Circle of Security Parenting

CARE (Caregivers Accessing Reflection and Engagement)

Parenting: The world’s best job…and the hardest.

Blue Ridge Health/Meridian is here to help. Circle of Security Parenting offers you the chance to meet with parents just like you in-person or online to learn how to respond to your child’s needs in a way that strengthens your connections and reinforces positive behavior. Join us for our 8-week classes, offered in both English and Spanish, to start building a life-long positive relationship with your children.

These groups are FREE to attend thanks to grant funding from Evergreen Foundation and Dogwood Health Trust.

Circle of Security Parenting groups are provided by Meridian Behavioral Health Services, and are FREE to attend!


What is Circle of Security Parenting?

Circle of Security Parenting focuses on developing secure attachment between the caregiver and their child.

Why Circle of Security Parenting?

Decades of research have shown that children with secure attachment have higher self-esteem, are better able to regulate their emotions and behaviors, make positive long-term friendships, are more successful at school and in the workplace, and more.

Visit Circle of Security (COS) International to find out more today!

About our Circle of Security Parenting groups:

  • Any caregiver can attend! Mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents are all welcome.
  • Groups are available in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, and Transylvania.
  • Groups are small and are offered in-persona and online via Zoom. They run for 8 weeks, 1.5 hours each week.
  • Groups are available in English and Spanish.
  • Our groups are FREE to attend thanks to grant funding from Evergreen Foundation and Dogwood Health Trust. Some financial support for childcare and fuel may be available to those who attend in-person groups.

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