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Circle of Security Parenting Program

Fostering strong attachment relationships between caregivers and their children through our Circle of Security outreach program.

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A secure attachment between child and caregiver is critical to a child’s current and future well-being.

The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is an 8-chapter parenting program based on years of research about how to build strong attachment relationships between parent and child. It is designed to help parents learn how to respond to their child’s needs in a way that enhances the attachment between parent and child. It helps parents give their children a feeling of security and confidence so they can explore, learn, grow and build positive relationships; all essential skills for life-long success.

The Circle of Security™ Parenting program helps improve the developmental pathway of children through their parents and helps strengthen parents’ abilities to observe and improve their caregiving skills. Parents discover new ways to help their children connect, restore and grow.

There are currently no Circle of Security Parenting™ Groups scheduled at this time. If you would like to receive group announcement notifications, please submit your information using the form below.

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We extend our greatest thank you to the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas for their generous support of the Lucy Daniels Center in expanding Circle of Security services across the state of North Carolina. Facilitators can access Fidelity Coaching, Circle Together, and Circles of Support services free of charge as they develop their reflective capacity for Being With their COSP clients.

CIRCLE TOGETHER: Expanding Our Reach Through Circle of Security Programs Across NC

Lucy Daniels Center is committed to “helping children live emotionally healthy lives” and secure attachments are the cornerstones of healthy emotional development. We are playing a key role as an intermediary organization to provide infrastructure support as the program grows in scale across North Carolina. Circle of Security™ programs are dropping anchor in dozens of NC communities. Currently, there are Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) facilitators in at least 53 of NC’s 100 counties! Circle of Security Classroom (COS-C), designed for educators, is gaining an enthusiastic audience among NC early childhood teachers, creating for them a new lens through which to understand children’s behavior. The Lucy Daniels Center, with funding from the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas together with Resources for Resilience in Asheville, spearheads a collaborative of providers, organizations, and systems across the state, building awareness of the intrinsic value of COSP programs, collecting participant data to demonstrate impact, and providing coaching and support for COSP facilitators. This state group, Circle Together, is also making strategic connections with programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start, the NC Infant Mental Health Association, the NC Early Intervention System, Save the Children, and Child Protective Services. COSP has been aptly described as “attachment immersion.” Become immersed! For more information contact Stephanie Timpe stimpe@lucydanielscenter.org.

Circles of Support

Lucy Daniels Center provides fidelity coaching for parent facilitators and “Circles of Support,” reflective spaces for trained COSP facilitators to share about their latest COSP experiences, be “Hands” for each other, and ask questions of other facilitators in our NC community. These virtual gatherings are hosted on zoom throughout each month. If you are a trained facilitator and wish to connect for support, please complete the NC facilitator contact information form below, and Stephanie Timpe will be in touch to welcome you to our facilitator community. Thanks to generous support from the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, facilitators can access this ongoing support free of charge as they develop their reflective capacity for Being With their COSP clients.

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