Learn about Building a Strong Bond with Circle of Security

We know that modern parents want to create strong bonds with their babies and children but often feel that the overwhelming amount of information out there leaves things even less clear! New and expectant parents reach out to Doulas of Baltimore because they are looking for professionals to help them navigate through this sea of information. This is why Doulas of Baltimore is partnering with Secure Connections to offer a new Circle of Security group to parents starting in October!

The Difference that Makes a Difference

Circle of Security Parenting is a Parent Reflection Program that focuses on building a secure attachment between a parent/caregiver and child. Research indicates that more secure children have higher self-esteem, manage their emotions better, show greater empathy and kindness towards others, demonstrate enhanced school readiness and enjoy more positive relationships with peers and parents. Circle of Security Parenting Program helps strengthen the bond between parent and child, helps parents understand their child’s needs, teaches parents to respond to their child in loving and empathetic ways and increases your child’s feelings of safety and security.

The trainer for this program, Cindy Crown, was trained under one of the Founders of Circle of Security, Bert Powell.  The groups are 6-8 people in size and run for 8 weeks, each session lasting one and a half hours.  Parents/Caregivers receive a Certificate upon the completion of the 8 week group. The group will be facilitated by through discussion and watching videos.  Join us in learning about the Difference that Makes a Difference.

The Fall 2017 group will meet on Monday mornings, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in north Baltimore city. The cost to participate is $250. The meeting dates are listed below. If you’re interested, please visit Secure Connections website to register. We hope to see you!

October 16, 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27, December 4, & 11

Childcare not provided. Babes in arms welcome.

Learn more through the Circle of Security’s website.

Circle of Security Animation from Circle of Security International on Vimeo.


Information about the Trainer:

Cindy Crown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who serves families and children.  In 1999, she received her Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland with a concentration in Families and Children. Most of her career she has worked for Catholic Charities as a therapist in a therapeutic after-school program, in outpatient mental health and as a school consultant for Head Start and in local parochial schools.  She has also worked in private practice at Metro Maryland Counseling Services.  She has an Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate and is a Circle of Security Registered Parent Educator. Cindy has also had the privilege of learning from Dr. Anne Townsend in her Mariposa Child Success Programs, which teaches parents techniques to build social and emotional competency in their children.

Her passion is to work with parents to nurture a strong bond with their children to help them raise more secure children that have increased self-esteem and ability to solve problems, and are more inclined to have positive interpersonal relationships and show empathy and kindness toward others. Cindy seeks to give parents the tools to build a strong foundation for a secure attachment with their child through Circle of Security Parenting Groups as well as counseling for parents using mindfulness, neuroscience, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

As a parent of three children, Cindy has and continues to benefit from support in her parenting journey.  Her desire is to provide similar support to other parents on their journey in the Baltimore Area.

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