Upcoming Events for the Week of August 23rd

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

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.

Monday, August 23

Virtual Training: Collaborative Process: Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 18-Month Implementation Level Training Full Protocol
August 23 – 25, 30 & 31
, Times vary
This is an 18-month training that will also take place January20 –21, 24 – 25, and July 7– 8, 11– 12, 2022.
Presented by Collaborative Process Psychology, Inc.

Virtual Training: Childbirth Educator Training & Certification Program for Maternal-Child Health Workers
August 23, 25 & 27
, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Tuesday, August 24

Webinar: Observing the Parent-Child Relationship: What You See, Feel, and Think
August 24
, 8:00am – 9:00am
To view the live webinar schedule for The Essentials of Home Visiting, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Community of Care Blueprint Launch
August 24
, 10:00am
Presented by National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Virtual Training: Attending to Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress
August 24
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Webinar: Intersectional Justice and Safety From Sexual Violence: Spotlights from A New Report on Health Equity Strategies
August 24
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect and others

Webinar: Human Milk Nutrition in the NICU – How to improve Premature Infant Outcomes
August 24
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by PAC/LAC

Virtual Event: Caring for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health – Delivering Inclusive Care
August 24
, 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

Webinar: Cultural Dimensions of Lactation Support: African American Breastfeeding Support
August 24
, 12:30pm
Presented by Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Event: Reasons and Ways Restorative Practices are Necessary for Black Lactation Professionals
August 24
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Event: Literacy Action Project
August 24
, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Parternidad Activa 4a edicion – Sesión 5: Como comprender y recaminar el mal comportamiento
August 24
, 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

Back-to-School Giveaway
August 24
, 4:00pm – 7:00pm: Liberty Community Plaza, 14181 Telegraph Road, Whittier, CA 90604
Register to receive free backpacks and school supplies. COVID-19 vaccines will also be available.
Presented by Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. (HYC)

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (Metro)
August 24
, 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 25

Today is the start of Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25 – 31)!

Virtual Training: Introduction to the DMH Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
August 25
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Webinar: The Powerful Role of Faith-Based Community in Promoting Early Brain Development
August 25
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Too Small to Fail

Webinar: Healthcare Registered Apprenticeships 101
August 25
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play
August 25, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: Supporting Mental Health – Yours, Mine and Ours
August 25
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative

Overcoming Barriers of Inequity in Lactation
August 25
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Mahmee, United States Lactation Consultant Association & Doula Trainings International

Virtual Event: Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force General Meetings
August 25
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
For more information, email Cindy Young at cyoung@breastfeedla.org
Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (West San Gabriel Valley)
August 25
, 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

Webinar: COVID-19 Variants & Uptake of Vaccinations Among Latinos
August 25
, 7:00pm
Presented by National Hispanic Medical Association

Thursday, August 26

Webinar: Breastfeeding 101: The Basics
August 26
, 6:00am – 10:00am
Presented by U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

Virtual Workshop: Get the Facts – Child Support 101 for Community Leaders and Social Service Staff
August 26
, 10:00am – 11:00am
RSVP by emailing outreach@cssd.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Child Support Services

Black Breastfeeding Week VirtualiTEA: Breast/Chestfeeding Welcomed Here!
August 26
, 10:00am – 11:30am
African American/Black women, fathers, and families who live in South LA, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Compton, and Long Beach are invited to join for an engaging discussion about breastfeeding and resource sharing.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Webinar: Breastfeeding 201: Building on the Basics
August 26
, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

Webinar: Case Studies of Telelactation: When to Use It and How?
August 26
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National WIC Association

Virtual Event: Promoting Immigrant Health: Public Charge and Immigrant Public Health Benefits
August 26
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association and CommuniCare Health Centers

Political Advocacy 101 and Hot Topic Conversations
August 26
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by StrengthUnited’s Leadership and the Staff Advisory Committee

Virtual Event: Panel Discussion: Impacts of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbearing Act and the Effects in the Healthcare System
August 26
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
For questions, please contact Jasmine at jasminec@communityresourceproject.org or call (916) 214-7159.
Presented by Sacramento’s Breastfeeding Coalition’s African American Subcommittee

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (Santa Clarita Valley)
August 26
, 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

Friday, August 27

Virtual Event: Breast/Chestfeeding While Black: Real Stories from Black Parents on the Successes and Challenges of Their Journeys
August 27
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by The National Association to Advance Black Birth

Understanding Diabetes – Free 6-Week Program (English)
August 27, September 3, 10 17, 24 and October 1
, 9:00am – 10:30am
To register or for more information, please contact Christina Portillo at Christina.Portillo@CommonSpirit.org or call (213) 742-5569.
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Free Food Pantry Event/Banco de Alimentos Gratuito
August 27
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 3200 E. Imperial Highway, Lynwood, CA 90262
Presented by The L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resources Center in Lynwood in partnership with One Love Food Ministry

Virtual Event: Lunch & Learn: What You Need to Know About the 2021 Child Tax Credit
August 27
, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Join a group of experts to discuss how funders and nonprofit organizations can help spread the word about this opportunity to help local families in underserved communities.
Presented by Center for Nonprofit Management

International Kitchen Divas
August 27
, 12:00pm
Zoom meeting ID: 852 2501 9495
Password: Cook
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Free Food Pantry Distribution Event
August 27
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm (while supplies last): 2072 E. Palmdale Boulevard, Palmdale, CA 93550
Presented by The L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center – Palmdale in partnership with Trinity Harvest Food Ministry

Food Drive
August 27
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm (while supplies last): Sycamore Park Four Square Church, 4328 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065
For more information, please call (310) 806-2907.
Presented by 1st District Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

Saturday, August 28

CommUNITY Block Party Series: Reimaging Unity in the Antelope Valley – 2nd Annual Reading in the Park Family-Friendly Event
August 28
, 9:00am – 12:00pm: William J. McAdam Park, 38115 30th Street East, Palmdale, CA 93550
Children and youth are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character. This event will have a costume contest, vendors, food, games, and free books while supplies last. For more information, please call (661) 234-8841.
Presented by Honey Ink Publishing, WOW Flower Project, and Nadine Luke Publishing

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic & Backpack Giveaway
August 28
, 9:00am – 12:00pm: 1102 W. Avenue H-5, Lancaster, CA 93534
Snacks and goodies will be provided while supplies last. Attendees who receive a COVID-19 vaccine will get a goodie bag, including a $25 gift card to Olga’s Naturally Café and a free mini cup coupon for Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt.
Presented by Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley and others

Virtual Event: Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Online Workshop – Regional and Rural Edition (San Fernando Valley)
August 28
, 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

2nd Black Breastfeeding Matters Walk
August 28
, 9:30am – 11:30am: Black Women for Wellness, 4340 11th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and the South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Sunday, August 29

We don’t know of any events happ

Webinar: Learning for Equity – MasterClass Graduation Summit
August 29
, 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented by Social Change Institute – A Social Enterprise of Community Health Councils, Learning for Equity, and The California Endowment

Food Leaders Lab (FLL) Leadership Development Program
Deadline to Apply: August 29, 11:59pm
This 10-week virtual program provides training and coaching on food justice, systems change and community health. For questions, please email CollectiveImpact@goodfoodla.org.
Presented by the Los Angeles Food Policy Council

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