Upcoming Events for the Week of March 8th

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 8

Today is International Women’s Day (March 8) and the start of National School Breakfast Week (March 8 – 12)!

Virtual Event: 2021 Nevada Health Conference
March 8 – 9
, TBA
Presented by Immunize Nevada

Virtual Workshop: Innovation in Drug Research and Development for Prevalent Chronic Diseases – Part 3
March 8
, 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 Workshop: Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy
March 8 – 11
, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Virtual Event: Youth Thrive Alive! Applied Session
March 8
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
This session is an opportunity for those who attend the forum to process their ideas and share reactions with others.
Presented by Youth Thrive – An Initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Prevention and Early Intervention Regional Listening Session: Central Region
March 8
, 1:00pm
To register for this event, click here.
Presented by California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 8
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Tuesday, March 9

Webinar: Hormone Disrupting Chemicals and Maternal Reproductive Health Impacts
March 9
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by Collaborative on Health and the Environment and others

Webinar: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
March 9, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Seeking Relief & Ensuring An Equitable Recovery: A Primer for Capturing the Next Wave of Federal Relief Funds at the Local Level
March 9
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Advancement Project California

Webinar: Community Health Innovations Series: Innovations – Strategizing for 2021
March 9
, 11:00am
Presented by Northwest Regional Primary Care Association

The Single Moms at Work Program Information Session
March 9
, 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 Event: Family Resource Centers: Vehicles of Social Change
March 9
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by California Family Resource Association

Get Going with LinkedIn
March 9
, 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Library

Wednesday, March 10

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day (March 10)!

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family Lens
March 10
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Using Whole Person Care to Coordinate Health and Social Services for Medicaid Populations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 10
, 9:00am
Presented by Systems for Action

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

Webinar: Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Families’ Well-Being / Explorando el impacto de la pandemia en el bienestar de las familias
March 10
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

The Learning Table: Colorectal Cancer Awareness
March 10
, 12:00pm
Presented by Cedars-Sinai

Webinar: California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Data User Training
March 10
, 12:30pm
Presented by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Perinatal Psychiatry Series, Part 3: PTSD & OCD
March 10
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Dignity Health

The Single Moms at Work Program Information Session
March 10
, 5:00pm
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

Thursday, March 11

Virtual Training: Underlying Needs: A Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting Approach
March 11
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division (CWD)

Virtual Training: Trauma Response in Infants
March 11
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Thriving in the Wilderness: Seasons of Life
March 11
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

Webinar: CA Staff Training and Supports through Virtual Connections
March 11
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting collaborative

Virtual Event: COVID-19 Vaccine Training – COVID-19 Vaccine(s) & Health Plan Updates
March 11
, 2:00pm
Presented by Health Net

March 2021 South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Meeting
March 11
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLA/SB AAIMM) Community Action Team (CAT)

Friday, March 12

Webinar: The Empathy Effect Training: Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes
March 12
, 9:30am – 11:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Saturday, March 13

Service Area 6 – Women of Faith Conference
March 13
, 11:00am – 1:00pm
This conference will highlight women who play a vital role in their congregations as well as those who are doing extraordinary work in SPA 6 community.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Service Area 6, Clergy Breakfast

Sunday, March 14

Today is the start of National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week (March 14 – 20), Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14 – 20) & Sleep Awareness Week (March 14 – 20)!

Empowered Birth Choices Natural Childbirth Preparation Class
March 14, 21, 28 & April 4
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Register by March 13, 2021! This class is a 4-week series for pregnant women and their birth partners.
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

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