The method can be successfully used to prevent family crises and the removal of children from families in at-risk families. It provides quick, intensive, easy-to-understand help for parents who are very insecure or barely able to fulfill their role as parents.
Video training is also useful in strengthening family relationships, especially when a child is coming home from a children’s home or is placed in a new foster or adoptive family. It can effectively help to develop the relational skills of professionals working with children in the child protection system process, closely linked to their day-to-day practice.
Children’s and Mother’s Homes
In several children’s and mother’s homes in the Netherlands, VIG is an important tool of professional work. In these institutions, it is used not only to analyze the relationship between carers and children (mothers), but also to improve the work of a team working with a group of children. It is a good way of combining the work done in the children’s home and in the child’s original family environment in order to ensure that the child is returned home as soon as possible.
Care for the elderly
Not only in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, but now also in Hungary, the method is being used successfully in elderly care.
It can be used in adult social care institutions to improve the relationship between carer and cared-for persons, to humanize care work and to develop an individualized attitude to caring.
It can also be recommended to carers and other professionals in institutions working with elderly and sick people,
- who are not yet sufficiently experienced in their field and are open to further learning,
- who wish to develop better, more harmonious relationships with their carers,
- who are not aware of the reasons for their carer’s problematic behavior (e.g. difficulty making friends, communication difficulties, not following their carer, etc.),
- who want to better coordinate their work.