Parents and Caregivers

We invite everyone caring for children (infants to teenagers) to join a Circle of Security Parenting group. Circle of Security Parenting is a straight-forward program that helps parents strengthen their relationship with their children and runs on three basic assumptions:

  • You are the most important person in your child’s life.
  • Children are sometimes hard to understand, and that’s OK. It’s also OK to ask for help to understand your child.
  • Best of all, you don’t have to be the perfect parent….just a good enough one!

Our program is rather unique in that we focus primarily on insights and reflection. Our principal aim is to provide parents with the opportunity to identify and appreciate all of the roles they play in their children’s lives, and even how parents’ pasts may make a difference in these relationships. All of these ideas are based on over 75 years of attachment theory and research. More detailed information about the history and scope of Circle of Security Parenting can be found here.

Who is Circle of Security Parenting for?

If you are interested in learning more or joining a Circle of Security Parenting group, please view the list of agencies offering groups on the calendar and contact them directly for further assistance. All groups include other parents, are almost always free to join, and meet for 1 to 1.5 hours each week for 8 weeks.

What could Circle of Security Parenting help you with?

Ready to get started? Call any of these agencies.

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County (Syracuse) • 315-424-1800
Catholic Charities of Oswego County (Fulton) • 315-598-3980 ext. 265
Cayuga Community Health Network (Auburn) • 315-252-4212
Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County (Fulton) • 315-592-4453
Children’s Consortium (Syracuse) • 315-471-8331
The Neighborhood Center (Utica) • 315-272-2630
North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council (Watertown) • 315-816-1000

Also see our Facebook page for informational flyers and up-to-date information.