Join us for interactive presentations on various childhood topics by local, pediatric professionals and connect with other families. These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Podcasts and presentations from previous speakers are available on our website.
Does your child struggle to make friends or engage in social activities? Do lunch, gym and recess create more anxiety than fun in your child’s school day? If so, join Amy L. Lee, PhD, and Rebekah Bryson, LISW, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, as they provide tips for caregivers to help ease a child’s anxiety and boost social skills. You will learn tools to support your child such as body calming, coping thoughts and facing challenges in smaller steps.
For information on social distancing and masking policies, please refer to our Health & Safety page. This program is for adults only and a portion will be recorded. This program is presented in partnership with Lakewood Public Library.
Childcare is available for this event, but registration is required.
Click here to register for childcare.
This registration is for CHILDCARE ONLY. Childcare (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis. We are able to accommodate children with disabilities and complex needs.
Each child must be registered separately. Space is limited.
For information on social distancing and masking policies, please refer to connectingforkids.org/HealthSafety.
To register for the corresponding Adult Program for this childcare session, click here.
What are some ways you can improve communication with your child’s school? How can you more effectively ask for support? Join Karla Fitch, MTSC, of Connecting for Kids, as she teaches families how to create and use a communication binder. Karla will walk attendees through the documents a family should have readily available and discuss the importance of each. She will also demonstrate ways to use the binder throughout the year to communicate your child’s needs. All participants will be given supplies to put together their own communication binder!
For information on social distancing and masking policies, please refer to our Health & Safety page. This program is for adults only and a portion will be recorded. This program is presented in partnership with Avon Lake Public Library.
Has your child asked to go by new pronouns, but you're not sure what that means? Are you unsure of the difference between gender identity and gender expression? Join this interactive presentation with Kristen Pepera, MEd, LPCC-S, and Lisa Pepera, MEd, LPCC-S, of Colors+, where you’ll learn how to be an affirming caregiver if your child is exploring their gender expression or identity.
Register and you will be emailed information about how to join the program via Zoom. This program is for adults only and a portion will be recorded. Due to grant funding, this program is open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.
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P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145
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