The Circle of Security Parenting™

An Education Program designed to intervene early in the mental health of children and to prevent stress between caregivers and children by increasing their attachment, connection, and communication.


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 Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Using the COS-P model developed by the Circle of Security originators, trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

  • 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
  • Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure


Who should attend? The program uses examples of babies and young child, however, the information can be beneficial to anyone in a parenting relationship.

  • Facilitated by Michelle Dineen, MSW, LICSW, IMH-E® & Jennifer Krekelberg
  • Offered on Tuesday evenings, starting the last week of September to November (September 27 - October 25) from 5:30-8:30pm (light dinner will be provided)
  • Individuals $400 / Couples $600
  • Hosted at River Valley's Savage Office

Your path to Wellness Awaits

***This program does not fulfill requirements from court mandates or child protection mandates.***

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