Young Ballymun

Circle of Security International – Practitioner Parenting Training held 20th – 24th June


It was great to have practitioners from around the country and beyond attend the four day facilitator training for Circle of Security Parenting, held in the INMO headquarters, Richmond Education & Events Centre.  

On Friday 24th June, a workshop was held in Ballymun which was facilitated by Deidre Quinlan from COS International for trained facilitators in COS-P.

We were joined by many of our ABC, Tusla, HSE, and Early Years Colleagues as Deidre took us on a deeper dive into thinking about one of the tools central to understanding the conceptual framework of Circle of Security (COS):  cues and miscues.

Facilitators were supported to think about cues and miscues with a view to reframing problematic behaviour as a miscommunication of a need.  So rather than trying to change the behaviour, we thought about how we as facilitators can support parents and caregivers to use the circle to find helpful ways to meet their child’s need.