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A Simple Gift: Video Series

 

IMHP has developed a series of award winning educational videos and guides for families and professionals. The videos and illustrated parent guides contain clear language and are suitable for caregivers from many cultures. The professional guides provide theoretical information on which each title in the series is based as well as practical strategies an tips for administering the videos to parents.

The Simple Gift videos have been widely used by parenting groups, home visitors and others to present well-researched information on attachment and emotion regulation to parents in practical easy to understand format. Each video presents clear examples of different caregiver responses that could be either helpful or potentially harmful, and encourages positive ways to interact with young children to foster healthy relationships and emotional development.

 

A two page handout for parents is also available for download for each title.

The Simple Gift 3 Disc Compilation can be ordered through the IMHP E-Store or using the offline ORDER FORM.


This resource includes French language version and resources.

La version française et les ressources sont incluses.


 

A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby

 

Finalist in the New York Television, Film and Video Festival, 1998
DVD Video (10 min.)

This video for parents presents well-researched information about the importance of the infant's attachment relationship with parents in clear, easy-to-understand language with examples of when and how to respond to an infant's distress in order to promote a baby's trust and confidence to explore the world.

A portion of "A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby" is available for viewing from AboutKids Health. Please select the links below to view the video clips. (You will be redirected to youtube)


Developing Attachment: Comforting Your Baby 

Developing Attachment: Inconsistent Response to a Baby's Distress 

 

Developing Attachment: Rejecting a Baby's Distress 


Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers
Presents the message of the videotape in an easy-to-understand way with lively and humorous illustration.

 

Guide for Professionals
Provides background theory on which A simple Gift was based along with suggestions for out to use the videotape with parents and how to encourage parents to be more sensitive to their babies cues of distress.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMARY HANDOUT IN ENGLISH


Cliquez ici pour le Résumé - Un cadeau simple: Consoler votre bébé



 

A Simple Gift: Helping Young Children Cope With Emotions

 

Silver medalist in the New York Television, Film and Video Festival, 2001
DVD Video (17 min.)

Negative emotions (e.g., anger, sadness, fear, jealousy) and the difficult behaviours that may follow (e.g. temper tantrums, whining) are normal in young children. Not learning to manage negative emotions in the early years may result in later problems. This video shows ways parents can help young children understand difficult feelings and express them in acceptable ways. Suitable for parents from many cultures.

 

Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers

Lively and humorous illustrations explain how parents can help their young children understand and express difficult feelings in acceptable ways.

Guide for Professionals

Provides background theory on which the video was based and suggests interventions to help parents support emotion regulation in young children as well as strategies to help parents cope with their own emotions.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMARY HANDOUT IN ENGLISH


Cliquez ici pour le Résumé - Un cadeau simple: Aider les jeunes enfants à composer avec leurs sentiments


 

A Simple Gift: Ending the Cycle of Hurt

 

Winner - 2005 Jade Award of Distinction, the Communicators Awards, Arlington TX
DVD Video (14 Minutes)

This resource highlights caregiver behaviours that can be frightening to young children and are linked to disorganized child-parent attachment and future emotional and behavioural problems. To help parents recognize and prevent interactions with their children that may be harmful, the video demonstrates simple examples of the behaviours with explanations of why they can frighten children. As well, more positive ways to interact with children are suggested.

 


Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers

Sensitive illustrations help parents recognize some interactions with their children that might be harmful to young children. As well, more positive ways to interact with children are presented.

Guide for Professionals

Provides background theory related to disorganized attachment on which the video was based. Also suggests how practitioners can help parents recognize what they might be doing or saying to frighten or upset their child. Offers strategies to help parents change their interactions with their child.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMARY HANDOUT IN ENGLISH

 

Cliquez ici pour le Résumé - Un cadeau simple : Interrompre le cycle de la douleur

Updated and Improved


NOW AVAILABLE
as a Complete 3 - Disc Set

updated and improved
to include:
ALL THREE TITLES

in English and French


(voiced and captioned for accessibility)

and PDF/ Print-Ready Resources
Illustrated Guides for Parents
2 Page Summary Handouts
(in English and French)
and
Professional Guides

(in English only)

 

This collection is widely used by parenting groups, home visitors, and others to discuss important ways for parents to support early mental health and promote positive parent-child interactions, and is a valuable addition to any resource library. 

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Simple Gift Handouts


Click on the titles below to download a 2 page summary for video in the
Simple Gift Series

that can be shared with parents on the topics of Attachment and emotion regulation.

 

Comforting Your Baby HANDOUT

Helping Young Children Cope with Emotions HANDOUT


Ending the Cycle of Hurt HANDOUT