Upcoming Events for the Week of May 25

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 25

Today is Memorial Day! We don’t know of any events happening today.

Tuesday, May 26

Webinar: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide: The Role of Law, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health
May 26
, 9:30am – 11:00am
Presented by the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and others

Webinar: Using Nurse-Level Cesarean Rates for QI
May 26, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Wednesday, May 27

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Social Connections
May 27
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Reflective Supervision
May 27, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by The Ounce

Webinar: Food Access for Immigrant Californians During COVID-19
May 27
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by the California Food Policy Advocates

Webinar: Coparenting 201: Tips for Fatherhood Programs and Fathers
May 27
, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Webinar: Home Visiting is Essential: Action Steps to Ensuring Program Sustainability During COVID-19
May 27
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting

Webinar: Primary Care & Telehealth Strategies for Addressing the Secondary Health Impacts of COVID-19
May 27
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by ACEs Aware

Webinar: Local Partnerships Boost Access to Fruits and Vegetables
May 27
, 12:30pm
Presented by the California WIC Association

Virtual Training: Domestic Violence 102
May 27, June 3, 10, 17
, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
This training will be a four-part webinar series. You must attend all four sessions for certification. To register, please email Jennifer at jennifer@peaceoverviolence.org
Presented by Peace Over Violence

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Concrete Support in Times of Need
May 27
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Briefing: Information about LA County Food and Wraparound Services Available to the Immigrant Community
May 27
, 2:30pm
You can also watch live on YouTube or listen in by telephone:
English: (877) 873-8017, Access Code: 111111
Spanish: (877) 873-8017, Access Code: 222222
Mandarin: (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9516097
Korean: (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9275591
Presented by the County of Los Angeles

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Preparing to Go Home from the NICU Baby
May 27
, 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 28

Webinar: Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Tribal Communities
May 28
, 9:30am – 11:30am
Presented by the Georgetown University Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Webinar: Mom’s the Word: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
May 28, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: Healing the Traumatized Brain: EMDR Therapy for Perinatal Mental Health
May 28
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Virtual Training: Facilitating Change Talk
May 28
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Friday, May 29

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mammogram Clinic
May 29
, 8:30am – 4:30pm: Pasadena Health Center, 1045 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104
Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call (626) 798-0706.
Presented by Planned Parenthood Pasadena, in partnership with Every Woman Counts  and City of Hope

Webinar: Public Charge & COVID-19 on Immigrant Health
May 29
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association and others

Virtual Training: Brain Development and Implications for Attachment and Treatment of Young Children
May 29
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
***Please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari when registering.
Presented by Children’s Hospital LA, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

Webinar: Child Passenger Safety for Community and Hospital California Nurses
May 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
This course is approved for 1 contact hour of continuing education credit.
Presented by SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. and PAC/LAC

Virtual Event: Setting the Stage to Support Optimal Feeding and Nutrition in Young Children
May 29
, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Webinar: Protective Factors: Strengthening Children, Families, and Communities
May 29
, TBA
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Saturday, May 30

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Preparing to Go Home from the NICU Baby
May 30
, 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 31

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