Watch, Wait, and Wonder (WWW)

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Program/Intervention Name

Watch, Wait, and Wonder (WWW)


Family Functioning, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement

Program/Intervention Description

Child led psychotherapeutic approach that specifically and directly uses the infant's spontaneous activity in a free play format to enhance maternal sensitivity and responsiveness, the child's sense of self and self-efficacy, emotion regulation, and the child-parent attachment relationship. The approach provides space for the infant/child and parent to work through developmental and relational struggles through play. The process engages the parent to be reflective about the child's inner world of feelings, thoughts, and desires through which the parent recognizes the separate self of the infant and gains an understanding of her own emotional responses to her child. Unique because it focuses on the verbal partner, which is the infant

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

1) strengthening the attachment relationship between caregiver and child, 2) improve the child's self-regulating abilities and sense of efficacy and enhance the caregiver's sensitivity

QIC Target Group

Both Target 1 and Target 2

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 5: Other Human Services

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 3: Emerging Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Mirek Lojkasek, PhD


University of Toronto

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(416) 972-1935 x3313

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)