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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.

This program is generously sponsored by The Child and Family Counseling Center of Westlake.

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

    • 06 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Porter Room
    Topic: This month's topic is "New Year's Resolution: Caring for the Caregiver..making time for YOU."


    Here is the article (it applies to ALL parents with kids with special needs, not just autism): 

    http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2014/11/18/autism-moms-5-ways-take-care-you

    To register for child care: CFK: Coffee and Chat (Caring for the Caregiver): 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.


    • 06 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, Dover Room
    • 11
    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 (Caring for the Caregiver): Adult Registration.

    Free child care is available on a first-come, first-serve 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.

    Child care 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 waiting list may attend.   


    • 27 Feb 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Ahern Banquet Center, 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake

    Please support Connecting for Kids at our third annual fundraiser. The event is open to the public and we encourage you to bring neighbors, friends and co-workers. Let's all celebrate our success and help to create a sustainable organization that will be around for a long time.

    You must be 21 or older to attend this event and we will not be offering childcare.

    Menu:

    Swedish Meatballs
    Cheese and veggie display
    Taco bar
    Paste: Pasta marinara, pasta with roasted red pepper, macaroni and cheese
    Coffee tea station
    Assorted desserts
    Beer, wine, well drinks and soft drinks included in ticket price

    Ticket price are $45 and tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, February 24th.


     

    • 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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