About FIND

Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND), a video coaching program aimed to strengthen positive interactions between caregivers and children, uses select clips of adults engaging with children to reinforce the kinds of serve and return responses that are the foundation of healthy engagement. FIND programs are currently available in select communities in the State of Oregon for eligible parents and caregivers of young children. Please see project descriptions below.

Within the context of FIND, 5 specific elements of serve and return are emphasized:

  1. Sharing the Child’s Focus
  2. Supporting and Encouraging
  3. Naming
  4. Back & Forth Interaction
  5. Endings and Beginnings

FIND was developed by Dr. Fisher and colleagues, and it’s simple and practical approach emphasized caregivers’ strengths and capabilities. The FIND program has been implemented in both individual and group settings, and in both cases, begins with video recordings of a caregiver and child in their home or natural setting. Film is then carefully edited to show brief clips in which the caregiver is engaged in developmentally supportive interactions with the child, which is then reviewed in detail with the caregivers.

Ongoing FIND Projects in Oregon

Fisher Stress Neurobiology and Prevention Laboratory, University of Oregon
September 2016

FIND-Pearl Buck Center (FIND-PBC)
Project Period: 2013-present

The Pearl Buck Center (PBC) is an innovative community agency in Eugene, Oregon that serves parents with intellectual disabilities. PBC partnered with the FIND development team to adapt the model to the unique needs of this population. Clinical implementation is ongoing, having served approximately 40 families to-date.

FIND-Strengthening Preserving and Reunifying Families (FIND-SPRF)
Project Period: June 2014-June 2017

This implementation is supported by funding from Strengthening Preserving and Reunifying Families, an Oregon state senate bill requiring the Department of Human Services in Oregon to provide comprehensive services to child welfare-involved families. Coaches based at the University of Oregon provide individual and group based FIND coaching to child welfare-involved parents. Individual sessions are conducted in the home or child welfare visit. The UO team has served approximately 40 families with implementation continuing as families are referred.

FIND-University of Oregon Pilots (FIND-UO Pilots)
FIND-Community Project Period: September 2015-present
FIND-Scanning Project Period: April 2016-present

The FIND team at University of Oregon is engaging in a series of rapid cycle pilots in Eugene. The first pilot involves serving self-referred, low-income mothers with young children in the surrounding community (FIND-Community). This implementation is currently serving 9 families with a target number of 40. Pre and post measures for this pilot include analysis of parent-child interaction, parent emotional well-being, sense of competence, and trauma experience, as well as EEG and analysis of language in the home using LENA software. The second pilot employs fMRI to explore FIND from a neurobiological perspective (FIND-Scanning). This implementation is currently serving 17 families with a target number of 40. The third pilot, which is in planning, will involve an adaptation of FIND focused on feeding and eating. Support for these projects provided by the Hemera Foundation.

Keeping Foster and Kinship Parents Supporting and Trained –Preschoolers (KEEP-P)
Project Period: 07/01/2013-04/30/2018

The KEEP-P program is a 12-week group-based intervention for parents with preschool-aged children who have been referred to Early Childhood CARES. EC CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education in Lane Country, Oregon. The model includes core parenting skills such as routines, positive reinforcement and limit setting. In this large scale randomized trial, half of the groups will also include a video coaching component based on FIND. The research evaluation for the KEEP-P includes comprehensive parent and child assessment and follows families for 18 months. KEEP-P has provided group-based video coaching to 24 families and plans to serve up to 80. Recruitment and implementation are ongoing. Funding provided by NICHD.

find-ror_logo_verticalRoots of Resilience (FIND-IES)
Project Period: 09/01/2015-08/31/2019
Project Lead: Dr. Shannon Lipscomb, Oregon State University-Cascades

Roots of Resilience: Teachers Awakening Children’s Healing combines online modules with online video coaching to support young children who have experienced trauma. The video coaching is based on FIND. It is designed for teachers and child care providers working with preschool-aged children. Roots of Resilience is now being implemented and tested for the first time. The research and implementation team is based at Oregon State University. Support provided by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.