Circle of Security International – Early Intervention Program for Parents and Children

Early Intervention Programs for Parents & Children

An accessible step-by-step process driven by decades of attachment research

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What is Circle of Security Parenting™?

Our goal is to engage each parent's wisdom by illustrating how attachment needs are expressed by infants, children and adolescents.

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Make sense of what your child is really asking from you.

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Gain insight on how to promote secure attachment.

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Circle Stories

Circle Stories include updates from Circle of Security International and other stories from around the world that focus on the Circle of Security. Click on the story below to learn more or click on the green arrows to be taken to another Circle Story. If you have a Circle Story to share, contact Angie [at] circleofsecurityinternational [dot] com.

Around the world, COSP Facilitators are doing remarkable things for families. In this brief video, COSI's Charlie Slaughter, who serves as our Project Director for COSP in the Community, talks with Cordell Pemberton about his work with the prison population. Cordell is a Family Support Provider at the Nurturing Families Network/Fair Haven Community Health Care in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

COSI's Project and Professional Development Director and trainer, Deidre Quinlan, recently met with a couple of our COSP colleagues to record their reflections about Circle of Security in the time of COVID-19. Several COSP Facilitators are also featured in this video.

What's Your Inner 'Jaws' Music Trigger?
Mine Is Whenever My Toddler (and Husband) Melt Down

Writer and mother-of-toddler, Rachel Bowie, shares reflections on her personal Shark Music triggers – and how she navigates the moments when it is blaring in response to melt downs all around.

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Circle of Security International's Leadership Team, Gretchen Cook, Neil Boris, and Deidre Quinlan, discuss their vision for the future of COSI.

Recent Blog Posts

Good Enough Monday, October 5, 2020 I once knew a weatherman who told me he only had to be right 30% of the time at his…
The Circle of Security During a Pandemic Monday, September 21, 2020 Part of the reason parents the world over have found the Circle of Security to be a valuable resource is…
The Circle is Messy and That’s OK Wednesday, September 16, 2020 It's not unusual for parents to say that the relationships with their children look and feel "messier" than the clips…
Using Circle of Security to Navigate COVID-19 Thursday, September 3, 2020 We get activated by all kinds of threats, including those associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we are all experiencing…