Implementing Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) -Infant Meets HHS Criteria

Model implementation summary last updated: 2020

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Caroline Roben, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

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Recommended further reading

The following references were sources for the implementation profile or were recommended by the developer for further reading.

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up. About ABC. Retrieved June 30, 2020, from

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up. Training in ABC. Retrieved June 30, 2020, from

Dozier, M., and K. Bernard. (2019). Coaching parents of vulnerable infants: The Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up approach. New York: Guilford Press.

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