Upcoming Events for the Week of May 11

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 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 on the Stronger Families Blog. 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 list that we update weekly. Do you have something for us to include? Email snish@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!

Events Happening Throughout May

National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12)

National Skilled Nursing Care Week (May 10 – 16)

National Women’s Health Week (May 10 – 16)

National Hospital Week (May 10 – 16)

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Online Breastfeeding Support Group
Day Sessions: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Evening Sessions: 1st Monday, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Saturday Sessions: 3rd Saturday, 10:00am – 10:45am
For more information, please contact soulfood4yourbaby@sfyb.org
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and Black Infant Health Program

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Online COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Groups
Every Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:30pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Wednesday (Spanish), 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every Thursday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
These social support groups offer a space for continued connection during these times of increased isolation. These are not psychotherapy groups, but the therapists facilitate the groups to offer structure and support.
Presented by The Relational Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Facebook Live: Mini-Learning Sessions for Families at Home (Spanish)
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am – 10:30am
See all previous mini-sessions here.
Presented by Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, in collaboration with Partnership for Community Action

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Virtual Mommy Support
Every Tuesday and Thursday
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information, please contact lactation@mlkch.org or call (424) 338-8227.
Presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Connection Recovery Support Group (for those with a mental health diagnosis) via Video Conference
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Advance reservations required. Call or text (626) 988-2600 to RSVP.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mighty Little Giants NICU Support Group on Facebook Live
Every Wednesday
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Wednesday Meditations (Live streamed)
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm
Presented by Dr. Rick Hanson

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Community Assistance: Food and Household Good Distribution
Every Thursday, 
12:00pm – 2:30pm: 1153 Valencia Street (Parking lot on the corner of 12th street)
Presented by The Pico Union Project

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Black Maternal Health Virtual Check-In Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Taking Care of Mama Virtual Support Group (Presented in Spanish)
April – May 2020 (Every Tuesday), 1:00pm – 1:45pm
To receive the meeting link and password or for questions, please contact Karla Cardoza via email at kkmmcardoza@gmail.com or by phone at (310) 590-5088.
Presented by Dignity Health and Maternal Mental Health NOW

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Taking Care of Mama Virtual Support Group
April – May 2020 (Every Tuesday), 2:00pm – 2:45pm
To receive the meeting link and password or for questions please contact Barbara Sheehy via email at Barbara.Sheehy@DignityHealth.org or by phone at (415) 544-2395.
Presented by Dignity Health and Maternal Mental Health NOW

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Healing During COVID-19 Grief Support Group
April – May 2020 (Every Wednesday)
, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
This group is designed for families and friends who are coping with the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by Serenity Village Life and Laneay L. London, MSW/Reiki Practitioner

Mindful Aging: Supporting Each Other through the Season of the Coronavirus
April – June 2020 (Every Wednesday), 10:15am – 11:45am
Presented by InsightLA Meditation

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others
April – June 2020 (Every Wednesday), 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by InsightLA Meditation

Monday, May 11

Virtual Training: Trauma Informed Care Discussion
May 11
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Tuesday, May 12

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Social and Emotional Competence of Children
May 12
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Resilience: Coping Strategies for Difficult Times
May 12
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Partnership for Maternal and Child Health

Wednesday, May 13

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
May 13
, 8:00am – 9:00am
This webinar complements the Impact of Trauma in Home Visiting self-paced course.
Presented by The Ounce

Webinar: Community Led Narrative Work
May 13
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by the United States Breastfeeding Committee’s Leadership Learning Community

Webinar: Attending to Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Military Family Service Supports
May 13
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Racism, Domestic Violence & Maternal Mortality – What Can Advocates Do?
May 13
, 11:00am
Presented by Futures Without Violence and others

Webinar: Anxiety Reduction Strategies in a Time of Crisis
May 13
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Capacity is limited, please register by May 12th.
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Community Learner Calls with ZERO TO THREE Regarding the DC: 0-5
May 13
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Participants will be able to join through a conference call or video conference platform.
Prerequisite: Must have attended a 2-day DC: 0-5 training within the last 2 years.
For questions regarding registration, please contact Yesenia Ocon at YOcon@zerotothree.org For all other questions, please email us at ICARE@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Prevention Services Division/Family and Community Partnerships

Webinar: Self-Care: Strategies to Regulate & Recharge in Times of Stress
May 13
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting

Webinar: Going Home During a Pandemic: Challenges for Breastfeeding Families
May 13
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition

Webinar: Power of Parents: Health at Home
May 13, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Presented by Action for Healthy Kids

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Life in the NICU
May 13
, 3:00pm
Part of a 5-week webinar series being offered to support families that have a baby in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) during the COVID-19 pandemic
Presented by March of Dimes

Thursday, May 14

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
May 14
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Concerning Dads: Postpartum Depression in Fathers
May 14
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: South LA/South Bay AAIMM CAT (Virtual) Meeting
May 14
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Webinar: Framework’s Institute Report Release: Building Relationships: Framing Early Relational Health
May 14, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Strengthening Families during a Pandemic and Beyond

May 14
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Understanding Paid Family Leave: A Training for CPSP Providers
May 14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Breastfeed LA and others

Virtual Training: Introduction to Protective Factors
May 14
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: First 5 LA Virtual Board of Commissioners Meeting (Audio Only)
May 14, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Board agenda and materials (available no later than 72 hours before the board meeting)
Listen by weblink here. Use this password to gain access: 559065
Presented by First 5 LA

Friday, May 15

Webinar: Providing Early Intervention Services During COVID-19: Tips for Supporting Yourself, Your Programs and the Families You Serve
May 15
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Virutal Training: Trauma Informed Care Discussion (Spanish)
May 15
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Anxiety Reduction Strategies in a Time of Crisis
May 15
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Capacity is limited, please register by May 12th.
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Speak Up When You’re Down Story Hour Virtual Gathering
May 15, 7:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Saturday, May 16

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Life in the NICU
May 16
, 12:00pm
Part of a 5-week webinar series being offered to support families that have a baby in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) during the COVID-19 pandemic
Presented by March of Dimes

Sunday, May 17

No events listed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *