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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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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