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About ABC

The Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Program

ABC is an evidence-based parenting intervention for caregivers of infants and toddlers who have experienced early adversity. The program is endorsed by the MIECHV-Home Visiting Coalition, The California Evidence-Based Clearing House for Child Welfare, and SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. In light of the evidence supporting the effectiveness of ABC, we are disseminating the program at multiple sites across the nation and internationally.

 

The ABC intervention is available for infants between 6 and 24 months of age (ABC-Infant), and for toddlers between 24 and 48 months (ABC-Toddler).

THE BENEFITS OF ABC

Helps caregivers re-interpret children’s behavioral signals and respond sensitively.

Enhances children’s behavioral and regulatory capabilities.

Fosters the development of secure attachments between children and their caregivers.

The Principal Investigator

Mary Dozier, Ph.D., is the Amy E. du Pont Chair of Child Development at the University of Delaware. She is the Principal Investigator of the school’s Infant Caregiver Project. Her interests in understanding connections between experience, brain development, and behavior have led to the ABC Intervention techniques, a practical application of findings from years of research.

OUR STAFF

Our Dedicated Team of Staff, Researchers, & Scientists

CAROLINE ROBEN

Director of Dissemination

AMANDA COSTELLO

Assistant Professor

STEVIE SCHEIN

Assistant Professor

LIZZIE ALLEN

Project Manager

ANDREA MINOR

Clinical & ITM Supervisor

KIMBERLY MAY

ITM Supervisor

MADELYN LABELLA

Postdoctoral Researcher

STACIA BOURNE

Scientist

MARTA BENITO-GOMEZ

Postdoctoral Researcher

FRANSSY ZABLAH

Postdoctoral Researcher

LEXIE TABACHNICK

Graduate Student

MALLORY GARNETT

Graduate Student

CHRISTIANA MARTIN

Graduate Student

MARTA KOROM

Graduate Student

DANI KATZ

Graduate Student

TABITHA SELLERS

Graduate Student

BERNIE CHEN

Graduate Student

EMMA MARGOLIS

Project Coordinator

ABC SUPERVISION CONSULTANTS

Clinical and ITM Supervisors

BO-RAM KIM

Clinical & ITM Supervisor

FABIANNE BLAKE

Clinical & ITM Supervisor

LORI POTTER

Clinical Supervisor

JILL SMOKOSKI

Clinical & ITM Supervisor

ALYSSA HEAVENS

Clinical & ITM Supervisor

PABLO CARRERA

ITM Supervisor

AMANDA FLAGG

ITM Supervisor

NATALIE FIELD

ITM Supervisor

EMILY FREEDMAN

ITM Supervisor

BRIANA HAUT

ITM Supervisor

JULIE HOYE

ITM Supervisor

MELANIE KLEIN

ITM Supervisor

HAILEY MOORE

ITM Supervisor

Lead Research Assistants

 

In-The-Moment (ITM) Supervisors

 

Emma Greenberg

Evan Kipp

Gabrielle Taubenfield

Haylee Jansen

Josh Friedman

Rachel Milberg

Shefali Waghray

Play Assessment Coders

 

Maria DePinto

Sheyla Artiga

Amy Hom

Elise Shealy

Jessica Harrison

Hayley Kutcher

Krupa Patel

Diana Ramirez

Jazmin Reyes

PCI/ER Coders

 

 

Emily Aniunas

Paige Bundschuh

Sarah Hayes

Yunqi He

Mel Hodor

Emily Murphy

Marissa Nardella

Pavani Peddada

Advith Sarikonda

Fatima Tahir

Shefali Waghray

Margot West

ALUMNI

Past Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Researchers

Christine Tyrrell Baker

Chase Stovall-McClough

Katie Albus

Brady Bates

Elizabeth Higley

Melissa Manni Sumner

Sandra Sepulveda

John Ackerman

Oliver Lindhiem

Erin Lewis-Morrarty

Johanna Bick

Kristin Bernard

EB Caron

Teresa Lind

Heather Yarger

Julie Hoye

Lee Raby

Jessica Brennan

Amy Huffer

Lindsay Zajac

 

TRAINING FOR ABC

If you are interested and the ABC program model appears to be a good fit for your organization please contact us.