Upcoming Events for the Week of May 3rd

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!

May is:
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

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, May 3

Today is the start of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (May 3 – 7)!

Virtual Course: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Beginning May 3
, TBA
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Resilience – Strengthening and Supporting California Families: California WIC Association Virtual Conference and Trade Show
May 3 – 7
, TBA
Last day to register for this event is on April 26th.
Presented by California WIC Association

Virtual Event: the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood: 0 – 5 Training
May 3 – 6
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Children’s Institute

Webinar: Addressing the “C” in ACEs: Combatting the Nation’s Silent Crisis
May 3
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by American Public Health Association (APHA)

Tuesday, May 4

Virtual Event: Lactation Education Specialist Training (LES Part 1)
May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 & 8
, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Event: Prenatal to Five Early Learning Virtual Conference
May 4 – 8
, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Office of Education

Virtual Event: 2021 Financial Conference Virtual Resource Fair
May 4
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Webinar: Health and Racial Equity in the NICU
May 4
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC)

Hogares Saludables y Familias Saludables – Transformación de Cocina Libre de Tóxicos
May 4
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Iris Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Education and Research Center

Safe & Sacred Pregnancy: Black Mamas Glowing Through COVID-19 Support Group
May 4, 11, 18 & 25
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Wednesday, May 5

Today is Clean Your Hands Day (May 5)!

Webinar: Digital Storytelling for Educators
May 5
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by StoryCenter

Valinda Regional Food Distribution
May 5
, 9:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): St. Stephen Baptist Church, 1720 Walnut Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744 (enter Westbound on Doublegrove Street before Walnut Avenue)
This is a drive-thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed and face coverings are required. Cars can begin lining up at 8:00am.
Presented by 1st District Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, in partnership with LA Food Bank and others

Webinar: Strategies to Increase Community Participation of Unaccompanied Minors
May 5, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Webinar: Illuminating the “Care” in Early Care and Education: The Pedagogy of Child Care
May 5
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Virtual Event: Creating Justice Virtual Discussions – Part 5
May 5
, 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 6

Today is the start of National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12)!

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
May 6
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Strengths-Based Family Engagement Webinar Series: A View From All Sides: Perspective-Taking to Support Family Engagement
May 6
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Simultaneous Spanish language translation will be offered.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: 3rd Annual Mental Health Symposium – Moving Forward Together with Hope
May 6
, 11:30am – 2:45pm
Presented by FundaMental Change and Los Angeles Mission College

Webinar: Implementing SB 1237: Integrating Certified Nurse-Midwives
May 6
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Taller de Sillas de Seguridad – Clase Virtual de Sillas de Seguridad
May 6
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Este evento está abierto a familias de habla hispana que tengan más de 8 meses de embarazo o que tengan un hijo menor de 3 meses. Los participantes recibirán un asiento de seguridad gratuito. Para registrarse, llame a Marysol García al (562) 249-9103.
Presentado por Children’s Bureau and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Virtual Event: Reflecting on Culture as a Social Determinant of Mental Health: A Community Listening Session
May 6
, 1:45pm – 4:00pm
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, California Black Women’s Health Project, and Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

Virtual Public Hearing on the Draft FY 2021-22 Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative Funding Recommendations
May 6
, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
To join the meeting, call 1 (844) 867-6169 and enter access code: 5986957#. To view the Draft FY 2021-2022 Measure H Funding Recommendations, click here. Participants can submit their written public comments until May 6th here.
Presented by The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

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

Friday, May 7

We don’t know of any events happening today!

Saturday, May 8

Breastfeeding Class – Session 1
May 8 & 15
, 9:30am – 11:30am
Presented by Soul Food For Your Baby and & Black Infant Health at The Children’s Collective, Inc.

Webinar: Understanding Your Role on a Health Center Governing Board
May 8
, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Sunday, May 9

Today is the start of National Skilled Nursing Care Week (May 9 – 15), National Women’s Health Week (May 9 – 15), & National Hospital Week (May 9 – 15)!

Virtual Event: The Civics Project: Family and Medical Leave
May 9
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Repair

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