Upcoming Events for the Week of September 7

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. 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!

September is:
Events Happening Throughout September

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, September 7

This week is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week (September 6 – 12)!

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Distribución de Alimentos/Food Drive Distribution
September 7
, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Banning Park, 401 E. M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
Please use a mask and stay in your vehicle.
Presented by the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition

Tuesday, September 8

No events listed.

Wednesday, September 9

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Infant Massage Classes
September 9, 14 & 30
; Times Vary
You can register online or by calling (818) 888-4559.
Presented by Child Development Institute

Webinar: Maternal Health in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: A Clinician’s Role in Supporting Optimal Outcomes
September 9
, 4:00am – 5:00am
This webinar is part of the Doing Better Together to Equitably Advance Reproductive Health and Wellness webinar series.
Presented by Mountain Area Health Education Center

Virtual Event: 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Summit: Hope, Transformation & Well-Being
September 9 – 11
, 8:30am – 2:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Network

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
September 9
, 9:00am – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Virtual Training: Facilitating Change Talk
September 9
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Planear un Hogar, Cuerpo y Bebé Sano Durante COVID-19
September 9
, 10:00am – 11:00pm
Para registrarse por telefono: llame a worksite Wellness LA al (323) 758-9480
Presented by Iris Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center & the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Antelope Valley Infant & Early Childhood Virtual Community Resource Meeting
September 9
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Mighty Little Giants, First 5 LA, March of Dimes, and others

Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence, Suicidality, and Disabling Psychiatric Conditions: Unique Risks, Needs, and Strategies
September 9
, 10:00am
Presented by Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family Lens
September 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Planear un Hogar, Cuerpo y Bebé Sano Durante COVID-19
September 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Aprenda cómo puede reducir su exposición a químicos dañinos antes, durante, y después del embarazo.
Presented by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation & Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center

Virtual Event: Flu Brainstorming Session on Influenza Immunization – Organizations Serving African American Communities
September 9
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Webinar: Data-Guided Continuous Improvement in ECE Programs: Moving Beyond COVID-19
September 9
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Engagement Strategies and 1Place Childcare Compliance Software

Webinar: I Can Parent Too! Engaging Virtually with Families Who Learn Differently
September 9
, 12:00pm
Presented by the Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting collaborative

Webinar: Then and Now: How to Use New Census Surveys About Poverty, Income, and Health from 2019 and 2020
September 9, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Coalition on Human Needs

Webinar: Community Conversation: Disability Etiquette & Mental Health 101
September 9
, 1:00pm 
Presented by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growing Youth Prevention: Navigating This School Year Like a Boss for Middle/High School Youth
September 9
, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
To register text “@GrowingYP” to 81010. If you have any questions, please text “BOSS” to (562) 774-5255.
Presented by Behavioral Health Services (BHS) South Bay Prevention

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Getting to Know Your Baby Through Infant Massage
September 9, 16, 23, & 30
; 5:30pm
Parents must attend the first session on 9/9 to enroll. Classes will be available in English and Spanish.For more information, please contact LaRiesha Floyd at (661) 789-1200, ext. 4631.
Presented by the Child Care Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: “It’s the Recovery for Me”
September 9
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Prevention Providers

Virtual Event: The Trying Game Book, A Conversation with Author Amy Klein
September 9
, 7:30pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Thursday, September 10

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)!

Webinar: Protecting Our Children: COVID-19’s Impact on Early Childhood and ACEs
September 10
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

Webinar: The Role and Responsibilities of Health and Behavioral Health Care Leaders in Addressing Systemic Racism to Eliminate Behavioral Health Disparities
September 10
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Webinar: Community Engagement: Inclusion, Trust Building, and Meaningful Participation
September 10
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the California Dept. of Public Health

Virtual Event: Flu Brainstorming Session on Influenza Immunization – Organizations Serving Latino Communities
September 10
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
September 10, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom

Webinar: Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of COVID-19
September 10
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Syracruse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: South LA/ South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Virtual Forum
September 10, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
For more information, please contact Ellen Branch at ellen@bwwla.com
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

Friday, September 11

Webinar: Achieving Health and Equity for Women – Strategies for Meaningful Connections Between Clinical Care and Public Health
September 11
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by University of North Carolina Center for Maternal and Infant Health

Webinar: Supporting Policy and Systems Collaboration
September 11
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the UNC School of Medicine Center for Maternal and Infant Health

Saturday, September 12

Today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (September 13)!

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: NICU Mom’s Unite Virtual Panel Discussion
September 12
, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

Sunday, September 13

No events listed.

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