Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator Training (March 18-21, 2019)

Through a generous grant from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, and additional support from the United Way of Greater Oswego County and SUNY Oswego, Prevention Support Partners of Oswego County will be hosting a Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) facilitator training at SUNY Oswego from March 18-21, 2019.

Through our scholarship program, we will also be funding local service providers to participate in this training for free. We will pay the entire COS-P training fee (regularly $900) for persons employed at not-for-profit agencies serving families (in Oswego County or neighboring communities), or for individuals who wish to use this training on a volunteer basis in the community (e.g., at churches, parents groups, etc.). Applications can be submitted in two ways.

  • Individuals may submit an application by providing contact information and a letter detailing why you wish to become a trained and certified COS Parenting group facilitator; individuals must also secure a letter of support from their agency that states that they are qualified to attend the 4-day training. If you are looking to use the COS-P as a volunteer (and are not currently employed by a not-for-profit agency), then a letter of reference will be needed. Click here for the application link.
  • Supervisors at not-for-profit agencies may nominate multiple employees at one time. Supervisors will need to provide the names, emails, and contact information for the employees, as well as a letter of support. Click here for the application link.

Review of scholarship applications will begin on January 11, 2019 and scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing rolling basis. We expect to receive many applications, so please apply as soon as possible to reserve your spot. 

All scholarship awardees will be required to attend a pre-training meeting  in late February/early March (time/day TBA) at SUNY Oswego. All scholarship awardees will also need to agree to offer COS Parenting programs at their respective organizations (as part of their normal employment duties) at least twice a year, using effective parent recruitment strategies and proper incentives for parents to attend such programs. All scholarship awardees will also need to agree to receive continuing education in prevention from Prevention Support Partners by attending a yearly training meeting.   

Any questions about this scholarship program should be directed to Dr. Matt Dykas (