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Speaker Series

Connecting for Kids Speaker Series

Join us for presentations on various childhood topics by local, pediatric professionals. All presentations are designed for families with a child (birth to age 12 years) who is struggling (with or without a formal diagnosis).

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

Free child care (provided by CFK) is available, but children must be registered separately. 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.

Translation is also available.

Quick Info

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


Did you know?

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

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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



Address: Location will rotate through Lakewood school campuses. Please see registration forms for addresses.

The Speaker Series in Lakewood is supported by a grant from Community West Foundation.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 East Bagley Rd. (map)

The Speaker Series in Middleburg Heights is presented in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.



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

The Speaker Series in in Westlake is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.


    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 Bagley Rd.
    • 5

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 Bagley Rd.

    Why can’t your child just behave? The lens you use to view your child’s behavior has vast implications for your reaction and the way you help your child. If you’re frustrated because you’ve tried everything you can think of to prevent those dramatic meltdowns and it seems like nothing at all sets off those screaming, crying, dreadful tantrums, then this talk is for you. Join Katie Greenleaf, MA, LPCC, of Meghan Barlow and Associates, for a talk that will completely change the way you view your child’s behaviors and guide you toward a better way to help.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Roosevelt Elementary School, 14237 Athens Ave.
    • 20

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Roosevelt Elementary School, 14237 Athens Ave.

    Meghan Barlow, PhD., of Meghan Barlow and Associates, will help parents understand bullying, acts that may look like bullying but are not, and common types of peer conflict. Parents will be taught strategies for how they can help support their children as well as how to empower their children to handle conflicts at school.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 8

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N.

    Are you dealing with talking back, temper tantrums, school behavior problems, trouble following directions, stealing or lying? Kazdin’s Parent Management Training is a set of interventions developed by Dr. Alan Kazdin, Director of the Yale Parenting Center, that teach and coach families how to modify a child’s problem behavior. At this presentation featuring Cynthia Petrucci, LSW, and Lora Zoller, LPCC, of Applewood Centers Inc., you will learn Kazdin strategies that use positive reinforcement, antecedents, practice and problem solving to improve behavior and decrease a child’s opposition and aggression. Touting a 78% success rate, the goal of the Kazdin program is to improve parent-child interactions and empower families to create positive changes.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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