Upcoming Events for the Week of October 19

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 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!

October is:
Events happening throughout October

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.

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

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, October 19

Virtual Event: Integrated Health Literacy Research, Practice, and Policy Virtual Conference (HARC)
October 19 – 21

Presented by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) and the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland

Virtual Event: The 2020 United States Conference on HIV/AIDS
October 19 – 21

Presented by NMAC

Webinar: Nurturescience – New Essentials for Perinatal Care
October 19,
8:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Virtual Event: The 2020 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference
October 19 – 23
, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Presented by the Region Nine Head Start Association

Virtual Training: Heart and Hands Postpartum Doula Training and Certificate Program
October 19, 21, 26, & 28
, 9:00am – 2:30pm
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Virtual Training: Mental Health Interventions for Infants and Young Children with Medically Complex Conditions
October 19
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

South LA/ South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Meeting
October 19, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
For more information, please contact Ellen Branch at ellen@bwwla.com or Adjoa Jones at adjones@dhs.lacounty.gov
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

Tuesday, October 20

Virtual Event: upENDing the Child Welfare System: The Road to Abolition
October 20 – 21

Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Virtual Event: Continuing Conversation Series: Research in Non-Academic Research Organizations
October 20
, 9:00am
Presented by the Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination (MAST) Center in partnership with the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFR)

Webinar: Balancing Your Work Priorities and Life Responsibilities
October 20
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

PARENT/FAMLY EVENT: San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys African American/Black Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Convening
October 20
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Webinar: Parent and Child Voices: The Importance of Fathering and Co-Parenting
October 20
, 11:00am
This webinar will have live Spanish translation.
Presented by the Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: County COVID-19 Community Equity Fund Information Session
October 20
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in partnership with Community Partners

Webinar: Resisting the Urge to Fix: Motivational Interviewing for Lactation Consultants
October 20
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Sensory Learners Online Group
October 20, November 12
; 3:00pm – 4:00pm
This group is for children ages 12-24 months. You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: How to Survive and Thrive: Family as Ally, Helpful Roles and Skills
October 20
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley, in partnership with Pacific Clinics

Wednesday, October 21

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
October 21 – 22
, 6:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by ZERO to THREE

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
October 21
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Colliding Crises – Talking Behavioral Health in a Pandemic
October 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by National Overdose Prevention Network

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Managing Diabetes Series (Part 3) – Diabetes and Your Heart
October 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information or questions, please email memberhealthed@regalmed.com or call (844) 418-8304
Presented by the Regal, Lakeside & ADOC Health Education Team of the Heritage Provider Network

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Foodie Families for Infant and Toddlers
October 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
This group is for children ages 24 – 36 months. Register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Virtual Training: 2020 Newborn Screening Bootcamp (Part 4 of 5) – Challenges within Newborn Screening and How to Work Together to Solve Them
October 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To register, please click here.
Presented by The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases and Expecting Health at Genetic Alliance

Webinar: Immigration Overview and Immigration Documents
October 21
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Webinar: Implicit Bias – A Self-Reflective Process to Identify Biases and Their Impact on the Communities We Serve
October 21
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Registration is limited to 30 participants, no more than 3 per legal entity. For questions, please contact FCP Trainings at fcptrainings@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Manejo De La Diabetes (Parte 3) – La Diabetes y su Corazón
October 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information or questions, please email memberhealthed@regalmed.com or call (818) 923-4302
Presented by the Regal, Lakeside & ADOC Health Education Team of the Heritage Provider Network

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Foodie Families For Infant and Toddlers
October 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
This group is for ages 6-12 months You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Webinar: Teaching Social Justice: Navigating the Deep Waters of Equity in Early Childhood Programs
October 21
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Engagement Strategies and Exchange Press

Webinar: Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Innovation Challenges
October 21
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office on Women’s Health (OWH)

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Flu Shot Clinic
October 21
, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230
Free flu vaccines will be provided to people 6 months of age and older, no health insurance is required. To receive faster service, print and complete the consent form before you arrive.
Presented by the LA County Department of Public Health in partnership with LA County Library

Virtual Training: Staying Connected During COVID (Part 1 of 3)
October 21
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
*Spanish language translation will be available
Presented by TURN – The Utility Reform Network

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Flu Shot Clinic
October 21
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606
Free flu vaccines will be provided to people 6 months of age and older, no health insurance is required. To receive faster service, print and complete the consent form before you arrive.
Presented by the LA County Department of Public Health in partnership with LA County Library

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Flu Shot Clinic
October 21
, 2:00pm – 6:00pm: San Fernando Library, 217 North Maclay Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340
Free flu vaccines will be provided to people 6 months of age and older, no health insurance is required. To receive faster service, print and complete the consent form before you arrive.
Presented by the LA County Department of Public Health in partnership with LA County Library

Webinar: County COVID-19 Community Equity Fund Information Session
October 21
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in partnership with Community Partners

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Deepening the Connection Between Families and Educators During the Time of COVID-19 – A Series of Virtual Community Forums
October 21
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Families in Schools

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Distance Learning With an IEP (Part 3 of 4) – Adapting the Therapies (OT, PT, ST)
October 21
, 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and others

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Tu Voto, Tu Derecho
October 21
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by Visión y Compromiso

Thursday, October 22

Virtual Event: Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference
October 22 – 24

Presented by Shades of You, Shades of Me

Webinar: Lunchtime Forum – Where Do We Go From Here?
October 22, 12:00pm – 1:05pm
Presented by PAC/LAC

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Virtual Healthy Cooking Demo
October 22
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
To register, email Maggie Yang at myang@regalmed.com
Presented by the Regal, Lakeside & ADOC Health Education Team of the Heritage Provider Network

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Financial Empowerment: Banking and Credit Cards
October 22
, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Literacy Works

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Options for Recovery 30th Anniversary Virtual Event
October 22
, 6:00pm
Please RSVP by October 9, 2020, via phone at (310) 222-5410 or through the Options for Recovery website (OptionsForRecovery.com/events)
Presented by Options for Recovery

Friday, October 23

Virtual Training: Reflective Parenting Program (RPP) – Level 1: Fundamentals Training
October 23
– 24 & 30 – 31
Early bird pricing is available before October 10, 2020. For more information on this training, please contact Dr. Matt Albert at malbert@reflectivecommunities.org
Presented by the Center for Reflective Communities, in partnership with New Center for Psychoanalysis

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Foodie Families For Infant and Toddlers
October 23 & November 20
; 9:00am – 10:00am
This group is for ages 12-24 months You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Tear Free Tummy Time Online
October 23, November 20
; 10:00am – 11:00am
This group is for children ages 0-12 months. You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Webinar: Perspectives on COVID & Behavioral Health
October 23
, 11:30am – 1:30pm
This webinar is part of the Pandemic Response: How Do We Center Health Equity webinar series.
Presented by Northwest Health Law Advocates

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Ready, Set, Write
October 23, November 20
; 4:00pm – 5:00pm
This group is for children 6-7 years of age.
Presented by the Child Development Institute

Saturday, October 24

Virtual Event: APHA 2020 – Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence
October 24 – 28
Presented by the American Public Health Association (APHA)

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Flu Shot Clinic
October 24
, 9:00am – 12:00pm: West Covina Library, 1601 W. West Covina Parkway, West Covina, CA 91790
Free flu vaccines will be provided to people 6 months of age and older, no health insurance is required. To receive faster service, print and complete the consent form before you arrive.
Presented by the LA County Department of Public Health in partnership with LA County Library

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Clínica de Vacunación Contra la Gripe/Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
October 24
, 10:00am – 2:00pm*: East LA College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Parking Structure #4, Monterey Park, CA 91754
*Hasta agotar existencias ¡Obtenga su vacuna contra la gripe aquí y reciba una tarjeta de regalo de $10!
*While supplies last. Get your flu shot and receive a $10 gift card.
Presented by L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: A Book that Changed My Life
October 24
, 5:30pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Sunday, October 25

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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