Upcoming Events for the Week of March 1st

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!

March is:
Events happening throughout March

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

Free Income Tax Preparation Services*
February 1 – April 12 (Mondays only)
, Times Vary: Helpline Youth Counseling Liberty Community Plaza, 14181 Telegraph Road, Whittier, CA 90604
*Households must make less than $50,000 to qualify for free service. Face coverings are required at all times and no children will be allowed. To schedule an appointment, please call (562) 273-0700.
Presented by Helpline Youth Counseling Liberty Community Plaza

Nurturing Parenting Classes
Wednesdays (March 3 – May 12, 2021)
, 10:00am – 11:00am
This class is to help you and your family learn about a child’s developmental milestones, self-awareness, and positive forms of reinforcement. There is a total of 11 sessions that take place once a week on Wednesdays. All sessions are in English only and open to all zip codes. For registration information, please call Victoria at (213) 590-2457 or Jasmine at (323) 397-5798.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Survey on L.A. County Families Virtual Home Visiting Needs Part II (English | Spanish)
Open until March 31
L.A. County families participating in a virtual home visiting program are encouraged to fill out this quick survey! All who participate will have the opportunity to enter into a raffle for a giveaway.
Presented by Los Angeles County Perinatal & Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium’s Referrals Workgroup

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

Monday, March 1

Webinar: Parenting While Black Webinar Series: Black Mental Health Matters – Health, Hope, and Healing
March 1
, 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Prevention and Early Intervention Regional Listening Session: Southern Region
March 1
, 2:00pm
To register for this event, click here.
Presented by California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

Virtual Event: A Fruit’s Journey: The Orange and the Avocado
March 1
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Part of the series “From Farm Labor to Your Family Table: History, Social Justice, and the Legacy of How Food Connects Us.”
Presented by Public History Initiative – UCLA’s Department of History, UCLA History-Geography Project, and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Tuesday, March 2

Virtual Training: Lactation Consultant Education Training, Part 2
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6, 8:30am – 3:00pm*
Self-paced option is available*
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Event: Integrated Core Practice Model Foundational Training
March 2
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Reflective Parenting Group: A Special 12-Week Workshop for Parents of Kids Ages 4 – 10 Years Old
Tuesdays (beginning March 2)
, 9:30am – 11:00am
For questions and to register please contact Matt Albert at malbert@reflectivecommunities.org
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Serie: COVID-19 y La Comunidad Latina
March 2, 9, 16 y 23
, 10:00am
Presentado por University of Southern California y otros

Webinar: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior
March 2
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Organizational Strategies: Addressing Compassion Fatigue & Secondary Traumatic Stress
March 2
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

What Exactly Do You Need to Start a Business?
March 2
, 11:00am – 1:15pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

Virtual Event: RPM Funding & Workflow Training: Jump Start FQHC Services!
March 2
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Webinar: Vaccine Misinformation, Common Questions, Scams, and Distribution Facts
March 2
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Meeting ID: 976 7857 2356
Passcode: all4kids0#
For more information, please contact Montserrat Antonio at montserratantonio@all4kids.org or via phone at (213) 595-6241
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Virtual Event: Food Across Borders
March 2
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Part of the series “From Farm Labor to Your Family Table: History, Social Justice, and the Legacy of How Food Connects Us”.
Presented by Public History Initiative – UCLA’s Department of History, UCLA History-Geography Project, and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Virtual Training: Noticing Domestic Violence in the Online Classroom
March 2
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Safe & Sacred Pregnancy: Black Mamas Glowing Through COVID-19 Support Group
March 2, 9, 16, & 23
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Wednesday, March 3

Today is Birth Defects Day (March 3)!

Webinar: Digital Storytelling for Educators
March 3
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by StoryCenter

Virtual Training: Trauma-Informed Teaching
March 3
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Literacy Works

Webinar: Communications to Address Food Insecurity and Promote Healthy Living
March 3
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Rescue Agency

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries
March 3
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Prevention and Early Intervention Regional Listening Session: Los Angeles Region
March 3
, 12:00pm
To register for this event, click here.
Presented by California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

Webinar: Reflective Supervision and Virtual Service Delivery
March 3
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative

Webinar: Plain Language Foundations – Making Clear Communication The Rule, Not the Exception
March 3
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Virtual Event: COVID, Immigration, and Issues Confronting Farmworkers Today
March 3
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Part of the series “From Farm Labor to Your Family Table: History, Social Justice, and the Legacy of How Food Connects Us”.
Presented by Public History Initiative – UCLA’s Department of History, UCLA History-Geography Project, and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

World Premiere Spotlight Screening of Coming 2 America
March 3
, 6:00pm
Presented by the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Thursday, March 4

Webinar: Distribute CARES Act Funds in Minutes
March 4
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Aunt Bertha (FindHelp.org)

Virtual Event: Monthly Consult Group for Perinatal Mental Health Clinicians
March 4
, 9:00am – 10:00am
This consult group is designed for mental health providers trained by Maternal Mental Health NOW, or by partner organizations like First 5 LA, Postpartum Support International, etc.
To RSVP, email Jennifer at jennifer@maternalmentalhealthla.org
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Virtual Event: Youth Thrive Alive! Quarterly Forum – The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times
March 4
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by Youth Thrive, An Initiative of The Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Telelactation in Urban, Suburban and Rural Environments
March 4
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by National WIC Association

Virtual Event: Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board  Meeting via Teleconference Call
March 4
, 1:00pm
Email questions to measurehoversight@lacounty.gov.
Presented by The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Circle
March 4 & 18
, 2:30pm
Presented by CinnaMoms and Kaiser Permanente

Virtual Event: Artefacts: Symbols of Labor Rights
March 4
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Part of the series “From Farm Labor to Your Family Table: History, Social Justice, and the Legacy of How Food Connects Us”.
Presented by Public History Initiative – UCLA’s Department of History, UCLA History-Geography Project, and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Curso Gratuito de Educación Financiera
March 4 & April 8
, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Contacte con Alejandra Sandoval para saber más e inscribirse a alejandra.sandoval@strengthunited.org
Presentado por StrengthUntited

Serie: COVID-19 y La Comunidad Latina
March 4, 11, 18 y 25
, 5:00pm
Presentado por University of Southern California y otros

Ask a Lawyer: Renting During COVID
March 4
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by LA Law Library

Friday, March 5

Webinar: Navigating Breastfeeding Support with Dr. Jack Newman: Early Concerns in Infant Feeding and Milk Transfer
March 5
, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity: Growing Policy Solutions for Improved Community Health
March 5
, 10:00am
This is part 1 of 6 sessions in ChangeLab Solutions’ 6-part virtual engagement series of Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity.
Presented by ChangeLab Solutions

Webinar: La Carga Pública: Lo Que la Comunidad Immigrante en California Necesita Saber
March 5
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Virtual Event: Creating Culturally Responsive Heirlooms
March 5
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Part of the series “From Farm Labor to Your Family Table: History, Social Justice, and the Legacy of How Food Connects Us”.
Presented by Public History Initiative – UCLA’s Department of History, UCLA History-Geography Project, and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Saturday, March 6

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, March 7

Virtual Event: Relationships: The Key to Progress 2021 Conference – The Spectrum of Play
March 7 & 14
, TBA
Presented by Profectum Foundation

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