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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)


    • 12 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created anxiety in many of our children. Whether it's masks, social distancing or disrupted routines, the uncertainty of school this fall is only adding to this stress. What can you do? How can you help your anxious child prepare for the upcoming school year? Join Cate Brandon, PsyD, from Kenneth A. De Luca, PhD. & Associates, Inc. as she offers techniques to help families deal with anxiety, which can look very different in each child. Whether you are dealing with sleepless nights, defiance, meltdowns, attention issues or other behaviors, she will provide resources to ease the back-to-school transition.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number. Questions can be submitted upon registration.

    This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.

    Due to grant funding, program is for Northeast Ohio residents only.



    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Are you looking for social skills groups, therapists, programs and other activities for your child this fall? Do you want to provide academic, developmental or social skills enrichment opportunities to help curb the regression you have seen during the pandemic? Join Connecting for Kids' Family Resource Specialists (FRS) as they lead a group discussion to share ideas and help brainstorm accessible options for your child this fall. You'll be able to connect with other families and also have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with a FRS virtually to find specific resources that are available and a good fit for your family.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number. This program will not be recorded. 

    This program is supported by a grant from Community Fund Ohio.

    Due to grant funding, program is for Northeast Ohio residents only.



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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