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Interactive Workshops


Interactive workshops are designed to help families gain in-depth knowledge on a topic. During workshop sessions, local pediatric professionals will guide families in discussion, problem-solving and learning experiences.

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

Translation is also available.

Quick Info

Locations:
Virtual

Each workshop meets weekly and workshops last 4-6 weeks. Families are expected to attend all sessions. Due to limited space in workshops, families who miss more than one session will be removed from the workshop and asked to re-register when they are able to commit to the full workshop schedule.

Workshops will be delivered on the Zoom platform (instructions here). Families with technology concerns may contact us at info@connectingforkids.org

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: 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)


    • 16 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 23 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Dealing with health and education issues can be tough. This can be even harder for families that identify as Black Americans, who often deal with unequal treatment and outcomes. Do you want to learn how to overcome racial biases and find solutions for your child when working with health care providers, therapists and educators? If so, register for one or both of the workshops in this series that focus on Black American families working with professionals and dealing with disparities. The workshop, led by CFK's Family Education Research Analyst Nikki Montgomery, M.A., M.Ed, GPAC, is designed to be a safe space for Black American parents and caregivers of children aged 0-12 years to talk about challenges and work on solutions and will not be recorded. If you are interested in learning more about the workshop, register and you will be contacted by a Connecting for Kids staff member. Participants will receive an advocacy kit with course materials. This workshop is presented in partnership with Euclid Public Library.

    Please note that the register button to your left will ONLY register you for the workshop below:

    Advocacy & Allies: This two-day workshop covers what it takes to be a good advocate and how to gather a team of allies.

    Saturday, January 16 and 23; 1:00-2:00 pm

    A second workshop is also offered in this series, if you would like to register or get more information for the Problem-Solving & Providers workshop, please click here.

    Due to grant funding, programs are open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.

    • 20 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 10 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Do you identify as a Black American who feels the effects of institutional racism? Are you currently raising a child aged birth – 12 years? If so, join Anna Jones, LISW-S, of Cleveland State University for this four-week workshop, which will help you move forward despite the trauma. She will help you see and stop patterns of trauma survival that can affect you and your children and practice hands-on self-care and healing techniques. The workshop is designed to be a safe space for Black American parents and caregivers of children aged 0-12 years and will not be recorded. Anna will help you develop coping skills to thrive, even in a society where institutional racism continues to exist. This workshop is open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.

    This workshop is presented in partnership with Mycom and Cuyahoga County Public Library who will have devices or hotspots available if you need them to participate.

    If you are interested in learning more about the workshop, register using the link below and you will be contacted by a Connecting for Kids staff member. Participants will receive a self-care kit with course materials that can be picked up at their local branch.


    • 30 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 06 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 9
    Register

    Dealing with health and education issues can be tough. This can be even harder for families that identify as Black Americans, who often deal with unequal treatment and outcomes. Do you want to learn how to overcome racial biases and find solutions for your child when working with health care providers, therapists and educators? If so, register for one or both of these workshops in this series that focus on Black American families working with professionals and dealing with disparities. The workshop, led by CFK's Family Education Research Analyst Nikki Montgomery, M.A., M.Ed, GPAC, is designed to be a safe space for Black American parents and caregivers of children aged 0-12 years to talk about challenges and work on solutions and will not be recorded. If you are interested in learning more about the workshop, register and you will be contacted by a Connecting for Kids staff member. Participants will receive an advocacy kit with course materials. This workshop is presented in partnership with Euclid Public Library.

    Please note that the register button to your left will ONLY register you for the workshop below:

    Problem-Solving & Providers: This 2-day workshop focuses on finding reliable information and problem-solving. The Advocacy & Allies session is not a prerequisite to take this workshop.

    Saturday, January 30 and February 6; 1:00-2:00 pm

    Another workshop is also offered in this series prior to this one, if you would like to register or get more information for the Advocacy & Allies workshop, please click here

    Due to grant funding, programs are open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.

    • 13 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 20 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 12
    Register

    Dealing with health and education issues can be tough. It’s important for families to develop skills to help them navigate these complex systems. Do you want to learn how to find solutions for your child when working with health care providers, therapists and educators? If so, register for one or both of the workshops that focus on families working with professionals and dealing with challenges. The workshop, led by CFK's Family Education Research Analyst Nikki Montgomery, M.A., M.Ed, GPAC, is designed to be a safe space for parents and caregivers of children aged 0-12 years to talk about challenges and work on solutions. This workshop will not be recorded. If you are interested in learning more about the workshop, register using the link below and you will be contacted by a Connecting for Kids staff member. Participants will receive an advocacy kit with course materials. This workshop is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.

    Please note that the register button to your left will ONLY register you for the workshop below:

    Advocacy & Allies: This two-day workshop covers what it takes to be a good advocate and how to gather a team of allies.

    Saturday, February 13 and 20; 1:00-2:00 pm

    A second workshop is also offered in this series, if you would like to register or get more information for the Problem-Solving & Providers workshop, please click here.

    Due to grant funding, programs are open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.

    • 27 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 06 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 12
    Register
    Dealing with health and education issues can be tough. It’s important for families to develop skills to help them navigate these complex systems. Do you want to learn how to find solutions for your child when working with health care providers, therapists and educators? If so, register for one or both of the workshops that focus on families working with professionals and dealing with challenges. The workshop, led by CFK's Family Education Research Analyst Nikki Montgomery, M.A., M.Ed, GPAC, is designed to be a safe space for parents and caregivers of children aged 0-12 years to talk about challenges and work on solutions. This workshop will not be recorded. If you are interested in learning more about the workshop, register using the link below and you will be contacted by a Connecting for Kids staff member. Participants will receive an advocacy kit with course materials. This workshop is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.


    Please note that the register button to your left will ONLY register you for the workshop below:

    Problem-Solving & Providers: This 2-day workshop focuses on finding reliable information and problem-solving. The Advocacy & Allies session is not a prerequisite to take this workshop.

    Saturday, February 27 and March 6; 1:00-2:00 pm

    Another workshop is also offered in this series prior to this one, if you would like to register or get more information for the Advocacy & Allies workshop, please click here

    Due to grant funding, programs are open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.

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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