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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

Clinical Scientist

STEVIE SCHEIN

Postdoctoral Researcher

JESSICA BRENNAN

Postdoctoral Researcher

BO-RAM KIM

Postdoctoral Researcher

LIZZIE ALLEN

Project Manager

FABIANNE BLAKE

Clinical & ITM Supervisor

LORI POTTER

Clinical Supervisor

LIZZY BURTCH

ITM Supervisor

JESSICA DOWNES

ITM Supervisor

AMANDA FLAGG

ITM Supervisor

LINDSAY ZAJAC

Graduate Student

LEXIE TABACHNICK

Graduate Student

MALLORY GARNETT

Graduate Student

CHRISTIANA MARTIN

Graduate Student

Lead Research Assistants

 

Selina Delgado

Madison Mullins

Jessica Prucha

Haley Ringenary

Jillian Solomon

Madeline Willis

In-The-Moment (ITM) Supervisors

 

Melanie Altemus

Julie Brennan

Kay Castaño

Emily Chernow

Allison Dash

Selina Delgado

Gabrielle Francis

Jordan Franklin

Emily Freedman

Rachel Millberg

Ari Molloy

Madison Mullins

Jillian Solomon

Play Assessment Coders

 

Samantha Smith

Emily Griffith

Brynn Rosell

Maria DePinto

TRAINING FOR ABC

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