Upcoming Events for the Week of October 11th

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 October

California’s eviction moratorium ended Thursday, September 30. Do you know a family at risk of being evicted due to unpaid rent? Rent relief from the state and many cities is available, and we’ve posted lots of workshops below to help families apply. We’re updating info and resources for renters in our Stronger Families Blog. Also see these helpful articles:

Finally, learn more about California’s ban on water and power shutoffs and its expanded paid sick leave program, both of which also ended yesterday.

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

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.

Monday, October 11

Health Coverage Enrollment Fair – Information Night
October 11
, 6:00pm
Come to information night to learn more about enrollment into Covered California, Medi-Cal, low-cost internet, dental, vision, CalFresh, and more. For more information, please contact Amora Coles at (661) 944-5209 ext. 196 or email at coles_cherie@lacoe.edu.
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Health Outreach Program (HOP)  and others

Tuesday, October 12

Los Talleres de Leyendo en Familia  – Sesión 1
October 12, 14, 19 & 21
, 9:00am – 10:15am
Los talleres son para adultos que están trabajando en sus habilidades de alfabetización en inglés y son cuidadores de niños de 0 a 8 años. Para más información, envíe un correo electrónico a literacy@lapl.org o llame al (213) 228-7540.
Presentado por Los Angeles Public Library

Virtual Training: Considerations on Racism, Implicit Bias and Improving Care for Maternal and Infant Health Providers
October 12 – 13
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
This workshop qualifies for 4.5 contact hours for Continuing Nursing Education. A fee to receive the contact hours will apply.
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
October 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Families Read Together Virtual Workshops – Session 1
October 12, 14, 19 & 21
, 10:30am – 11:45am
These workshops are for adults who are working on their English literacy skills and are parents or caregivers for children ages 0-8 years old. For more information, email literacy@lapl.org or call (213) 228-7540.
Presented by Los Angeles Public Library

Webinar: 5 Enrollment Best Practices to Decrease Uninsured Rates
October 12
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Webinar: Navigating Trauma for Kids & Teens: Back-to-School & COVID
October 12
, 11:30am
Presented by Mental Health America

Best Start Antelope Valley CCA Meeting – We Work to Help Support Our Community
October 12
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Palmdale, CA
For more information, please contact BestStartAV@all4kids.org.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Inscripción de Cobertura de Salud – Noche de Información
October 12
, 6:00pm
Reiba asistencia con inscripción en Covered California, Medi-Cal, dental, vision, programas de CalFresh y mas. Para más información, favor de contactar a Amora Coles al (661) 944-5209 ext. 196 o coles_cherie@lacoe.edu.
Presentado por Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Health Outreach Program (HOP)   and others

The 37th Georgette Shatford Memorial Lecture Series: How to Survive and Thrive When Mental Illness Affects You and Your Family – he Disorder
October 12
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics

Wednesday, October 13

Virtual Event: Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (San Gabriel Valley – SPA 3)
October 13
, 9:00am
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Webinar: Legislative Updates Related to Health by Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula
October 13
, 10:00am
Please email questions to Maricela Ortiz at maricela.ortiz@asm.ca.gov no later than Monday, October 11th by 5:00pm.
Zoom meeting ID: 860 8136 7565 and enter passcode: 075929.
Presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) and Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula of District 31

Webinar: Hispanic Families’ Experiences of Child Care Closures During COVID-19
October 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families

Virtual Training: Communicating Around COVID-19: Applying Plain Language to Public Health
October 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
 Presented by Clear Language Lab

Webinar: Screening for Social Determinants of Health: Overview of Tools and Resources
October 13
, 11:00am
Presented by the Farmworker Health Network (FHN) and Health Outreach Partners

Webinar: PHA & Early Childhood Educators: Teaming Up to Raise a Generation of Veggie Lovers
October 13
, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by Partnership for a Healthier America

Webinar: Big Questions, Worries, and Fears: How to Have Hard Conversations with Little Children
October 13, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Virtual Event: Lab Community of Practice
October 13
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Breast Stories 2, Boobies, Ta-Tas, the Girls, Chi-Chi’s – Author Series
October 13 – 21
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group – Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
October 13
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Fathers and father figures of all ages who are raising African American/Black children are welcome to join. For more information, contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality  Community Action Team

Thursday, October 14

Virtual Event: National SPEAK UP Champion™ Implicit and Explicit Bias LIVE Virtual Conference
October 14 & 21
, 5:30am – 9:30am
Presented by Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Virtual Event: Maternal Mental Health: Providing Care and Support in the Perinatal Period
October 14
, 6:00am – 7:30am
Presented by the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund

Virtual Event: 4th Annual Health Literacy in Action
October 14 – 15
, 7:45am
Up to 11.25 continuing education (CE) credits will be offered.
Presented by Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) and School of Public Health Horowitz Center for Health Literacy

Virtual Event: Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 18-Month Implementation Level Booster One Training
October 14, 15, 18, & 19
; 9:00am – 12:30pm
All potential candidates should review the CPP minimum training requirements and fill out the registration form. For specific questions regarding this training opportunity, please contact CPP Trainer Dr. Maricella Mendez-Sherwin at mendezsherwin1@gmail.com
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: What Does Racism & Unequal Treatment Have to Do with Equity in Maternal & Infant Health?
October 14
, 10:00am
Presented by March of Dimes’ Mom and Baby Action Network

Virtual Event: Self-Measured Blood Pressure *SMBP) Partnership Program Informational Webinar
October 14
, 11:00am
Presented by The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Office on Women’s Health

Webinar: How Optimistic Leaders Can Create Equity in Early Learning Programs
October 14, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: Nurturing Culturally Responsive Relationships
October 14
, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: A National Call to Action: How Focusing on Perinatal Mental Health Will Improve the Health and Well-Being of Mothers, Babies, Families, and Communities
October 14
, 12:00pm
Presented by Postpartum Support International, Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center, and Mind the Gap

Webinar: Increasing Accessibility: Insurance Paneling Tips for Clinicians, Telehealth and Medi-Cal Expansion
October 14
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Fall Virtual Baby Shower for Pregnant and Parenting Families Living in the Metro LA Area
October 14
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
A fun and informative event for Metro LA area families who are expecting or have babies younger than 3 months old. Learn about home visiting and resources in the community. For questions, contact Edgar Hernandez at edgarhernandez@all4kids.org or call (213) 422-7868. See a flyer in Spanish.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Best Start Antelope Valley CCA Meeting – We Work to Help Support Our Community
October 14
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Lancaster, CA
For more information, please contact BestStartAV@all4kids.org.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Friday, October 15

Virtual Event: Policy Café – Closing the Gap: Smart Policy to Achieve Digital Equity
October 15
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Training: Nurturing Child and Parent Development
October 15
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for Mental Health Professionals
October 15
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations – and Book Giveaways
October 15
, 10:00am – 4:00pm (every Friday in October)
Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
No appointment or ID required.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and El Proyecto del Barrio

Saturday, October 16

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 16
, 7:00am: Grand Park, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by American Cancer Society

Diaper Drive-By Giveaway
October 16
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 2152 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047
Pre-registration is required: call (323) 926-6594. Diapers will be available to pregnant women and families with babies ages 0-12 months old who live in the following zip codes: 90002, 90003, 90044 and 90047. Bring proof of address and proof of pregnancy or child’s age.
Presented by El Nido Family Centers

Alebrijes Workshop/Taller de Alebrijes
October 16
, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Participants interested in attending the in-person, live workshop will need to reserve a spot by contacting yadira@esperanzacommunityhousing.org. Participants interested in attending the virtual workshop will have the option to join via Facebook or YouTube.
Presented by Esperanza Community Housing

4 Under 40 Event – Listen to 4 Survivors Tell Their Story About Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Under the Age of 40
October 16
, 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Sunday, October 17

Mother and Daughter Tea Event to Celebrate Mothers and Daughters During Breast Health Month
October 17, 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
This is a first come, first served event.
Presented by Black Women for Wellness and Cupcakes and Shine

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