Upcoming Events for the Week of May 18

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

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 18

Webinar: Supporting the Behavioral Health Workforce During the COVID-19 Response: Strategies for Providers to Sustain and Strengthen the Behavioral Health System
May 18
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Primary Care Setting
May 18
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Essential Access Health

Tuesday, May 19

Webinar: Stress and Mental Health Among Pregnant and Parenting Mothers During COVID-19
May 19
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Region 5 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Social Connections
May 19
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health and COVID-19 Virtual Congressional Briefing
May 19
, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance and March of Dimes

Wednesday, May 20

Webinar: Building Community Resiliency
May 20
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Magnify Your Voice – Use Storytelling to Advance Nursing
May 20
, 10:00am
Presented by the American Nurses Association and Capella University

Webinar: You Matter: Promoting Professional Resilience During Collective Crisis
May 20
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO to THREE

Webinar: Caregiver Coaching and Routines Based Intervention with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
May 20
, 11:00am – 1:00pm
For any questions, please email mail@idaofcal.org
Presented by the Infant Development Association of CA

Webinar: Coparenting 201: Tips for Fatherhood Programs and Fathers
May 20
, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Webinar: Sheltering in Place, Intimate Partner Violence and the Healthcare Response
May 20
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Women’s Health and others

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Concrete Support in Times of Need
May 20
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Your NICU Baby’s Development
May 20
, 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 21

Virtual Training: Clinical Formulation and Relationship-Based Interventions
May 21
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
This training is being offered to LA County and agency contracted mental health providers currently working with children. Please note that after you ‘pre-register’ you will receive an additional email to register for the Zoom meeting that will provide you access to the online training.
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Two Mothers, One Daughter, and an Intergenerational History of Developmental Trauma
May 21
, 10:00am
A part of the Identifying Critical Moments in Healing Complex Trauma Series.
Presented by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Webinar: Advancing Racial Equity in Maternal Mental Health Policy
May 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by 2020 Mom

Webinar: Postpartum OCD: Making Sense of Scary Thoughts
May 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Community Learner Calls with ZERO TO THREE Regarding the DC: 0-5
May 21
, 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: COVID-19 and Child Health Care Transformation: Crisis and Opportunity
May 21
, 11:00am
Presented by InCK Marks

Webinar: Being Present with Families
May 21, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Presented by The Ounce

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Speak Up When You’re Down Story Hour Virtual Gathering
May 21
, 3:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Friday, May 22

Virtual Training: Law & Ethics in Clinical Work with Children, Teens and Families
May 22
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by Children’s Institute

Webinar: Be the One Campaign
May 22, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Birthing and Breastfeeding in a COVID-19 World: What Parents and the Health Care Team Need to Know
May 22
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Parental Resilience
May 22
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Saturday, May 23

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Your NICU Baby’s Development
May 23
, 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 24

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