Upcoming Events for the Week of December 21st

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!

December is:
Events happening throughout December

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

Monday, December 21

Virtual Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
December 21
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
If you are unable to register for this training because it is full, please email Cristal Escamilla at cesccamlla@chla.usc.edu
Presented by USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children Hospital Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Holiday Food Distribution
December 21
, 10:00am – 1:00pm*: 9300 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91331
*By appointment only, to register please call the district office at Sun Valley (818) 771-0236 or Van Nuys (818) 778-4999

Webinar: Maternal and Family Mental Health Storytelling Series
December 21 & 28
, 11:00am
These webinars will include stories and information on maternal and family mental health.
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library in partnership with Maternal Mental Health NOW

Drive Thru and Walk Up Toy Drive
December 21
, 12:00pm*: 1034 West 252nd Street, Harbor City, CA 90710
*While supplies last. Drive-thru and walk-ups allowed.
Presented by Harbor City Food Pantry, USC and others

Tuesday, December 22

Toy Giveaway: Drive-Thru Only
December 22, 10:00am – 11:30am*: Compton Grocery Outlet, 2175 West Rosecrans Avenue, Compton, CA 90222
*While supplies last. This is a drive-thru only event.
Presented by Nova Storage and others

Wednesday, December 23

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Thursday, December 24

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Friday, December 25

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season! Please visit the CDC website for more information on how to celebrate Winter Holidays safely.


Community Engagement: Regional Taskforce for Best Start Region 2 (Compton/East Compton) – English Application
December 25 (Deadline to apply)
Best Start Region 2 is looking for residents who are interested in working on policy and systems changes to improve the lives of children and families through a new Regional Taskforce. Residents who take on this role will represent the voice of their community, highlighting local issues during monthly meetings.
Presented by Best Start Region 2 – Compton/East Compton

Community Engagement: Asociación Regional para El Best Start Región 2 (Compton/East Compton) – Aplicación en Español
December 25 (La fecha límite para aplicar)
El Best Start Región 2 busca residentes interesados en trabajar en cambios de políticas y sistemas para mejorar las vidas de los niños y las familias en la comunidad aravés del nuevo Asociación Regional. Los residentes que asuman este rol representarán la voz de su comunidad, destacando los problemas locales durante las reuniones mensuales.
Presented by Best Start Region 2 – Compton/East Compton

Saturday, December 26

We wish you a blessed Kwanzaa!
Here are 7 interesting facts shared by PBS about the Kwanzaa holiday.


We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, December 27

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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