Upcoming Events for the Week of May 4

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

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 4

MOVED TO ONLINE FORMAT: Lactation Consultant Education Training Part I
May 4, 11, 8, June 1, 8; 8:30am – 6:00pm
This course will now be held online. For more information, contact Hannah Halliwell at hhalliwell@breastfeedla.org
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Addressing Global Issues Starts with Community
May 4, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Tamarack Institute

Webinar: Making the Shift from In-Person to Virtual Lactation Care and Support
May 4, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

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

Tuesday, May 5

Webinar: Promoting First Relationships Virtual Learner’s Workshop (4-Day Workshop)
May 5 – 6, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Continuation from April 27 – 28 workshops. Eligible for 15 CEU’s and STARS credit. Registration is limited to 20 participants.
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs

Webinar: Budget Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19
May 5
, 10:00am
Presented by Advancement Project California

Webinar: Achieving Equity in Paid Leave (Part 3 of 3)
May 5
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (English), 1:00pmm – 3:00pm (Spanish)
To register for the webinar in Spanish, click here.
Presented by the California Work & Family Coalition and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Webinar: Little Scientists – Exploring MATH! with Preschoolers
May 5
, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Presented by the Office of Head Start and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Webinar: Getting Ahead of the Game: Planning a Healthy School Year
May 5, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Presented by Action for Healthy Kids

Webinar: Introduction to Protective Factors
May 5
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growth & Healing After Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Virtual Spanish Support Group
May 5
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Return to Zero HOPE

Wednesday, May 6

Webinar: Promoting First Relationships Virtual Learner’s Workshop (4-Day Workshop)
May 5 – 6, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Continuation from April 27 – 28 workshops. Eligible for 15 CEU’s and STARS credit. Registration is limited to 20 participants.
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs

Webinar: Attending to Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Child Welfare Workforce
May 6
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Protecting + Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Care During COVID-19
May 6
, 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Presented by the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Self-Care During a Crisis
May 6
, 3:00pm
A part of the 5-week webinar series to support all NICU families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by March of Dimes

Webinar: Women@Work: Celebrating World Mental Health Day
May 6
, 3:00pm
Presented by The Riveter

Thursday, May 7

Webinar: Adversity and Resilience – What Makes, Breaks, Holds and Heals
May 7
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Part of the Trauma and Resiliency Training for Teachers in Light of Community and Environmental Trauma Series. Any LAUSD or Compton Unified School District teacher, staff, or administrator is encouraged to attend.
Presented by Children’s Institute

Webinar: Mental Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum During COVID-19: Clinical Tips and Strategies for Helping Your Patients Manage Anxiety
May 7, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Friday, May 8

Webinar: Remote Home Visitation: Supporting Clients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence in the Time of COVID-19
May 8, 11:00am
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Virtual Training: A Protective Factor Deeper Dive: Parental Resilience
May 8
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Virtual Training: Comprehensive Case Management 101
May 8
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Saturday, May 9

Certificated Lactation Educator (CLE) Training 5 Weeks
May 9, 16, 30 & June 6 & 13: 8:30am – 5:30pm: TBA
Presented by California State University, Northridge

Comprehensive Lactation Education Training: 10 Weeks
May 9, 16, 30; June 6, 13, 27; July 11, 18; August 1, 8: 8:30am – 5:30pm: TBA
Presented by California State University, Northridge

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Self-Care During a Crisis
May 9
, 12:00pm
A part of the 5-week webinar series to support all NICU families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by March of Dimes

Sunday, May 10

No events listed — HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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