental,physical and social development of the child and is significantly influenced by the sensitivity of the parents or caregivers. Therefore every effort should be made to support parents in their sensitivity (particularly when the child is already showing behavioral problems) at an early stage.

The VIPP-SD method is a (preventive) manualized short intervention with 6-7 home visits to 1- to 6-year-old children, in which videos of the child and the parent in different everyday situations such as playing together, meals, cleaning up or reading a book, are recorded. During the home visits, the video recordings are viewed together with the parent and the specific interactions between the child and the parent are analyzed in the individual video sequences.

In cooperation with the University of Leiden, a German training session on the use of the method was held for the first time in March 2022 with staff from the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, the SOS Kinderdorf Imst and the Hospital Zams. The training is aimed at all interested social workers, educators and clinical psychologists who work in the field of family support. The next training dates can be found here (link). For further information please contact


Qualitätsförderungsprogramm 2021 - Tiroler Gesundheitsfond

Active co-operations

VIPP Training and Research Centre Leiden University, SOS-Kinderdorf Imst