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Parent Infant Interaction Observation Scale (PIIOS)


Open cohort at the University of Warwick

We are now taking names for the first open PIIOS cohort to be held here at Warwick. The date is yet to be confirmed, but we are welcoming names and expressions of interest. For any questions, please contact Bandana and Melissa on pgt-portfolio3 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Why study this course?

The PIIOS is a validated, easy-to-use tool, designed with the front line practitioner in mind to assess parent-infant interaction between 2 - 7 months. The PIIOS has been developed to meet the need for a short, easily accessible screening tool to assess parental attunement. It was developed and validated by Dr P.O. Svanberg in collaboration with colleagues at Warwick Infant Family Wellbeing Unit (WIFWU) and has been shown to be reliable and also ‘teachable’ with significantly improved ability to recognise ‘risky’ interaction following the training.
This course is a blended learning experience which will enhance your observation of the relationship between parents and their babies and teach you how to use PIIOS effectively.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at professionals who work with parents and babies, such as health visitors, midwives, nursery nurses, social workers and psychologists.