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.

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.

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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Recent Blog Posts

Longing to be the Hands Thursday, May 28, 2020 Since I now work from my home office, my schedule has changed a bit. I see clients virtually [I’m a…
Home School Helpline: COSP Sunday, April 26, 2020 The following reflection comes from a Mom and Registered COSP Facilitator from Ireland as she navigates changes to home life…
She Likes Dad More Thursday, April 2, 2020 We all have Shark Music - Welcome to the Club. The goal is not to get rid of it, but…
I’m Anxious that She’s Anxious Monday, March 9, 2020 Whenever my daughter is in a new environment, meeting other kids, going to a party, going back to school after…