Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up [ABC] is an evidenced-based parenting intervention that strengthens caregivers' relationships with their infants and toddlers while helping children learn to regulate behaviors and emotions.
ABC supports caregivers in identifying and responding to their babies' signals and helps to protect children from stress, early challenges, and adversity.
AGAPE has the only ABC Program in the entire state of Alabama.
Results of ABC
Children receiving ABC show higher levels of executive functioning than their peers.
With ABC, children develop better
Children who receive ABC have more normalized stress hormone patterns.
ABC helps children understand they are important, competent, and can rely on their caregivers.
AGAPE offers the ABC Program to caregivers of a child or children between the ages of 6 months and 48 months.
Ten 1 hour weekly sessions are held in your home with structured topics to assist you and your children.
Your ABC Parent Coach will focus on what you, the parent, are already doing right and offer positive feedback during each session.
The program ends with a celebration and a special video gift of you and your children.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We are so grateful for the ABC Program. We adopted our son at birth and around 3 years we began seeing aggressive and explosive behaviors as a result from his trauma in utero. ABC taught us a non-traditional way of guiding our son through challenging behaviors in a safe and loving way while building up his self-esteem. We have seen dramatic results in how our son responds to his big emotions, like anger, and how we respond to him.