Every parent experiences times where they do not know how to respond to their child’s needs and, even if you try to respond, how can you be certain that your response is meeting your child’s needs? The truth is it is very difficult to do so on your own, and this is not something only modern parents struggle with, which is why in 1998 the Circle of Security Intervention was started by Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman and Bert Powell.

The Circle of Security Intervention (COS Intervention) was designed to help give caregivers an increased awareness of their children’s needs and understand what kinds of responses meet those needs. By increasing their awareness parents can make better moment-by-moment parenting choices where needed and in doing so, break problematic attachment patterns that are passed down from one generation to the next that can negatively impact healthy relationships throughout a child’s life.

The Circle of Security Intervention program runs as a workshop with a certified Circle of Security trainer in the psychology field who will facilitate and provide caregivers with all the resources they require in order to improve their parenting techniques and responses to their children. The Circle of Security Intervention program has been designated as an evidence-based intervention , meaning that the program is effective in what it sets out to do.

Karmen Hutton is a certified COS Intervention facilitator and runs workshops in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information on COS Intervention or to find out when the next workshop is, contact Karmen Hutton on [email protected]