UCSF Department of Psychiatry: Free telehealth support for mothers and toddlers

Researchers & Authors Seeking Parents/Kids
Toddlers, Preschoolers

Free telehealth support program for mothers and toddlers

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 riding 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 telehealth 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. We welcome families from across the Bay Area. 

The program includes:

  • 10 weekly, one-hour sessions for you and your child on a secure videoconferencing platform (Zoom) with a trained parent coach from UCSF or UC 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 set of new toys for you and your child to play with during 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, please visit carelab.ucsf.edu/abc-study or email abcstudy [at] ucsf.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

ABC Study
abcstudy [at] ucsf.edu