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WELCOME

The Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) is a home-visiting parenting program developed by Dr. Mary Dozier to help parents nurture and respond sensitively to their infants and toddlers to foster their development and form strong and healthy relationships.

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ABC is Evidence-Based

In randomized controlled trials, when compared with a control parenting program:

  • Children are more likely to be securely attached to their caregivers
  • On average, children develop more normative diurnal stress hormone patterns (see right)
  • Children develop better impulse control
  • Children are less likely to express anger during a challenging task
  • Children are better able to switch between tasks (executive functioning)
  • Children have more advanced receptive language abilities
  • Parents respond to their young children with more sensitive behaviors
  • And many more short- and long-term outcomes

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ABC PARENT COACH?