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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

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)

    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Take a 20-minute break with your child from distance learning and follow along as Terri McNeely, LISW, MEd, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, takes you through some quick exercises to decrease anxiety, increase attention and better regulate emotions. Once you learn these new techniques, you can take a mindfulness brain break any time your child needs to calm themselves and refocus. Mindfulness makes you aware of thoughts, feelings and sensations that are happening around you and can provide many benefits during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak. After 20 minutes of virtual exercises, Terri will answer your questions publicly on Facebook or privately by texting our Family Resource Specialist at 440-570-5908. This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.

    This event is open to all and will be live on the CFK main Facebook page. Registration is preferred.

    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    If you are at home with a child between the ages of 18 months to 6 years you know these last few weeks haven’t been easy. Keeping your child meaningfully engaged while also getting your work done is most likely taking all of your energy. And, if you have a child who struggles in an area of development, you have extra concerns during this time. But don’t fear! CFK Early Intervention professionals and Teach Me to Play leaders Paula C. Papp, M.A.Ed., and Neysa McKenney, M.A., CCC-SLP are here to help. Join them for a Q&A session where they will answer your questions about understanding and responding to challenging behaviors, increasing communication skills and any other questions on your mind. Ask your questions by submitting them when your register, post them publicly on Facebook during the Q&A session, or if you would prefer to ask them privately, text questions to our Family Resource Specialist during the session at 440-570-5908 and she will relay your question anonymously. This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.

    This event is open to all and will be live on the CFK main Facebook page. Registration is preferred.

Call, text or email:

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


P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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