Circle of Strength Parenting (COSP)
Who we serve: Parents
Where: NE Miami-Dade County
Goal: Providing parents support for their children’s happiness, health and success
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a school for parenting? The time you spend with your child is a gift, but it’s not always easy to focus on that when our lives are so busy. Raising children can be a full-time job by itself, but life can be a challenge sometimes and that makes parenting even tougher.
Circle of Strength Parenting (COSP) helps parents with the resources and skills to be better parents. COSP is under our Family Strengthening Pillar of Service.
We teach things like not showing anger in front of your kids so they don’t become fearful of you. Instead, you can keep your cool and be calmer when taking care of a problem. There are alternatives to spanking that can still help the child learn what is and isn’t acceptable.
We understand it can be difficult to ask for help, and we provide in-home counseling to help parents feel more comfortable. We teach ways to deal with stress and better ways for families to communicate with each other.
Linking families to other services is another way to provide long-lasting support for healthy behaviors. Those services could include helping with transportation, access to healthcare and getting a job.
Connecting thoughts, feelings and behaviors is important and helps children and parents understand their world better. COSP can support parents through education and improve their overall mental and emotional health. Funded by The Children’s Trust.