Upcoming Events for the Week of May 17th

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:

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Events happening throughout May

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

Monday, May 17

Daytime Breastfeeding Support Group
May 17
, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and the Black Infant Health program at The Children’s Collective, Inc.

Tuesday, May 18

Virtual Event: Strolling Thunder 2021
May 18
, TBA
Presented by Think Babies

Webinar: Maintaining Boundaries in Home Visiting for Supervisors
May 18
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5͏͏™ – Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
May 18 – 20
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
For more information about this training, please email ICARE@dmh.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Chief Workforce Officers – Who, What, When and WHY?
May 18, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Webinar: Teacher Time Series: Supporting Preschool Families through Inclusion
May 18
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Office of Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Youth Summer Program Sign-Up Day
May 18, 12:00pm – 6:30pm: Central City Neighborhood Partners, 501 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Appointments are required, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for summer programs, enrichment programs, and youth employment.
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners and others

Virtual Workshop: Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
May 18
, 2:00pm
Presented by Breathe Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Wednesday, May 19

Virtual Event: 2021 Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Virtual Spring Summit – Illuminating in the Health Center Community
May 19 – 21
, TBA
Presented by Northwest Regional Primary Care Association

Virtual Event: Virtual Spring Luncheon – The Scaffold Effect
May 19
, 9:00am
Presented by Child Mind Institute

The Intentional Inclusion of Fathers’ Mental Health in Home Visiting, Perinatal, and Early Childhood Services
May 19
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
This event is by invitation only, but if you’re interested in advocating for father-inclusive policy and practice change in perinatal and early childhood services, please RSVP to kgruenberg@love-dad.org by May 5, 2021.
Presented by Love, Dad, in partnership with Good+Foundation

Mes de Seguridad Virtual – Talleres Gratuitos para Padres: Impacto de la Pandemia en la Salud Mental de los Niños
May 19
, 10:00am – 11:00am
¿Tiene alguna pregunta? Llame al (818) 835-2266 o envie sus preguntas por correo electronico bflores@thehelpgroup.org.
Presented by The Help Group

Webinar: Evidence-Based Trauma-Focused Interventions for Unaccompanied Minors
May 19, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Virtual Event: Community Health Workers Technical Assistance for MHP Salud’s Strengthening Aging Services for Hispanic Older Adults Program
May 19
, 11:00am
Presented by MHP Salud

Mejorar la Salud y el Bienestar Durante la Pandemia: Practicando el Autocuidado – Taller Virtual Gratuito
May 19
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Join this event via Zoom, enter meeting ID: 927 5849 4545 and enter password: 121705. To join via phone: (213) 338-8477.
Presented by Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Prevención de la Violencia Sexual durante COVID-19 en las Comunidadaes Latinx/Preventing Sexual Violence During COVID-19 in Latinx Communities
May 19
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect – A ValorUS Project and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

Webinar: Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know
May 19, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Virtual Safety Month Series – Free Parent Workshops: Impact of the Pandemic on Children’s Mental Health
May 19
, 11:30am – 12:30pm
If you have any questions, please call (818) 835-2266 or email bflores@thehelpgroup.org.
Presented by The Help Group

Webinar: Reflective Functioning in Virtual Home Visits
May 19
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative

Webinar: Relational, Strengths-Based Approaches to ACEs
May 19
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Webinar: Reclaiming Indigenous Health: Collaborating with Tribal Nations and Organizations
May 19
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Voices for Healthy Kids – American Heart Association

Virtual Event: Exploring and Explaining Equity
May 19
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by California Family Resource Association

Improve Health & Wellness During the Pandemic: Practicing Self-Care – A Free Virtual Workshop
May 19
, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Join this event via Zoom, enter meeting ID: 997 5104 5235 and enter password: 984262. To join via phone: (213) 338-8477.
Presented by Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Virtual Event: Creating Justice Virtual Discussions – Part 6
May 19
, 5:00pm
This event is part of a series of virtual discussions about racism, criminalization, and community activism.
Presented by Trauma Informed LA and Repair

Thursday, May 20

Virtual Event: National SPEAK UP Champions™ Implicit and Explicit Bias Live Virtual Conference
May 20 & 27
, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Presented by Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Webinar and Web Panel: Culturally Sensitive Psychoeducational Services for Hispanic Unaccompanied Children
May 20, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Webinar: Strengths-Based Family Engagement Webinar Series: I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families
May 20
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: La Hub West Valley Collaborative Event Gathering
May 20
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Monthly gathering of West San Fernando Valley community partners to share resources and info.
Presented by StrengthUnited

Virtual Event: ECE: Reimaging California’s Early Childhood System Leading with Equity
May 20
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Advancement Project California

Virtual Event: The Roots & Persistence of White Nationalism in the United States
May 20
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Repair

Virtual Event: How to Make a Better … Slide Deck Format Training
May 20 & 27
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Ask a Lawyer: Renting During COVID
May 20
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by LA Law Library

Virtual Workshop: Lung Power with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
May 20
, 6:00pm
Presented by Breathe Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Friday, May 21

LA County Resident’s Hiring Week Event
May 21 – 27
, TBA
For more information, contact Stephanie Velasquez at svelasquez@ajcc.lacounty.gov or (562) 946-2237, ext. 273.
Presented by Rio Hondo America’s Job Center of California

Webinar: Growing Hearty Responses to Stress and Challenge in Community Training Series – Growing and Deepening Connection and Community at Work
May 21
, 8:30am – 9:15am
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Event: K-12: Ensuring a Just Recovery for All Students
May 21
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Advancement Project California

Webinar: Storytelling In the Time of COVID-19
May 21
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by StoryCenter

Saturday, May 22

Breast Cancer and the Environment – A Community Workshop
May 22
9:00am – 1:00pm
Interpretation services in Spanish and Chinese/Mandarin will be available. For more information, please contact Mayra Serrano, MPH, CHES at maserrano@coh.org or call (626) 218-4721.
Presented by the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund and City of Hope

Drive-Thru Food Giveaway/Dispensas de Alimentos en Automóvil
May 22
, 9:00am – 10:30am (while supplies last): Gage Middle School, 2880 E. Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups will be allowed.
Presented by Tzu Chi USA and other local community partners

Breastfeeding Support Group
May 22
, 9:45am – 10:30am
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and the Black Infant Health program at The Children’s Collective, Inc.

3rd Session of Brother’s Cancer Support Group Meeting
May 22
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
To join this meeting via Zoom, enter meeting ID: 845 8836 5304 and passcode: 340594
Presented by The Men’s Cancer Network, Inc.

Virtual Event: 2021 Equality California Institute LGBTQ+ Leadership Academy
May 22 – 23
, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Presented by Equality California Institute and Edison International

Sunday, May 23

Virtual Event: The Civics Project: Disability Rights with Deborah Dorfman
May 23
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Repair

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