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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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.

Hear from participants about the ongoing COSP groups offered to Bemiss Elementary staff and parents — made possible through a grant from Spokane Public Schools Foundation (video provided with permission from Spokane Public Schools).

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

Expanding Circle of Security Parenting to Five More Pediatric Practices in CT

Rocky Hill Pediatrics, under the direction and leadership of Kathryn Litwin, M.D. and Monica Bassette, was recently awarded funding from the Child Health and Development Institute in Connecticut to replicate a model of integrating Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) into pediatric practices developed by Kate and Monica.

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Spokane clinicians circle up parental advice in new book

When we see behavior as something that we have to manage, control, or shape, we miss the underlying message about the need that the child has.

- Tyler Tjomsland

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Recent Blog Posts

I Want to See Your Face Sunday, February 9, 2020 My 3-year-old daughter was sitting on the toilet. I was at the sink washing my hands. We were singing a…
Leaning into Shark Music: A Parent’s Reflection Tuesday, January 14, 2020 A mother recently described her experience of recognizing and leaning into the intensity of her Shark Music, choosing security in…
The Stories our Shark Music Tells Us Friday, December 13, 2019 This week, a parent asked me “Are the stories in my head about my parenting and my child Shark Music?”.…
Potty Training on the Circle Thursday, November 14, 2019 The Circle of Security teaches parents how to adjust our lens to focus on attachment needs.  This was brand new…