Join our interactive support group and meet other families facing similar struggles. Coffee and Chat is for families of children ages 0-12 years. Translation is also available.
¡Usa tu creatividad! Están cordialmente invitados a nuestra "Noche de Arte y Pintura!" Ven y conoce a otras familias de la comunidad hispana. Este evento es gratis! Estaremos hablando sobre varios temas de la salud mental de menores como: La ansiedad, el déficit de atención, la depresión, problemas emocionales y de comportamiento y mucho más. Ven y comparte con nosotros en un ambiente confidencial y con otras personas que comprendan las buenas y las malas de criar a niños con condiciones o síntomas de salud mental y emocional. Estaremos ahí para contestar preguntas! Betsy Amador Ramos estará representando a La Alianza Nacional de La Salud Mental y Emocional y traerá recursos.
Are you trying to foster a gender-affirming environment, but are unsure what the differences are between gender expression and gender identity? Join Kristen Pepera, MEd, LPCC-S, and Lisa Pepera, MEd, LPCC-S, of Colors+ for a short presentation on the gender spectrum. Afterward, they will lead a discussion on how to nurture a gender creative environment for your child who is gender expansive or questioning.
Register 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 is a safe space and will not be recorded.
Connecting for Kids provides families with resources so they can make an informed decision for their child.
Due to grant funding, this program is open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.
The isolation of raising a child with disabilities or mental health issues is real. The pandemic has compounded this sense of loneliness by limiting social interactions over the last year and caused many of us to lose touch with friends and neighbors. Meet other families and receive encouragement as we discuss the article, "Loneliness for New Parents of Disabled Children." Lisa Ruman, LISW, CHt, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, will facilitate a discussion about ways to find support for the journey.
For information on social distancing and masking policies, please refer to our Health & Safety page. This program is for adults only and will not be recorded. This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.
This program is open to any caregiver who needs support, regardless of how much their child is struggling. Join us as the music therapist focuses on coping with seasons of stress and difficult times both at home and in society. Come and connect with other families as we use music to cope with our ever-present struggles. Attendees will listen to live music and engage in discussions, group songwriting and other fun music experiences.
For Families of Children with Complex Needs
Can anger actually be a positive thing? Is your “mom-rage” or "caregiver-rage" trying to alert you to a deeper problem? Sarah Saunders, MA, LPCC, of Purposeful Growth & Wellness will discuss how anger can actually be a good messenger. Similar to a check engine light in your car, anger is a signal that something more is going on. If you feel "rage-y,” you're not alone. Join other families of children with complex needs and we’ll help you identify how anger feels, why it might be happening and what to do about it. Each attendee will receive a free sand timer.
Register 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 is for adults only and will not be recorded.
Call, text or email:
P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145
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