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Connecting for Kids Coffee and Chat

Join our interactive support group and meet other families facing similar struggles.

Coffee and Chat is for families of children ages 0-12 years.

Free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately.

Translation is also available.

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Locations:
Elyria, Euclid, Middleburg Heights
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.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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



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



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


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St.
    Register
    Do you want to reach out and meet other families on a similar journey but don't know how? Join us for an informal discussion while we read a short article about how to find others like you and the support you need. We also encourage families to attend who already have a strong network and are willing to mentor others.


    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Coffee and Chat.

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd Street
    • 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 Coffee and Chat.

    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Brook Park Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6155 Engle Rd
    Register

    This is a tough time to be a kid! Normal developmental phases are tough enough, but add to that today’s standards, stressors, distractions, peer pressure, and information overload. These factors all contribute to the rising signs of anxiety and depression in our children and teens.

    Guiding and supporting our children as they navigate our fast-paced and transparent world is a challenge on parents. Join Marcie Girdlestone, LPCC-S, Mental Health Director at Pathway Caring for Children, for a discussion on why it’s so hard to be a kid, and how parents can better understand and support their children to be resilient through the contributors of childhood anxiety and depression.

    CFK is co-sponsoring this program with Pathway Caring for Children.

    NOTE: Supervised children’s activities will not be offered.

    For more information, visit https://www.pathwaycfc.org/wellness-seminar



    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake
    Register

    Part 1: Speaker Series: Solving Challenging Behavior

    Are the meltdowns, power struggles and talking back just getting worse? In this two-part series, Katie Greenleaf, MA, LPCC, of Meghan Barlow and Associates, will share techniques to turn your home from a battleground into a more peaceful place. Before participating in this program, you must: 1) Listen to the Podcast “Understanding Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors” which can be found here and 2) Complete this Google Form when you register so that Katie knows a little more about your situation and can better address your concerns (anonymously) during her presentation. Attendees of this session will be registered for Part 2 of the Challenging Behavior Series, a Coffee and Chat support group hosted by Katie Greenleaf.

    Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 pm

    Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

    NEED CHILDCARE FOR FEBRUARY 25? Register here.

    Part 2: Coffee and Chat: Working Out Challenging Behavior

    If you attended our Speaker Series entitled Challenging Behavior Series Part 2: Solving Challenging Behavior on February 25, we invite you back to our Coffee and Chat support group, facilitated by Katie Greenleaf, MA, LPCC, of Meghan Barlow and Associates. Have you tried some of the techniques she shared on February 25th? What worked? What didn’t work? What challenges are you still facing? Join us as we discuss ways to improve behaviors and make home a collaborative and peaceful place. Please note that you must attend the February 25 Speaker Series to register for this session. No walk-ins will be accepted.

    Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 pm

    Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

    NEED CHILDCARE FOR MARCH 3? Register here.

    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 15
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY for the March 3 program. 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 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register

    Have you wanted to attend our Coffee and Chat support groups but are unable to get out of the house? Or, your busy work or kids’ activities schedule doesn’t allow for a night away? CFK will be hosting a “virtual” Coffee and Chat live on Facebook. You will be able to watch from the comfort of your home and even be able to post questions for our facilitators Lisa Ruman, LISW, CHt, and Kristin Swihart, LISW-S, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake. We will be addressing one of our most popular topics, how to stay calm even when you are angry or frustrated by your child’s behaviors. You will learn six techniques to help you stay calm in the face of adversity. The article we will be discussing is "Remaining Calm in the Face of Chaos".

    Connecting for Kids staff will also be part of this live event to share resources and answer your questions as well. This event is open to all and will be live on the CFK main Facebook page. Registration is preferred.


    Our Coffee and Chat is an interactive support group for families ages 0-12.


    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    Register
    ¿Deseas conocer a otras familias latinas en una situación similar a la tuya? Ven a conocer a Dr. Brittany Myers, psicóloga infantil de MetroHealth, quien discutirá maneras para conseguir recursos para inquietudes tales como la Ansiedad, el Trastorno de Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad (TDAH), el Trastorno del Espectro Autista y Superdotado, entre otros. Los participantes también tendrán la oportunidad de establecer contactos y encontrar el apoyo necesario dentro de la Comunidad Latina. Este programa será impartido en español.


    ¿Necesitas servicio de guardería durante el evento? Registrate aquí.  


    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 10
    Register

    Este registro es SOLO PARA EL SERVICIO DE GUARDERIA. El servicio de guardería (proporcionado por CFK) es gratuito y está disponible por orden de registro.

    Cada niño(a) debe de ser registrado por separado.


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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