Upcoming Events for the Week of April 12th

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re making updates as we learn about them, but we recommend contacting organizers before registering for in-person events.

For updated information and resources for home visitors, visit our COVID-19 page. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

Here is a roundup of this week’s conferences, webinars, and trainings for home visitors and others who work with pregnant women and families with little ones. Also included: events around L.A. County that you can share with the families you serve. Want to look further into the future? See the comprehensive lists we update weekly for:

Do you have something for us to include? Email vreyes@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!

April is:
Events happening throughout April

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for LA County Residents
Open Registration
, 8:00am – 8:00pm
See the website for information on which groups are currently being vaccinated. No Internet access? Call (833) 540-0473 for assistance with appointments Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 8:30pm.
Presented by County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Nurturing Parenting Classes
Wednesdays (March 3 – May 12, 2021)
, 10:00am – 11:00am
This class is to help you and your family learn about a child’s developmental milestones, self-awareness, and positive forms of reinforcement. There is a total of 11 sessions that take place once a week on Wednesdays. All sessions are in English only and open to all zip codes. For registration information, please call Victoria at (213) 590-2457 or Jasmine at (323) 397-5798.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Early Childhood and Family Engagement Events
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library:

For more information on the events hosted, please refer to this calendar.

Webinar: Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Every Wednesday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
This weekly webinar was created as a safe place for lactation professionals to gather. There will be a new speaker/topic each week to provide current information on guidelines and recommendations.
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Monday, April 12

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 12 – April 23
, by appointment only: Weingart YMCA Wellness and Aquatic Center, 9900 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
To schedule your vaccination appointment, call (855) 287-6789. The call center is open Monday – Friday from 6:00am to 8:00pm and on the weekend from 6:00am to 5:00pm. Bilingual agents are available.
Presented by CVS Health, in partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Adult Grief Group
April 12 – May 31
, TBA
Group sessions are held over the course of 8 weeks and meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
To register, call (562) 429-0075 ext. 2 or email programs@newhopegrief.org
Presented by New Hope Grief Support Community

Save the Date: Honoring the Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) Theme of “Claiming Our Power, Resilience and Liberation” Panel Discussion
April 12
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by March of Dimes and the Los Angeles County Public Library

Parenting While Black Webinar Series: No Instructions: Development Across the Early Years – The Imagined versus the Real
April 12
, 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

DeRay Mckesson – Building Power for Racial Equity and Social Justice
April 12
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Closed captioning and Spanish interpretation will be available.
Presented by The California Endowment

Tuesday, April 13

Virtual Workshop: Promoting First Relationships in Pediatrics
April 13 & 15
, 8:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Virtual Event: Encuentro: Defending Migrant Rights Across the Americas
April 13
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by USC Center for Latinx and Latin American Studies and USC Equity Research Institute (formerly the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration)

Virtual Event: 2021 Trauma-Informed Care Conference Series – Community Level Trauma & Advancing Equity
April 13 – 14
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Children’s Institute

Virtual Event: SMH Curriculum ‘Always and Now’ Learning Series Module 5: Mental Health Promotion for All (Tier 1)
April 13
, 10:00am
Presented by National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Webinar: Addressing Food Insecurity Among Young Children During the Pandemic: Innovations from Vermont and Washington State
April 13
, 10:00am – 11:00pm
Presented by the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., in partnership with ZERO TO THREE, the National Association of Medicaid Directors, Social Determinants of Health Consulting, and Public Leadership Group

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
April 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Event: Paid Family Leave Virtual Training Series
April 13
, 10:30am – 11:30am
This training is for African American parents, healthcare professionals, doulas, faith-based members and allies who provide support and services to Black families in Los Angeles County.
Presented by California Work & Family Coalition, Black Infants & Families of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Virtual Event: Sexual Violence Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Adapting in an Ever-Changing Landscape – Handling Disclosures in a Trauma-Informed Way in Online Sexual Violence Prevention Environments During COVID-19
April 13
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Prevent Connect and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Virtual Event: AV Doula Panel Discussion
April 13
, 12:00pm
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

Webinar: Immigration and Health: The Harmful Impact of ‘Public Charge’ and Other Policies
April 13
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Black Maternal Health Week – The Village Speaks
April 13
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
You can also join this event on Facebook Live: @BlackInfantsandFamiliesLA
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team’s Family-Centered Models of Care Workgroup

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
April 13
, 2:00pm
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Virtual Event: State of the State: A Just Recovery
April 13
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Advancement Project California

Webinar: Effective Board Recruitment & Engagement – April 2021
April 13
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Virtual Special Agent Recruiting Night
April 13
, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
To RSVP, visit apply.fbijobs.gov and select “DAR Los Angeles 2021 Talent Network.”
Presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Los Angeles Field Office

Wednesday, April 14

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 14
, by appointment: San Fernando Swap Meet, 585 Glenoaks Boulevard, San Fernando, CA 91340
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 438-5497.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Save the Date: Perinatal Psychiatry Series Part 4 – Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis
April 14
, TBA
Presented by Dignity Health

Virtual Event: 2021 – 2022 DMH + UCLA Early Childhood Fellowship Information Session
April 14
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Applications are open until May 3rd.
Presented by DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Early Start Speech Development
April 14
, 11:00pm
Presented by the Family Focus Resource Center at California State University, Northridge

Webinar: The Truth About the NICU Experience, and Tips on How to Support NICU Families
April 14
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
This webinar is approved for 1.0 continuing education units.
Presented by Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation (PAC/LAC)

Virtual Workshop: Writing for Understanding
April 14, 21 & 28
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Focusing on communicating clearly with those we serve.
Presented by Literacy Works

Virtual Event: COVID-19 Vaccine Training – COVID-19 Vaccine(s) & Health Plan Updates
April 14
, 2:00pm
Presented by Health Net

Thursday, April 15

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 15
, by appointment: Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive East, Palmdale, CA 93550
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (909) 620-1661.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Virtual Event: Stress Management: The Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Latino Families
April 15
, 10:00am
Presented by National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Virtual Event: La Hub West Valley Collaborative Event Gathering
April 15
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Monthly gathering of West San Fernando Valley community partners to share resources and info.
Presented by StrengthUnited

Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA) Monthly Meeting – COVID-19, Pregnancy, and Vaccination
April 15
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA)

World Art Day Essentials Giveaway
April 15
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: St. Robert’s Center, 211 3rd Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
This event is for pregnant and/or parenting youth under the age of 25 and their children only. All participants must RSVP. To RSVP, email rborrero@ccharities.com, or call (213) 318-5758 or (213) 318-5762.
Presented by The Landing at St. Robert’s Center

Virtual Event: Caring for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Workshop – Addressing Health Disparities
April 15
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by The Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Women’s Health Collaborative

Webinar: Avoiding Burnout while Caring for Ourselves and Others
April 15
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Celebrating Our Health, In a Joyous Way!
April 15
, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Presented by CinnaMoms

Virtual Event: Paid Family Leave Virtual Training Series
April 15
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
This training is for African American parents, healthcare professionals, doulas, faith-based members and allies who provide support and services to Black families in Los Angeles County.
Presented by California Work & Family Coalition, Black Infants & Families of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
April 15
, 6:00pm
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Friday, April 16

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 16
, by appointment: Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Hwy (Western Gate – Parking Lot 3), Los Angeles, CA 90047
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (310) 330-3130.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Virtual Event: Black Maternal Health Week and Virtual Conference
April 16 – 17
, TBA
Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Virtual Event: AV Day of Remembrance
April 16
, 9:45am
This event will be held to honor babies who were loss during pregnancy or infancy.
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

Webinar: Storytelling In the Time of COVID-19
April 16
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by StoryCenter

Saturday, April 17

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic/Clínica Gratuita de Vacunación Contra la COVID-19
April 17
, by appointment: Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032
An appointment is required. This clinic is only available for people who are currently eligible under the state guidelines. For more information, please call (213) 294-2840.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with USC Pharmacy

Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
April 17
, 11:00am
Presented by Breathe SoCal Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Sunday, April 18

Today is the start of Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 18 – 24), National Infertility Awareness Week (April 18 – 24) and National Pediatric Transplant Week (April 18 – 24)!

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