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Coffee and Chats



  Location Westlake Porter Public Library
 
Child care? Registration required
RSVP Requested
Cost Free
 

Our bimonthly Coffee and Chats encourage parents and caregivers to meet and discuss an article about parenting a child who struggles (monthly articles and topics are provided on the registration forms below).

We know it can be intimidating to make new friends or join a new group, so our Coffee and Chats are designed to be informal opportunities to come and connect with other parents. Many parents leave these sessions with new ideas and strategies, feeling refreshed and knowing that they are not alone.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested (choose from dates/times below). Child care available on a limited basis with child care RSVP.

Note: 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


This program is offered in conjunction with the Westlake Porter Public Library and generously supported by a grant from Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library. Coffee and desserts at these events are generously donated by Jennie Lynn's Sweets (a division of Grady's Fine Wines)

Upcoming events

    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    Topic: This month's topic is "How to maintain a healthy romantic adult relationship when a child struggles." We are suggesting that both partners in the relationship attend the event. However, if that isn't possible, one partner may attend alone.

    To register for childcare:


    About This Event: We will serve coffee and eat delicious desserts as we laugh and discuss an article or book related to parenting children who struggle. This program is a combination book/article club and support group. We talk in small and large groups about common joys and concerns about raising children who struggle. For this program we do not invite an expert speaker, instead we learn from other parents.

    Your child does not need a formal diagnosis for you to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

    Are you a single parent of a child with special needs and not in a relationship? You are welcome to attend this event. You are also invited in May for a coffee and chat with the topic of "Single Parenting a Child with Special Needs." To RSVP: CFK: Coffee and Chat: Single Parenting a Child with Special Needs: Adult Registration



    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Child care for this event is now closed.  To ensure a safe environment, there is a maximum number of 15 children allowed in the child care room during each program.  However, we do have a waiting list.  We often have cancellations and those on the waiting list may be able to attend.  Adult registration is still open.  Please email lauriedemchak@connectingforkids.org to reserve a spot on the waiting list for child care.

    This event is for child care during the Adult Coffee and Chat. Adults MUST be registered for the coffee and chat CFK: Coffee and Chat: Adult Registration.

    Free childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis with registration.

    Every child MUST have a registration. For example, if you are bringing two children you must create two different registrations, one for each child.

    Childcare will be provided in the Dover Room at Westlake Porter Public Library. Parents are expected to do all toileting of children participating in childcare. Parents may not leave the Westlake Porter Public Library during the event. If a child becomes ill and you need to cancel, please call or send a text to 216-570-4326 so parents on the waitlist may attend.   


    • 04 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    Topic: This month's topic is "Meeting the Needs of Siblings When One Child in the Family Struggles."

    To register for childcare: CFK: Coffee and Chat: Child care registration


    About This Event: We will serve coffee and eat delicious desserts as we laugh and discuss an article or book related to parenting children who struggle. This program is a combination book/article club and support group. We talk in small and large groups about common joys and concerns about raising children who struggle. For this program we do not invite an expert speaker, instead we learn from other parents.

    Your child does not need a formal diagnosis for you to attend. The event is free and open to the public.


    • 04 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 10
    This event is for child care during the Adult Coffee and Chat. Adults MUST be registered for the coffee and chat CFK: Coffee and Chat (Sibling discussion): Adult Registration.

    Free childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis with registration.

    Every child MUST have a registration. For example, if you are bringing two children you must create two different registrations, one for each child.

    Childcare will be provided in the Dover Room at Westlake Porter Public Library. Parents are expected to do all toileting of children participating in childcare. Parents may not leave the Westlake Porter Public Library during the event. If a child becomes ill and you need to cancel, please call or send a text to 216-570-4326 so parents on the waitlist may attend.   


    • 05 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    Topic: This month's topic is "Single Parenting a Child with Special Needs."

    To register for childcare: CFK: Coffee and Chat: Child Care registration


    About This Event: We will serve coffee and eat delicious desserts as we laugh and discuss an article or book related to parenting children who struggle. This program is a combination book/article club and support group. We talk in small and large groups about common joys and concerns about raising children who struggle. For this program we do not invite an expert speaker, instead we learn from other parents.

    Your child does not need a formal diagnosis for you to attend. The event is free and open to the public.


    • 05 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 14
    This event is for child care during the Adult Coffee and Chat. Adults MUST be registered for the coffee and chat CFK: Coffee and Chat: Single Parenting a Child with Special Needs: Adult Registration.

    Free childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis with registration.

    Every child MUST have a registration. For example, if you are bringing two children you must create two different registrations, one for each child.

    Childcare will be provided in the Dover Room at Westlake Porter Public Library. Parents are expected to do all toileting of children participating in childcare. Parents may not leave the Westlake Porter Public Library during the event. If a child becomes ill and you need to cancel, please call or send a text to 216-570-4326 so parents on the waitlist may attend.   



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