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Implementing Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Intervention

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Estimated Costs of Implementation

Last Updated

May 2016


Average Cost per Family

The national average cost per family is $2,000 (2016 dollars). The cost at each program site depends on such factors as the number of families seen per year and coach salaries. No information is available on the assumptions used to develop the estimate.


Labor Costs

Labor costs depend on the salaries of parent coaches at each program site.


Purchase of Program Model or Operating License

The cost of using the model is included in the costs of training and supervision.


Materials and Forms

Coaches need toys for the sessions. The costs of toys are minimal.


Training and Technical Assistance

The cost of training, yearlong supervision, and ongoing consultation and technical assistance is $5,000 (2016 dollars).



Coaches need a laptop computer and video camera. No information is available on the costs of data systems used to support implementation.


Recruitment and Retention

No information is available on the costs of recruiting and retaining families.



The information contained on this page was last updated in May 2016. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Drs. Mary Dozier and Caroline Roben on March 21, 2016. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.