PRC’s Circle of Security

The Parent Resource Centre offers the Circle of Security® Parenting™ program both in Group
Sessions at the Centre and In-home. This program helps caregivers find ways to enhance secure
attachment between themselves and their child(ren).

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 Parent Resource Centre facilitators work with parents and caregivers
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

During the program, caregivers will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the path to secure attachment
  • Explore the concept that behaviour is a form of communication.
  • Explore the specific needs that children have when they are exploring and when they need
  • reconnection.
  • Explore the concept of being Bigger, Stronger, Wiser and Kind (BSWK).
  • Explore the concept of being available for our children’s emotions.
  • Explore the concept of “shark music”- when children’s emotions cause caregivers to feel
  • uncomfortable.
  • Explore how relationships between caregivers and children can be repaired.
  • Explore the concept of time in versus time out.

300 Goulburn Crescent, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C9
For more information, please contact MAregbesola@parentresource.ca