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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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: My #HomeVisiting Experience: Araceli and Yani

Araceli, a mother of three, says things are different now. When she had her son 13 years ago she didn’t know how important it was to read and talk to a baby. But when she gave birth to her third child, she learned about home visiting.

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Video: ‘Know Your Rights’ Workshop, New Toolkit for Immigrant Families

In the mid-19th century, the Irish comprised nearly half of all immigrants to the United States. So perhaps it was fitting that three South L.A. home visiting agencies spent their St. Patrick’s Day learning how to better support the immigrant families they serve.

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How to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

At our Family Strengthening Network workshop for home visitors, El Nido Family Centers invited two young parents to speak about their experience in El Nido’s Teen Parenting Services programs. We’ve posted video of this impressive mom and dad. Several teen parenting resources are also posted here.

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Video: ‘Welcome Baby’ Connects South Bay Parents With Community Resources

Parenting education, breastfeeding support, information on infant development and bonding and attachment, plus connections to community services and resources — those are some of the key benefits Welcome Baby provides. And, as Silvia and Abraham explain in this video, those are all the things these parents happily received from the program.

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Video: Parents With Older Children and a Baby Talk About Home Visiting

“When my son was this age I didn’t sing or talk to him — I thought that he didn’t need it,” says Maria, who appears in this video with her husband and baby daughter. “But through you and Welcome Baby, I learned that I need to talk to them since they are born. I see how important it is to talk and sing to them at an early age.”

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Video: 2nd Annual Family Strengthening Summit: The Power of Home Visiting

LA Best Babies Network and its partner organizations hosted the second annual Family Strengthening Summit on June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. The event brought together roughly 500 staff members and others affiliated with the Welcome Baby program and its home visiting services. Videos of all presentations are included here.

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Video: 1st Annual Family Strengthening Summit: Building Resilience in Our Network

LA Best Babies Network hosted the first annual Family Strengthening Summit on June 2 in Los Angeles. The event brought together over 400 staff members and others affiliated with the Welcome Baby program and its home visiting services. Video of all presentations is included here.

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