Circle of Security Parenting Courses
NEW CIRCLE OF SECURITY PARENTING PROGRAM
This parenting program is suitable for parents of newborns, toddlers, pre-schoolers and children up to around 8 years old. It focuses on building secure relationships with children, and has implications for other close relationships in our lives. Using a combination of video clips and small group discussions, the program assist parents to become more attuned to their children's emotional needs and helps in understanding children's behaviour.
NEXT COURSE: (see News)
Starting Date: WEDNESDAY April 19. 6.30-8 pm COST $180.00
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16-18 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli.
If you cannot attend the group at Kirribilli, I also am happy to bring Circle of Security Parenting to your home.
- Circle of Security Parenting - Parents Course
Circle of Security Parenting is an effective research based program based on attachment theory and decades of attachment research. It focuses on the relationship between children and their parents and how strengthening this connection can increase emotional security.
During the eight two hourly sessions parents learn ways to identify and respond to their children’s principal attachment needs and to become more attuned to these.
Circle of Security Parenting provides a simple roadmap to understand children’s specific children’s emotional needs and is especially helpful in understanding why children act out and what do to help them learn to manage their behaviour. The group offers a safe and supportive space to share the joys and challenges of parenting. It also offers insights into the dynamics of other intimate relationships.
The course is suitable for parents of newborns, toddlers, preschoolers and children up to around 8 years.
The following videos explain some of the philosophy behind the Circle of Security Parenting program.
To begin to experience the facilitator as a secure base which provides a safe and exciting place to explore parenting
To introduce the concept of Circle of Security
To explore the various specific needs of children all around the Circle.
To learn about the importance of the ‘Hands’ that hold our children
To understand more about how helping children develop a healthy emotional life by ‘being with’ (attuned to) them in their feelings.
Building secure attachments in infants.
Focus on the caregivers – self-reflection, knowing and naming our emotions and becoming aware of our vulnerabilities
Exploration of our parenting struggles
Focus on being ‘bigger, Stronger, Wiser and Kind”
Developing power to see and act differently
Exploration of our own experiences of being parented.
How to handle ‘Rupture and Repair’ in relationships
Summary and Celebration
Circle of Security Professional Development Course
The Professional Development Course is a course designed to provide professional childcare and preschool workers with information about the Circle of Security Parenting program. The focus of this workshop will be for participants to learn Circle of Security Parenting for their own personal family relationships and is not training participants to professionally use the materials or DVD. It can be run in-house or externally to suit the requirements of the childcare centre. For further information regarding the Professional Development Course, please contact Michele directly on 0413 437 101.