Upcoming Events for the Week of January 17th

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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January is:
Events happening throughout January

LA County Winter Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
Dates and times vary

LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this winter! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov or call (626) 588-5364.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Check-In with Your Mental Health Focus Groups
Recruiting participants
This opportunity is open to youth 14-17 years old who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or Multi-Racial and live and attend high school in South LA. For more information, email ypar.southLA@gmail.com or call (323) 357-3454.
Presented by Charles R. Drew University

Free or Low-Cost Internet for Students
Visit GetConnectedLosAngeles.lacity.org or call 3-1-1 to learn about available options.
Presented by the City of L.A.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 12 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at dozens of locations across L.A. County. Many of the vaccination sites are open late and on weekends. Some don’t require an appointment. Click here or visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a location near you. Also see California’s Vax for the Win program for $50 gift cards and tickets to Six Flags … just for protecting yourself and your loved ones from a potentially deadly virus.
Presented by Los Angeles County 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.

Monday, January 17

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Check out the AmeriCorps website for more information about MLK Day.

Tuesday, January 18

Virtual Training: Lactation Education Specialist Course – Become a Lactation Educator!
January 18, 25, February 1, 8 & 15

Presented by BreastfeedLA

2022 National Day of Racial Healing
January 18

Presented by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care 202
January 18
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Virtual Training: Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process
January 18
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Capacitación de Primeros Auxilios en Salud Mental – Primer Paso
18 de enero
, 9:30am – 11:30am
Para inscribirse o preguntas sobre esta oportunidad de capacitación, conectase con Marta Julia Cruz en mcruz@elnidofamilycenters.org o (818) 665-8234.
Presented by National Council for Mental Wellbeing, El Nido Family Centers, Best Start San Fernando Valley, and National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley

Webinar: Health Policy and Legislative Opportunities to Promote Violence Prevention and Response
January 18
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Futures Without Violence in partnership with the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse

Virtual Baby Shower for New Mothers with Children Under 1 Year Old and Expectant Mothers
January 18
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
To sign up, email info@laccnp.org or call (213) 482-8616
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and Anthem Blue Cross with other community partners

Grupo de Paternidad Activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 5:  Como comprender y recaminar el ma comportamiento
18 de enero
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse o para más información, por favor contacte a Katerin Ochoa a kochoa@pacsla.org o (562) 526-7980.
Presented by Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

Guided Self-Affirmation via Zoom
January 18
, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Spots are limited. To join this event, please RSVP by January 14th. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jesenia at jcarmona@mhala.org or call (562) 708-5353.
Presented by Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Project Navigate, and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Wednesday, January 19

Virtual Symposium: 2022 CPCA Workforce
January 19 – 21
, TBA
For questions, contact the CPCA Training Team at training@cpca.org.
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Virtual Event: Keeping Kids Safe: Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
January 19
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Virtual Training: Underlying Needs: A Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting Approach
January 19
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Child and Family Team (CFT) Matrix
January 19
, 10:00am – 11:30am
presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Child Welfare Division

Virtual Event: Beyond Reflection: Advancing Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C) to the Next Level
January 19
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Coaching Corner Series: Coaching to Support Children’s Cognitive Self-Regulation
January 19
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Office of Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Virtual Training: Boost Your Virtual Presence to Create Connection
January 19
, 1:00pm
Presented by California Department of Public Health and others

Webinar: Examining the Complex Society Safety Net for Low-Income Working Families: How Benefit Resources Respond to Increases in Wages
January 19, 1:00pm
Presented by USC Price Center for Social Innovation and Imagine LA

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
January 19
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Thursday, January 20

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
January 20
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: CHLA Early Childhood Mental Health Program Birth to Five Health Core Training Series
January 20
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Virtual Workshop: Building Resilience and Coping Skills
January 20
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Live Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
January 20
, 10:00am – 11:30am (while supplies last): High Desert Regional Health Center, 335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call Jacquelyn Diaz at (661) 471-4334, M. Carmen Ludwig at (661) 471-4231, or Eva Rodriguez at (661) 471-4345.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

Webinar: Minding Your Mind Lunchtime Webinar Series – Managing Anxiety
January 20
, 12:00pm
Presented by Work2LiveWell

Webinar: CCLHDN Webinar Series – Projecting Credibility & Confidence
January 20
, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Presented by California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists

Virtual Training: Writing for Understanding
January 20, 27 & February 3
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Baby Diaper Giveaway
January 20
, 4:00pm (while supplies last): 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups allowed. Diapers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Presented by City of Hawaiian Gardens and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Friday, January 21

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
January 21
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Saturday, January 22

Drive-Thru Food Giveaway
January 22
, 9:00am – 10:30am (while supplies last): Gage Middle School, 2880 E. Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups allowed.
Presented by Tzu Chi USA and others

Free Pet Wellness Day and More!
January 22
, 10:00am – 2:00pm (by appointment): 309 S. Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
No appointments are needed for pet resources, supplies, pet food, COVID-19 testing and vaccines for pet owners. To schedule an appointment, email rsvp@foundanimals.org or text (323) 609-3269.
Presented by Michelson Found Animals Better Neighbor Project, the YMCA, and others

Sunday, January 23

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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