Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT)

The Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT) is an observation instrument that rates parent-child interactions for children ages birth to 2 years. The PIRAT measures optimal parental behavior and can be used as a risk assessment by health professionals. The instrument was developed as part of the Parent-Infant Project at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Content

Topics
Parent's Support,
Emotional Support,
Sensitivity,
Cognitive,
Physical,
Social,
Affection,
Responsiveness,
Teaching,
Encouragement,
Positive Involvement,
Adult Involvement,
Child Involvement,
Additional Topics,
Positive Discipline,
Supervision,
Control,
Mother Responsiveness,
Infants
Birth-2 years
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
10-15 minutes
Price

Not found

Training
Offers training at the Anna Freud
Qualifications
4 days of training
Administration
Observation

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Not found

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Broughton, Carol, and Susanne Hommel. 2014. “The Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool (PIRAT).” In . Edinburgh. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267393352_The_Parent-Infant_Re….

Broughton, C. (2010). Measuring trauma in the primary relationship. The parent–infant relational assessment tool. In: Baradon, T. (Ed.), Relational Trauma in Infancy: Psychoanalytic, Attachment and Neuropsychological Contributions to Parent–Infant Psychotherapy. London: Routledge. P.O.

Svanberg, J. Barlow & W. Tigbe (2013) The Parent–Infant Interaction Observation Scale: reliability and validity of a screening tool, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31:1, 5-14, DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2012.751586