Upcoming Events for the Week of July 26th

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 July

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for LA County Residents
Open Registration
, 8:00am – 8:00pm
See the website for information on which groups are currently being vaccinated. No Internet access? Call (833) 540-0473 for assistance with appointments Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 8:30pm.
Presented by County of Los Angeles 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.

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

Parks After Dark – Fun for the Whole Family!
Ongoing until August 6 (every Friday and select Saturdays)
: Offered at 33 L.A. County parks
This is a free community program. Parks will be hosting Friday night movies, arts and health workshops, and Saturday night concerts. Click the link above to find the detailed schedule of programs for a park in your local area.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation in partnership with others

Free Summer Meal Program – Grab-and-Go Meals for Children Ages 18 Years and Under
Ongoing until August 6 (Monday – Friday)
, 12:30pm – 2:30pm: Locations vary
Parents may pick up meals on behalf of their children and no enrollment paperwork is needed to participate. For more information, call (562) 801-4430 or visit Pico-Rivera.org. The following locations will be distributing meals: Presented by the City of Pico Rivera through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program

Summer Play L.A. 2021
Ongoing until August 13
, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Registration is open for youth ages 6 to 14 years old.
Presented by City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Strikes to the Streets: Youth Climate Organizers Take on Wall Street Political Education Series
Ongoing until August 16
, 3:00pm  – 5:00pm
Presented by the Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) and Future Coalition

Free Summer Lunch Program – Grab-and-Go Meals for Youth Ages 18 Years and Under
Ongoing until August 20 (Monday – Friday)
, Times vary: See flyer for locations
Parents may pick up meals on behalf of their children and no enrollment paperwork is needed to participate. For more information, call (310) 412-8750.
Presented by the City of Inglewood through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program

Monday, July 26

Virtual Course: Touchpoints in the Context of Developmental Challenges
July 26, 29 and August 2, 5, 9 & 12
, Times vary
This online course is approved for 20.35 continuing education credits.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Free Zumba Class with Patty Garcia
July 26
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Free and open to all!
To join, visit Zoom and enter meeting ID: 956 1950 9316 and input the password: Zumba
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health in partnership with L.A. Care Community Resource Center

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 26
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
For questions, email Maria Vargas at mvargas@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Free Mammogram Event
July 26
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (by appointment only): 3401 E. Florence Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255
For more information and to make an appointment, call (909) 622-3166.
Presented by the City of Huntington Park in partnership with Alinea Medical Imaging

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 26
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
For questions, email Maria Vargas at mvargas@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Tuesday, July 27

Virtual Event: NAMICon 2021: Bringing People Together for Mental Health, The Time is Now
July 27 – 28
, TBA
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Virtual Event: Child Trauma and COVID 19: An NCTSN Summit Supporting the Long-Term Recovery of Our Nation’s Children and Families – Sustaining Systems, Engaging Communities & Transforming Care
July 27 & 28
, 8:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 27
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
For questions, email Elizabeth Ceja at eceja@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Virtual Event: Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework
July 27
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Family Resource Association

Free Vaccination Clinic
July 27
, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Yordanos Ethiopian Restaurant, 4020 W Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
If you or someone you know needs a ride to get the vaccine at this event, free UBER rides will be offered. Please contact Adrienne Diagne at (213) 973-4218 to request this service.
Presented by Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero, Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund, and others

Webinar: WIC Works – Universal Basic Income Pilot Program Update
July 27
, 10:00am
Presented by California WIC Association

Webinar: The Role of the Microbiome in Modulation of Inflammation and Impact on Disease in HIV and COVID-19
July 27
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by International Antiviral Society-USA

Webinar: Applying a Developmental-Relational Framework to Building Children’s Early Emotional Health
July 27
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Part of the webinar series Beyond Trauma-Informed Care: A Developmental-Relational Framework for Engaging Adults and Children in Healing and Resilience
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Building Upon the Resilience of Hispanic Families During COVID-19
July 27
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

Webinar: Medi-Cal Mental Health Services: An Unfulfilled Promise for Mild to Moderate Consumers
July 27
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Webinar: ASPHN and The American Heart Association Mini Grant Opportunity
July 27
, 12:00pm
Presented by Aramark, American Heart Association (AHA) and Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Community Conversations: AmeriCorps: Serving the Community
July 27
, 1:00pm
Presented by American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Mindful­­ness and Meditation Virtual Workshop
July 27
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
This workshop will cover the basics and benefits of mindfulness and meditation. You’ll learn what mindfulness is, the science behind it, and how it can be applied to your everyday life.
Presented by Work2Live Productions

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 27
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
For questions, email Elizabeth Ceja at eceja@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Parternidad Activa 4a edicion – Classes Online: Sesión 1: El Padre Activo
July 27
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse contacte Katerin Ochoa a kocohoa@pacsla.org o teléfono (562) 526-7980.
Note: This is the first in 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

Wednesday, July 28

Today is World Hepatitis Day (July 28)!

Free Food Drive-Thru Giveaway/Comida Gratis Entrega via Drive-Thru
July 28
, 9:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Betty Ainsworth Sports Center, 3851 W. El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups will be allowed. Cars can begin lining up at 8:30am.
Presented by the City of Hawthorne, 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, and other local community organizations

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 28
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
For questions, email Maria Vargas at mvargas@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
July 28
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the live webinar schedule for The Essentials of Home Visiting, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Alternatives for Worker Action, Rights and Education (AWARE) – Federal Labor Laws and Workplace Rights for Advocates
July 28
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
This webinar session is limited to 100 attendees and registration is required. To register, email Rosanna Santana at Rosanna.Santana@dol.gov
Presented by U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Webinar: Leading with Dignity in Turbulent Times
July 28
, 11:00pm – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: ACEs Aware: How to Best Respond to Trauma Stories – Do No Harm
July 28
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Event: Systems of Care Webinar Series – Becoming Bilingual with MI: A Quick-Start Guide to Motivational Interviewing
July 28
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by California Department of Health Care Services in collaboration with Health Management Associates (HMA)

Conversación Comunitaria: AmeriCorps: Servicio a la Comunidad
July 28
, 1:00pm
Presented by American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 28
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
For questions, email Maria Vargas at mvargas@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Public Hearings for Los Angeles County Redistricting for Communities of Interest Input – Zone F
July 28
, 2:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC)

Thursday, July 29

COVID Tenant Protections Roundtable Public Meeting
July 29
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
This meeting will have updates on the County’s eviction moratorium, COVID renter protections, Stay Housed LA County, rent relief program, and eviction prevention.
To call in dial: 408-418-9388 and enter access code: 182 307 4680
For Spanish audio, dial: 888-557-8511 and enter access code: 6596213
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Economic Development

Webinar: Breastfeeding Metrics: Core Measures and Performance Planning
July 29
, 12:00pm
Presented by WIC Regional Liaison Program of Alameda County and others

Webinar: How Police Violence is Linked to Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health: What Can Family Planning Providers Do?
July 29
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Reproductive Health National Training Center

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 29
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
For questions, email Elizabeth Ceja at eceja@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Virtual Event: LitWorks Reading Group
July 29
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Friday, July 30

Save the Date: Webinar with Hannah Halliwell (topic to be announced)
July 30
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Walk-Up & Drive-Thru Back to School Event
July 30
, 9:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Lynwood High School, 4050 E. Imperial Highway, Lynwood, CA 90262
One backpack per child, ages 4 years old & up. For more information, call (310) 661-3000.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center, in partnership with Lynwood Unified School District

Virtual Event: COVID-19 Vaccine Training – COVID-19 Vaccine(s) & Health Plan Updates
July 30
, 11:00am
Presented by Health Net

DPSS Home Visitation Program: Open House
July 30, 1:00pm
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Saturday, July 31

Back-to-School Event and Giveaway
July 31
, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Penny Lane Centers – Antelope Valley, 43520 Division Street, Lancaster, CA 93535
School supplies, diapers, wipes and other items will we given away at this event while supplies last. Registration is required and the last day to register is July 19, 2021. To register for this event, call (661) 206-0830.
Presented by Mighty Little Giants and others

Centering Black Mamas Sharing Birth Stories of Hope, Healing & Celebration (Special Session for Black Mamas Who Birthed at Cedars with Babies in NICU)
July 31
, 6:00pm- 7:30pm
Presented by Mighty Little Giants, Frontline Doulas, Diversity Uplifts, Inc. and March of Dimes

Sunday, August 1

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