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Coffee and Chats



  Location Westlake Porter Public Library
 
Child care? Registration required
RSVP Requested
Cost Free
 

Our bimonthly Coffee and Chats encourage parents and caregivers to meet and discuss an article about parenting a child who struggles (monthly articles and topics are provided on the registration forms below).

We know it can be intimidating to make new friends or join a new group, so our Coffee and Chats are designed to be informal opportunities to come and connect with other parents. Many parents leave these sessions with new ideas and strategies, feeling refreshed and knowing that they are not alone.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested (choose from dates/times below). Child care available on a limited basis with child care RSVP.

This program is generously sponsored by The Child and Family Counseling Center of Westlake.

Note: We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please contact us at info@connectingforkids.org


This program is offered in conjunction with the Westlake Porter Public Library and generously supported by a grant from Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library. Coffee and desserts at these events are generously donated by Jennie Lynn's Sweets (a division of Grady's Fine Wines)

Upcoming events

    • 04 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    Topic: This month's topic is "Meeting the Needs of Siblings When One Child in the Family Struggles."

    We will be reading this article. Please note...while this article was written for siblings of a child with autism, the ideas and concepts are relevant for any diagnosis. http://www.counselingformsonline.com//index2.php?option=com_resource&task=show_video&no_html=1&video=12240


    To register for childcare: CFK: Coffee and Chat: Child care registration


    About This Event: We will serve coffee and eat delicious desserts as we laugh and discuss an article or book related to parenting children who struggle. This program is a combination book/article club and support group. We talk in small and large groups about common joys and concerns about raising children who struggle. For this program we do not invite an expert speaker, instead we learn from other parents.

    Your child does not need a formal diagnosis for you to attend. The event is free and open to the public.


    • 04 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 5
    This event is for child care during the Adult Coffee and Chat. Adults MUST be registered for the coffee and chat CFK: Coffee and Chat (Sibling discussion): Adult Registration.

    Free childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis with registration.

    Every child MUST have a registration. For example, if you are bringing two children you must create two different registrations, one for each child.

    Childcare will be provided in the Dover Room at Westlake Porter Public Library. Parents are expected to do all toileting of children participating in childcare. Parents may not leave the Westlake Porter Public Library during the event. If a child becomes ill and you need to cancel, please call or send a text to 216-570-4326 so parents on the waitlist may attend.   


    • 06 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    Topic: This month's topic is "Caring for the Caregiver..making time for YOU."

    To register for child care:


    About This Event: We will serve coffee and eat delicious desserts as we laugh and discuss an article or book related to parenting children who struggle. This program is a combination book/article club and support group. We talk in small and large groups about common joys and concerns about raising children who struggle. For this program we do not invite an expert speaker, instead we learn from other parents.

    Your child does not need a formal diagnosis for you to attend. The event is free and open to the public.


    • 06 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 13
    This event is for child care during the Adult Coffee and Chat. Adults MUST be registered for the Coffee and Chat CFK: Coffee and Chat (Caring for the Caregiver): Adult Registration.

    Free child care is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with registration.

    Every child MUST have a registration. For example, if you are bringing two children you must create two different registrations, one for each child.

    Child care will be provided in the Dover Room at Westlake Porter Public Library. Parents are expected to do all toileting of children participating in childcare. Parents may not leave the Westlake Porter Public Library during the event. If a child becomes ill and you need to cancel, please call or send a text to 216-570-4326 so parents on the waiting list may attend.   


    • 05 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    Topic: This month's topic is "Single Parenting a Child with Special Needs."

    To register for childcare: CFK: Coffee and Chat: Child Care registration


    About This Event: We will serve coffee and eat delicious desserts as we laugh and discuss an article or book related to parenting children who struggle. This program is a combination book/article club and support group. We talk in small and large groups about common joys and concerns about raising children who struggle. For this program we do not invite an expert speaker, instead we learn from other parents.

    Your child does not need a formal diagnosis for you to attend. The event is free and open to the public.


    • 05 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 14
    This event is for child care during the Adult Coffee and Chat. Adults MUST be registered for the coffee and chat CFK: Coffee and Chat: Single Parenting a Child with Special Needs: Adult Registration.

    Free childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis with registration.

    Every child MUST have a registration. For example, if you are bringing two children you must create two different registrations, one for each child.

    Childcare will be provided in the Dover Room at Westlake Porter Public Library. Parents are expected to do all toileting of children participating in childcare. Parents may not leave the Westlake Porter Public Library during the event. If a child becomes ill and you need to cancel, please call or send a text to 216-570-4326 so parents on the waitlist may attend.   



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