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Speaker Series

Connecting for Kids Speaker Series

Join us for presentations on various childhood topics by local, pediatric professionals. Free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Translation is also available.

Quick Info

Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Solon and Westlake
Child Care: Free with Child Registration


Important Notes:

  • Free, supervised children's activities are available with separate child registration. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

Did you know?

Podcasts and presentations from previous speakers are available on our website. View the full list here.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

Click the location name for address, map link and additional information.


Address: West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N. (map)



Address: Lakewood Public Library, Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave. (map)



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)



Address: Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway (map)



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)


    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    Register

    Does your child struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? What does science tell us about how to treat OCD and other anxiety disorders, and what strategies can you use to help your child meet their goals and enjoy their childhood? Join Jonah Lakin, Psy.D., of the OCD & Anxiety Center of Cleveland, as he discusses these questions, as well as the difficulties families face when a child has OCD. Attendees will learn about evidence-based strategies they can use to support, encourage and help their children.

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 15
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    Register

    Does your child struggle with self-doubt? Is motivation an issue? Is schoolwork completed to the best of his or her abilities? Join Heather Dukes-Murray, Ph.D., licensed independent clinical psychologist, as she discusses how encouraging a growth mindset for your child, and developing a growth mindset in parenting, can help your child develop resilience in thinking and actions. She will provide growth mindset exercises to incorporate into daily activities that can be used to combat common struggles with homework, motivation and self-doubt. In addition, Dr. Dukes-Murray will provide you with ways to help your child identify, express, and regulate emotions as well as ideas for changing negative thinking patterns. Growth mindset exercises geared towards parenting will also be discussed.

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 12
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 15
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    Register

    Are your requests to get ready for school, wash up for dinner or start the bedtime routine ignored? Do you need to scream at the top of your lungs before your kids will listen? Join Rachel Torrance, M.Ed, BCBA, COBA, and Jennifer Pearson, M.Ed, BCBA, COBA, of Accessing Abilities, as they provide families with the top 10 tips and tricks of the trade used by behavior analysts and educators. From grandma’s rule to breaking into song and dance, they will share proven strategies to help increase desirable behaviors and set your child up for success. Learn skills that will make both your life and your child’s life easier. This program is designed for both typically developing children as well as children with special needs.

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave
    • 15
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Rd.
    Register

    How can I encourage my child to talk? What should I do if he won’t imitate my language? How can I help her express herself? Join Kelly Wilber, MS, CCC-SLP, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehab as she teaches six practical strategies to enhance language development for "late talkers" or emergent communicators. Apply these strategies at home and supplement your child's speech therapy sessions with increased confidence. This program is for families of toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2-6 years) and will be relevant to children with and without a formal diagnosis.

    Co-sponsored by the Lakewood Family Room.

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

Call, text or email:

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

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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