Upcoming Events for the Week of August 24

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!

August is:
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.

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 24

Virtual Conference: Empowered Young Families Unite, Inspire Uplift: California WIC Association’s 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show
August 24 – 28
, TBA
Presented by the California WIC Association

Virtual Event: Cumbre Mes de la Lactancia y Semana de la Lactancia Negra
August 24 – 30
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Alimentación Segura Infantil (ASI)

Virtual Module: Optimizing Support for All Populations
August 24
, TBA
Presented by the United States Breastfeeding Committee

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Milky Pride & Play Meeting
August 24
, 7:00am – 8:00am
Milky Pride & Play is hosted monthly as a safe space for LGBTQ+ parents and expecting parents.
Presented by Breastfeed Durham

Virtual Training: ACEs Aware Implementation Approach for Health Centers – Part 2
August 24
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, in partnership with Elevation Health Partners

Virtual Training: Empowering Telehealth Providers Working with Families
August 24
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Virtual Training: Social Connections: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive
August 24
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Ready, Set, Write
August 24, September 28, October 26, November 23
; 4:00pm – 5:00pm
This group is for children 3-5 years of age.
Presented by the Child Development Institute

Virtual Event: Say Ah! Symposium: Racism & Health Literacy
August 24 – 26
, 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Presented by Say Ah!

Tuesday, August 25

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Let’s Build Together, Let’s Heal Together
August 25
, TBA
This webinar is for youth only. For information on attending this event, please contact Angela Vazquez at avazquez@childrenspartnership.org
Presented by The Children’s Partnership

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs around Parenting
August 25
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: State of Babies Yearbook 2020 California: Using Data to Inform State Infant-Toddler Policies
August 25
, 10:00am
Presented by ZERO to THREE

Webinar: Liver Transplant Among People with HIV
August 25
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by the International Antiviral Society-USA

Webinar: Improving Maternal Health Outcomes: Addressing Opioid Use During Pregnancy
August 25
, 10:00am -11:15am
Presented by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Regions 1- 10

Virtual Training: Trauma and Resilience Informed Care Foundations
August 25
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: C.A.L.M. Baby & Me Group
August 25, October 6, November 17
; 10:00am – 11:00am
This group is for parents with babies ages 0-12 months. You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Virtual Event: Virtual Celebration of Black Mothers Breastfeeding Week/Una Celebración Virutal de la Semana Mundial de la Lactancia Negra
August 25
, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Connecticut WIC, Yale New Haven Hospital, the New Haven Breastfeeding Task Force, and Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE)

Webinar: Nutrition Update (August 2020)
August 25
, 11:00am
Presented by CalFresh Health Living

Webinar: 2020 CPCA Compensation & Benefits Survey: Learn the Tool!
August 25
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Webinar: NOT LIKE ME Understanding and Breaking Down Systemic Racism in Healthcare to Help Support Birthing and Breastfeeding Parents Who Identify as Black
August 25
, 12:00pm – 1:05pm
Presented by PAC/LAC

Webinar: Breastfeeding in The Pacific Islander Community
August 25
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Virtual Training: Self-Care
August 25
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Infant Massage Classes
August 25, September 9, 14 & 30
; TBA
You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Sensory Learners Online Group
August 25, September 22, October 20, November 12
; 3:00pm – 4:00pm
This group is for children ages 12-24 months. You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Black Men’s Facebook Chat
August 25
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
A safe and sacred space for Black men to discuss their role in the Black community, including supporting breastfeeding and addressing racial feeding and health disparities that affect them and their families.
Presented by BreastfeedLA and Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

Wednesday, August 26

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Awesome Breastfeeding Photo Gallery
August 26
, TBA
Centering and celebrating Black Love through photos, illustration, and art via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Presented by BreastfeedLA and Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

Webinar: Family Support for Reaching Lactation Goals: Supporting the Dyad in Emergency Situations
August 26
, 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: Comprehensive Training on DC:0-5 Targeting Advanced Clinicians from Fields of Mental Health, Health, and Early Intervention Who Are Responsible for Diagnosis
August 26
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Para Los Niños

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Foodie Families For Infant and Toddlers
August 26, September 25, October 23 & November 20
; 9:00am – 10:00am
This group is for ages 12-24 months You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Foodie Families For Infant and Toddlers
August 26, September 23, October 21 & November 18
; 10:00am – 11:00am
This group is for children ages 24 – 36 months. You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Webinar: Perinatal Depression Update for Health Professionals: Identification, Referral, and Resources
August 26
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Foodie Families For Infant and Toddlers
August 26, September 23, October 21 & November 18
; 11:00am – 12:00pm
This group is for ages 6-12 months You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Webinar: Parent-Child Group in a Virtual World
August 26
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Food Distribution
August 26
, 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

Webinar: Plain Language Foundations: Using Inclusive Language to Support LGBTQIA+ Participants in Your Program
August 26
, 12:00pm 1:30pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab at Literacy Works

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Community Conversations | Sickle Cell: The Heroes & the Facts
August 26
, 1:00pm
Presented by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Webinar: Training on Telemedicine for Pharmacy
August 26
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, in partnership with CareOptimize, LLC

Webinar: Community Engagement: Involving Community Members in Priority Planning and Implementation
August 26
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by the California Department of Public Health

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 26
, 2:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative

Virtual Training: Triple Threat: Managing Primary Care of STD’s + HIV During COVID-19
August 26
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Prenatal Support Group
August 26, October 7, November 25
; 4:00pm – 5:00pm
You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Thursday, August 27

Webinar: Working with Families to Reduce the Risk of Sleep-Related Infant Deaths
August 27
, 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

Save the Date: How to Implement Physical Activity in ECE Setting with Physical Distancing
August 27
, 10:00am
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living

Virtual Training: Tools for Wellbeing During Trying Times: Restorative Communication
August 27
, 10:00am – 10:45am
This is part 4 of a 4-part virtual training series.
Presented by DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Webinar: Hybrid Pediatric Care Models in Health Centers
August 27
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Taking Prevention Online: Tips & Best Practices for Facilitating Engaging Online Events
August 27
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and PreventConnect

Webinar: Equity for All: Advancing Antiracism in Health Centers
August 27
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Protecting Your Brain
August 27
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Cedars-Sinai Community Health Improvement and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Supervisor ONLY Training (CPP) 18- Month Implementation Level Training National Trainer in Child Parent Psychotherapy
August 27,
4:00pm – 6:00pm: NCJW I LA 543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
To register please contact Maricella Mendez – Sherwin at mendezshewin1@gmail.com
Presented by National Council of Jewish Women

Friday, August 28

Webinar Series: 2020 Quality Improvement Summit Series: Looking Beyond Rapid Response – Decision-Making and Strategic Realignment to Face our New Reality
August 28, October 9, November 20
; 9:00am – 10:30am
Registration for the 3 webinars is available individually or as a discounted ticket package.
Presented by the Institute for High Quality Care and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Tear Free Tummy Time Online
August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20
; 10:00am – 11:00am
This group is for children ages 0-12 months. You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

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 28
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Para Los Niños

Virtual Training: Social and Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive
August 28
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Webinar: Burn Down the House or Bake a Cake: Anger as a Tool for Creation
August 28
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLArts & Healing

Virtual Event: Black WIC Breastfeeding Counselors Circle
August 28
, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
This event is exclusive to Black WIC PCs.
Presented by BreatfeedLA & Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

Virtual Event: Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club Virtual Reunion 2008 – 2020
August 28
, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Ready, Set, Write
August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20
; 4:00pm – 5:00pm
This group is for children 6-7 years of age.
Presented by the Child Development Institute

Saturday, August 29

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration Webinar and Discussion
August 29
, 8:00am
Presented by Supporting Our Mothers Initiative, LLC and Black Families Do Breastfeed

Webinar: Breastfeeding & Perinatal Health Equity
August 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Event: Instagram Live: Awesome Breastfeeders Virtual Summit
August 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Join the event on Instagram with Lydia @LydiaOBoydCLE
Presented by BreastfeedLA and Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Feed Alhambra Drive-Through Food Distribution
August 29
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: 110 S. 2nd Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
To ensure the health and safety of everyone in the community, COVID-19 CDC guidelines will be followed. Please remain in your car and open your trunk when it is your turn in line.
Presented by the City of Alhambra and others

Sunday, August 30

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Awesome Breastfeeders Virtual Circle – Black Breastfeeding Week 2020
August 30
, 4:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA and Lydia O. Boyd, Lactation Specialist

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