Upcoming Events for the Week of March 22nd

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

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

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 22

Today is the start of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (March 22 – 28)!

Virtual Event: 37th International Symposium on Child Abuse
March 22 – 25
, TBA
Presented by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC)

Virtual Event: 2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health
March 22 – 26
, TBA
Presented by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

Save the Date: Virtual Conference: Migration and Health in the Time of a Pandemic
March 22 – 26
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Virtual Training: Cultural Humility: Crucial Reflections
March 22
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Free Virtual Parenting Classes via Zoom
Begins March 22
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Classes will take place over the course of 6 weeks. For more information and/or to enroll, call or text (310) 765-5328.
Presented by Someone Like Me

Tuesday, March 23

Free Food Drive-Thru Giveaway
March 23
, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001
From Alameda Street, take Nadeau Street (west) to Graham Avenue (right). Line formation begins at 8:30am. No walk-ups will be allowed. No eligibility requirements.
Presented by 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and other local community partners

Virtual Event: Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework
March 23
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Family Resource Association

Webinar: Healthy People 2030: Addressing Diabetes Objectives During the COVID Pandemic
March 23
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

The A.R.T. of Conquering Fear
March 23
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

Welcome Baby: Free Virtual Event
March 23
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Pregnant families living in L.A. County and who plan to deliver at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center or MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach are invited to join. There will be games, information about community resources and prenatal and postpartum support. To register online, click here.
Presented by Welcome Baby Programs at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

Virtual Event: COVID-19 Vaccine Training – COVID-19 Vaccine(s) & Health Plan Updates
March 23
, 12:00pm
Presented by Health Net

The Single Moms at Work Program Information Session
March 23
, 1:00pm
To register or for more information, call (510) 414-1553 or email haninah@urbanuniv.org with your full name, phone number and date that you would like to attend. After sending your information, you will receive a GoogleMeet video link (no pre-installation is required).
Presented by Urban University

Virtual Training: Building Nourishing Pantries
March 23
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Leah’s Pantry in partnership with CalFresh Healthy Living

Wednesday, March 24

Today is World Tuberculosis Day (March 24)!

Free Virtual Family-to-Family Class Program
Begins March 24
, TBA
This is a free 8-week program for family members, friends, and caregivers of someone with a mental illness. Hear more about the graduates of this program by watching this video. To apply for the class, click here.
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of San Gabriel Valley

Virtual Event: Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health – The 2021 Reset: Redesigning Policy and Systems So All Mothers Can Thrive
March 24 – 26
, TBA
To register, click here.
Presented by 2020 Mom

Online Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program
March 24 – May 5
, TBD
This is a free, 7-week certificate program that consists of seven 2-hour modules, aired live on Wednesdays from 2-3pm PT. Participants will have 2 weeks to view the recorded session.
Presented by the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business

Virtual Workshop: Envisioning a Transformed Clinical Trials Enterprise for 2030 – Part 3
March 24
, 8:00am – 12:00pm
To view the previous webinars, refer to the following links: Part One | Part Two
Presented by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Virtual Training: Tools & Tricks for Powerful Online Education & Collaboration
March 24
, 9:00am
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living in collaboration with other California-based organizations

Virtual Training: Child Parent Psychotherapy – Full Protocol
March 24 – 26
, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Presented by Children’s Institute

Virtual Training: Introduction to the DMH Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
March 24
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: National Home Visiting Resource Center’s 2020 Home Visiting Yearbook
March 24
, 10:00am
Presented by Parents as Teachers and the National Home Visiting Resource Center

The Single Moms at Work Program Information Session
March 24
, 10:00am
To register or for more information, call (510) 414-1553 or email haninah@urbanuniv.org with your full name, phone number and date that you would like to attend. After sending your information, you will receive a GoogleMeet video link (no pre-installation is required).
Presented by Urban University

Webinar: Child Passenger Safety for Community and Hospital California Nurses
March 24
, 10:00am – 11:00am
This webinar qualifies RNs to earn 1 RN CE.
Presented by SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.

Webinar: First 5 Learning Collaborative: Release of the Early Screening, Better Outcomes: Developmental Screening & Referral Toolkit for Family Serving Agencies
March 24
, 10:30am
Presented by First 5 LA, in partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Webinar: Challenging Conversations with Families Virtually / Conversaciones desafiantes con las familias virtualmente
March 24
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Enhancing Services and Programs for Fathers: An Overview of National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Resources
March 24
, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC)

Webinar: Attachment and Observation in Virtual Home Visiting
March 24
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative

Webinar: Moral Injury as an Identity Wound
March 24
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC)

Breakthrough Parenting Series (Spanish)
March 24
, 10:00am – 12:00pm: East L.A. Family Resource Center, 4801 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, please contact Iris Gomez via email at igomez@lacare.org or via phone at (213) 438-5570.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) Orientation
March 24
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by HireLAX

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 24
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Webinar: Supporting Young Children’s Development in Daily Routines: A Team Approach
March 24
, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Family Focus Resource Center and staff from the CHIME Early Childhood Programs

Breakthrough Parenting Series (English)
March 24
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm: East L.A. Family Resource Center, 4801 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, please contact Iris Gomez via email at igomez@lacare.org or via phone at (213) 438-5570.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Thursday, March 25

Virtual Training: Newborn Behavioral Observations Systems (NBO) Training Program
March 25 – 26
, 6:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Underlying Needs: A Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting Approach
March 25
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Virtual Event: Programa Welcome Baby: Sesion Informativa
March 25
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presentado por el programa Welcome Baby de Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA)

Save the Date: Best Start Compton/East Compton Town Hall
March 25
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
For more information, please contact beststartec@gmail.com
Presented by Best Start of Compton/East Compton

Virtual Workshop: Understanding Health Care
March 25
, 5:00pm
Presented by Health Net

Friday, March 26

Virtual Event: Expanding Horizons: Transgender Sexual Health
March 26, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by UNC Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Virtual Training: Connecting Families Online: Supporting Family Literacy Programs Virtually
March 26
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Virtual Bingo Night
March 26
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
For more information, contact Evelyn Juarez at EJuarez@ccrcca.org.
Presented by Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)

Saturday, March 27

Spring Food Giveaway
March 27
, 9:00am – 12:00pm: 1401 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Presented by Universal Church and the Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Division

Sunday, March 28

Produce Giveaway
March 28
, 11:00am – 1:00pm*: Foot Locker, 205 E. Compton Boulevard, Compton, CA 90220
*First come, first served while supplies last.
Presented by Prosperity Market Los Angeles

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