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March 13, 2020

In an effort to keep our families safe in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) illness outbreak and heed the recommendations of our Governor and state health officials, all in-person CFK programs will be canceled through Friday, April 3.

We are planning to resume programs as of Saturday, April 4, but since this is a fluid situation, we will be closely monitoring information from the Ohio Department of Health, the local Board of Health and the CDC and will update you of any further in-person program cancellations. 

Virtual Programs

We know this is a stressful time for families who are juggling work commitments with children being home from school. Because the need for normalization and routine is critical for many of our children, we will be offering the following in virtual format: 

Virtual Coffee and Chat: How To Stay Calm When the Kids Are Out of Control

Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Live on the CFK Facebook Page; Click here to register

Watch from home and post questions for our facilitators from The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake who will address the strain that the Coronavirus is having on families.

Virtual Music Therapy & More Sessions

We will be creating and posting online videos featuring MTEC Music Therapists Miss Jessica and Miss Juaneyne.

For more information on Music Therapy & More and the additional virtual programs and content that we are developing, watch your inbox for email updates and stay informed through our CFK Facebook Page (select "See First" to be sure to see all posts) and CFK Twitter account.

Education & Support For Families

Our mission is to educate and support. Because the next several weeks will be stressful for families, please look to our CFK Facebook Page for:

  • Ideas to keep your children busy
  • Tips for preventing caregiver burnout 
  • Ways to help children cope with the fears surrounding virus news 
  • Steps to keep medically fragile and immunocompromised children safe

Did you know that we also have targeted Facebook groups? Already our families are sharing fabulous content of how they are dealing with this experience. If you have not already, we invite you to join a group(s):

If you are avoiding social media at this time, please know that you can always call/text us at 440-570-5908 (para español 440-907-9130) or email info@connectingforkids.org.

We thank you for your support as we navigate this public health concern. 


Sarah Rintamaki

Executive Director

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Español: 1-440-907-9130
Email: info@connectingforkids.org


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Westlake, Ohio 44145

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