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WELCOME TO THE ABC PARENTING INSTITUTE

ABC Parenting Institute is a non-profit organization that partners with communities to implement the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) intervention, a brief, evidence-based home visiting program helping families thrive. A professor and researcher at the University of Delaware, Dr. Mary Dozier, developed ABC over 25 years ago and has rigorously tested the program through multiple randomized trials. For this research, there has been continued partnership between Dr. Dozier’s lab and communities deeply affected by historical racism and poverty. Remarkable results were found with children’s attachment, biological regulation, impulse control, language, brain development, and even DNA methylation that persist at least into adolescence. ABC is currently 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. We are also a collaborating member of the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models.

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“ABC completely supported and scaffolded me through my parenting journey. My child was fussy in the beginning and it made me so unsure about how to approach his unhappiness. My parent coach helped me so much in understanding nurturance and following the lead…genuinely helped me build a loving and fun relationship with my son. I am grateful to the program.”