03 September 2021 9.45am - 11.45am Online (zoom)
This course is for parents of adopted children age 0 to 7 years. Course takes place over 8 Fridays: September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, and October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.
This course is facilitated by Celine Keogh, who works with the Barnardos Post Adoption team and is a trained Circle of Security Facilitator. We are delighted to be able to offer this course to adoptive parents.
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.
This specific Circle of Security Course is for parents of adopted children, and all sessions must be attended as each week builds on the next. Should you miss a session and wish to complete the course it will be necessary to organize a catch up session with the facilitator prior to the next scheduled session.
The course provides a space for reflection on parenting and sharing these reflections with other parents. It will be a closed group providing for safety and confidentiality.
Apart from week 1 which is an introduction to the programme, each week starts with a reflection on the previous session, and an opportunity for parents to share their observations and learning through the week since the last session. Where a challenge has arisen this can be shared.
The course involves each week viewing a number of videos introduced by the facilitator, the viewing is then followed by processing of what has been seen through questions and reflections. Each week there are teaching moments given by the facilitator.
Throughout the course you will need to bring the worksheets provided and the handouts, these are used to record your learning and to facilitate your sharing with the other group members. The course is participatory requiring your feedback and reflections on what you are seeing and learning.
A safe uninterrupted space, with good internet connectivity, the format of the engagement on the course requires that you have your video camera on so that the group can build a relationship with each other.
Should a session be missed to continue on to the next session it is required that you arrange to meet with the facilitator prior to the next chapter. This can only be facilitated once.
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