Upcoming Events on Perinatal Health and Family Strengthening

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January is:

Upcoming Events

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Medi-Cal & CalFresh Application Assistance
Every Thursday in January, 8:00am-3:30pm: Health Net Community Resource Center, 5047 East Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, please call 323-415-9120. 
Presented by Health Net Community Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Parent Support Group
Every Friday in January, 9:30am-11:30am: Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness and Activity Center, 470 N Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington Ave, CA 90744
For more information, please call 424-212-5640 or email WellnessAndActivityCenter@providence.org
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness & Activity Center

Child & Youth Care Certification
January 16, 23, 30;
10:00am – 3:00pm: Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, 1722 South Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Presented by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

California Breastfeeding Summit – 10thAnnual 20/20 Vision: Creating a Clear Focus for Equitable Breastfeeding Care
January 21 – 23,
8:00am-6:00pm: DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point W. Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition 

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Implementation Level Training
January 22-24; July 23-24; January 14-15, 2021; 9:00am-4:00pm: NCJW l LA, 543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Presented by National Council of Jewish Women

Webinar: Intermittent Auscultation Simulation-Based Education
January 22
, 9:00am-10:00am
Presented by the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement 

Finding Voice: Using Art for Activism
January 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm: The California Endowment-Suite C (2ndfloor),1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation-LA

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
January 22, 10:00am-11:00am
Presented by The Ounce

Webinar: Engaging Families in Affirming Trauma-Informed Care for LGBTQ Children and Youth
January 22, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Webinar: Intermittent Auscultation Training
January 22, 9:00am-10:00am
Presented by Perinatal Quality Improvement

Webinar: Coaching Corner Series: Culture of Coaching
January 22
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Webinar will have English and Spanish closed captions
Presented by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Webinar: Mother and Baby Substance Exposure Initiative Series: Relationship-Centered Care and Motivational Interviewing
January 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Health Management Associates

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Implementation Level Training (Supervisor Only)
January 23; July 23; January 14, 2021; 4:00pm-6:00pm: NCJW l LA, 543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Presented by National Council of Jewish Women

Webinar: Establishing and Sustaining Community Partnerships for Outreach and Continuity
January 23, 12:00pm-1:45pm
Presented by National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement

Webinar: Introduction to Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis 
January 23, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Presented by California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Webinar: HFA Reflective Strategies Plus Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN)
January 23, 10:30am-12:00pm
Presented by Healthy Families America

Webinar: Physical Activity in the Classroom: Get Kids Active with Free Brain Boost Videos
January 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Action for Healthy Kids

Webinar: PIF Campaign State of Play Call
January 24, 10:00am-10:30am
Presented by Protecting Immigrant Families

Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
January 24, 9:00am-4:30pm: Child & Family Guidance Center, 8550 Balboa Blvd. Suite 150, Northridge, CA 91325
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Department of Mental Health & Mental Health Commission Service Area 5 (West LA) Town Hall
January 25, 8:00am-4:00pm: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4thStreet, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Raised in Race: A Dialogue on Race & Childhood
January 25, 4:00pm-7:00pm: Long Beach Nonprofit Center, 3515 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807
Presented by Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation-LA

Lactation Education Specialist Training 2020
January 27, February 3, 10, 24, and March 2;
8:30am – 6:00pm: South LA Health Projects, 2930 West Imperial Highway, 4thFloor, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA

5thAnnual Early Start/ECE Policy Update
January 27, 8:30am-12:30pm: Braille Institute, 741 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Webinar: Tax Season 2020: Information You Need to Partner with Families
January 28, 12:00pm-1:15pm
Presented by National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement 

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
January 28, 8:00am-9:00am
Presented by The Ounce

African American/Black Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action TeamPlanning Meeting
January 28, 10:00am-12:00pm: YWCA San Gabriel Valley, 943 N. Grand Ave., Covina, CA 91724
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Community and Field Services Division, San Gabriel Valley Region (SPA 3)

Webinar: Physical Education Teachers Can Influence and Support Classroom Physical Activity
January 29,12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Action for Healthy Kids

Webinar: State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America
January 29, 11:30am-1:00pm
Presented by the Public Health Institute 

Webinar: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You…and Your Patients: The Role of Implicit Bias in Birthing and Breastfeeding Support
January 29, 10:00am-12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America
January 29, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by Trust for America’s Health

2020 National Home Visiting Summit 
January 29-31
, Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC, USA, 20001
Presented by The Ounce of Prevention Fund

Incredible Years (IY) Basic Parent 3-Day Training
January 29-31
, 9:00am-4:30pm: Children’s Institute’s Long Beach Campus, 1500 Hughes Way, Pod C, Long Beach, CA 90810
Presented by the Children’s Institute

Webinar: Public Charge 101
January 30, 10:00am-11:00am
Presented by Protecting Immigrant Families

Motivational Interviewing
January 30
, 9:00am – 4:30pm: Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, Union Bank Plaza, 445 South Figueroa St., #2100, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

2020 National Home Visiting Summit Sessions: Maternal Care to 5: Systems Changes Supporting MotherBaby
January 30, 5:30am-6:45am
Presented by the Ounce

2020 National Home Visiting Summit Sessions: Home Visiting Workforce Development During Rapid Scale Up: Lessons from other Countries
January 30, 9:15am-10:30am
Presented by the Ounce

2020 National Home Visiting Summit Sessions: Fulfilling the Promise and Meeting the Challenge of Home Visiting: What Do Families and Home Visitors Need?
January 31, 5:30am-6:45am
Presented by the Ounce

2020 National Home Visiting Summit Sessions: The Role of Home Visiting in Building Comprehensive Early Childhood Prevention Systems to Promote Population-Based Outcomes
January 31, 9:00am-10:15am
Presented by the Ounce

8thAnnual Women & Children’s Palliative Care Conference
January 31,
8:00am – 4:30pm: Embassy Suites Anaheim South, 11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Presented by UCI Health Women & Children’s Services 

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Youth Leadership Development Training
February 1 (Orientation), February 8-April 25 (Program takes place every Saturday)
,10:00am-1:00pm: East Los Angeles Women’s Center Main Office, 1431 S. Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022
Application Deadline January 16th at 5:00pm. For more information, please contact elawcyouth123@gmail.com
Presented by East Los Angeles Women’s Center 

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit
February 3-5, 
TBA
Presented by First 5 California

Incredible Years (IY) Small Group Dinosaur Child Group Leader “Dina Dinosaur” Training
February 3-5
, 9:00am-4:30pm: Children’s Institute’s Long Beach Campus, 1500 Hughes Way, Pod C, Long Beach, CA 90810
Presented by the Children’s Institute

Talking With Kids In Conflict: A 4-Day Trauma-Informed Intensive in Life Space Crisis Intervention
February 4, 11, 18, 25
; 10:00am – 3:00pm: Casa Pacifica, 1722 South Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Presented by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Introduction to the IMH Infancy, Childhood, and Relationship Enrichment Initial Assessment
February 4, 9:00am-4:30pm:SPIRITT Family Services, 2000 S. Tyler Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733
Presented by ICARE

Webinar: Little Scientists – Exploring ENGINEERING! With Infants and Toddlers
February 4
, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Webinar will have English & Spanish captioning
Presented by the Office of Head Start and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Park Rx Los Angeles County Summit
February 6, 8:30am-2:00pm: Hacienda Heights Community Center, 1234 Valencia Avenue, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Presented by JUMPP Communications

Webinar: ACEs Connection: Growing Resilient Communities
February 6, 10:00am-11:30am
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Policy Update and Current Trends in Early Intervention (Northern California)
February 6, 8:00am-12:30pm: The Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Incredible Years (IY) Parent & Dina Consultation Training
February 6
, 9:00am-4:30pm: Children’s Institute’s Long Beach Campus, 1500 Hughes Way, Pod C, Long Beach, CA 90810
Presented by the Children’s Institute

Webinar: Front Porch Series: Understanding First and Second Language Development to Inform High Quality Instructional Interactions
February 6
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Webinar: Exploring Foundations for Quality: A Consumer Education and Engagement Series
February 6
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement 

Webinar: Mental Health and Breastfeeding Considerations when Supporting NICU Parents
February 7
, 10:00am-12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA, in partnership with Maternal Mental Health NOW

Advancing Health Equity Through Health System Transformation (Oakland)
February 10, 10:00am-3:30pm: TBA, Oakland, CA 
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network 

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
February 10
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

2020 CalFresh Healthy Living Forum: Engage and Empower to Build Resilient Communities
February 10-12
, TBA: The Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Presented by the California Department of Public Health, CalFresh Healthy Living, the California Department of Aging, and the Catholic Charities of California

HFA Regional FFS Core Training – Nebraska
February 10-14
: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC), 6001 Dodge St., CEC 127 (all days), Omaha, NE 68182
Presented by Healthy Families America

Heart and Hands Postpartum Doula Training & Certification Program
February 10-18: 9:30am-2:00pm: Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 260, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Presented by The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

HFA Implementation Training
February 11-13
: Arizona Department of Child Safety,1860 N. 95th Lane (room on 2nd floor), Phoenix, AZ 85037
Presented by Healthy Families America

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center Touchpoints Individual Level Certification Training
February 12-14 + 6 monthly reflective practice sessions
: Vista Del Mar/Shuken Auditorium, 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
To register please contact Veronica Martinez at VeronicaMartinez@VistaDelMar.orgor call 323.934.7979.
Presented by Home-SAFE, a service of Vista Del Mar

2020 Mom Annual Forum: We can Do More in Maternal and Mental Health Care
February 12-13
, TBA: The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by 2020 Mom

Mental Health Hookup with Barbara Wilson, M.S., LCSW, EDPNA
February 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Wilson Auditorium, 2471 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91107
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, San Gabriel Valley

Webinar: Exploring Social Poverty: Low-Income Populations and the Impact of Family and Community Ties
February 12
, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Presented by The Dibble Institute

Webinar: Getting Started with Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Workplace: Part II
February 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
Presented by Zero to Three

Webinar: Home Visiting Series: Supporting Learning in the Home
February 12
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Reflective Parenting Program Level 1 Training: Fundamentals
February 13-14, 9:00am-4:00pm: New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
To register by email or phone, contact info@reflectivecommunities.orgor call 323-275-4805.
Presented by the Center for Reflective Communities

Webinar: From Awareness to Action: Strategies for Combating Racism in Health Systems
February 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Presented by NICHQ

Webinar: Leadership Models for Improving Impact
February 18, 10:00am-11:30am
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: At Greater Risk: The Intersection of ACEs and Addiction
February 19, 10:00am-11:00am
Presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

California Primary Care Association Quality Care Conference
February 20-21
: Marriott Irvine, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

HFA Regional PSCO Core Training – California
February 24-28
: Yolo Co. Children’s Alliance, 600 A Street, Davis, CA 95616 (Building name is: Helen MacLeod Thomson/Health & Human Services Agency)
Presented by Healthy Families America

Advancing Health Equity Through Health System Transformation
February 25, 10:00am-3:30pm: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center-Cultural Room, 244. S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network 

Women’s Health Update 2020
February 25 – 26
, 8:15am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Essential Access Health

Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
February 26-27, 8:00am-5:00pm: St. Anne’s Conference Center, 155 North Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by Postpartum Support International

Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training
February 28, 8:00am-4:30pm: St. Anne’s Conference Center, 155 North Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by Postpartum Support International 

Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychopharmacology
February 28, 8:00am – 4:30pm: St. Anne’s Conference Center, 155 North Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by Postpartum Support International

Lactation Education Specialist Training Part I
January 27, February 3, 10, 24, and March 2, 8:30am-6:00pm: South LA Health Projects, 2930 West Imperial Highway, 4th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA
Supervisor ONLY Training (CPP) 18-Month Implementation Level Training National Trainer in Child Parent Psychotherapy
February 27,
4:00pm – 6:00pm: NCJW I LA 543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
To register please contact Maricella Mendez – Sherwin at mendezshewin1@gmail.com
Presented by National Council of Jewish Women 

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: LEAP Fair 2020 – Family Day with Calabasas Mommy
February 29, 
10:00am – 3:00pm: The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Presented by LC Events 360

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference-Washington DC
March 1-3
, TBA: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Presented by Feeding America and the Food Research and Action Center in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum

Webinar: Little Scientists – Exploring ENGINEERING! with Preschoolers
March 3
, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Presented by the Office of Head Start and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
March 4
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Meeting
March 5, TBD
For more information, please contact Megan Chichester at megan@bwwla.comor Adjoa Jones at adjones@dhs.lacounty.gov
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

Webinar: HFA Regional PSCO (Supervisor Day Only)
March 10 & 12, 11:00am-2:00pm
Presented by Healthy Families America

And Still We Rise: Survivors Becoming Empowered
March 11-12, 9:00am – 4:30pm: California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Echo

Beyond Loss Grief Training Program Spring 2020
March 13-14, 
8:30am – 4:30pm: Spiritual Care Services, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
Presented by Adventist Health Glendale

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: L.A. Summer Camp Fair 2020 in Los Feliz
March 14,
12:00pm – 3:00pm: Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Presented by L.A. Camp Fair 2020

Lactation Education Specialist Training – PART 2
March 16, 23, 30, and April 6, 13;
8:30am – 6:00pm: South LA Health Projects, 2930 West Imperial Highway, 4thFloor, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Law & Ethics Training
March 16, 9:00am-4:30pm: St. Anne’s Foundation Room, 155 N. Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by the Children’s Institute

Webinar: HFA Regional FFS (Supervisor Day Only)
March 17 & 19,
11:00am-2:00pm
Presented by Healthy Families America

Anxiety and Depression Conference
March 19-22, 
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Presented by ADAA 2020

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mindfulness & Wellbeing – The Best You Expo  
March 20 – 21,
10:00am – 6:00pm: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by The Best You

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Univision Health Fair + 5K Walk
March 21
, 8:30am – 2:00pm: East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Details: cecilia@besocialproductions.comor 310-902-2895 
Presented by Univision

HFA Regional Facilitating Change Training — Pennsylvania
March 23-25, 8:30am-4:30pm on Days 1 & 2, 8:30am-3:00pm on Day 3: Maternity Care Coalition, 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 205, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Presented by Health Families America

HFA Regional PSCO Core Training — Nebraska
March 23-27, 8:30am-4:30pm: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6001 Dodge Street, CEC 221 Room, Omaha, NE 68182
Presented by Healthy Families America

37thAnnual Advances in Therapeutics and Technology: Critical Care of Neonates, Children and Adults Conference
March 24 – 28, 
8:00am – 12:00pm: The Cliff Lodge & Spa, 9320 S. Cliff Lodge Dr., Snowbird, UT 84092
Presented by PAC/LAC 

HFA Peer Reviewer Training — Illinois
March 31-April 2, 8:30am-4:30pm for Day 1 & 2, 8:30am-2:30pm for Day 3: Prevent Child Abuse America, 228 South Wabash Ave., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by Healthy Families America

Webinar: Behind the Letdown: An In-Depth Look at Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex
April 1, 10:00am-12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

19thAnnual Health Care Symposium- A 20/20 Vision: Resilient Systemf for Empowered Communities
April 3
: Hilton Anaheim, 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Presented by Health Center Partners of Southern California, The Coalition and many more! 

PARENT/FAMIY EVENT: BabyConApril 4-5,10:00am – 5:00pm: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
Presented by the OC BabyCon

Empowered California Families! Unite, Inspire, Uplift: California WIC Association 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show
April 5-8: Town and Country San Diego, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Presented by California WIC Association


Webinar: Little Scientists – Exploring MATH! with Infants and Toddlers
April 7
, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Presented by the Office of Head Start and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
April 8
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: MODULE A: Trauma-Responsive Care
April 13,
10:00am – 1:00pm: Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, 1722 South Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Presented by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families 

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Implementation Level Protocol Training – CPP Booster One: 2- Day Skill Building Workshop
April 16 – 17
, 9:00am – 4:30pm: Wellnest, 3787 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
For more information, contact Michelle Salazar at msalazar@wellnestla.org or 323-373-2400 x3183.
Presented by Wellnest 

Day At The Capitol 2020 Annual Event (Sacramento)
April 22, 8:00am – 5:00pm: South Side of the Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
Presented by California Health+ Advocates

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Training 
April 23 – 24, 
9:00am – 4:00pm: NCJW I LA, 543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
To register, please contact CPP@NCJWLA.ORG. For general questions about the training, please contact Dr. Maricella Mendez Sherwin at mendezshewin1@gmail.com
Presented by National Council of Jewish Women – Los Angeles

Webinar: Little Scientists – Exploring MATH! with Preschoolers
May 5
, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Presented by the Office of Head Start and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning
PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Saddleback Kids Parent Commitment/ Child Dedication Class
May 3,
9:15am – 12:15pm: Room 29, 18842 Teller Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
Presented by Saddleback Irvine South 

Lactation Consultant Education Training Part I
May 4, 11, 8, June 1, 8; 8:30am-6:00pm: South LA Health Projects, 2930 West Imperial Hwy., 4th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Talking with Kids In Conflicts: A 4-Day Trauma–Informed Intensive in Life Space Crisis Intervention
May 7,
14, 21, 28; 10:00am – 3:00pm: Casa Pacifica, 1722 South Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Presented by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families 

MODULE A: Trauma-Responsive Care
May 11
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, 1722 South Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012 
Presented by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families 

19thAnnual Health Literacy Conference
May 13-15
, TBA: Hilton Orange County, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Presented by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
May 13
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Meeting
May 14, TBD
For more information, please contact Megan Chichester at megan@bwwla.comor Adjoa Jones at adjones@dhs.lacounty.gov
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

Save The Date: 24thAnnual PAC/LAC Conference: Quality of Life For Families
May 28
: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by PAC/LAC 

Supervisor ONLY Training (CPP) 18- Month Implementation Level Training National Trainer in Child Parent Psychotherapy
August 27, 
4:00pm – 6:00pm: NCJW I LA 543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
To register please contact Maricella Mendez – Sherwin at mendezshewin1@gmail.com
Presented by National Council of Jewish Women

Save the Date: 2020 Region IX Clinical Excellence Conference
June 14-16
, TBA: Green Valley Ranch Las Vegas, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052
Presented by the California Primary Care Association 

Health IT Summit 2020: The Value HIT Provides in a Changing Healthcare Landscape
June 15, time TBA: The California Endowment, N. 1000 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Proposals for Sessions are due by January 24
Presented by CCALAC

Diversity, Determinants & Disparities in Perinatal Mental Health Conference
June 19-20
, 9:00am – 4:30pm: California Endowment, 1000 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
June 17
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Meeting
July 9, TBD
For more information, please contact Megan Chichester at megan@bwwla.comor Adjoa Jones at adjones@dhs.lacounty.gov
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
July 15
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

Southern Region Student Wellness Conference: 20/20 Perspective
July 27-31, TBA: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Presented by The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools & The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health 

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
August 12
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
September 9
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Meeting
September 10, TBD
For more information, please contact Megan Chichester at megan@bwwla.comor Adjoa Jones at adjones@dhs.lacounty.gov
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC) 2020
September 30 – October 3, 
TBA: The Drake, 140 E Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611
Presented by PLIDA 

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
October 14
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

South LA/ South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Meeting
November 12, TBD
For more information, please contact Megan Chichester at megan@bwwla.comor Adjoa Jones at adjones@dhs.lacounty.gov
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team 

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
November 18
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
December 16
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (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

Save the Date: Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute (2021)
June 11-13, 2021,TBA
Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training

Community Health

Healthier Products, Healthier People—The Six Classes Approach to Reducing Harmful Chemicals
This video series discusses where these chemicals are used, associated health problems, and how to reduce exposure. This information can help consumers the use of toxic chemicals.

Webinar: Working Toward Well Being: Community Approaches to Toxic StressPresented by Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Substance Use Prevention & Treatment: Community-Oriented Practices
Recorded date November 16, 2018

Presented by California Pan-Ethic Health Network

Webinar: Moving the Needle on Health Equity: Two Experts Share Successful Programs and Lessons Learned
Recorded August 21, 2019
Presented by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
Recorded December 5, 2019
Presented Postpartum Support International and hosted by 2020 Mom

Early Childhood Education

Webinar: Ready to Meet the Needs of All Children? A Closer Look at Diversity in the Early Childhood WorkforceRecorded April 28, 2015
Presented by Migration Policy InstituteWebinar: Quality Ratings, Common Core, and DAPPresented by Kyle Snow
Part of the Early Childhood Investigations webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies

Webinar: Early Care and Education in Transformation
Presented by Jacqueline Jones
Part of the Early Childhood Investigations webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies

Recordings of 2016 USC UCEDD Community Education Conference
Presented by USC, UCEDD at CHLA

Webinar: Articulation Agreements: An Essential Component for Supporting Early Educators Along Educational and Career Pathways 
Original Date: October 30, 2018 

Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning, Part 1This webinar provides an overview of how to translate research into teacher practice to improve program quality for infants and toddlers. This archived webinar is the first in the archived series, Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning. The series present principles, a planning process, and strategies to help teachers support children’s learning from birth to three years of age. 

Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning, Part 2This webinar provides early childhood professionals with a structure they can use to make informed decisions about curriculum practices for infants and toddlers, and to highlight the newest component of the California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development System: California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework.

Infant/Toddler Relationships, Interactions and Guidance: Part 1: Relationships and InteractionsThis webinar focuses on implementing strategies and putting into place organizational structures that support intentional, responsive relationships between supervisors, care teachers and young children in efforts to support children’s social and emotional development.

Infant/Toddler Relationships, Interactions and Guidance: Part 2: GuidanceThis webinar highlights the connection between the early childhood educator competencies for relationships, interactions, and guidance. It provides examples, ideas, and resources for how to provide effective guidance for social behavior in the infant/toddler group care setting. In addition, it addresses the important roles of family members, teachers, and program leadership, in helping infants and toddlers learn about and develop strategies for social interactions, relationships, and managing conflict.

Family Engagement/Parenting

Helping Parents to understand and manage their Anger
This module provides an overview of what causes anger, the function that anger serves in our lives, and how anger impacts our relationships. Home visitors will learn how these issues may look in parenting situations as well as specific strategies on how to help parents understand and manage their anger.

Engaging Fathers, Parts 1, 2,and 3
Fathers and paternal family members play a crucial role in children’s growth and development. Child welfare agencies, however, may have difficulty connecting with and engaging noncustodial fathers and paternal family members. In this 3-part podcast series, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides strategies for engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations.

Videocast: NIH Workshops on Participant Engagement and Health Equity
Watch videocasts of 7/1/15 workshop and 7/2/15 workshop
Presented by the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative

Video of Lecture Series: How to Survive and Thrive with a Mentally Ill Relative

  1. The Family As Ally – Helpful Skills and Strategies
  2. Inside the World of Bipolar Disorder
  3. Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
  4. Inside the Darkness of Depression
  5. Inside “the Beautiful Mind” of Schizophrenia
  6. Recovery with Schizophrenia

Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics Training Institute

Knowledge and Know-How: Nurturing Child Well-Being
Focuses on the core knowledge and skills needed to leverage your relationships with families, promote child well-being, and raise overall quality of care. Eight one-hour online lessons. Includes .8 CEUs.
Presented by Zero to Three

Intentional Partnerships Podcast
Season I of this bi-weekly podcast began June 26, 2018
Presented by Parents as Teachers National Center, with Strong Fathers, Strong Families

Intentional Partnerships Podcast
Season I of this bi-weekly podcast began June 26, 2018
Presented by Parents as Teachers National Center, with Strong Fathers, Strong Families

Protective Factors Part 1
“Protective Factors Part 1” is the first in a two-part series highlighting protective factors. This episode provides an overview and helps listeners distinguish protective factors from risk factors. Guests provide examples of how child welfare professionals can recognize and work with parents and families to strengthen their protective factors.

Understanding Bed-sharing, Breastfeeding, and SIDS
Recorded December 6, 2017

Presented by BreastfeedLA

Health Disparities

Webinar Series: The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation
Part 1: Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer
Listen to the recorded webinar
Webinar slides: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Conclusion
Recorded July 21, 2015
Presented by the American Public Health Association

Webinar Series: The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation
Part 2: No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence
Listen to the recorded webinar
Webinar slides: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Conclusion
Recorded August 4, 2015
Presented by the American Public Health Association

Webinar Series: The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation
Part 3: Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
Listen to the recorded webinar
Webinar slides: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Recorded August 25, 2015
Presented by the American Public Health Association

Webinar: Policy Strategies for Reducing Behavioral Health Disparities
December 6, 2019

Presented by California Pan-Ethic Health Network

Webinar: Health Equity: Start Where You Are
Recorded date April 10, 2019

Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

Home Safety & Trauma Support

Optimizing Visitation for Young Traumatized Children and Their Parents/Caregivers
Original Date: 2012
Presented by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Supporting Women and Girls’ Leadership in Sport to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Original Date: August 22, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

A Safe Place to Call Home: Transforming the Physical/Built Environment for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
Original Date: August 16, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

Webinar: Promoting Maternal Wellbeing and Resiliency in the Face of Trauma
Original Date: February 28, 2019
Presented by The Ounce

Introducing TST-FC: A Trauma-Focused Curriculum for Caregivers
Original Date: June 29, 2017
Presented by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

#PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention through Understanding and Addressing Sexual Behavior of Children
Original Date: July 25, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

Emotional Challenges and Self-Care for Those Working With Young Traumatized Children
Original Date: 2012
Presented by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence
This module provides an overview of key topics regarding IPV, including: Types of IPV, Indicators of abuse, The extent of the IPV problem, How to discuss the topic of IPV with clients, How culture may impact how IPV is perceived, and the importance of identifying community resources and establishing relationships with those resources.

#PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse: Updates on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention with Elementary School Ages
Original Date: January 16, 2018
Presented by Prevent Connect

Peer Learning Forum: Implementing Community-Level Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Original Date: October 5, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

Online Course on Child Abuse and Neglect
More information: Leslie A. Lacopi at 415-882-5176 or liacopi@imq.org. Free course is approved for CME credits, nursing CEUs, or a completion certificate.
Presented by the IMQ grant from the California Governor’s Office on Emergency Services

Video: “The Mask You Live In” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Masculinity and Violence
Panel moderator: Frank Blaney of LA Fathers Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Presented by the California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities

Addressing the Roots: Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence through Shared Underlying Factors
Original Date: September 20, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

Sport is Part of the Solution to Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence: Launching Raliance’s NEW Sport + Prevention Center
Original Date: December 6, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

Using Essential Elements to Select, Adapt, and Evaluate Violence Prevention Approaches
Original Date: August 28, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

Online Video: Domestic Violence 2015
Presented by CASAT
#PowerInPrevention Ending Child Sexual Abuse: Survivor Leadership: It’s Relevance to Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Original Date: September 11, 2017
Presented by Prevent Connect

Webinar: Mental Systems: Navigating Medi-Cal and County Programs
Recorded date October 12, 2018

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Webinar: Maternal Depression: Everyone Can Play a Role to Help Families
Recorded date June 4, 2019

Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

Webinar: Part II – Family Homelessness: Partnerships and Policies that Enhance Supports for Infants, Toddlers and their Families
Recorded date August 7, 2019

Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Home Visiting

Webinar: Innovation Toward Precision Home Visiting
Original Date: February 28, 2019
Presented by The Ounce

Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Compassion Fatigue
The purpose of this module, is to help home visitors understand what compassion fatigue looks like, identify if they are at risk or already experiencing compassion fatigue, as well as how to prevent and/or manage the condition.

Strategies for Home Visitor Safety
This module provides strategies for home visitor safety before, during, and after the home visit. By the end of this training, home visitors will be able to: Identify safety strategies that can be used before, during, and after the home visit. Recognize how to reduce tense situations, what to do in dangerous situations, and how to handle aggression. Recall safety tips regarding animals, disease, professional boundaries, parking and vehicle safety. Use technology to help remain safe.

Webinar: The New Network Leader: How You Can Grow Your Impact

Original Date: February 28, 2019
Presented by The Ounce

Webinar: Effectively Serving Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families through Home Visiting Programs
Recorded August 28, 2019

Presented by Migration Policy Institute

Infant Feeding

Creating Milk Depots in Los Angeles County
Breastfeed LA, with funding from Kentec Medical Inc., has partnered with the Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose (MMBSJ) to launch the Milk Collections Sites Project. View this webinar for information on setting up a Milk Collection Site in L.A. County, or call 323-210-8505.

NACCHO Breastfeeding Initiative Archived Webinars
The Public Health Breastfeeding Webinar Series, funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will promote promising practices and share lessons learned from the Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Peer and Professional Support Project (Breastfeeding Project).

Webinar: Social Determinants of Breastfeeding: Policies, Trainings, and Programmatic Strategies
View slides only
Recorded August 20, 2015
Presented by Every Woman Southeast Coalition

Webinar: Milk and Marijuana, First Do No HarmRecorded March 29, 2018
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Helping Families Who Exclusively Pump
Recorded February 15, 2018

Presented by BreastfeedLA

Infant Health

Addressing Racism’s Impact on Women’s and Infant’s Health: Lessons Learned from the Racial Healing Projects in Tennessee
Recorded October 30, 2013
Presented by Every Woman Southeast

Addressing the Impact of Racism on Disparities in Birth Outcomes: Successes and Lessons Learned from the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality
View slides only
Recorded July 11, 2013
Presented by Every Woman Southeast

Infant Safe Sleep: An Introduction and Model ProgramRecorded May 8, 2019
Presented by Children’s Safety Network

Webinar: Syphilis: A Call to Action – Babies Born with Syphilis
Recorded September 26, 2019
Presented by PAC/LAC

Nutrition

Nutrition Preventive Services: Existing Gaps in a Critical ACA Benefit
Presents current gaps in the provision of nutrition preventive services – benefits that every American is entitled to, thanks to the Affordable Care Act – and emerging strategies for innovative ways that WIC and community partners are providing nutrition preventive services.

Webinar: CalFresh 101
Recorded January 22, 2019

Presented by California Development of Social Services — CalFresh and Nutrition Branch

Picky Eating in Young Children and What to Do About It
Recorded May 30, 2018
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Oral Health

Webinar: Oral Intake During Labor
Presented by InJoy Birth and Parenting Education

Webinar: Oral Health Procedures: Coverage & Access
Recorded June 29, 2018

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Webinar: Oral Health in Our Communities: Successes & Challenges
Recorded September 6, 2018

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Webinar: Oral Health Systems: Navigating Denti-Cal

Recorded May 31, 2018

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Webinar: Oral Health During Pregnancy – Prioritizing Oral Health During Pregnancy
Recorded November 15, 2018

Presented by the Children’s Dental Health Project 

Webinar: Brushing for Two: How to Keep Your Baby’s Teeth Healthy from the Start
Recorded February 21, 2019

Presented by American Academy of Pediatrics

Perinatal Training

Practitioner Series: Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy (on infant and early childhood mental health)

Online Training: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Presented by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

CDC’s Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Webinar 2013-2014 Series
Includes the following archived webinars:

  • Breastfeeding and Human Milk Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Obstetric Hemorrhage
  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
  • Severe Maternal Morbidity
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

CDC’s Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Webinar 2012-2013 Series
Includes the following archived webinars:

  • Neonatal Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Obstetric Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Building and Sustaining a Collaborative
  • Perinatal Performance Measures and Data Collection
  • Quality Improvement Principles and Getting Started
  • Perinatal Quality Collaboratives 101

Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life
Presented by Children’s Bureau Express

Online Certification Training: Bringing Light to Motherhood
Certification training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW and PAC/LAC

Preconception Care

Webinar: Innovative Technology for Preconception Care
View slides only
Recorded May 21, 2014
Presented by Every Woman Southeast

Pregnancy

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy & Beyond: A Virtual Clinic
Presented by Dartmouth Medical School, in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Webinar Archive: California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success Resource & Training Center
Includes a variety of webinar recordings and supporting documents on issues related to gestational diabetes.

Policy

Supporting Young Children in Immigrant Families: What Early Childhood Stakeholders need to know about the New Immigration Orders
Going over who the children impacted by immigration enforcement policies and how do these policies harm a child’s development, also what the current early childhood policies are and how the eligibility rules relate to children in immigrant families.

Webinar: Setting Up Families for Success: Advancing an Advocacy Framework for Low-Wage Working Parents & Their Children
Presented by the National Women’s Law Center

Reproductive Health

Webinar: What About the Guys? Men’s Reproductive Health: Programmatic Strategies and Lessons Learned
View slides only
Recorded June 23, 2015
Presented by Every Woman Southeast Coalition

Webinar: Who’s Making the Decision? Strategies for a Client-Centered Reproductive Life Plan
View slides only
Recorded May 6, 2015
Presented by Every Woman Southeast Coalition

WIC

Engaging Men & Dads at WIC
The Alameda Fathers Corps shared how they increase involvement of fathers in children’s lives by focusing on factors specific to the needs of men and the challenges they face in fulfilling their role as fathers.

Welcoming African American Families at WIC
To engage more eligible families, increasing our understanding and implementation of best practices that welcome and include African American families can help local WIC staff establish WIC as a key community service and partner.

Millennials in WIC – Reaching today’s Young Parents
Moms and dads in the “millennial” generation have grown up in a changing world that impacts how they communicate and learn best. UC Berkeley intern and CWA consultant Maggie Rasnake explored general guidelines for communicating with “millennials” and specific steps to keep WIC valuable and relevant to clients in their late teens to early thirties.

What If…? Exploring WIC Improvement Concepts
Karen Farley, CWA Executive Director, shared the results from the “What If” Survey conducted last summer and fall, where many WIC staff, participants, partners and friends submitted ideas for how to make WIC even better.

Webinars: WIC Works Summer Series 2014
Includes links to presentation slides and other materials on topics such as Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation, Early Literacy, and Best Practices for Breastfeeding Support in Community Clinics. Earlier webinar series are archived here.

Mental Health and Children with Specials Needs

NAMI Basics OnDemand
Free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and others who care for young people who are experiencing mental health symptoms

Mental Health Policy Briefing: Raising the Priority of California Children with Special Health Care Needs
Recorded date May 8, 2019,
Presented by National Health Law Program & Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Webinar: Brining Light to Motherhood
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Zika Virus

Zika in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Beyond: Risks and Response
This forum is a conversation on the risks and response to the spreading Zika virus.

CNE activities: Zika Virus: What Every Nurse Should Know
1.7 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours are available for this activity.
Presentedby the March of Dimes
Also see Zika Virus: Information and Resources in the Stronger Families Blog for bilingual materials, including fact sheets and infographics from the March of Dimes.

Ongoing In-Person Meetings, Classes


Breastfeeding Support

MLKCH Mommy Group
Every Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm: MLK Community Hospital, 1680 E 120thStreet, Los Angeles, CA 90059
For more information, please contact Lactation Department at 424-338-8227
Presented by Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Breastfeeding Support Group
Every Friday,
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Saint John’s Health Center, Lactation Office on the 3rd Floor of the Keck Building, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Presented by Providence Health & Services

Cubs Café Breastfeeding Support Group 
Every First Sunday of Every Month,
2:30pm – 4:00pm: 11833 Wilmington Ave, Willowbrook, Los Angeles, CA 90059; next to MLK Hospital
For more details, please call 805-793-0499
Presented by Lioness Lactation

Breastfeeding Support Group (bilingual – English/Spanish)
Every Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 am: The Wellness Center, 1200 N. State St, Room 1029, Los Angeles CA, 90033
Offered by Maternal and Child Health Access
For more information, call Breastfeeding Counselor Martha Escudero at 323-608-1353.

Free Breastfeeding Support Groups
Almost every day at various locations throughout the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys

Free Zumba Class
Every Friday, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness & Activity Center-470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary

Breastfeeding and Lamaze
May 18 – December 21,
11:00am – 3:00pm (use dropdown to select date): East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital, 4060 Whitter Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Presented by Avanti Hospitals

Breastfeeding Support Skills for Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Birth Workers
July 21 – December 8,
(use dropdown to select date): Integrated Birth, 18600 Main Street, Suite 110, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Presented by Breastfeeding Support Skills for Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Birth Workers

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Child Birth Education Classes

July 22 – September 2
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: 41820 Garstin Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Presented by The Mom & Dad Project


Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support Group
Every 2nd Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: East Side Cancer Project, 3030 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Register or get more info: 323-346-5989
Hosted by Vegan Moni

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Education
Classes can be scheduled 7 days a week, including evening hours
For more information and to schedule a class, please contact Jenifer Metz, MPH at 310-755-1276 or jmetz@healthcollaborative.org
Presented by The California Health Collaborative and Every Women Counts

Children Groups

Baby Story and Playtime
Every Monday,
11:00am – 11:30am: Central Library, Children’s Literature Department, 630 W Fifth Street, 2ndFloor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library 

Preschool Storytime
Every Wednesday,
11:00am – 11:30am: Central Library, Children’s Literature Department, 630 W Fifth Street, 2ndFloor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library


Infant Massage

Infant Massage Classes
Every Monday
, 9:00am – 10:00am: MLK Center for Public Health, 11833 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059
To register, call Lourdes Gomez at 323-373-2400 x3205
Presented by Wellnest and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


Fatherhood

Fatherhood in Action: Father Self-Care
3rd Thursday of every month
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Miller Family Health Education, 3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
More information: klmclucas@gmail.com or 909-234-2731 Presented by City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

Nurturing Fathers Groups (Parenting Classes)
English classes every Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm: 10 sessions beginning January 17)
Spanish classes every Tuesday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm: 10 sessions beginning January 23)
To enroll, call Ciro Aguilar, 562-570-3285.
Presented by City of Long Beach- Life Coaching & Fundamentals of Fatherhood Program
Role of a Father Workshops
Every 4th Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm301 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, Suite 501
Hosted by Great Beginnings for Black Babies – Fatherhood Initiative

Bridges to Fatherhood
Every Tuesday,
5:30pm – 8:00pm: MLK Center for Public Health, 11833 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
To register, please call 818-280-9034
Presented by MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Father’s Discussion & Support Group for Partners of Clients Enrolled in the Health Net Doula Program
Every second Saturday of the Month,
4:00pm – 6:00pm: The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health, Health Net Community Doula Program, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 260, Los Angeles, CA 90007
To register, please call 626-388-2191 ext. 2 or email Debbie.Benton@motherbabysupport.net
Presented by The Association for Wholistic Maternal & Newborn Health

Grief and Loss Support

Grief and Loss Support Group
Every Tuesday, 6:30 pm: Westmont Counseling Center, 1704 W. Manchester Ave, Suite 202A, Los Angeles, CA  90047
Attendance is free, donations accepted. Location may change, please call ahead.

Grief Counseling Support Group Meeting
1st, 3rd, and 4th Mondays of each month, 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Healthy African American Families, 4305 Degnan Blvd., #105, Los Angeles, CA
Presented by Healthy African American Families

Support Group for Parents Who Live With Fetal and Infant Loss
Every 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm (it’s OK to be late)
600 S. Commonwealth Ave, Ste. 800, Los Angeles, CA 90005
RSVP: Christina Thiele, christina23thiele@gmail.com or 707-849-5347
M.E.N.D  Nationwide Online Support Group
Every third Thursday of each month,
starting at 7:00pm
Presented by M.E.N.D.

Star Legacy Foundation Support Groups
Presented by Star Legacy Foundation

Bereaved Parents Group
1st & 3rd Monday of the Month, 4:15pm

Pregnancy After Loss Group
Weekly on Monday, 5:30pm

Dad’s Grief Discussion Group
2nd Monday of the Month, 4:15pm

Grandparents Group
1st Wednesday of the Month, 5:30pm

Parenting After Loss Group
1st Wednesday of the Month, 10:00am and 6:30pm

Parenting After Loss Group
3rd Wednesday of the Month, 10:00am and 6:30pm

Grief support resources in L.A. County 

Additional Loss & Grief in Pregnancy & Postpartum Resources


Food & Nutrition


Wilmington Certified Farmers’ Market
Every Tuesday
, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness & Activity Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary

A Tu Salud: Free Produce Pick Up
Every 4th Wednesday of the Month:
Hazard Park Gym, 2230 Norfolk St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
For more information, please call 323-442-7801 or 213-485-6839
Presented by Keck Medical Center of USC, American Heart Association, and many more

The Wellness Center Health Cooking Workshop
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month: starting at 12:00pm & 2:30pm: The Wellness Center, 1200 N. State St., Los Angeles, CA 90033Presented by The Wellness Center LA

Pico Union Vida Sana

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of Each Month
, starting at 2:30pm: Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by Seeds of Hope – Cultivating Wellness

Laundry Love Food Distribution
Every 3rd Tuesday of each Month,
starting at 6:00pm: Laundry Love at Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by St. John Cathedral 

St. Athanasius at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul Food Pantry
Every Friday of each Month
, starting at 8:00am: Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by HopeNet

Free Farmers’ Market
Fourth Saturday of Every Month,
11:30am – 2:30pm: Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, 720 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Presented by The Free Pantry

Serving the Homeless
March 16 – December 21, every 3rd Saturday,
1:00pm – 5:00pm (select drop-down for date): Lighthouse Church, 1885 Anaheim Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Presented by The Free Pantry

Market Match  – Adams/Vermont
Every Wednesday,
2:00pm – 6:00pm: 1432 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Presented by CalFresh & Hunger Action LA

Market Match – Altadena
Every Wednesday,
3:00pm – 7:00pm: 600 W. Palm St, Altadena, CA 91001
Presented by CalFresh & Hunger Action LA

Healthy Cooking (Spanish)
Every Friday (May 3 – 31)
, 9:00am – 11:00am: L.A. Care Family Resource Center, Boyle Heights, , 1200 N. State St, Ste. 1069, Los Angeles, CA 90033
For more information, please call 213-394-2840
Presented by LA Care

Homeless Resource Fair & Mobile Shower
Every Thursday,
11:00am – 3:00pm: Whittier Narrows Recreation Area – Area A, Building #21, 1201 Loma Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733
Presented by the Department of Public Social Services

DPSS – Medi-Cal/ CalFresh Assistance
Every Wednesday,
9:00am – 1:00pm: L.A. Care, 4801 Whitter Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information please call 213-438-5570
Presented by L.A. Care

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Family Friendly Movies at The PACC
Through August 3
, (use dropdown to select date) 10:00am – 12:00pm: Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
Presented by Oxnard Performing Arts Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Summer Study Hours
Through August 30,
Mondays & Thursdays, 1:00pm – 6:00pm: 363 W. Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220
For more information, please call 310-554-4639 or email info@yprcla.org
Presented by Yetunde Price Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Let’s Play
Through August 6,
Every Tuesday, 5:00pm – 5:45pm: 363 W. Compton Blvd, Compton, CA 90220
For more information please call 310-554-4639 or email info@yprcla.org
Presented by Yetunde Price Resource Center


Homeless and Stable Living Resources

The Source: Free Health & Homeless Shelter Services
Services offered may vary by location and include: same day transportation, free California ID vouchers for the DMV, mental health services, child support services, and more. For more information, please call the number listed for the location you are interested in attending.

Last Tuesday of every month, 12:30pm – 3:00pm: Central Library, 630 W Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
For more information, please call 213-228-7000.

Third Thursday of every month, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Edendale Branch, 2011 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
For more information, please call 213-207-3000.

Third Tuesday of every month, 12:30pm – 3:00pm: Exposition Park Regional Branch, 3900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062
For more information, please call 323-290-3113.

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 10:00am – 1:00pm: North Hollywood Regional Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
For more information, please call 818-766-7185.

Second Wednesday of every month, Panorama City Branch, 10:00am – 1:00pm: 14345 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402
For more information, please call 818-894-4071.

Fourth Thursday of every month, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Will & Ariel Durant Branch, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
For more information, please call 323-876-2741.
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library


Mental Health Support

Webinar: 5 Steps to Freedom from Anxiety, Stress, Sadness and Depression
Sundays
, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Dr. G. Hernandez

Mindfulness & Meditation Saturdays for Children
May 25 – December 28
(Times TBD): Bodi Academy, 8762 Garden Grove Blvd, #102, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Presented by Bodhi Academy

Mental Health Promotors (Spanish)
Every Tuesday,
2:00pm – 3:00pm: MLK Center for Public Health, 11833 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
To register, please call 310-668-3091
Presented by MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Midday Mindfulness
Every Tuesday,
12:30pm – 1:00pm: 363 W. Compton Blvd, Compton, CA 90220
For more information please call 310-554-4639 or email info@yprcla.org
Presented by Yetunde Price Resource Center

LGBTQ Support Group
Every Saturday,
10:00am – 11:30am: Norina Murphy and Associates, 231 N. Euclid Ave., Upland, CA 91786
Presented by Karisa Quick

NAMI SGV Peer-to-Peer Recovery Course
October 7 – December 2,
9:30am – 11:30am: 2471 E. Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91107
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley


Postpartum Support

Free Weekly Postpartum Support Groups
Saturdays and Sundays
, TBD: San Pedro – 916 North Western Ave, Suite #210, San Pedro, CA 90732Presented by Recovery Now, Inc.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Support Group (free)
Every Tuesday,
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1770 N. Orange Grove Ave., Suite 210, Pomona, CA
Facilitated by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., host of the Mom and Mind podcast.

Heart and Hands Postpartum Doula Training & Certification Program
Please call 626-388-2191 for dates or to schedule a training at your agency.
Presented by The Association for Wholistic Maternal & Newborn Health

New Mother Class – Your First 48 Hours: What Happens After You Deliver
Every 4th Tuesday of the Month,
10:00am – 11:00am: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Meditation Room 1st Floor, 1680 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059
To register please call 424-338-8227 or email lactation@mlhch.org ss
Presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital & BreastfeedLA

Child Birth Education Classes
October 14 – December 9
, 41820 Garstin Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Presented by The Mom & Dad Project


Professional Training and Seminars

Maternal Child Health Education Training and Consultation for Perinatal ProfessionalsThe Los Angeles-based Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health offers courses on a variety of topics. See their flyer of course offerings and their webpage for more information.

Webinar: Become a Nationally Certified Child Care Teacher or Director
September 1 – December 5
(use dropdown to select date) starting at 6:00pm
Presented by Child Development Associate

Webinar Series: How to Coach DECA Program (Birth through Five) Implementation: A Best Practices Webinar Series
Second Thursday of Each Month September 2019 – June 2020
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health


Safety & Prevention

Burn Prevention Presentation
A free presentation for parents, caregivers and babysitters of children under the age of 5. Available in English and Spanish
*Contact Debbie Karaman at Debbie.Karaman@hcahealthcare.com or call 818-676-4483
Presented by The Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital and the Children’s Burn Foundation

Introduction to Women’s Personal Safety Workshop
Through November 17
(Use the drop-down to select date), 10:30am – 12:00pm: Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios, 6534 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Presented by Out of Harm’s Way CA

Disability Support

Monthly Support Group Meeting – Living with A Disability
March 22
, (use dropdown to select date) 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Rosemead Community Center, 3936 N. Muscatel Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770
Presented by Familia Unida

Diabetes Classes
Every Thursday
, 9:00am – 11:00am: Providence Little Company of Mary – Wellness and Activity Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA
To register please call 424-212-5640
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary

Parent Peer Support

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mind & Body Support Circles: Thriving While Black and Pregnant
Every Sunday: San Fernando Valley Counseling Center, 7247 Hayvenhurst Ave, A-8, Van Nuys, CA 91406
For more information, info@maternalmentalhealthnow.org
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Motherwit Circle: A Mother’s Support Group
4th Friday of Each Month, 12:00pm – 2:00pm: The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health, 3655 S. Grand Ave., Suite 260, Los Angeles, CA 90007
To RSVP, please call 626.388.2191 or email Elsie.Gutierrez@motherbabysupport.net 
Presented by The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

The Incredible Years
Starting March 12
, the 20-week session will occur every Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm: Burton Green Campus, 21810 Normandie Ave, Torrance, CA 90502
To register please call Wildi Leon Ornelas, LMFT at 424-201-3200
Presented by Children’s Institute

Parent Peer Support Group
Every Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am: Providence Little Company of Mary – Wellness and Activity Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA
To register please call 424-212-5640
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary

Resource and Referral (R&R) Education & Resource Lending Library
September 22, 2018 – May 18, 2019; 9:00am – 3:3pm: Children’s Home Society of California, 4900 Airport Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90815
Presented by Children’s Home Society of California – Long Beach

Women’s Support Group
March 14 – February 6, 2020 (Every Thursday) 9:30am – 11:00am: Helpline Youth Counseling (HYC), 14181 Telegraph Road, Whittier, CA 90604
Presented by Helpline Youth Counseling

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Harbor Community Clinic FREE Baby Shower!
July 8 – December 9, (Every Second Monday of the Month) starting at 12:00pm: Harbor Community Clinic Inc, 731 South Beacon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90731
Presented by Harbor Community Clinic

FASD Parent Support Group
Every 1st Thursday of Every Month, 10:30am – 12:00pm: TBA
For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Michele Walker-Bauer at 323-221-4134 ex. 107
Presented by Violence Intervention Program

Autism Support Group
Meet every third Thursday of the month, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Children’s Building – CMC, 1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Presented by Saddleback Lake Forest

Adoption, Foster & Kinship Care Support Group (Anaheim)
Meet every Saturday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Saddleback Anaheim, 2095 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806
Presented by Saddleback Church | Anaheim

Project ABC Parent Support Group
Every Thursday, Starting December 19,10:00am-11:30am: Shields for Families, 600 S. Alameda Street, Compton, CA 90220
Presented by Shields for Families

Physical Fitness Groups

Free Yoga Class
Every Friday, 
8:30am-10:00am: Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness & Activity Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary

Free Zumba Class
Every Friday, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness & Activity Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744
Presented by Providence Little Company of Mary

Free Zumba Class
Every Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am: Trinity Lutheran Church, 759 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
Child care is available.
Presented by Flourishing Families Long Beach

Youth Support Groups

Treating Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior
Every Wednesday,
4:30pm – 6pm: Children’s Institute, Inc. (Central & South LA)
Central – 2121 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
South LA – 1522 E 102nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
To register please call Aricelli at 213-385-5100 ex 3433
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.  

Mindfulness & Mediation Saturdays for Children at Bodhi Academy
Every Saturday
, starting at 2:30pm: Bodhi Academy, 8762 Garden Grove Blvd, #102, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Presented by Bodhi Academy

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