Begins Tuesday 4th September 2018 (4/9, 11/9, 18/9 + 25/9)
5:30-7:30pm @ 44 Hopetoun St, Woonona
The Circle of Security (COS) program is designed to give parent’s a map of their role as parent. The map can help parents understand their child’s moods and behaviour, creating opportunities to build your child’s emotional intelligence and resilience for managing difficult situations. Using a gentle pace, the program uses videos based on 40 years of research to teach parents the science of the parent-child relationship. Parents are encouraged to be reflective about what they bring to parenting and how this influences their strengths and struggles.
Using the COS-P model developed by the Circle of Security originators, Dr Rachelle Jones (MCP’s associate clinical psychologist and perinatal expert) works 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
Research and Evidence
The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. In 2016, a study was published in the Australian Journal of Child and Family Nursing that examined pre-post treatment changes in parental reflective functioning, caregiver helplessness, negative feelings about the child and parental stress following participation in the COS-P intervention. Fifteen mothers with a child aged <= two years of age who presented to a primary level parenting service or who were recruited through child and family health nursing networks participated in this study. Participants attended a COS-P program and completed self-report measures before and after the intervention. Results showed:
- decreased levels of caregiver helplessness;
- decreased feelings of fear, anger and rejection towards the child; and,
- decreased levels of stress.
Circle of Security is suitable for parents with children of all ages.
When is it held?
The next Circle of Security program will run across 4 evenings of 2 hours each, starting the 4th of September 2018, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
How much does it cost?
The fee for the whole program is $250 per person. This covers your attendance at all sessions.
How do I join the program?
For information on this program please contact:
Sophie Sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Rachelle Jones (email@example.com) or call 0411 542 624. You can also click this link to contact us through out webpage.
Please note that childcare will not be available through Marsden Clinical Psychology.