Upcoming Events for the Week of August 16th

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:

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Events happening throughout August

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

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.

Strikes to the Streets: Youth Climate Organizers Take on Wall Street Political Education Series
Ongoing until August 16
, 3:00pm  – 5:00pm
Presented by the Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) and Future Coalition

Free Summer Lunch Program – Grab-and-Go Meals for Youth Ages 18 Years and Under
Ongoing until August 20 (Monday – Friday)
, Times vary: See flyer for locations
Parents may pick up meals on behalf of their children and no enrollment paperwork is needed to participate. For more information, call (310) 412-8750.
Presented by the City of Inglewood through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program

Monday, August 16

Virtual Training: Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ Coaching Program
Beginning August 16
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Clases de Para Padres y Adultos: Aprenda Sobre Su Salud Reproductiva – Relaciónes Saludables
August 16
, 9:30am – 10:30am
Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Annette Saucillo llamando al (323) 307-0415 o enviando un correo electrónico a asaucillo@altamed.org.
Zoom meeting ID: 999 6800 6755
Passcode: health
Presentado por Alta Med

Welcome Baby Virtual Information Session
August 16
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
This event, which will be conducted in both English and Spanish, is open to pregnant families living in L.A. County. Attendees have a chance to win prizes and will learn about FREE support services during pregnancy and after delivery. Space is limited. Register here or by calling 213-342-3127 or emailing MCHAWelcomeBaby@gmail.com.
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access, which administers the Welcome Baby program at Dignity Health — California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity: Policy Solutions to Advance Housing Justice
August 16
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by ChangeLab Solutions

Breastfeeding Support Groups for African American Families
August 16
, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Join this meeting via Zoom, enter meeting ID: 860 214 2039 and password: 996633. To join via phone, dial (669) 900-9128
For questions please email soulfood4yourbaby@dfyb.org
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & Black Infant Health/The Children’s Collective, Inc.

Summer Health Classes: Learn About Reproductive Health – Healthy Relationships
August 16
, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
This is a free class for parents and adults. Participants will have the chance to win a gift card. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Saucillo at asaucillo@altamed.org or call (323) 307-0415.
Zoom meeting ID: 999 6800 6755
Passcode: health
Presented by Alta Med

Tuesday, August 17

Virtual Event: 2021 Early Childhood Summit
August 17
, TBA
Presented by First Things First

Virtual Event: 15th Annual Cross Sites Virtual Meeting – Transforming Systems to Elevate Family and Community Voices, Promote Equity, and Integrate Prevention
August 17 – 19
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Clinical Training
August 17 – 19
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Clases de Salud Para Padres y Adultos: Aprenda Sobre Su Salud Reproductiva – Pubertad
August 17
, 9:30am – 10:30am
Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Annette Saucillo llamando al (323) 307-0415 o enviando un correo electrónico a asaucillo@altamed.org.
Zoom meeting ID: 999 6800 6755
Passcode: health
Presentado por Alta Med

Free Food Pantry: Walk-Up Food Distribution Event/Banco de Alimentos Gratuito: Evento de Distribución de Alimentos con Acceso Caminando
August 17
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 4801 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center in East LA, in partnership with Weingart YMCA

Webinar: Caring for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health – Addressing Health Disparities
August 17
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
For more information, please contact info@lbqwhc.org.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Women’s Health Collaborative

Drive-Thru Produce Pick Up! Free Produce for Your Family!
August 17
, 1:30pm (by appointment only): TBD
To schedule an appointment and reserve your free produce bag, contact Jasmin Uribe at (818) 979-7400, ext. 42024.
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living and the Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Summer Health Classes: Learn About Reproductive Health – Puberty
August 17
, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
This is a free class for parents and adults. Participants will have the chance to win a gift card. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Saucillo at asaucillo@altamed.org or call (323) 307-0415.
Zoom meeting ID: 999 6800 6755
Passcode: health
Presented by Alta Med

Parternidad Activa 4a edicion – Sesión 4: Desarrollo de Valor y de la Estima Propia
August 17
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
To register for this Spanish-language online class, contact Katerin Ochoa at kocohoa@pacsla.org or 562-526-7980.
Note: This is part of a series of six online classes in Spanish, all free and court mandated approved. Families will receive a certificate of completion for attending.
Presented by Pacific Asian Counseling Services

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (East San Gabriel Valley)
August 17
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Rec wants to hear from community members on how they use parks and other open spaces.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, August 18

Seeking Input From Families With Children Ages 2–12 Years Old for California Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Children’s MyPlate Plan
Accepting participants; deadline to indicate interest is August 18, 4:00pm
Families with children ages 2-12 years old are invited to participate in an informal Zoom-based focus group to give input that will help finalize a California Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Children’s MyPlate. Once finalized, this MyPlate for children ages 2-12 will be available online for use by health educators and other health care professionals to provide nutrition guidance to parents and caregivers. If you have any questions, please contact Noel Lawson at NLawson@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Division of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)

Food Distribution/Distribución de Comida
August 18
, 9:00am (while supplies last): 611 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (At the intersection of 6th and S. Concord, behind the building)
For more information contact pgutierrez@elacc.org, call (323) 604-1954, or text (323) 539-3862
Presented by East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Virtual Event: Leading with Compassion: Understanding and Serving Low-Income Fathers in a Changing World
August 18 – 19
, 9:00am
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Early registration is encouraged!
Presented by The National Responsible Clearinghouse (NRFC) – A resource of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA)

Webinar: Health Literacy – Component of Risk Communication
August 18
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

Virtual Event: Willis & Friends – The New AAP Policy Statement Advances Relational Health
August 18
, 10:00am – 11:00am
This event will discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated policy statement: “Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health.”
Presented by The Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Family Resource Centers: Advancing Equity Every Day
August 18
, 11:30am – 12:45pm
Presented by National Family Support Network

Wellness Wednesdays: Learn How to Care for Your Plants and Your Mental Health with a Master Gardener!
August 18
, 12:00pm
Zoom meeting ID: 849 9503 2672
Password: Garden
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Virtual Event: FORMAT: How to Make a Better…Form
August 18 & 25
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (Westside)
August 18
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Rec wants to hear from community members on how they use parks and other open spaces.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Thursday, August 19

Virtual Event: Michigan Community-Based Doula Summit
August 19 – 21
, TBA
For more information, please contact Avonlea Rickerson at AvonleaR@bmbfa.org.
Presented by Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association

Webinar: 2-Part Series on Infant Mental Health with Emerging Leaders in the Field – Session 2: Be Well Care Well: An Innovative Approach to Supporting Child Care Providers’ Well-Being
August 19, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Event: Stable & Strong Families Training Series – Recognizing and Challenging Implicit Bias
August 19
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Virtual Event: La Hub West Valley Collaborative Event Gathering
August 19
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Monthly gathering of West San Fernando Valley community partners to share resources and info.
Presented by StrengthUnited

Webinar: Building Trust with Patients in a Virtual World
August 19
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Being Thorough: A Concept for Building High-Performance in Your Early Childhood Program
August 19, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: Preventive Health Care for Transgender + Gender Nonbinary Patients
August 19
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Continuing education credits are available for CME, Nursing, CHES and CPH.
Presented by Essential Access Health

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (Gateway)
August 19
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Rec wants to hear from community members on how they use parks and other open spaces.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Public Hearings for Los Angeles County Redistricting for Communities of Interest Input – Zone H
August 19
, 7:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC)

Friday, August 20

Virtual Training: Let’s Assume Dads Are In
August 20
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Association for Infant Mental Health (CalAIMH)

Virtual Training: Breast is Best: Breastfeeding Education Class
August 20 – 22
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Saturday, August 21

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (Antelope Valley)
August 21
, 9:30am – 11:00am
L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Rec wants to hear from community members on how they use parks and other open spaces.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Virtual Event: Antelope Valley Baby Expo 2021
August 21
, 10:00am – 11:30am
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, this is a free event that aims to raise awareness surrounding the importance of breast milk and brings together local resources for families all while honoring and supporting breastfeeding members of the community we serve.
Zoom meeting ID: 950 0501 0825
Passcode: 704152
Presented by Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding Celebration Drive-Thru Giveaways: Diapers, Wipes, Books, Children’s Clothing, Gift Cards and Toys
August 21
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 13100 Telfair Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
For more information, contact aqueelahrussell@nevhc.org
Presented by NEVHC WIC Program and others

Sunday, August 22

Public Hearings for Los Angeles County Redistricting for Communities of Interest Input – Zone B
August 22
, 2:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC)

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