Attachment and Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up Program

The Attachment and Bio-Behavioral Catch-up (ABC) program is a free in  home program that enhances parenting skills. It is designed to strengthen the positive relationship between child and caregiver, while building trust and self-regulatory skills in the child. Additional outcomes are: parents develop skills that aid in reading, identifying and responding to the baby’s signals. This program has a duration of 10 weeks and only meets once a week for an hour. During the process, parents are offered positive feedback through sessions using video clip reviews and in the moment commenting.

Eligibility

  • Parents of infants and toddlers (ages 6 months-2 yrs old) who have experienced early adversity (neglect, changes in caregivers, malnourished, drug addicted or affected)
  • Parents/caregivers MUST have at least 50% of custody of the child
  • Foster parents
  • Must be a resident of Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s county

Meet Our Team
Stefania Bianco – Phone: 301-609-6839 | Email: stefania.bianco@maryland.gov
Reandrea Stapleton – Phone: 301-609-6716 | Email: reandrea.stapleton@maryland.gov