8 WEEK COURSE – EVERY THURSDAY
WHAT IS THE CIRCLE OF SECURITY PROGRAM?
At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.
The internationally acclaimed Circle of Security® Parenting™ is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. This intervention program was founded by Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman, and Bert Powell, three psychotherapists from the United States. This program reflects over 50 years of research on the long-term impact of the parent/child relationship in the early years and attachment theory.
- Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs
- Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
- Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
- Honour your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure
HOW CAN THIS COURSE HELP?
Parents will learn how to recognise their child’s emotional needs and respond to their behaviours in ways that promote greater resilience, fewer behavioural difficulties, better relationships with peers and family, improved self-esteem, better regulation of emotions and enhanced school readiness.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
The Circle of Security Parenting Program is a short course run over a series of eight consecutive weeks between 9:00am and 10.30am commencing from Thursday 17 March 2022 then every Thursday for the following seven weeks. Given the nature of the program, sessions are designed to be therapeutic with groups of up to 12, giving everyone a voice. If demand arises, subsequent, sessions may be made available.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Circle of Security® Parenting™ has been developed for parents and carers of children aged between 0-12. Whether you are struggling with your parenting role or wanting tips on how to be the best parent you can be, you will find this program to be invaluable.
Existing Parents / Guardians of students attending Scotch Oakburn College are welcome to attend. You do not need to have a student in the junior or early years, the opportunity is open to everyone. To ensure the sessions are highly beneficial, parents / guardians are asked not to bring children.
Franny is a registered Psychologist and School Counsellor at the Elphin Campus. She has worked internationally in schools and also across various mental health settings in London, Melbourne and Launceston. One of Franny’s passions is in working with and supporting parents and she excited to be a part of bringing the Circle of Security Parenting Program to the College community
Jo McFarlane is a Learning Support Teacher at the Elphin Campus. She has extensive experience working with families and children with disabilities. Jo worked in the classroom and in consultative roles before joining the College Community 14 years ago. She has great pleasure working alongside Franny to share the message of the Circle of Security Parenting Program with our parent community.
The eight-week Circle of Security parenting course is $100 per person. Participants should ensure they are able to commit to attending all eight sessions before booking.
(Week 1: Thursday 5 May – Week 8: Thursday 23 June)