Resources for Parents – Circle of Security International

Resources for Parents

For Parents, Foster Parents and Childcare Providers


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t times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Using the COSP™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of their child's self esteem
  • Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure
mother and son

Video Overview of COSP™


We’re often asked to describe the Circle of Security Parenting program. What follows is a video that is just over 9 minutes in length. Watch as Deidre Quinlan, COS-International’s Project and Professional Development Director, reviews how knowing more about the Circle can help parents and caregivers promote security with the children in their lives.

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Being-With and Shark Music

Circle of Security Animation

Connection

Acompañar y Música de Suspenso

Circle of Security Animación

Conexión

More Circle of Security Parenting™ Resources


Learn more about the Circle of Security Parenting program by checking out the links below. Also, visit our COSP blog for advice and guidance on applying the Circle as a parent.

Find a Facilitator
What is the Circle of Security?
The Circle of Security Parenting Program
COSP™ with Foster Parents
COSP™ with Childcare Providers
Circle of Security Books
Raising a Secure Child book

Raising A Secure Child

Learn how to protect and nurture babies through teens while fostering their independence, and what emotional needs a child may be expressing with difficult behavior.

"Outstanding in every respect - beautifully written, scientifically sound, loaded with excellent examples, and full of deep wisdom."

— Phillip R. Shaver, PhD

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