Learning Programs

Attachment and Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)

A Learning Program for NYC Foster Care Professionals

About Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-Up

Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up is an evidence-based intervention that works with infants and toddlers, along with their primary caregivers, to support healthy brain development in young children who have experienced early adversity. As part of Strong Families NYC, ABC will be provided to infants and toddlers involved in the foster care system, both while in foster care and when the child returns home or is placed with another permanent resource. Infants and toddlers between the ages of six (6) months and 48 months who have been placed in any regular family foster care program can participate with their primary caregiver – their parent, foster parent, or other full-time caregiver.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for staff who work in Foster Care.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Interpret the role of attachment and the impact of trauma (ACES) in the socio-emotional and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
  • Describe the ABC intervention for children in care and/or those transitioning home.
  • Select eligible families for the intervention.
  • Explain the benefits of the ABC intervention to families while considering challenges they might present.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • A one-day instructor-led workshop.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion. The program also includes follow up coaching support to ensure effective implementation. Learners are not required to have prior formal coaching experience or training.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.

Upcoming Dates