Upcoming Events on Perinatal Health and Family Strengthening

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Here is a roundup of events compiled by LA Best Babies NetworkSubscribe here to get a weekly email with the latest updates. Scroll down for ongoing activities and links to other calendars at the bottom. Do you have something for us to include? Email snish@labestbabies.org. And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, where we post event updates and lots of useful resources. Thanks!

Do you have an idea for a training or other event and need help pulling it off? Submit your collaboration request here. Looking for a trainer? Check out HomeVisitingLA.org, the website of the LA County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium. And be sure to check out the Consortium’s directory of trainings.

November is:

Upcoming Events

Webinar Series: Early Learning & Child Care
Throughout 2018
(one webinar each month)
Presented by CAPPA Children’s Foundation and the California Alternative Payment Program Association

Natural Childbirth Classes – Ongoing Every Tuesday

August 21 – November 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Beach Cities Midwifery, 1224 East Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90808
Presented by The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth with Meredith Bowling

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Because Healthy Lifestyles Start at a Young Age
Through November 21
(every Wednesday), 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Hope Street Margolis Family Center, 1600 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register call Patricia Duarte at (213) 742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Educational Financial Aid & Application Workshop
November 8,
5:30pm – 7:00pm: The Children’s Institute, 1522 E. 102nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002
More information: contact Amin Maghsoodi at 626-529-8222 or amaghsoodi@pacificoaks.edu
Presented by Pacific Oaks College

“We’ve Got You Covered” Core Training
November 8-9
, 8:30am – 4:30pm: Maternal and Child Health Access, Patricia Phillips Community Room, 1111 W. 6th St., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: DEEP Program Hope Street – Do You Have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes?
November 9, 8:30am – 10:30am: Quincy Jones Elementary School, 900 E. 33rd St. Los Angeles, CA, 90011
To register contact Patricia Duarte at 213-742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits of California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: A Day in the Life: Caregiving for a Medically Complex Child
November 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
(for NICU families)
Presented by March of Dimes

Promoting Early Social-Emotional Development Through Relationships
November 9
: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503
Presented by Side by Side Enriching Children’s Lives Through Parent-Provider Partnerships

EDGY Conference 2018: Building A Better Future
November 9, 8:30am – 4:30pm: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Presented by Penny Lane Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Homeless Care Days: Free Healthcare & Social Services
November 9; 7:00 am – 3:00 pm: MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd + Alvarado St, Los Angeles
Presented by the office of L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo

Sisters at Eight – Mental Health Awareness
November 9,
8:30am – 10:30am: Department of Water and Power, 4030 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: South Pomona WIC Center
November 9,
9:00am – 5:30pm: South Pomona WIC Center, 2232 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 90016
Presented by DPSS – Department of Public Social Services

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Homeless Connect Day Glendale
November 9,
10:00am – 2:00pm: Central Park, 201 E. Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Presented by DPSS – Department of Public Social Services

Intentional Living
November 9, 8:30am – 3:30pm: Holiday Inn Long Beach, 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach, CA 908015
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

SoCal Wellness

November 9, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Presented by SoCal Moms & MomAngeles Media

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: LA Cash for College, College Career Convention, Family & Community Day
November 10
, 10:00am – 12:30pm: Los Angeles Trade – Tech College, 400 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by Unite – LA, LA Cash for College

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival
November 10,
9:00am – 4:00pm: Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
Free event introducing wheelchair sports to children with disabilities
Presented by Triumph Foundation

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Flu Shot Clinic
November 10,
12:00pm – 3:00pm: Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
Presented by LA County Library

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Health & Resource Fair
November 10,
10:00am – 3:00pm: Drake Park, 951 Maine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
Presented by DPSS – Department of Public Social Services

Side by Side: Enriching Children’s Lives Through Parent – Providers Partnerships
November 10,
8:30am – 2:00pm: George Nakano Theatre, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
Presented by Harbor Regional Center

Save the Date: La Leche League of SoCa/Nev Network Conference

November 9 – 11, 8:00am – 8:00pm: Embassy Suites Arcadia/Pasadena, CA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Carriage House Birth Foundation Postpartum Doula Training
November 9-11, 10:00am – 6:00pm: GraceFull Birthing, 2815 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by Carriage House Birth

California School Nutrition Association Annual Conference

November 8-11: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Presented by California School Nutrition Association

Webinar: Dissociation in Children & Adolescents
November 12, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Trauma Education Essentials

Webinar: MyPeer Orientation
November 12,  10:00am – 10:45am (use dropdown to select date)
Presented by Office of Head Start

Webinar: Making the Most of MyPeers
November 12, 11:00am – 11:45am (use dropdown to select date)
Presented by Office of Head Start

Webinar: 2019-2020 Trauma – Informed, Resilience – Oriented Approaches Learning Community Informational Webinar
November 13
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Mental Health First Aid National Council

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Blood Pressure Screenings – Arcadia Community Center
November 13,
10:00am – 11:00am: Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
Presented by Methodist Hospital

Webinar: Implementing Early Childhood Multi-tiered Systems of Support Best Practices
November 13,
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Early Childhood Professional Learning

Webinar: Promoting School Success Through Coparenting Strategies
November 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by First 3 Years

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: CalFresh Enrollment at Mt. San Antonio College
November 13,
10:00am – 2:00pm: Mt. SAC, 1100 N. Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789
Presented by DPSS – Department of Public Social Services

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Flu Shot Clinic
November 13,
1:00pm – 5:00pm: Acton Agua Dulce Library, 33792 Crown Valley Rd, Acton, CA 93510
Presented by LA County Library

Webinar: Collaborative Management of Women with Substance Use Disorders During and Beyond Pregnancy
November 13,
9:30am – 10:30am
Presented by Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care

Cultural Competency and Grief
November 13 (time TBD)
Presented by The American Academy of Bereavement

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: DEEP Program Hope Street – Do You Have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes?
November 13, 8:30am – 10:30am: Hope Street Margolis Family Center, 1600 S. Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register contact Patricia Duarte at 213-742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits of California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: The Effects of Emotional Abuse on Infants & Toddlers

November 13, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network

Webinar: Ten Commandments of Parenting
November 13, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfled Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Webinar: Using the DECA Program to Promote Trauma – Sensitive Settings

November 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Autism Safety Concerns & Communication with Law Enforcement Workshop
November 13-14,
5:30pm – 8:30pm: Tri-Counties Regional Center Conference Room, 2401 East Gonzales Road, Oxnard, CA 93036
Presented by Autism Society Ventura County

LA County Play Therapy Training Seminar

November 13-15, 9:00am – 4:30pm: Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, 3200 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Presented by Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

Twitter Chat: #PreemieChat on Preterm Birth
November 14,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by March of Dimes

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Heart HELP
November 14,
9:30am -11:30am: Hope St. Family Resource Center, 1600 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register contact Irma Radillo at 213-742-5838
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Hunger and Homeless Awareness
November 14
, 9:00am – 1:00pm: El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506
Presented by Department of Public Social Services

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Flu Shot Clinic
November 14,
10:00am – 1:00pm: Lancaster Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534
Presented by LA County Library

Delivering a Difficult Message: Helping Parents Become a Part of Your Team
November 14
, 9:00am – 11:30am: CCRC Annex, 19809 Prairie Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Presented by CCRC

Webinar: Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign: Public Charge 101 Training
November 14,
10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by CLASP/NILC

Webinar: Strategies to Create Positive Learning Environments for Children and Staff

November 14,
11:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by Office of Head Start

Webinar: Violence Within The Home and Its Effect on Children
November 14,
TBD: Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City, CA 91608
Presented by NEXUS XXIII

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Recognizing Teen Anxiety and What to Do About It
November 14,
6:15pm – 8:30pm: Harvard-Westlake Upper School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave, Chalmers East, Los Angeles, CA 91604
Presented by Harvard-Westlake Parents

Webinar: Strategies to Create Positive Learning Environments for Children and Staff
November 14, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Office of Head Start

Webinar: Birth/First Parents Voices
November 14, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PACT an Adoption Alliance

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Oral Care for Your Baby’s First Year by Jack ‘n’ Jill
November 14,
9:00am – 9:30am: Caro Bambino, 2710 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Presented by Caro Bambino

Next Generation Support for New Parents & Parental Inclusion in the Workforce
November 14,
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Fullscreen, Inc., 12180 Milennium Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094
Presented by PeopleTech Partners

Collaborating with CalFresh Employment & Training Programs
November 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Santa Fe Springs Town Center, 11740 Telegraph, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Presented by County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Webinar – 4 PROVEN Steps for Working Mothers to Help Their Child’s Difficult Behavior
November 14,
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Superwomen vs Realwomen

DC: 0-5 Training
November 14-15,
9:00am – 4:30pm: The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley, 45111 Fern Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534
For additional assistance to register please email CSOC_Admin_Trainings@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by ICARE

Webinar: Collaborative Development of Newborn Screening Prenatal Fact Sheet
November 15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by NCHAM

Webinar: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Reproductive and Sexual Health
November 15,
9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Health.gov

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Homeless Resource Fair & Mobile Shower

November 15,
11:00am – 3:00pm: Whitter Narrows Recreation Area A Building #21, 1201 Loma Ave, El Monte, CA 91733
Presented by Department of Public Social Services

Motivational Interviewing: Part 2
November 16
, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Home of Guiding Hands, 1908 Friendship Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020
Presented by IDA California

“Create Your Own Family Culture” Nesting Hierarchies of Belonging

November 16,
8:00am – 11:30am: SETA Head Start/ Sacramento, 925 Del Paso Blvd, Ste. 100, Sacramento, CA 95815
Presented by IDA California

PARENT/ FAMILY EVENT: Heart HELP
November 16,
8:30am – 10:30am: Vermont Ave, Elementary School, 1435 W. 27th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007
To register contact Irma Radillo at 213 – 742-5838
Presented by California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: DEEP Program Hope Street – Do You Have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes?
November 16, 8:30am – 10:30am: Quincy Jones Elementary School, 900 E. 33rd St. Los Angeles, CA, 90011
To register contact Patricia Duarte at 213-742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits of California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Health Insurance Enrollment Event
November 16, 5926 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA
For details, call 323-586-1610
Presented by Care1st Health Plan

Webinar: Teacher Time – Safe and Nurturing Learning Environments for Preschoolers
November 16,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Early Childhood National Centers

Higher Education Priorities for California’s Next Governor: Insights from a New Public Opinion Survey
November 16,
9:00am – 10:00am: Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC, 500 Washing Street, Ground Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
Presented by Public of Policy Institute of California

Create Your Own Family Culture: Nesting Hierarchies of Belonging
November 16, 8:30am – 11:30am: SETA Head Start, 925 Del Paso Blvd, Ste. 100, Sacramento, CA 95815
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Early Childhood Education in California
November 16,
11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by DREME – Development and Research in Early Math Education

Motivational Interviewing: Part 2
November 16, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Home of Guiding Hands, 1908 Friendship Drive, El Cajon CA 92020
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Webinar: Promoting School Success Through Coparenting Strategies: Adoption/Foster Care (Support)
November 16
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by First 3 Years

Transforming Parental States of Mind: Reflective Clinical Approaches
November 16, 9:00am – 4:00pm: New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Making Sense of Sensory Issues: Strategies & Solutions
November 16, 8:30am – 4:30pm: Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 South Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

Teen Parent Peer Connection Group
November 16, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 43057 39th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93536
RSVP by emailing gjunkemeier@avph.org or calling 661-202-7321
Presented by AVHP, First 5 LA and Child Care Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Empowering Women, Building Families – Book Launch for Adopting Hope
November 17,
4:00pm – 6:00pm: Zefr Headquaters, 4101 Redwood Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90066
Presented by Lorri Antosz Benson

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Middle and High School Math Tutoring
November 17,
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Compton Library, 240 West Compton Blvd, Compton, CA 90220
Presented by Saleh Eric

Babywearing for Birthworkers & Beyond – All Day Skills Workshop

November 17, 9:00am –5:00pm: Bini Birth, 13743 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91423
Presented by MAMABIRD Los Angeles

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Children’s Discovery Workshop – Veggies 101
November 17, 10:00am – 11:00am: Chino Community Garden & Park, 5976 Riverside Drive, Chino, CA 91710
Presented by Healthy Chino

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Volunteer at Women’s Cancer Walk/Run
November 18, 7:00am – 12:00pm: Woodley Park, 6076 Woodley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91316
Presented by The Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: 9th Annual Fitness Day and Health Fair in Rosemead
November 18,
10:00am – 3:00pm: Rosemead Center, 3936 North Muscatel Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770
Presented by City of Rosemead

Improving Coordination & Collaboration among Stakeholders to Improve Services to English Language Learners, Foreign Born Individuals & Refugees
November 20,
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Centro Maravilla Auditorium, 4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Presented by County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Webinar: Fatherhood and Male Involvement
November 20,
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by R9HSA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: DEEP Program Hope Street – Do You Have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes?
November 20, 8:30am – 10:30am: Hope Street Margolis Family Center, 1600 S. Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register contact Patricia Duarte at 213-742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits of California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: Protecting Confidentiality in Collaborations to Address Human Trafficking
November 20,
11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: Preventing Suspension and Expulsion of Children with Disabilities or Suspected Delays
November 20,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Early Childhood National Centers

Webinar: Power Tools for Breastfeeding Coalitions
November 21, 11:00am  – 12:30pm
Presented by United States Breastfeeding Committee

How, Who, and When to Donate Breastmilk with Pauline S
November 27, 9:00am – 11:30am: First 5 Riverside, 585 Technology Court Riverside, CA 92507
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

Webinar: Broccoli? Yuck! Help for Caregivers of Picky Eaters

November 27,
10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Collaborating with CalFresh Employment & Training Programs
November 27, 10:00am – 12:00pm: AMS Fulfillment, 28624 Witherspoon Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
Presented by County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

HFA Regional Great Beginnings Start Before Birth Training
November 27-29, 8:30am – 4:30pm: Yolo Co. Health & Human Services, 25 N. Cottonwood St, HHSA Gonzales Bldg #170 (Davis Room), Woodland, CA 95695
Presented by Healthy Families America

Webinar: Synthetic Marijuana: What is It, Why is it Dangerous, and How Can We Prevent Youth from Using it?
November 28,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by EDC Learning Transforms Lives

Webinar: Foster Adopt & Birth Parents

November 28
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PACT an Adoption Alliance

Webinar: Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic
November 28, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: Networked Improvement Community: The Current Challenge
November 28,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by School Cooperative

Disability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Cross-Sectoral Approach

November 28,
2:30pm – 5:30pm: California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center, Board Room, 281 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Southern California Grantmakers

Webinar: MyPeer Orientation
November 29, 12:00pm – 12:45pm (use dropdown to select date)
Presented by Office of Head Start

Webinar: FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior
November 29, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Homeless Resource Fair & Mobile Shower Launch
November 29,
11:00am – 3:00pm: Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, Area – A Building 21, 1201 Loma Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733
Presented by Department of Public Social Services

PARENT/ FAMILY EVENT: Free Health Workshops – Chronic Conditions
November 29,
11:00am – 2:30pm (English & Spanish): Families Forward Learning Center, 980 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
To register call 626-398-6300
Presented by ChapCare

Pathways to Giving – Funding Opportunities for AANHPJ Communities
November 29, 9:00am – 5:00pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, C A90012
Presented by American Heart Association

Trauma Responsive Play
November 30, 9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by ECHO Parenting

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Heart HELP
November 30,
9:00am – 11:00am: Hope St. Family Resource Center, 1600 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA
To register please call Irma Radillo at 213 – 742 -5938
Presented by California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: DEEP Program Hope Street – Do You Have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes?
November 30, 8:30am – 10:30am: Quincy Jones Elementary School, 900 E. 33rd St. Los Angeles, CA, 90011
To register contact Patricia Duarte at 213-742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits of California Hospital Medical Center

Family Child Care Forum
December 1,
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Western Dairyland Building, 418 Wisconsin St, Eau Claire, WI
To register please email Leah Zastoupil at zastysfcc@hotmail.com or call at (608) 868-6240
Presented by Supporting Families Together Association and the Department of Children and Families

Support for Parents Group Meeting
December 2, 10:30am – 11:45am: The Baila Baila Studio, 2640 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Presented by L.A. Parent

Free Foster & Adoptive Parent Info Event
December 2,
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Wallis Annenberg Building, 700 Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Presented by Raise A Child

Unbreakable Family
December 2,
10:00am – 11:30am: Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Presented by Rachel Furman & Joel Drazner

Making the Most of Reflective Supervision: An Introduction to Reflective Practice
December 3, 8:30am – 4:30pm: New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Neonatal/ Perinatal Hot Topics 2018
December 3, 8:30am – 4:00pm: UC Irvine Health Building 53: Main Auditorium, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868
Presented by Department of Nursing Quality, Research and Education

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Heart HELP
December 3
, 9:00am – 11:00am: Eisner Health, 1500 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register contact Irma Radillo at 213 -742 -5838
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

An Early Start for Learning: How Breastfeeding, Talking and Touch in Infancy Support School Success
December 4, 9:00am – 5:00pm: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Lactation Education Specialist Training

December 5,6,11,12,13: SLAHP 2930 West Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA 90250
To RSVP  email infor@breastfeedLA.org
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Business Solutions for the Weary ECE Program Leader: “Systems Mindsets” for Less Stress and More Revenue
December 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Union Station’s Train-to-Table Farmers Market

December 5, 12:00pm – 6:00pm: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by L.A. Parent

Webinar: Current Updates in the Treatment of Pediatric Behavior Issues

December 5,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Blank Children’s Hospital UnityPoint Health

Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program
December 5 – 7,  8:30am – 5:00pm: General Stilwell Community Center, 4260 Gigling Rd, Seaside, CA 93955
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Heart HELP
December 6,
8:30am – 10:30am: Leo Politi Elementary School, 2481 W. 11th St, Los Angeles, CA 90006
To register contact Irma Radillo at 213-742-5838
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: Key Strategies to Resilient Leadership

December 6, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Anxiety, ADHD & Sensory Workshop

December 6,
6:45pm – 7:45pm: Vibrant Health Family Chiropractic, 1173 N. Dixie Dr., Suite 105, San Dimas, CA 91773
Presented by Dr. Sheena Lee, D.C.

Webinar: The Impact of Prenatal Drug Use
December 7,
TBD
Presented by March of Dimes

Teen Parent Peer Connection Group
December 7, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 43057 39th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93536
RSVP by emailing gjunkemeier@avph.org or calling 661-202-7321
Presented by AVHP, First 5 LA and Child Care Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Children’s Business Fair at the Children’s Museum at La Habra
December 8, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 Euclid St, La Habra, CA 90631
Presented by Children’s Business Fair

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Children & Family Resource & Craft Fair
December 8,
10:00am – 2:00pm: 2650 East Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Presented by Michelle Rosemond

Parenting Mixed Race Children
December 8,
1:00pm – 4:00pm: St. Paul Church, 3901 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Presented by Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC)

Black Maternal Health Conference & Training Institute

December 7-9: Atlanta, GA
Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Christmas Festival 2018: With Love for All Children

December 8-9, 12:00pm – 8:00pm: Plaza Americana, 1911 E. Gage Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90001
Presented by Ministerio Cristovision Inc

Webinar: From Basics to Beyond: Let’s Thrive Together as a Parent Educators
December 10,
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Professional Learning

Webinar: Youth Behavioral Health
December 10, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Voices for Ohio’s Children

Building Best Practices in Balanced Literacy (Grades K- 5)

December 10, 8:30am – 3:00pm: Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort – Convention Center, 2010 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Presented by International Center for Education, Inc.

Webinar: CDC – USBC Bi-Monthly Coalitions Webinar Series
December 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by United States Breastfeeding Committee

Webinar: Understanding How Young Children Learn Multiple Languages

December 11,
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Professional Learning

Webinar: Relational Mindfulness: The What’s and How’s of Improving Your Connection with Your Child
December 11, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Blood Pressure Screenings – Arcadia Community Center
December 11,
10:00am – 11:00am: Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
Presented by Methodist Hospital

Webinar: Serving Incarcerated Families
December 11,
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by R9HSA

2018 The Leadership Challenge for Head Start Managers and Directors
December 11-12,
8:30am – 5:00pm: Kellogg West Conference Center & Lodge, 3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
Presented by R9HSA

Webinar: Literacy in Early Childhood
December 11, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by First 3 Years

Webinar: Early Identification of Autism in Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
December 11, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by ASHA Store

Webinar: Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You
December 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Webinar: Literacy in Early Childhood
December 12, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by First 3 Years

Webinar: Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decisions Making and Participative Management
December 12, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Measuring Poverty Better: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018
December 12
, 11:30am – 2:00pm: The California Endowment Center, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA
Presented by Southern California Grantmakers

Webinar: Nutrition: Recipe for Success in Wound Healing
December 12, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Shield Healthcare

Webinar: Navigating Conversations on Religion & The LGBTQ Community
December 12, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Human Rights Campaign – All Children & Families

Webinar: Challenging Behavior: What Role Do Leaders Play?
December 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
December 13, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom

Webinar: Comorbidity of OCD and Addictions
December 13, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by AMITA Health

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Ask an Expert: Your Child Development Questions Answered
December 13,
7:00pm – 8:30pm: The Crawford Family Forum, 474 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Presented by 89.3 KPCC

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Homeless Care Days: Free Healthcare & Social Services
December 14; 7:00 am – 3:00 pm: MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd + Alvarado St, Los Angeles
Presented by the office of L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo

A Child’s Dream – CA: Annual Holiday Outreach 2018
December 15, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Culver City Teen Center @ Veterans Memorial Park, 4153 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
Presented by A Child’s Dream – CA

Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018
December 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30: TBD: South LA Health Projects, 2930 West Imperial Highway, 6th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Puppets in the Park at Tierra de la Culebra
December 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Tierra de la Culebra, 240 South Avenue 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Presented by La Culebra Action League

Women’s Hospital Information Night
December 17, 7:00pm – 8:30pm: Saddleback Medical Center, 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Presented by Saddleback Medical Center

Webinar: CARE AWARD – Family Partners for Better Care
December 18, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Association

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Health Insurance Enrollment Event!
December 21, 5926 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA
For details, call 323-586-1610
Presented by Care1st Health Plan

Teen Parent Peer Connection Group
December 21, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 43057 39th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93536
RSVP by emailing gjunkemeier@avph.org or calling 661-202-7321
Presented by AVHP, First 5 LA and Child Care Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Homeless Care Days: Free Healthcare & Social Services
December 28; 7:00 am – 3:00 pm: MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd + Alvarado St, Los Angeles
Presented by the office of L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo

Webinar: Baby Behavior for Lactation Professionals
December 31, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UC Davis Human Lactation Center

2019 Women Symposium
January 5, 8:30am – 2:30pm: California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747
Presented by Sisters in Educational Empowerment

Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program
January 7-8, 8:30am – 5:00pm: General Stilwell Community Center, 4260 Gigling Rd, Seaside, CA 93955
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Blood Pressure Screenings – Arcadia Community Center
January 8,
10:00am – 11:00am: Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
Presented by Methodist Hospital

Webinar: Reporting to Class: Building Strong Parent-Teacher Relationships
January 8, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Webinar: School Breakfast-Menu Options for Alternative Breakfast Models
January 10, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Presented by 15 Years Action for Healthy Kids

Webinar: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
January 10,
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Professional Learning

The Resilience Toolkit Facilitator Certification – Spring 2019
January 15, 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Los Angeles, CA
Presented by The Resilience Toolkit

Advanced Trauma Training
January 15, 9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by ECHO

Webinar: Power Tools for Breastfeeding Coalitions
January 16, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by United States Breastfeeding Committee

Webinar: Ideas, Strategies, and Resources for Linking Literacy and Social Emotional Development
January 17,
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Professional Learning

General Trauma Training
January 24
, 9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by ECHO

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Lynwood Health Fair 2019
January 26, 11:00am – 3:00pm: Lynwood Park, 11301 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262
Presented by Be Social Productions

National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs

January 30 – February 1: Washington, DC
Presented by The Ounce

9th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit
January 29-31: Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove, CA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Parent Advocacy Mentor (PAM) Program Cycle 23

February 1,1:00pm – 4:00pm: Wayfinder Family Services, 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Presented by Special Needs Network, Inc.

Webinar: Supporting Our Youngest Learners Experiencing Homelessness
February 4,
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Professional Learning

Community Resiliency Model
February 5, 9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by ECHO

Carriage House Birth Foundation Postpartum Doula Training

February 8-10, 10:00am – 6:00pm: Los Angeles, CA
Presented by Carriage House Birth

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Blood Pressure Screenings – Arcadia Community Center
February 12,
10:00am – 11:00am: Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
Presented by Methodist Hospital

3-Day Intensive Grief Training
February 13-15, 9:00am – 5:00pm: Encino, CA 91436
Presented by OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

Webinar: Leveraging the Power of Resilience with Brock Sellers
February 15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Children’s Aid Society of Alabama

Webinar: Voices, Mood, Swings, and More: Understanding Complex Psychiatric Symptoms in Children
February 19, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Webinar: Foundations Cop: Reflective Strategies
February 20,
10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Healthy Families America

Trauma & Addiction
February 20,
9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by ECHO

PersonBrain Model Train-the-Trainer Event

February 20-22,
9:00am – 5:00p: Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, 1722 South Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Presented by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

20th Annual Families & Fathers National Conference 2019

March 4-7
: Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Presented by Fathers & Families Coalition of America

Webinar: Power Tools for Coalitions Webinar Series
March 20, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by United States Breastfeeding Committee

Coming Together to Nurture the Next Generation: Why We Need CalAIMH
March 22, California State University, Fresno
Presented by California Association for Infant Mental Health

Webinar: 10 Ways to Improve Social and Communication Skills in Children

April 2, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospitals at NYU Langone

Radical Teach-In & Wellness Revival

April 4, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Los Angeles, CA
Presented by GirlTrek

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Los Angeles Kids Expo 2019

April 27–28,
11:00am – 5:00pm: LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by Event Show Pro

Daughter and Mother Camp Congress for Girls Los Angeles 2019

May 4,
8:00am – 5:00pm: 9620 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Presented by Girls in Politics Initiative

Webinar: De-prescribing Children on Multiple Psychiatric Medications
May 14, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Webinar: Welcome to Parenthood
May 28, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

PAC/LAC Annual Conference
June 13, 8:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 100 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by PAC/LAC

10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference – Beyond Obesity: Tackling Root Causes

July 15-18, 7:00am – 5:00pm: Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92801
Presented by Childhood Obesity Conference

Webinar: Celebrating Diversity in LGBTQ Youth
June 25, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Save the Date: 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference: Moving Upstream

September 16-18, TDB: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Presented by Healthy Families American

Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training

Looking for a webinar that we (LA Best Babies Network) hosted? Check the
Stronger Families Blog for recordings (and related resources).

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

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

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

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

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

Recording of Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, and SIDS
Original Date: December 6, 2017
Presented by BreastfeedLA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Residual Impact of Historical Structural Inequities: Connecting Residential Segregation and Mortgage Discrimination to Current Infant Mortality and Breastfeeding Rates
Original Date: July 27, 2017
Speakers: Jaye Clement, MPH, MPP; Brittney Francis, MPH; Kiddada Green, MAT; Arthur James, MD; Jessica Roach, LPN, BA, MPH

Learning from Rare Events: Infant Mortality Data
Original Date: August 22, 2017
Speakers: Tricia Finnerty, MSc; Lloyd Provost, MS

The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Original Date: August 31, 2017
Speakers: Jay Butler, MD, CPE; Morgan F. McDonald, MD, FAAP, FACP; Christi Mackie, MPH; Ellen Pliska, MHS; Zarnaaz Bashir, MPH

Knowledge and Know-How: Online Course on Early Childhood Education
This 8-lesson course provides early-childhood professionals the core knowledge required to work effectively with very young children and their families.

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.

Healthier Products, Healthier People—The Six Classes Approach to Reducing Harmful Chemicals
These series of videos summarizes where one of these classes of chemicals is used, associated health problems, and how to reduce exposure. This knowledge will better equip large purchasers, manufacturers, retailers, designers, and consumers to take the steps needed to limit the use of these problematic chemicals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

15th Ryan White HIV/AIDS AETC Program Clinical CARE Conference
This 2.5 day technical conference provided state of the art updates on research, care, and treatment issues in the medical management of HIV infection.

Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning, Part 1
This 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 2
This 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 Interactions
This 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: Guidance
This 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

CNE activities: Zika Virus: What Every Nurse Should Know
1.7 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours are available for this activity.
Presented by 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.

Mom & Mind Podcast
Focuses on the maternal mental health aspects of becoming pregnant, being pregnant and early parenthood. Subscribe via iTunes.

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

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: Home Safety
Presented by The National Center on Health

Webinar: Lead and Our Children: The Role of Early Care and Education Programs
Presented by The National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Webinar: Improving Head Start/ Child Care and Community Readiness and Response to Seasonal Influenza
Presented by The National Center on Health and Healthy Child Care America

Webinar B3: Prenatal Development: Laying the Foundation for School Readiness
Presented by the 17th Annual Birth to Three Institute

Webinar: Professional Development in Infant/ Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Presented by the National Center on Health

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

National Diaper Bank Network Webinars
(Series of recorded webinars on making diapers affordable for low-income families)
Presented by the National Diaper Bank Network

Webinar: Quality Ratings, Common Core, and DAP
Presented by Kyle Snow
Part of the Early Childhood Investigations webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies

Webinar: Hosting Literacy Workshops for Families of Preschoolers
Presented by Kathryn Roberts and Nell Duke
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

Webinar: Connecting Early Literacy to Health – Healthy Growing Bodies and Able Young Readers
Presented by Vera Meyerholtz
Part of the Early Childhood Investigations webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies

Webinar: The Science of Dual Language Learning for Children Birth Through Age Five: Effective Practices that Improve Outcomes
Presented by Linda Espinosa
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: Working Toward Well Being: Community Approaches to Toxic Stress
Presented by Center for the Study of Social Policy

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

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

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

Webinar Archive: Center for Study of Social Policy
Recordings to “help raise awareness, change practice and influence policy in order to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.”

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.

Webinar: Ready to Meet the Needs of All Children? A Closer Look at Diversity in the Early Childhood Workforce
Recorded April 28, 2015
Presented by Migration Policy Institute

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

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
  7. Understanding Trauma and PTSD

Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics Training Institute

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

Webinar Series: Supporting Children Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure
Includes these 4 recordings:

  • Long-term Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure
  • Sustaining the Promise of Child Well-being for Infants and Toddlers Born Prenatally Drug Exposed: Strategies, Core Components and Long-term Outcomes of the Miami Community Collaboration Model
  • Strengthening the Parent-Child Attachment in Families Affected by Substance Use
  • Shame, Guilt and Fear: Understanding and Working with the Complex Feelings of Mothers of Substance-exposed Newborns

Recorded March-June, 2015
Presented by the National AIA Resource Center

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

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

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

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

Online Video: Domestic Violence 2015
Presented by CASAT

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.

Webinar: Quality Family Planning Counseling
Recorded May 2015, approx. 35 min.
Presented by the California Family Health Council

Webinar: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence + Reproductive Coercion in Diverse Health Care Settings
Recorded April 2015, approx. 45 min.
Presented by the California Family Health Council

HPV Vaccination Series
Recorded January 2013, approx. 84 min.
Presented by the California Family Health Council

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

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

CPSP Provider Online Training
Offered by County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health, Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program

Learning Series on Implementation
Presentations on three focus areas:

  • Foundational Concepts
  • Readiness Preparation
  • Sustainability

Presented by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

 

Ongoing In-Person Meetings, Classes


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

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

Free Weekly Postpartum Support Groups
San Pedro –
Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm: 916 North Western Ave, Suite #210, San Pedro, CA 90732
Hermosa Beach –
Fridays @ 2:00 pm: 2200 PCH, Suite 306, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Presented by Recovery Now, Inc.

Maternal Child Health Education Training and Consultation for Perinatal Professionals
The 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.

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.

Breastfeeding Support Group (bilingual – English/Spanish)
Wednesdays, 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

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

2017 Summer Meal Service Sites
A list of locations in L.A. County where children may receive free meals during school vacation and off-track periods. Must call site contact to confirm participation.
Community members can use the Calif. Dept. of Education website or the USDA Summer Meals Finder, call 2-1-1 or Text FOOD to 877-877.

Role of a Father Workshops
Every 4th Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
301 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, Suite 501
Hosted by Great Beginnings for Black Babies – Fatherhood Initiative

L.A. Fathers Program: Free Weekly Classes
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Free parenting classes, employment counseling, diapers and food bank. Free child care during classes. To register, call 213-484-6676. More information: echoparenting.org/lafathers

Parent Support Circles of Los Angeles County
Dates, times and locations vary. Find a group near you – in English or Spanish.

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 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
Grief support resources in L.A. County

 

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