Upcoming Events for the Week of September 20th

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 September

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, September 20

Today is the start of Falls Prevention Awareness Week (September 20 – 24), Fungal Disease Awareness Week (September 20 – 24), and Global Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) Awareness Week (September 20 – 24)!

Webinar: Trauma for Supervisors: Putting the Pieces Together
September 20
, 8:00am – 9:00am
To view the live webinar schedule for The Essentials of Home Visiting, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Conversations on Food Justice: Facing the Housing Crisis – Keeping Americans Healthy, Safe and Connected
September 20
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Food & Society at Aspen Institute and Share Our Strength

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
September 20
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Newborn Behavioral Observations System (NBO) Training Program
September 20, 21, & 22
, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Hunger, Poverty, and Health Disparities During COVID-19 and the Federal Nutrition Programs Role in an Equitable Recovery
September 20
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
September 20
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, September 21

Central City Neighborhood Partners Diaper Event/CCNP Evento de Pañales
September 21
, by appointment only: 501 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
To make an appointment, call: (213) 482-8618. Para hacer una cita, llame al (213) 482-8618.
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and others

Webinar: Expanding Expectations and Building Resilience: Empowering Parents for Successful Breastfeeding
September 21
, 7:00am
Presented by U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

Center for Financial Empowerment COVID Conversations: Avoid Getting Ripped Off – Learn How to Prevent COVID-Related Scams
September 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs Center for Financial Empowerment

Virtual Event: 4th Annual Summit – Reimagining Together: Learning in Everyday Spaces
September 21, 23, & 28
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Too Small to Fail, Laundry Cares Foundation, and Laundry Literacy Coalition

Free Food Pantry: Walk-Up Food Distribution Event/Banco de Alimentos Gratuito: Evento de Distribución de Alimentos con Acceso Caminando
September 21
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 4801 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center in East LA in partnership with Weingart YMCA

Webinar: Profiles in Community Power: Multi-issue and Multi-Racial Organizing
September 21
, 10:30am – 11:15am
This webinar is part of a 4-part webinar series on community-driven change and the power of collective action.
Presented by USC Equity Research Institute and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Webinar: Young Mental Health Leaders Series: Young Leaders in School-Based Mental Health Policy
September 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Mental Health America

Webinar: Text Messaging Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
September 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Webinar: Advancing Maternal Health Equity during the Biden Administration
September 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by The Century Foundation and Irving Harris Foundation

Virtual Baby Shower for New Mothers with Children Under 1 Years Old and Expectant Mothers
September 21
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
To sign up, email info@laccnp.org or call (213) 482-8616
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and Anthem Blue Cross with other community partners

Webinar: Transracial Fostering & Adoption – A 3-Part Series with Angela Tucker
September 21
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
A certificate of completion will be available for this webinar series.
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families

Webinar: Navigating Your Free Suite of Tools: A Virtual Event for California
September 21
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by FindHelp.org / Aunt Bertha

Hybrid Event: Bi-Monthly Meeting In-Person and Virtual Event
September 21
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
To join the meeting in-person, click here. For questions, contact kennedy@bwwla.com.
Presented by South LA/South Bay AAIMM Community Action Team

The 37th Annual Georgette Shatford Memorial Lecture Series: How to Survive and Thrive When Mental Illness Affects You and Your Family – Schizophrenia
September 21
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics

Wednesday, September 22

Today is Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 22)!

Family to Family Education Program via Video-Conference
Beginning September 22nd
This is a free 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. If you would like to complete a paper application, please contact Sylvia Gil at sylvia@namilaccc.org or call (323) 351-0999.
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

Virtual Event: Health Care Education Association 2021 Virtual Conference – Agility: Rapid Changes in Patient Education
September 22 – 24, TBA
Presented by Health Care Education Association

Virtual Event: Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (South Bay/Harbor Cities – SPA 8)
September 22
, 10:00am
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Virtual Event: The Right to Heal: Centering Mental Health Multi-Racial Equity in California
September 22
, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and others

Webinar: Pushing Past Bias and Challenging Classroom Behaviors: Changing Children’s Behavior Starts With Changing Ourselves
September 22, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2020 Data Release
September 22
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Virtual Event: Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (San Fernando Valley – SPA 2)
September 22
, 3:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

2021 COVID-19 City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program (ERAP) Q&A Event
September 22
, 3:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Housing Department, Rent Stabilization Division

Thursday, September 23

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
September 23
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Disruptive Practitioners: Legal Issues & Solutions for your Code of Conduct and Medical Staff Policies
September 23
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by WebinarHealth

Virtual Event: Early Childcare Professionals Community of Practice Meeting
September 23, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN), an initiative of the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Community Outreach Engagement VirtualiTEA
September 23
, 10:00am – 11:30am
For more information, please contact Payshia Edwards at payshia@gmail.com.
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality  Community Action Team

Webinar: Navigating Challenging Conversations: Why, What, and How Series – The Why of Challenging Conversations
September 23
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: State Strategies to Strengthen Infant-Toddler Care as Public Pre-K Expands: Supporting High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE) From Birth to 5
September 23
, 11:00am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: The Fatherhood Connection: Engaging Dads at the Community Level
September 23
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Plain Language Foundations: Cultural Humility in Communications
September 23
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab – A program of Literacy Works

Virtual Event: Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (East LA – SPA 7)
September 23
, 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Webinar: The Role of Racial Equity in SNAP-Ed Part 1: Bringing Racial Equity Into the Conversation
September 23
, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Presented by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
September 23
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness Peer-to-Peer Class
September 23 – November 18 (every Thursday)
, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
This is a free and confidential 8-session recovery education course for adults living with mental illness. To register for this class, click here.
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Gabriel Valley

Friday, September 24

Car Seat Education and Convertible Car Seat Distribution
September 24
, Times vary (by appointment only)
A limited number of car seats for infants who are up to 2½ years old or 0-48lbs will be available to families. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (818) 712-0453 on September 21st between 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
Presented by Child Development Institute Early Learning Center and California Office of Traffic Safety

Virtual Event: 4th Annual Community Smoking Cessation Symposium
September 24
, 8:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by California’s Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, UCLA, the Los Angeles County, and the Charles Drew University

Virtual Event: 7th Annual Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference: Health Literacy in an Increasingly Digital World
September 24
, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by University of Colorado Hospital

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
September 24
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Post-Conference Event for the 2021 Virtual Suicide Prevention Summit – Re-Envisioning the Journey Together; The Hero in All of Us
September 24
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Network

Virtual Event: Promoting Healthy Weight 3.0: Creating More Equitable Food Systems
September 24
, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Presented by The University of Tennessee’s Public Health Nutrition Program

Webinar: Optimizing Management of Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening
September 24
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Saturday, September 25

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, September 26

Free Booster Seats – Boosters are for Big Kids
September 26
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (by appointment only): The Whole Child, 10155 Colima Road, Whittier, CA 90603
To qualify for a free booster seat, children must be between ages 4-12 years old and at least 40 lbs. The child must also be present. To schedule an appointment, please call (626) 204-6175.
Presented by The Whole Child, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and others

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