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KIPS TIPS March 2016

New Resources For You in KIPS Library

Greetings ! 

Have you been in the KIPS Library lately?  You'll find new Resources shared by your sister KIPSters to make your work with families easier. (See below.) Please share handouts or tools that you've developed to make parenting assessment more meaningful in your program, so others can use them too.

Wishing you well!
Marilee & Phil
The KIPS People ~ Comfort Consults

Need KIPS Rating Tips?

The latest additon to the KIPS Library Resources is the KIPS Clarifications Manual, generously shared by KIPSters at the Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center.  It offers examples for each of the ratings for the 12 KIPS behaviors to help you give an accurate assessment of parents' behaviors during parent-child play.  If you're puzzled about how to rate one of the KIPS items, this may be just the guide you need.  Also, this is a great resource to share with your team to strengthen the reliability of your ratings for program evaluation.  

Co-author, Rosie Zweiback explains how they use KIPS:  

At the Interdisciplinary Center for Program Evaluation we evaluate a state-wide early childhood home visitation project that serves over 550 families with children from birth to age 3.  We use a variety of measures to determine child and family outcomes.  One goal of the project is to help families improve their interactions with their children.  Home visitors videotape parents playing with their children twice a year.  We use the KIPS framework to score the interactions and provide feedback on strengths and suggestions for next steps.  We have seen parent-child interactions improve significantly over time and by time two, over three fourths of the parents demonstrate high quality skills in building relationships with their child. [Read more in the Nebraska Annual Evaluation report.] 

Rosie Zweiback, Project Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Program Evaluation, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Looking for the manual?   Go to . . .

KIPS Library>Resources>Handouts>KIPS Assessment Details>Need Rating Tips?

While you're in the Library Resources, check out the Tools for

 Reflecting on KIPS and Supporting Parents. More on those in the next KIPS TIPS


Learn More About Enhancing KIPS Use in Your Program

Find links to blogs and newsletters on 

How to Use Parenting Assessments with Families

KIPS with Diverse Families

and more!

Download Exploring KIPS:

Explore KIPS!




Welcome New KIPSters! 

Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Eckerd Kids, Melbourne, FL

Educare Omaha, NE

Eileen OConnor, Ltd. London, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Layton Center, Ottawa, KS

Kansas Childrens Service League-Kinship Support Group, Wichita, KS

Kindred Connect, Dayboro, Queensland Australia

Lauren Kirk LPC, Stillwater, OK

Ready Kids, Charlottesville, VA

Rockingham Partnership for Children, Reidsville, NC

SaintA, West Allis, WI

Sunburst Community Service Foundation, Kalispell, MT

Youville Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Where Can I Find KIPS Online Training and Supports?

KIPS online training and support systems use three separate web addresses. It's a good idea to bookmark each in your browser, so you can get to them when you need them.

Here are the links:

KIPS eLearning: http://www.kipsel.com/KIPS/

KIPS Annual Check Up: http://www.kipsel.com/KIPSRecert/

KIPS Library: http://www.kipsel.com/KIPSLibrary/

Forgot your password? On each login page click on HELP! I forgot my password. Type in your username (usually your email address), and the program automatically sends you an email with your username and password.

Order KIPS training and library subscriptions at http://ComfortConsults.com


Read KIPS Blogs

for Updates on Parenting Practice and Research:

Search KIPS blogs here: info on parenting practice and research.   

Subscribe to KIPS Blog Info on parenting practice & research




Want a FREE Annual Check-Up?

Share your experiences with KIPS by co-writing

a Guest Blog or Success Story with us.  

Contact Marilee for more info.


Marilee Comfort & Phil Gordon

The KIPS People - Comfort Consults

POB 82, Cheyney, PA




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