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). ABC is a home-visiting program. We are a collaborating member of the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models.
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.
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