ABC Study

Being a mother can be joyful, but it can also be challenging. Things might feel particularly hard right now given the stress of COVID-19. Parenting might feel like you’re on a roller coaster with lots of highs and lows. Mothers might feel sad, stressed, or overwhelmed. Some toddlers may also be having a hard time managing their emotions, and may feel sad or anxious.

We are conducting a study of the ABC Program, which is a free family intervention to support mothers and their children (between the ages of 2 and 4 years old). This program may help both you and your child feel better. 

The program includes:

  • 10 weekly, one-hour sessions for you and your child with a parent coach. These sessions are typically provided in your home, but due to COVID-19, we are now providing these sessions by telehealth using secure, HIPPA-compliant videoconferencing software (Zoom).
  • Discussions about parenting and playtime to support a positive relationship with your child
  • Positive feedback so you can continue what’s working well between sessions
  • A special video gift of you and your child to celebrate the completion of the program
  • The opportunity to earn up to $200 in gift cards for participating in the study

Our current cohort is nearly full and we will be recruiting again in late spring/early summer 2020! If you would like to be contacted when spots become available or if you would like more information about the study, please provide your email and/or phone number using this secure form. Your contact information will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone.

Any questions? Please email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!