Webinar: Helping Homeless, Pregnant Women Overcome Barriers to Care

Los Angeles County has seen a 42% increase in homelessness between 2010-2017. Perhaps the most vulnerable among this vulnerable population: pregnant women. This webinar discusses some of the obstacles these women face in accessing services and health care — and what home visitors can do to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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Webinar: WIC Breast Pump Loan Program in Los Angeles County

This webinar covers the California State WIC policy on issuing breast pumps, details on the Public Health Foundation Enterprises Women, Infants, and Children Program (PHFE-WIC) pump program, how the seven WIC agencies in LA County administer their breast pump programs, and information on paced bottle feeding — what it is and step-by-step instructions.

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Webinar: Vaccination Safety for Pregnant Women and Children

This webinar covers vaccine safety, risks of delayed schedules, the benefits of Tdap for the mother and infant, and different resources and tools available to encourage vaccination.

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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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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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