2018 Annual Conference

Working Through a Healthy Divorce:

Addressing the developmental impact on children

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
8:00 am-4:00 pm

An affordable 1-day continuing education conference for:
  • Early Childhood Education professionals
  • Social workers, therapists and counselors
  • Parents

Looking out for the best interest of the kids is an important goal in any divorce, but it’s easier said than done. Whether you’re going through your own divorce or working with others, this one-day conference will provide important understanding of the developmental disruptions children experience during divorce, and help you anticipate and address them.

  • 3 separate tracks for: Parents; Early Childhood Educators; and Social Workers, Therapists & Counselors
  • 6 Ohio Approved hours for Early Childhood Educators
  • 6 social work CEUs (Ohio CSWMFTB provider # RCS091602)

Register online (below) or offline with this printable form


8:00 – Registration
8:30 – Breakfast (provided) & Opening Remarks
9:30 – Morning sessions
12:30 – Lunch break (meal provided)
1:15 – Afternoon sessions
3:30 – Parent and Social Work tracks end
4:15 – Early Childhood Educator track ends

All sessions are led by trained, credentialed specialists from Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development.

Parent Track:

8:30-9:30 – Opening Remarks: Evolution of the Family and What Kids Need
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins and  John A. Hadden, Jr., M.D. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

9:30-11:00 – Managing Your Own Emotions To Help Children Through the Hardest Parts of Divorce
By Victoria Todd, LISW-S, MSW and Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst; and Kenna Mycek, MSW, Hanna Perkins Clinical Therapist.

11-12:30 – Kids First: Focusing on the Children’s Needs While Still Adhering to the Law
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.

1:15-3:00 – A Blended Family Survival Guide: A Heartfelt Experience Shared
Discussion with Jim Sollisch, a noted family blogger, and Rique Sollisch, a Hanna Perkins Early Education Specialist; moderated by Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW, Hanna Perkins Consulting Therapist.

Social worker/Therapist/Counselor Track:

8:30-9:30 – Opening Remarks: Evolution of the Family and What Kids Need (1 CEU)
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.,Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins and  John A. Hadden, Jr., M.D. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

9:30-11:00 – Blended Families: Common Issues and How to Help (1.5 CEUs)
ByCarol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW, Hanna Perkins Consulting Therapist.

11-12:30 – Helping Parents Through Divorce: Navigating the Emotional Minefield (1.5 CUEs)
By Victoria Todd, LISW-S, MSW Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst; andKenna Mycek, MSW, Hanna Perkins Clinical Therapist.

1:15-3:30 – Helping Families Move Beyond Legal Disputes to Focus On the Children’s Needs (2 CEUs)
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Educator Track:

8:30-9:30 – Opening Remarks: Evolution of the Family and What Kids Need
By Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.,Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins and  John A. Hadden, Jr., M.D. Professor in Psychoanalytic Child Development at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

9:30-12:30: Listening to Children’s Behaviors (3 Ohio Approved Hours)
By Barbara Streeter, MS, LPCC, Hanna Perkins Education Director and Faculty Chair of the Cleveland Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program.

1:15-4:15 Helping Children In the Classroom Who are Experiencing Divorce or Separation (3 Ohio approved hours)
By Victoria Todd, LISW-S, MSW, Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst; and Pam Millar, Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs at Hanna Perkins, and a former site director at The Centers For Families & Children


Social Workers/Therapists/Counselors

$75: Pre-registration
$85: At the door
$45: Students (valid college/university ID required)

Early Childhood Educators

$60: Pre-registration
$70: At the door
$45: Students (valid college/university ID required)


$10: Pre-registration
$20: AT the door


Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts., OH 44122


If you prefer to register offline use this printable form

Annual Fund Campaign

For many of our families, paying for school or treatment at Hanna Perkins can be a challenge. Your gift allows us to offer families our services at a rate they can manage.

Currently 40% of Hanna Perkins families receive financial support because of your generosity, but every child and family benefits from the Annual Fund.
Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development fosters the emotional well-being of children and their families and helps them master life’s challenges. We promote positive early learning experiences through educational and therapeutic services for children and parents; training and support for professionals; and community-wide collaborations.

Gifts to the Annual Fund provide Hanna Perkins with important unrestricted operating support. Please consider making yours today.

Giving Levels

  • Founders’ Circle: $5,000 and Above
  • Furman Society: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Katan Society: $1,000 – $2,499
  • Enrichment Society: $500 – $999
  • Children’s Champion Society $250 – $499
  • Honor Roll Society: $1 – $249

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gift program?  If so, you can double or even triple the impact of your gift.  Please check on the potential of matching your gift to Hanna Perkins Center.





New mom? Don’t feel right?

New mom? Don’t feel right?

Postpartum depression is one of several mood and anxiety disorders that can follow the birth of a child. The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins offers effective treatment for these serious health issues. If you don’t feel right, call. We’ll see you within 48 hours.

For an appointment/consultation, contact Kimberly Bell at 216.991.4472 (ext. 209 after hours).

Not sure? Learn more about the symptoms with this short article.

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Afternoon Enrichment Program

basketball_shutterstock_215623555In Hanna Perkins’ Afternoon Enrichment program, your child (age 3-7) will get new experiences, learn new skills and make new friends in a comfortable, calm environment centered on each child’s social-emotional development.

The 10-week program meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning September 20 and ending December 1 (there are no session Thanksgiving week).

Activities include music, art, creative storytelling, book-making and gym.

Cost is $15 per session for drop-ins or $200 for the whole program.

Classes are led by Rique Sollisch, an early education teacher specifically trained in The HP Way, Hanna Perkins’ approach to helping children understand, communicate and manage their feelings. This fundamental skill set, often known as emotional intelligence, helps children advocate for themselves, develop strong relationships and enjoy learning ­ key factors for success in school and life.


  • Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Sept. 20, 2016
  • Ending Dec. 1, 2016
  • Cost: $15 per session / $200 for the entire program

Parents are asked to remain on-site; a comfortable waiting room with free wi-fi is available.

For more information or offline registration, contact Pam Millar at Hanna Perkins Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center by e-mail or call 216-991-4472.

Online registration


Help us meet this challenge grant

challenge grant thumbnail artAn anonymous Hanna Perkins donor has issued this challenge: Every dollar you give to Hanna Perkins before our fiscal year ends on June 30 will be matched up to $5,000.

Please help us meet this challenge.

Your tax-deductible donation supports Hanna Perkins’ work toward healthy emotional development in children across Northeast Ohio. If you haven’t given yet, now is the time; your contribution will be doubled by this challenge.

For information about Hanna Perkins and how we apply our donations, visit here.

The fiscal year ends in just three months, so please consider making your tax-deductible challenge gift by June 30 and your gift will be doubled!

To donate right away, click the button below, or send a check by mail.

Give the gift of mindful togetherness

There is no greater gift than mindful time between a parent and child.

Now, in this season of giving, you can give that to a loved one with a gift of Hanna Perkins programming.

  • Convenient: You can order right from your computer
  • Affordable: Our family-friendly pricing means you can give a loving gift for less than $70.
  • Simple: After placing your order, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation that includes a gift certificate for you to print for presentation to the recipient.
  • Appreciated: Anyone who cherishes time with their young child or children will be glad to receive this gift.

The gift of mindful play

In the developmentally mindful environment of the Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center, parents and caregivers can play with their children to encourage mastery of age-appropriate skills.

During drop-in play, adults participate with their children in dramatic play, puzzles, a collection of toys and books, as well as  hands-on activities including science, gardening, snacks and arts-and-craft projects.

Price: $60

Click this link for more details and drop-in schedule
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The gift of insight

Helping Young Children Grow is a seminal book on child development, written by Erna Furman – a renowned child psychoanalyst who had a close, longtime affiliation with Hanna Perkins  until her death in 2003.

It is a clear and practical guide to understanding children, child development and personality development – written in clear language suitable for laymen and professionals alike.

Previously out of print, this book is once again available at Amazon.com for the Kindle e-Reader for just $9.99.

To order directly through Amazon.com, click here.