UCSF Department of Psychiatry: Free, at-home program to support mothers and toddlers

Researchers & Authors Seeking Parents/Kids
Toddlers, Preschoolers

Being a mother can be joyful, but it can also be challenging. More specifically, raising a toddler can feel like you’re on a roller coaster with lots of highs and lows. Some toddlers may have a particularly hard time managing their emotions, and may feel sad or anxious. Mothers might feel sad, stressed, or overwhelmed too. Our group can help both you and your child feel better.

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are conducting a study of the ABC Program, which is a free, home-based family intervention to support mothers and their children (between the ages of 2 and 4 years old) who are going through a difficult time. We are seeking families in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. The program includes:

  • 10 weekly, one-hour sessions in your home with a trained parent coach from UCSF or the University of California, Berkeley
  • 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

If you are interested learning more about the study or finding out if you are eligible, email abcstudy [at] ucsf.edu or visit carelab.ucsf.edu/abc-study. We look forward to hearing from you!

ABC Study
abcstudy [at] ucsf.edu