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From February 2015 Child and Family Centres are now running the Circle of Security program. Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program that is designed to enhance attachment between parents and children. Decades of research have confirmed that secure children have increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, and an increased capacity to handle emotions effectively.

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The Circle of Security program enables parents and caregivers of children from birth to 8 years of age to:

  • Understand and recognise their child’s emotional needs
  • Have increased awareness of their responses to their child
  • Expand their moment-to-moment parenting choices where needed
  • Prevent emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Develop skills to parent effectively with confidence

For more information regarding the Circle of Security program please contact your local centre.