Upcoming Events for the Week of May 9th

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

Pick-Up Testing Kit Program
If you have COVID symptoms or think you were exposed to COVID, you can pick up a free PCR testing kit, administer it yourself, and return it to a designated site for processing. See pick-up locations here.

Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) Program
This program is open to low-income individuals who live in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers discounts on weekly and monthly transit passes on Metro and any LIFE participating transit agencies.
Presented by Metro

LA County Recreation Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
Dates and times vary

LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov or call (626) 588-5364.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Check-In with Your Mental Health Focus Groups
Recruiting participants
This opportunity is open to youth 14-17 years old who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or Multi-Racial and live and attend high school in South LA. For more information, please email ypar.southLA@gmail.com or call (323) 357-3454.
Presented by Charles R. Drew University

Free or Low-Cost Internet for Students
Visit GetConnectedLosAngeles.lacity.org or call 3-1-1 to learn about available options.
Presented by the City of L.A.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Safe, effective and free – COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at hundreds of locations across L.A. County. Many of the vaccination sites are open late and on weekends. Some don’t require an appointment. Click here or visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a location near you.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Free RT/PCR Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (by appointment): Progress Park, 1500 Downey Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723 (Between Somerset & Alondra)
Testing will be by appointment only, no walk-ins.
Presented by Price Care Pharmacy

Free Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations varyFree testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

Share Your Opinions on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Through May 25
Community members can share their opinions on L.A. County Dept. of Public Health’s COVID-19 pandemic response. If you have opinions on what DPH did well, what DPH could have been done differently, and how DPH can better serve you moving forward, you are invited. Listening sessions will be regionally based and hosted in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  There will also be a special listening session for parents of K-12 children.  Pre-registration is required, and participating community members will receive a $40 gift card. To register for a listening session or for more information, email esampson@manatt.com (English or Spanish) or SSzeto@ph.lacounty.gov (Chinese).
Presented by L.A. County Dept. of Public Health

TELACU Veterans Upward Bound Program
Through May 27

This program provides free college prep courses for eligible veterans in Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Typing, Foreign Languages, and Science. For information on how to enroll or if you have questions, contact Angelica Escalante via email at aescalante@telacu.com or by calling (323) 723-2801.
Presented by TELACU Education Foundation

Free Eye Exam and Basic RX Eyewear
Wednesdays, by appointment: Lenscrafters in Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Free eye exam and basic RX eyewear are available for qualifying NAMI SGV members and friends. No drop-ins; appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, contact sgvnami@pacificclinics.org.
Presented by Dr. Tina Chiou of Clarity Advanced Optometry and One Sight of EssilorLuxottica

LA County Library Virtual Programs
May Events

Check out this month’s programs hosted virtually by the Los Angeles County Library. To view and register for upcoming events, visit lacountylibrary.org/virtual-programming

Monday, May 9

Virtual Event: CHLA Birth-to-Five Mental Health Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
May 9, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and sponsored by LA County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process
May 9
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now
May 9
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Will include conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQIA2+. This is a series, with the last webinar on June 20. All webinars have live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Wellness and Racial Equity
May 9
, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Part of the series “Power Of Wellness: Comm

Capacitación de primeros auxilios en salud mental (segundo paso)
9 de mayo
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Aprenda a identificar, comprender y responder a los signos de salud mental. Obtenga las habilidades que necesita para apoyar a las personas en su comunidad. Para inscribirse o si tiene preguntas sobre esta oportunidad de capacitación, contacte a Marta Julia Cruz en MCruz@ElNidoFamilyCenters.org o (818) 665-8234.
Presentado por El Nido Family Centers

Mobile Health Clinic at Roosevelt Elementary
May 9
, 10:00am-4:00pm: Roosevelt Elementary School, 700 North Bradfield Ave, Compton, 90221
St. John’s Community Health will offer obesity screenings, blood pressure screenings, COVID-19 vaccines and assistance with enrollment in Medi-Cal and CalFresh programs.
To schedule an appointment, call (877) 612-8299. Walk-ins are welcome.

LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now
May 9
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
This webinar is part of a series. Live Spanish translation and closed captioning will be available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Tuesday, May 10

Webinar: Exploring the Use of Arts-Based Approaches in the K-12 Classroom for Personal and Collective Healing
May 10
, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Part of the series “Power Of Wellness: Community And Teacher Trainings”
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

Virtual Event: IHA’s 21st Annual Health Literacy Conference
May 10 – 12
, TBATo register, you will need to create a Health Literacy Solutions Center account. The conference registration code you need to register will appear under your profile.
Presented by Institute for Healthcare Advancement

Virtual Training: Diagnostic Classification (DC): 0-5™
May 10 – 12
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Wednesday, May 11

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
May 11
, 8:00am – 9:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Training: Law & Ethics: Clinical Work with Children, Teens and Families
May 11 and 12
, 9:00am – 12:15pm
Participants are expected to attend both days.
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

Virtual Event: Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change Series – Episode III: Listening to Families Resettling in the US
May 11
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Communities of Practice – Dual Language Learners Initiative
May 11, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
See full list of these DLL trainings.
Presented by Head Start, LACOE, First 5 LA, and others

Virtual Event: Los Angeles County 2045 Climate Action Plan Virtual Community Workshop
May 11
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by the Department of Regional Planning

Capacitación de primeros auxilios en salud mental (segundo paso)
11 de mayo
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Aprenda a identificar, comprender y responder a los signos de salud mental. Obtenga las habilidades que necesita para apoyar a las personas en su comunidad. Para inscribirse o si tiene preguntas sobre esta oportunidad de capacitación, contacte a Marta Julia Cruz en MCruz@ElNidoFamilyCenters.org o (818) 665-8234.
Presentado por El Nido Family Centers

Virtual Workshop Series: Black Mamas Glowing
May 11 – 25,
 6:00pm
Black Mamas Glowing is a 4-week session focused on perinatal mental health with Black birthing families and their support persons. The aim is to reduce isolation and build community with Black pregnant women and birthing persons and introduce them to the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) network throughout Los Angeles County.

Virtual Workshop: Draft 2045 Climate Action Plan
May 11, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
The Department of Regional Planning is continuing to work on the Los Angeles County 2045 Climate Action Plan (2045 CAP), which includes specific strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Thursday, May 12

Webinar: Lessons Learned from Project Shine and the Cultural Navigator Program: The Role Health Literacy Plays in Providing Assistance to Limited English Proficiency Patients
May 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition

Webinar: Providing Diabetes Support in Your Community
May 12, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the American Diabetes Association

Webinar: Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilities – Pediatric Complex Care Seminar 9: Aspiration
May 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and others

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health Series: Traumatic Stress Conditions in Childbirth During COVID-19
May 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Registration is free using the code PMCHMH.
Presented by Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
May 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Power Up Intervention Visits for Families and Children with Adult Learning Principles
May 12
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Brookes Publishing

Webinar: Helping Health Centers Build Healthier Communities
May 12
, 12:00pm
Features winners from the SDOH Academy Innovations Showcase Competition
Presented by the SDOH Academy

Virtual: Sobre el Patrocinio para inmigrantes y recibir servicios sociales / Getting Benefits with an Immigration Sponsor
12 de mayo
, 12:00pm (presentacion en español) & May 11, 12:00pm (presentation in English)
Aprende sobre como inscribirse en servicios sociales como un Residente Permanente.
Join to learn about enrolling in public benefits as a permanent resident.
Presented by BAILA Network

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration: Make Your Own Koinobori
May 12, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Celebrate the cultures, contributions, and heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans with stories, activities, and more, and create your own koinobori, a traditional Japanese windsocks shaped like fish. For ages 5-12 with caregiver.

Virtual Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
May 12
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Available in English and Spanish, the course helps dads interact with their kids, manage feelings and frustrations, and communicate better with all family members. Register here or contact Nadia Martinez at (213) 588-0228 (texting is OK) or at nmartinez@eisnehealth.org.
Presented by Hundley Foundation and Eisner Health

Friday, May 13

Virtual Training: Using Quality Improvement and Safety Science to Eliminate Pregnancy-Related Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities
May 13, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Webinar: Finding My Way Back Home – The Journey to Skin-to-Skin In the NICU
May 13
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Distinguished Quarterly Speaker Series: Meditations on Race, Health, and Aesthetics
May 13
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health at UCLA

Virtual Training: Trauma Responsive & Resilience Building Practices – Trauma-Informed Care for Home Visitors to Recognize Trauma and Stress in Very Young Children
May 13 & 20
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start Early Learning Division in partnership with LA Best Babies Network, Quality Start Los Angeles, First 5 LA, and Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Saturday, May 14

Virtual Summit: Black Healing Remixed: The Summit
May 14 & 15
Virtual workshops on Day 1 and a live broadcast of an in-person conversation on Day 2
Presented by BEAM, the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

Youth Collective Wellbeing Conference
May 14, 10:00am-2:00pm
Open to all youth ages 13 – 21, foster and ILP youth, youth allies, and those who work with youth. The event will include workshops, wellbeing activities, lunch and snacks, giveaways, and more. For more information or questions, email KThompson@dmh.lacounty.gov.

United Way Centennial Festival
May 14, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Exposition Park’s South Lawn, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
There will be storytelling, activities for kids, food, entertainment, and an opportunity to volunteer and learn more about the work being done across the county to lift up vulnerable communities and combat poverty.
Presented by United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Sunday, May 15

Moving Mountains Together
May 15 – 17
, TBA: Yours Truly Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Presented by Mom Congress

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