Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) is a home-visiting parenting program, developed by Dr. Mary Dozier at the University of Delaware, to help caregivers nurture and respond sensitively to their infants and form strong and healthy relationships.
ABC is an evidence-based parenting intervention for caregivers of infants and toddlers ages 6 - 24 months who have experienced trauma or adversity.
South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association is leading efforts to make the ABC model more widely available throughout the Palmetto State.
ABC is an evidence-based intervention program. Studies of children and caregivers that have participated in ABC have shown that:
ABC is endorsed by the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Coalition, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Evidence-Based Practice Resource Center.