ABC is a flexible, 10-session home visiting program, designed to support caregivers in understanding and responding to the needs of their infant and/or toddler.
Sometimes, children need support to manage their behaviours and emotions, in order to clearly show their caregivers that they need them.
ABC strengthens the relationship between caregiver and child, helping the child to regulate behaviours and emotions. The program assists caregivers to learn to respond to the baby’s signals, strengthening the relationship and helping to protect against stress and early challenges.
Key benefits of ABC include:
- Children learn that they can rely on their caregivers, learn better self-control and develop more regulated stress hormone patterns.
- Children learn that they are important and competent, building their capacity to pay attention in school and demonstrate improved self-confidence and self-esteem.
Who can participate?
ABC is designed to work with caregivers of babies from birth to 24 months of age whose child may have experienced or be at risk of experiencing adversity.
Where do consults take place?
ABC coaches come to you. All visits are conducted in the home.
When do programs begin?
Now. ABC takes a flexible approach, coaches will work one-on-one with caregivers to find the most suitable time for the caregiver and baby.
For more information or to register, contact 0478 530 972.
To be eligible for the ABC intervention families must:
- Be an expectant parent in the last trimester of pregnancy, or:
- Be a parent or primary caregiver of a child aged up to 24 months old who will commit to the 10 sessions with their child in the home.
- Be agreeable to the sessions being video recorded (in accordance with privacy and confidentiality agreements in place).
- Be willing to participate in data collection prior to program commencement and at program completion.
Eligible families or service providers, please call 0478 530 972 for more information, or complete and return this referral form.