Upcoming Events for the Week of August 17

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 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 list that we update weekly. Do you have something for us to include? Email snish@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!

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Events Happening Throughout August

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

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Online COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Groups
Every Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:30pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Wednesday (Spanish), 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every Thursday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
These social support groups offer a space for continued connection during these times of increased isolation. These are not psychotherapy groups, but the therapists facilitate the groups to offer structure and support.
Presented by The Relational Center

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Be a Campaign Lead… Fundraise for BreastfeedLA
August 1 – August 31

This month-long campaign is to celebrate World Breastfeeding Month. As a BreastfeedLA campaign lead, you will contribute to real, immediate change for families all over LA County.
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Monday, August 17

Today is the start of Contact Lens Health Week (August 17 – 21) and Native/Indigenous Breastfeeding Week (August 17 – 23)!

Virtual Event: Innovative Solutions for Coordinating Care
August 17
, TBA
This event is a part of the National Breastfeeding Conference and Convening Reimagined on-demand sessions.
Presented by the United States Breastfeeding Committee

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: COVID-19 Housing Rights Webinar
August 17
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium

Virtual Training: Social and Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive
August 17
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Virtual Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
August 17
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: COVID-19 Housing Rights (Spanish) Webinar
August 17
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium

Virtual Training: Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive
August 17
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Tuesday, August 18

Webinar: Ensuring Positive Pregnancy and Birth Experiences for All
August 18
, 4:00am – 5:00am
This webinar is part of the Doing Better Together to Equitably Advance Reproductive Health and Wellness webinar series.
Presented by Mountain Area Health Education Center

Webinar: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center – Inclusive Care
August 18
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by UNC’s Jordan Institute for Families & Center for Maternal and Infant and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center ealth

Virtual Training: Parental Resilience: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive
August 18
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Webinar: Management and Prevention of HIV Infection Among Transgender Adults
August 18
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by the International Antiviral Society-USA

Webinar: Special Scientific Meeting Rebroadcast: The Role of Screen Media in the Lives of Young Children
August 18 & 20
, 11:00am
Presented by ZERO to THREE

Webinar: Trauma Informed & Resilience Oriented Health Centers Series
August 18
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
This webinar series will continue and occur the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Lipid Management and Diabetes
August 18
, 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Webinar: Community Engagement and Effective Collaboration – Breastfeeding Promotion Strategies in the API Community – The Formation of ASAP! (Northern California) and the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (Southern California)
August 18
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA, in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Virtual Training: Facilitating Change Talk
August 18
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Webinar: Child Passenger Safety for Community and Hospital California Nurses
August 18
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A and PAC/LAC

Wednesday, August 19

Virtual Training: Best Practices in Infant Mental Health Intervention
August 19 – 20
, TBA
This training is presented in two half days. If you register, you must attend both days.
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the LA County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Black Male Grief Reactions to Traumatic Loss: Increasing Understanding, Healing and Services among Black Men in an Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Way
August 19
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Webinar: Being Present with Families
August 19
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Workshop: L.A. Care Community Link Overview
August 19
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Learn about the L.A. Care Health Plan’s resource platform and how it helps connect clients/patients to important social services in their community.
To RSVP, please send an email to communitylink@lacare.org
Presented by L.A. Care and Aunt Bertha

Virtual Event: Immigrant Health Access Task Force Meeting
August 19
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the California Community Foundation

Webinar: Black Breastfeeding Matters Preparing for Black Breastfeeding Week During a Global Crisis
August 19
, 10:30am – 11:30am
Presented by Lactation Education Resources

Webinar: The Magic Triangle of Reading Aloud: The Book, the Child, and the Adult
August 19
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Engagement Strategies and The Book Vine for Children

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Food Distribution
August 19
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: 12:00pm – 1:00pm: LAC + USC Medical Center, Walkway between Building B and Old General Hospital, 1200 N State Street Los Angeles, CA 90033
You can expect to receive approximately 25 – 40lbs of food. For your convenience, please bring your cart or reusable bags. For more information please visit: https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/
Presented by CARES and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Virtual Training: Concrete Support in Times of Need: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive
August 19
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Save the Date: Virtual Town Hall: How Can the County Improve Services for Women & Girls of Color Given All We’ve Witnessed in 2020?
August 19
, 2:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative

Virtual Workshop: Emotional Resilience for Clinicians: A Workshop on Neuroscience of Resilience
August 19
, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Virtual Training: Como el Trauma Impacta el Desarrollo, Parte 2 (CDL)
August 19
, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Presented by Child Care Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Community Check-In Series: ATI and Services for Women’s Issues
August 19
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by the LA County Alternative to Incarceration Workgroup and Prototypes & Young Women’s Freedom Center

Thursday, August 20

Webinar: Birthworkers and Providers – The Importance of Collaboration
August 20
, 4:00am – 5:00am
This webinar is part of the Doing Better Together to Equitably Advance Reproductive Health and Wellness webinar series.
Presented by Mountain Area Health Education Center

Virtual Training: Tools for Wellbeing During Trying Times: Self-Compassion
August 20
, 10:00am – 10:45am
This is part 3 of a 4-part virtual training series.
Presented by DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: WIC Breastfeeding Virtual Support Group
August 20
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Northeast Valley Health Corporation WIC program

Webinar: Nurturing Exclusive Breastfeeding
August 20
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: Health Care Providers: Preserve Access to Care & Protect your Patients from Border Patrol and ICE Interference
August 20
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the ACLU of Texas Border Rights Center, the National Immigration Law Center, and Physicians for Human Rights

Virtual Event: Community Learner Calls (CoLs) with ZERO TO THREE
August 20
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
This event is an opportunity to expand knowledge gained from a DC: 0-5 training and to apply professional practice through a facilitated peer group process.
Prerequisite: Must have attended a 2-day DC: 0-5 training within the last 2 years.
Presented by the Department of Mental Health Prevention Services Division/Family and Community Partnerships and ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Supporting Mental Health Needs of Very Young Children Via Telehealth
August 20
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Virtual Training: Trauma-Informed Care Discussion (Spanish)
August 20
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: The Los Angeles County Homeless Policy Board Deputy Meeting/Call
August 20
, 2:00pm
For information on how to join this meeting, please email homelessinitiative@lacounty.gov
Presented by the County of Los Angeles Homeless Initiative

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Community Check-In Series: ATI and Substance Abuse
August 20
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by the LA County Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup and CHCADA & San Fernando Valley Partnership

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Let’s Talk: Back-to-School Resources
August 20
, 5:30pm
Presented by The Children’s Partnership and others

Friday, August 21

Virtual Training: Comprehensive Training on DC:0-5 Targeting Advanced Clinicians from Fields of Mental Health, Health, and Early Intervention Who Are Responsible for Diagnosis
August 21
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Para Los Niños

Virtual Event: August VirtualiTEA: Black Breastfeeding Week Kick-Off
August 21
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Supporting Your Perinatal Units During COVID-19: Evolving Guidance
August 21
, 12:30pm – 11:30am
Presented by CPQCC and CMQCC, Stanford University

Saturday, August 22

Virtual Training: How Trauma Impacts Development: Part 2 (CDL)
August 22, 8:30am – 11:30am
Presented by Child Care Resource Center

Virtual Event: Infant Development Association Saturday Morning LISTEN
August 22
, 9:30am – 10:30am
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California (IDA)

Sunday, August 23

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