COS Parent Coaching Program

The Circle of Security parent coaching program is a user-friendly parent education program that helps parents better understand the needs of their children ages 0-5 years. The program is based on years of attachment research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Classes stress the importance of parents forming secure attachments with their children by focusing on the caregiver and child interactions; being responsive to their child’s needs; and reflecting on their parental strengths and challenges. The series aims to help parents and caregivers share the best of themselves with their young children.

In group-based sessions, parents learn how to:

  • Better understand and respond to their child’s emotional needs
  • Help their child manage his or her feelings and behaviors
  • Help build a stronger relationship with their child
  • How to support their child’s growth and development so they live up to their potential

The parent coaching program is a series of eight 90 minute sessions. All participants receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series.

Eligibility and How To Enroll

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 who live in the Bronx and Harlem are eligible to enroll.

Classes are held in the Bronx and Harlem at a number of settings, including Early Head Start programs, Community Centers, WIC Centers and other community based organizations. Classes are available in English or in Spanish.

To register for a class or host a class start at your organization, contact the COS Parent Coaching Department at 646.532.3545 or pcd@dev-mha-vibrant.pantheonsite.io.

To download the Circle of Security Parenting Series pdf in Spanish, click here.

To download the Circle of Security Parenting Series pdf in Englishclick here.

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