Webinar: Effective Communication and Collaboration

This webinar includes useful tips on communicating with staff at health care provider offices, with prospective clients, and with each other. Although the webinar was designed for Outreach Specialists in the Welcome Baby program, it is relevant and helpful for anyone who communicates with others … in other words, everyone.

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Webinar: Medi-Cal’s Non-Medical Transportation Benefit: A Training for Home Visitors

Non-Medical Transportation, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Emergency Medical Transportation — they’re all covered by Medi-Cal, but what are the differences? This webinar shows home visitors how to help families find their way and minimize any administrative bumps in the road.

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Webinar: How Home Visitors Can Help Families Access Subsidized Child Care in L.A. County

Finding reliable child care is challenging for many families, and figuring out how to afford these services can be even more difficult. Many home visitors in L.A. County say they face challenges in helping families access subsidized child care services. This webinar and the resources we’ve posted can help.

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Webinar: How Home Visitors Can Support Families With Children With Developmental Delays

Only about a third of young children in the U.S. receive recommended screenings to catch developmental delays. But home visiting programs provide these screenings to all families who participate. They’re free and conducted in the comfort of the family’s home. In this webinar, home visitors learn what to do if they or a parent suspects that a child has a developmental delay.

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Webinar: Bed Bugs: What Can Families Do? How Can Home Visitors Help?

Bed bug infestations appear to be growing more common, at least in Los Angeles County, where our First 5 LA-funded Family Strengthening Network home visiting programs serve families. Here is a webinar on bed bugs and what home visitors can do to help families eradicate these pests. Also included: fact sheets and other information that can be printed and distributed to families.

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Webinar: Marijuana, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

Pregnant (or contemplating pregnancy) or breastfeeding? Stay away from marijuana in all its forms. That’s the word from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the word on the street may be a different story. Studies show a sharp increase in marijuana use by pregnant women. Here are resources and information to help women understand why it’s important to avoid marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Free Lunch for Kids This Summer in L.A. County

School’s out for summer. That means fun in the sun — and food insecurity for many of the 20 million kids who rely on free and reduced-price school lunches. Only 1 in 6 eligible children and teens receive free lunches during the summer. But that free lunch is out there, and your local public library might be the place to find it.

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First 5 LA Summit: Transforming Our Future Through Home Visiting. #StrongerFamiliesLA

It’s the summit that is definitely happening.

On June 13, the First 5 LA Family Strengthening Network’s annual summit will convene over 500 home visiting pros at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood to share success stories about the families they serve in Los Angeles County — and to celebrate those achievements.

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STDs During Pregnancy: Get the Facts From the CDC

If you are pregnant, you can become infected with the same sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as women who are not pregnant. Pregnant women should ask their doctors about getting tested for STDs, since some doctors do not routinely perform these tests.

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Video: Workshop on Postpartum OCD and Suicidal Ideation

Maternal Mental Health NOW Training Director Gabrielle Kaufman talks to home visitors about how they can screen moms and help those who are struggling with perinatal mental health challenges.

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