New APSAC & New York Foundling Webinar on Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC)
Webinar Series Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up: Intervening to Enhance Responsiveness Among Parents of Infants and Young Children with Dr. Mary Dozier
March 22, 2022, 2 - 3 PM ET
This workshop will describe the development and evidence base of an intervention that we have developed that targets specific issues identified as critical among young children who have experienced adversity. Attachment and BiobehavioralCatch-up (ABC) is a 10-session home visiting program that is designed to enhance parent sensitivity and reduce frightening behavior. Parent coaches implement the intervention through home visitation, and make frequent “in-the-moment” comments about ongoing parent-child interactions that relate to intervention targets. Through randomized clinical trials, we have found that children of parents who receive the ABC intervention show more favorable outcomes than children in a control condition across a range of outcomes. Finally, this workshop will describe how intervention fidelity is assessed and maintained as ABC is implemented in the community.