Resources to Support your COS Journey

Facilitator Login through Circle of security International’s website:

Many facilitators find it helpful to regularly log-in to their Facilitator Login through Circle of Security International to access the curriculum’s handouts and videos. Take some time to watch the “Focus on Facilitators” video series for tips on implementing your first COSP group, parallel process, reflective stance, and working with shark music.

We encourage all NC facilitators to facilitate with the spirit of the Diversity Informed Tenets for working with Infants, Children, and Families.

COS “Orientations”: Spreading the word in your community

It may take time to plant the “seeds” of Circle of Security Parenting or Classroom Approach programs in your community. Agencies often find it helpful to provide a COS overview or introduction to engage prospective stakeholders and gain momentum. Feel free to reach out to Susanne Walker Wilson, coordinator of our Outreach workgroup, at for ideas and orientation support.

Sample COSP Recruitment Flyers

Thanks to the contribution from Resources for Resilience (Asheville), facilitators can download sample recruitment fliers and edit them for their own COSP group recruitment process.

COSP Fidelity Journal


COSP Facilitators are always encouraged to reflect on their experiences and have found it meaningful to use the COSP Fidelity Journal for guidance in this process.

COSP Participant data

In North Carolina, we are currently collecting participant outcome data through a pre-post retrospective survey. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to reflect on what has changed for them across the 8 chapters. It also provides facilitators and agencies with tools to gauge just how COSP is working for the families they serve.

COSP Participant data online submission

There is an online fillable participant survey available in both English and Spanish. Agencies and facilitators can access a Google drive folder to provide a digital version of the survey for parents as well as export raw data to summarize. Please join us in this statewide effort! Contact Stephanie Timpe at to get started with online data submission.

group of adults in a circle talking with one another, some sitting on the ground, some kneeling, one man standing

COSP facilitator training

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas (PCC) sponsors in-person trainings in North Carolina. For the latest information about offerings, check their COSP training page. For information about online trainings or out-of-state training, visit Circle of Security’s training page.

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Circle of Security Books

For information about books offered through Circle of Security International, visit COSI books.

Books for young children that describe and illustrate their experiences on the “Circle”

  • Cannon, Jannell. Stellaluna. Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, San Diego, CA. 1993
  • Dewdney, Anna. Llama, Llama Misses Mama. Viking Books, New York, NY. 2009
  • Guttman, Ariella. Wherever You’ll Be. Random House, Canada. 2021
  • Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly Worried. Greenwillow Books, New York, NY. 2010
  • Katz, Karen. Rosie Goes to Preschool. Schwartz & Wade, Canada. 2019
  • Penn, Audrey. The Kissing Hand. Tanglewood Press, Vancouver, BC. 2014.
  • Rose, Lisa. The Pocket Picture. Rourke Educational Media, Greensboro, NC. 2019
  • Rowland, Kelly. Always With You, Always With Me. Viking Books, New York, NY. 2022
  • Spelman, Cornelia. When I Miss You. Albert Whitman & Company, Park Ridge, IL. 2004
  • Tillman, Nancy. Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You. Feiwel and Friends, New York, NY. 2012.
  • Waddell, Martin. Owl Babies. Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA. 1992
  • Yerdick, Elizabeth. Bye Bye Time. Free Spirit Publishing, Santa Ana, CA. 2008