Webinar: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Safe Infant Sleep

There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among babies in the United States each year. But a recent study showed that less than half of parents adhere to safe-sleep guidelines — and many are not even getting adequate or accurate information on the subject from health care providers. This webinar covers the latest research on SIDS and explains what all parents should do to ensure their babies are sleeping as safely as possible.

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Webinar: Supporting LGBTQ Families in the Postpartum Period

LGBTQ parents want the same things for their children that any other parents want: respect, protection, celebration, and a bright future. But they face unique challenges, which may be most pronounced in the postpartum period. This webinar lays out those challenges, and offers tips and guidance to help home visitors support the LGBTQ families they serve.

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Webinar: Supporting Parents After Perinatal Loss

It’s hard to know what to say to a parent who has lost a baby. In this webinar, home visitors learn how to support moms and dads who have experienced this traumatic event.

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Parenting “Power Tools” — That’s What My Home Visitor Gives Me

“I was told that I’m the first teacher for my son … they make me believe that,” said Monica, who stood up and shared her home visiting experience at a recent meeting. When Monica started speaking, we grabbed a phone and hit the video record button. What we captured demonstrates how a home visiting program can kindle a parent’s passion for reading to her children — and how a home visitor provides parenting “power tools.”

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Los Angeles County Leaves Money on the Table for Home Visiting – But Not for Long

Other states and localities use a variety of sources to fund home visiting. L.A. County is exploring its options to help families with young children succeed.

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MCHA’s ‘Welcome Baby’ Parents Talk Back

Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA), which offers the free Welcome Baby program in partnership with California Hospital in Los Angeles, shared some of the feedback they’ve received from parents.

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Webinar: How Home Visiting Programs Can Support NICU Families

NICU babies need lots of support, but so do their caregivers. “Premature babies give us premature parents,” said Esther Chon, who, along with Sharon Tan, led a webinar on how to help caregivers who have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit. Watch the webinar here.

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Family Strengthening Training: The Quick Pitch and the Long Haul

Training requirements for Family Strengthening Network staff are rigorous and extensive. But that doesn’t mean there’s no time for fun.

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Webinar: Importance of Fatherhood, Engaging Dads in Home Visiting

This week, Project Fatherhood’s LeHenry Solomon presented a webinar to the Parent Coaches from the 14 Welcome Baby hospitals in L.A. County. We’ve included the recording here, along with several other resources on fatherhood and on helping dads be better parents.

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