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WELCOME

The Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) intervention was developed by Dr. Mary Dozier to help caregivers nurture and respond sensitively to their infants and toddlers to foster their development and form strong and healthy relationships.

Researched Benefits of ABC

compared with a Control Intervention

  • Children are more likely to be securely attached to their caregivers
  • On average, children develop more normative stress hormone patterns (see right)
  • Children develop better impulse control
  • Children are less likely to show anger during a challenging task
  • Children have an easier time switching between complex tasks (executive functioning)
  • Parents respond to their young children with more sensitivity

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ABC PARENT COACH?