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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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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Video: A Pediatrician Tells Home Visitors How They Can Improve Child Health Outcomes

Well baby visits, health screenings, milestones, vaccines — there’s a lot for parents (and home visitors) to keep track of during a child’s first few years of life.

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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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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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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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