Parenting Role Interview

Our partnership with Middlesex Universities Centre for Abuse and Trauma gives staff the opportunity to receive enhanced training which includes two specific evidence based tools; the Parenting Role Interview (PRI) and the Attachment style Interview (ASI).

Parenting Role Interview (PRI) 

The Parenting Role Interview aims to obtain from the parent or carer information about their views of themselves as parents, and explore with them their attitudes and behaviour in their parenting role. It is based on their own report about attending to their children’s needs, and their views about the quality of this interaction. 

The PRI provides indicators that focus on a parent’s strengths and those areas that need developing. It is an evidence based tool for social care practitioners and clinicians to use alongside other child, parenting and family assessment tools.

The PRI can be a stand alone assessment measure of parenting, or a supplement to the Attachment style Interview. 

Attachment style Interview (ASI)

The Attachment style Interview (ASI) assesses parents and carers in terms of their quality of close relationships, social support and security of attachment style. The ASI is one of the few attachment style interviews which has a transparent method of questioning and scoring to assess both secure and insecure relating styles.

“The ASI provides a categorisation of attachment style for individuals, as well as assesses their specific support context and quality of close relationships. The resulting attachment profile not only determines which style best characterises them (e.g. Secure, Enmeshed, Fearful, Angry-dismissive or Withdrawn), but also the extent to which the insecure styles are dysfunctional in terms of whether the person is ‘Markedly’, ‘Moderately’ or ‘Mildly’ Insecure. This is important, given evidence that ‘Mildly Insecure’ styles carry less risk of mental health problems.” CATS