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Coffee and Chat

Connecting for Kids Coffee and Chat

Join our interactive support group and meet other families facing similar struggles.

Coffee and Chat is for families of children ages 0-12 years.

Free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately.

Translation is also available.

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Locations:
Elyria, Euclid, Middleburg Heights
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.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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Address: West River Branch of Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. (map)



Address: Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St. (map)

Sessions: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)


    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Has this pandemic worn you down? Are you tired of staying home, not being able to see family and friends? Are you feeling guilty about your child’s excess screen time and your lack of patience? As we enter month seven of the pandemic, many of us are questioning how much longer we can continue on. Join Lisa Ruman, LISW, CHt, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, for this interactive support group via Zoom to meet other families and find encouragement despite the pandemic. This program is a safe space and will not be recorded.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number. Register and attend this program to earn a free care package! During the event you will learn how to obtain your free Back-to-School Distance Learning Care Package which includes school supplies and parent self-care/support items.

    This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library and is supported by a grant from the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River - Sunrise and Noon Clubs, Rotary Club of North Ridgeville, Rotary Club of Westlake-Bay Village, and West Shore Rotary. This program is for adults only and will not be recorded. *One kit per household while supplies last*


    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed as this pandemic continues to sweep our nation? Did you know that music can serve as an outlet for any frustration or stress you might be experiencing? Come and connect with other families as we use music to cope with these ever-present struggles. During each session, a board-certified music therapist will guide parents and caregivers through music experiences such as lyric discussion, meditations, songwriting and more. Attendees will listen to live music, discuss everyday stressors in their lives and learn new ways to manage anxiety.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number.

    This program is supported by a grant from the Nordson Corporation Foundation. This program is for adults only and will not be recorded.


    • 13 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed as this pandemic continues to sweep our nation? Did you know that music can serve as an outlet for any frustration or stress you might be experiencing? Come and connect with other families as we use music to cope with these ever-present struggles. During each session, a board-certified music therapist will guide parents and caregivers through music experiences such as lyric discussion, meditations, songwriting and more. Attendees will listen to live music, discuss everyday stressors in their lives and learn new ways to manage anxiety.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number.

    This program is supported by a grant from the Nordson Corporation Foundation. This program is for adults only and will not be recorded.


    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    Register

    This pandemic has created even more challenges for the parents and caregivers of children with moderate-to-severe disabilities including loss of services and respite care, and in some cases, overwhelming worry for a medically fragile child. This monthly group is a way for families to share their struggles, challenges and encourage one another. Join Terri McNeely, LISW, MEd, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake as she facilitates this private session to help deal with feelings of overwhelming worry using mindfulness.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number.

    This program is supported by a grant from Nordson Corporation Foundation. This program is a safe space and will not be recorded.


    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)
    Register

    This pandemic has created even more challenges for the parents and caregivers of children with moderate-to-severe disabilities including loss of services and respite care and in some cases, overwhelming worry for a medically fragile child. Those who have to quarantine may feel loneliness at their loss of connection with others. This monthly group is a way for families to share their struggles, challenges and encourage one another. Join Sarah Saunders, MA, LPCC, of Purposeful Growth & Wellness as she facilitates this private session to help deal with feelings of overwhelming worry and loneliness using journaling.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number. The first 20 households who register and attend this program will earn a free self care item related to this month's tip!

    This program is supported by a grant from Nordson Corporation Foundation.

    This program is a safe space and will not be recorded. *One kit per household*


    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    Register

    ¿Deseas conocer a otras familias latinas en una situación similar a la tuya? Ven a conocer a Dr. Brittany Myers, psicóloga infantil de MetroHealth, quien discutirá maneras para conseguir recursos para inquietudes tales como la Ansiedad, el Trastorno de Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad (TDAH), el Trastorno del Espectro Autista y Superdotado, entre otros. Los participantes también tendrán la oportunidad de establecer contactos y encontrar el apoyo necesario dentro de la Comunidad Latina. Este programa será impartido en español.

    Regístrate en la liga de abajo y recibirás un correo electrónico explicándote cómo unirte al programa utilizando el app gratuito de Zoom, desde tu teléfono celular o computadora.

    Este programa es posible gracias a la Fundación de The Nordson Corporation.

    Para más información visite https://connectingforkids.org/registrate




    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Register

    Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed as this pandemic continues to sweep our nation? Did you know that music can serve as an outlet for any frustration or stress you might be experiencing? Come and connect with other families as we use music to cope with these ever-present struggles. During each session, a board-certified music therapist will guide parents and caregivers through music experiences such as lyric discussion, meditations, songwriting and more. Attendees will listen to live music, discuss everyday stressors in their lives and learn new ways to manage anxiety.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number.

    This program is supported by a grant from the Nordson Corporation Foundation. This program is for adults only and will not be recorded.


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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