Circle of SecurityTM Parenting Program

A Relationship-Based Parenting Education Program for Parents with Young Children

 A FREE 9-week parenting groups that supports:

Appreciating how important you are in the life of your child

Learning with other parents how to make parenting easier

Recognizing your child’s needs and understanding his/her behavior

Helping your child learn to manage emotions and behavior

Understanding and managing your reactions to parenting challenges


Friends Center parents are invited to discover the Circle of SecurityTM Parenting Program, an inspiring outlook on the parent-child relationship. A one-hour overview on Tuesday, Jan. 12 (4-5 p.m.) will demonstrate the powerful information that the program conveys through videos and discussions. By itself, the one-hour overview can give parents tools for making parenting easier. For those who would like to explore this approach further, there is space for 12 parents to participate in a 9-week group on Tuesdays from Feb. 23-April 19. The ongoing group will be informative, fun, and there will be a treat ($50 stipend) for parents who complete the 9-week program. 


This program is being offered at no cost to Friends Center families by the Friends Center for Children with funding from The United Way and The Eder Family Foundation. The program will be facilitated by Gladys Deutsch and Barbara Stern, Circle of SecurityTM trainers. Bonnie Muller, Friends Center’s Emotional Well-Being Coordinator, is available for questions and for registration, which can also be done at the Front Desk. All Circle of Security events will be held at the New Haven Friends Meetinghouse.