Circle of Security
The Circle of Security® is an innovative intervention program designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their parents. Robert Marvin, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman, and Bert Powell from Marycliff Institute in Spokane, Washington were the originators of this unique, evidence-based program.
The Circle of Security® started as a “user-friendly” description of Attachment Theory. It then integrated over fifty years of early child development research into a video-based intervention that strengthens parents’ abilities to observe and improve their caregiving skills. Attachment theory, through the Circle of Security®, offers clear, individualized pathways for providing a secure relationship between parent and child.