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The circle of security : roadmap to building supportive relationships / Robyn Dolby
Bib ID 7464723
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Dolby, Robyn, author
Description Watson, ACT : Early Childhood Australia Inc., 2017 
i, 35 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 1863230475

ECA research in practice series ; v. 24, no. 2 (2017)


The circle of security is a way of thinking about emotion and behaviour that enables early childhood professionals to look beyond a child's immediate behaviour and think about how to meet their genuine relationship needs. The author is a psychologist with 35 years experience working in the infant mental health field. She demonstrates how practitioners can use the Circle of Security to create secure opportunities for children to learn by metting their relationship needs. The author demonstrates how to : Conduct judgement-free, empathic discussions about behaviour with children, parents, educators and other carers, Tailor your approach to reach children who are difficult to connect with, Make use of important transition times to build strong emotional links with families, Increase understanding of your personal emotional map to assist you in reflecting on, and improving your practice and to help children develop social skills by being with them, with their peers. High quality child care and education is all about relationships : connecting deeply with children, encouraging and supporting their connections with other children, and developing strong partnerships with families. Because the circle of security helps you find the genuine relations needs beneath behaviour, it is of immeasurable value to everyone who educates and cares for children --Back cover.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • Putting the map to work
  • Building emotional links
  • Planning for individual children
  • The circle of security and reflective practice
  • Helping children who are difficult to connect with.

Cover title.

Includes bibliographical references (page 32)

In English.

Subjects Behaviour problems.  |  Child caregivers.  |  Child development.  |  Interpersonal competence.  |  Mental health.  |  Mental health programs.  |  Parent attitudes.  |  Parent child relationship.  |  Parents.  |  Preschool children.  |  Preschool teachers.  |  Student behaviour.  |  Young children.  |  Behaviour management.  |  Observation.  |  Relationship.  |  Early childhood education.  |  Preschool education.  |  Infant psychology.  |  Child psychology.  |  Attachment behavior in children.  |  Parent and child.  |  Early childhood education.  |  Parent-teacher relationships.  |  Security (Psychology) in children.  |  Emotions in children.  |  Attachment behavior in children.  |  Early childhood education.  |  Emotions in children.  |  Infant psychology.  |  Parent and child.  |  Parent-teacher relationships.  |  Security (Psychology) in children.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Early Childhood Australia issuing body
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