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Speaker Series

Connecting for Kids Speaker Series

Join us for presentations on various childhood topics by local, pediatric professionals. Free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately.

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

Translation is also available.

Quick Info

Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Solon and Westlake
Child Care: Free with Child Registration


Important Notes:

  • Free, supervised children's activities are available with separate child registration. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

Did you know?

Podcasts and presentations from previous speakers are available on our website. View the full list here.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

Click the location name for address, map link and additional information.


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)


    • 21 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    Register
    Do the needs of your typical children sometimes go unmet? Are you feeling guilty over the amount of time you spend focused on your child who struggles versus the amount you can carve out for a typical sibling? Lisa Ruman, LISW, CHt, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, will outline ways to have a conversation with your typically developing child so that he or she can express frustrations and identify at least one need that currently isn’t being met. We will then share practical ways to meet sibling needs given limited time and funds.


    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 21 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 13
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis.

    We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY for the February 25 program. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 25 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • 03 Mar 2020
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake
    Register

    Part 1: Speaker Series: Solving Challenging Behavior

    Are the meltdowns, power struggles and talking back just getting worse? In this two-part series, Katie Greenleaf, MA, LPCC, of Meghan Barlow and Associates, will share techniques to turn your home from a battleground into a more peaceful place. Before participating in this program, you must: 1) Listen to the Podcast “Understanding Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors” which can be found here and 2) Complete this Google Form when you register so that Katie knows a little more about your situation and can better address your concerns (anonymously) during her presentation. Attendees of this session will be registered for Part 2 of the Challenging Behavior Series, a Coffee and Chat support group hosted by Katie Greenleaf.

    Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 pm

    Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

    NEED CHILDCARE FOR FEBRUARY 25? Register here.

    Part 2: Coffee and Chat: Working Out Challenging Behavior

    If you attended our Speaker Series entitled Challenging Behavior Series Part 2: Solving Challenging Behavior on February 25, we invite you back to our Coffee and Chat support group, facilitated by Katie Greenleaf, MA, LPCC, of Meghan Barlow and Associates. Have you tried some of the techniques she shared on February 25th? What worked? What didn’t work? What challenges are you still facing? Join us as we discuss ways to improve behaviors and make home a collaborative and peaceful place. Please note that you must attend the February 25 Speaker Series to register for this session. No walk-ins will be accepted.

    Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 pm

    Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.

    NEED CHILDCARE FOR MARCH 3? Register here.

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    Register
    Would you like to apply for a grant to help fund your child’s needs but aren’t sure where to begin? How do you find which grants you may qualify for? Join representatives from Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD), Rec2connect Foundation, and Zane's, Inc. who will discuss the types of therapies, camps or equipment that are typically covered. They will also walk attendees through the process of applying for financial support. In addition, Amy Clawson of Ohio Family 2 Family will explain how to create your child’s medical summary and write a vision statement to supplement your grant applications.


    This program is co-sponsored by Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Zane's Inc., and Rec2Connect Foundation.  and Ohio Family 2 Family

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 15
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis.

    We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    Register

    Are you contemplating the use of medical cannabis for your child? Do you know which conditions qualify? Do you know how to find a provider compliant with Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program? Join Dr. Nora McNamara of Compassionate Cleveland as she discusses the risks and benefits of medical cannabis. She will also answer frequently asked questions such as: Is it safe for children? Does it work? Are there potential interaction problems with other medications? What is the best method of ingestion for a child? What steps do I need to take to obtain a medical marijuana card for my child?

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 13
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

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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