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

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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

A Facilitator Reflects About a Recent Group Friday, April 24, 2020 When using COSP with parents, we are inviting caregivers to be vulnerable and to think about times when they struggled.…
What is the Circle of Security Parenting? Friday, March 22, 2019 Welcome! Are you a parent/caregiver who feels at times lost without a map? Lost at sea without a lifejacket to…
Diluting the Power of Connection Friday, March 9, 2018 Recently, I had a very candid conversation with a 17-year-old male about what it’s like to feel lonely and what…
Parenting is So Inconvenient Friday, February 23, 2018 One of the parts of parenting that I didn’t anticipate was just how inconvenient it can be. In theory, I…