What's next after a KIPS? Explore resources for parents in the KIPS Library! Sister KIPSters share tools/handouts in English and Spanish.
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KIPS TIPS June 2016

Resources For Parents in KIPS Library

Greetings ! 

Explore the KIPS Library Resources! You'll find tools/handouts for parents shared by your sister KIPSters to engage families in KIPS assessments.  Read below to discover resources for parents to make each KIPS a helpful learning experience. 

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

KIPS Resources for Parents

In the last KIPS TIPS we introduced you to the KIPS Clarifications Manual, shared by KIPSters at the Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center. If you're puzzled about how to rate one of the KIPS items, this may be the guide you need. 

In this issue, let's take a look at the KIPS Library Resources developed for parents to make each KIPS assessment a helpful learning experience.  

Under KIPS Library>Resources>Handouts, look for:

  • KIPS Parent Flyer (English or Spanish), 1-page listings of the 12 KIPS behaviors coupled with family photos and cute graphics.  This helps introduce families to the KIPS assessment.
Under KIPS Library>Resources>Tools, look for:
  • Pre-KIPS Questionnaire for Parents (English or Spanish), shared by Child Crisis Arizona, that uses simple language to ask parents to rate themselves on 7 KIPS-like behaviors to hear their perspectives prior to the KIPS session.
  • KIPS Qs suggests a few guiding questions paired with each of the 12 KIPS behaviors to help parents reflect with you on their interactions with their children after the KIPS session.
  • Promoting Responsive Parenting and KIPS Activity Chart (both are in English or Spanish), shared by Healthy Families Virginia, gives suggestions of what parents can do with their children to strengthen each KIPS behavior.  The KIPS Activity Chart is organized by children's age in months. Some staff print the suggestions for each KIPS behavior in large print and laminate them to cards. That way parents can choose a card to match their needs.
If you'd like to share handouts, tools or strategies you've developed to make KIPS a helpful learning experience for parents, contact us at Marilee@comfortconsults.com.

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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


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Marilee Comfort & Phil Gordon

The KIPS People - Comfort Consults

POB 82, Cheyney, PA




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