Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Professionals

Here’s a roundup of events on perinatal health and family strengthening compiled for early childhood professionals by LA Best Babies NetworkSubscribe here to get a weekly email with the latest updates.

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re making updates as we learn about them, but we recommend contacting organizers before registering for in-person events.

For updated information and resources for home visitors, visit our COVID-19 page on the Stronger Families Blog. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

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Other resources: Upcoming Events for Parents/Families | Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars


October is:


Upcoming Events

See our list of parent/family events.

Webinar: Closing Gaps in Health and Social Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women
October 28
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Systems for Action

South LA/ South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Funder’s Circle Work Group Meeting
October 28, 9:30am – 10:30am
More information: contact Amelia Cobb at acobb@first5la.org
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

Webinar: Research Innovations, New Findings, and Practice Implications for Supporting Young Mothers In Foster Care
October 28
, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Policy

Virtual Event: Conversaciones Comunitarias: Apoyando a la Comunidad Latina Durante COVID-19
October 28
, 1:00pm
Presented by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Virtual Training: Stay Connected After the COVID Moratorium Ends (Part 2 of 3)
October 28
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
*Spanish language translation will be available
Presented by TURN – The Utility Reform Network

Virtual Event: Narrowing the Health – Wealth Gap: Among Women of Color in LA County During COVID-19 & Beyond Virtual Forum
October 28
, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Commission for Women

Webinar: Supporting Student Mental Health: A County Perspective
October 29
, 8:30am – 9:30am
Presented by The Children’s Movement of Californiaealth

Virtual Event: Continuing Conversations Series: Social Science Research in Non-Research Industries
October 29
, 9:00am
Presented by the Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination (MAST) Center in partnership with the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFR)

Virtual Event: 39th Annual California SIDS/SUID Conference
October 29
, 9:00am – 2:15pm
Please register before October 23rd.
Presented by the California Department of Public Health’s Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (CDPH/MCAH) & Sacramento State College of Continuing Education

Virtual Course: State of the Art Strategies for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for the Management, Treatment, and Prevention of HIV Infection
October 29
, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Presented by International Antiviral Society-USA

Webinar: Opportunities for Comprehensive Healthy Housing & Health Equity During COVID-19
October 29
, 10:00am
Presented by ChangeLab Solutions

Virtual Event: CDSS Child Care Transition Stakeholders Call
October 29
, 10:00am – 11:30am
To review the previous quarterly call, click here.
Presented by the California Department of Social Services

Virtual Event: Los Angeles Resource Collaborative
October 29
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Aunt Bertha

Webinar: Recognizing the Signs of Teen Dating Violence
October 29, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Perinatal Mental Health
October 29
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Use discount code ‘FREE’ to register for free.
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Virtual Event: CCLAC ACEs Program Kick-Off
October 29
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Event: Mental Health Matters: Culture as a Social Determinant
October 29
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
For more information and inquiries contact wellwoman@cabwhp.org

Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Virtual Event: 11th Annual We Can Do Better Conference – Restoring Justice for Health
October 30
, 9:00am – 2:30pm
Presented by We Can Do Better

Webinar: Older Individuals & Persons with Disabilities: Impact of COVID & Systemic Approaches
October 30
, 11:30am – 1:30pm
This webinar is part of the Pandemic Response: How Do We Center Health Equity webinar series.
Presented by Northwest Health Law Advocates

Virtual Course: Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations Across the Female Lifespan
November 2 – December 21
, TBA
Presented by the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

Webinar: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Care for Providers & Parents
November 2
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Opioid Use and HIV/Hepatitis C Made Easy: A Practical Implementation of the Evidence
November 3
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by the International Antiviral Society-USA

Webinar: Reflective Supervision
November 4
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Training: Medical Baseline and Planned Outages (Part 3 of 3)

November 4, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
*Spanish language translation will be available
Presented by TURN  – The Utility Reform Network

Virtual Training: Trauma Response in Infants
November 5
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: An Intro to Health, Racial, and Birth Equity – A Part of the 2020 Health And Racial Equity in the NICU Training
November 5
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Once Upon A Preemie Academy (QUAP)

Webinar: Suicide Safer Care for Primary Care Providers
November 5
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Webinar: Conducting Sensitive Screenings Using Telehealth
November 5
, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Virtual Event: 5th Annual Diabetes Conference – High Impact Management for Clinicians
November 6
, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Touro University’s Office of Continuing Medical Education

Webinar: Preparing for an OSV & V-OSV
November 6
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Infancy, Childhood, And Relationship Enrichment Initial Assessment (ICARE)
November 6
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Pumps and Lactation Aids: Skills and Reimbursement
November 6
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Training: Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Training
November 9 – 11
, TBA
Presented by the Brazelton Institute

Virtual Training: Fall 2020 “All Bodies. All Reasons. All Outcomes” Abortion DOULA Training
November 9 & 16
, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Trainings are limited to 20 participants, please register by October 16th
Presented by the Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative

Webinar: CPCA Compensation & Benefits Survey: 2020 Results
November 9
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Webinar: National Diabetes Month – Knowledge is Power. Take Control!November 9, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
For more information or questions, email memberhealthed@regalmed.com or call (818) 923-4302.
Presented by the Regal, Lakeside & ADOC Health Education Team of the Heritage Provider Network

Webinar: A View for All Sides: Perspective-Taking to Support Family Engagement
November 9
, 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference
November 10 – 12

Presented by Race Forward

Webinar: Opioid Use and HIV/Hepatitis C Made Easy: A Practical Implementation of the Evidence
November 10
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by International Antiviral Society-USA

Virtual Event: Clear Language Lab
November 10
, 1:00pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab a Division of Literacy Works

South LA/ South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (SLASB AAIMM) Community Action Team Meeting
November 12, TBA
For more information, please contact Ellen Branch at ellen@bwwla.com or Adjoa Jones at adjones@dhs.lacounty.gov
Presented by SLASB AAIMM Community Action Team

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
November 12
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Course: National IAS-USA Virtual Update Course on HIV Management
November 12
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by International Antiviral Society-USA

Virtual Training: Solutions for Addressing Inequities and Bias – A Part of the 2020 Health And Racial Equity in the NICU Training
November 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Once Upon A Preemie Academy (QUAP)

Webinar: The National Zero Suicide Initiative: Levers for Maternal Mental Health
November 12
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by 2020 Mom, in partnership with Zero Suicide

Webinar: Suicide: Considerations for Health Center Leaders
November 12
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Virtual Event: BreastfeedLA Virtual Gala: Feeding the Future from Home
November 12
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Workshop: How Plain Language Can Support Your Trauma-Informed Work
November 12
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab, A Division of Literacy Works

Virtual Event: 2020 USAsthma Summit
November 13
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Allergy & Asthma Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Webinar: Addressing Burnout
November 13
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Virtual Training: Critical Competencies Coaching Program
November 16, December 9, January 21-22, February 3 & 23, March 10 & 24; TBA

Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Training: Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 18-month Implementation Level Training
Beginning November 16
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
More information: contact CPP Trainer, Dr. Maricella Mendez-Sherwin, at mendezsherwin1@gmail.com
Presented by the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Outreach Strategies to Increase Vaccination Rates
November 16
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strength-Based Family Assumptions
November 16
, 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Engagement Strategies for Practitioners and Families in Virtual and In-Person Contexts
November 17
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce of Prevention Fund) in partnership with the National Council on Family Relations

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
November 17
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: From “Second Shift” to “First Shift”: Supporting Fathers as Central to Family Life
November 17
, 11:00am
This webinar will have live Spanish translation.
Presented by the Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: eClincialWorks: UDS 2020 Updates, Tips and Tricks
November 17
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association and eClinicalWorks

Webinar: CWA Advocacy & Education Training
November 18
, 9:00am
Presented by the California WIC Association

Webinar: Impact of Breast Surgery on Breastfeeding
November 18
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Event: CJJ’s 2020 Annual Conference and Council of State Advisory Groups: Dreaming Big Together: Youth Justice Reimagined
November 18 – 20
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Virtual Event: Two Day Mental Health Briefing (Day 1 of 2)
November 18
, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health  Network (CPEHN)

Virtual Event: Continuing Conversation Series: Applied Research at NCHS and the Census
November 19
, 9:00am
Presented by the Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination (MAST) Center in partnership with the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFR)

Webinar: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention®
November 19
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Virtual Training: Black Mother’s Mental and Emotional Health – A Part of the 2020 Health And Racial Equity in the NICU Training
November 19
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Once Upon A Preemie Academy (QUAP)

Webinar: Looking Forward: The WIC Landscape Following the Presidential Election
November 19
, 12:00pm
Presented by the National WIC Association

Virtual Event: Two Day Mental Health Briefing (Day 2 of 2)
November 19
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health  Network (CPEHN)

Virtual Workshop: Three Secrets of Successful Volunteer Operations
November 19
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Webinar: 2020 Quality Improvement Summit Series: Promising Practices in Telemedicine and Telehealth
November 20
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by the Institute for High Quality Care and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Training: Black Parents as Partners in Preemie Care – A Part of the 2020 Health And Racial Equity in the NICU Training
November 30
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Once Upon A Preemie Academy (QUAP)

Virtual Event: The 2020 Early Childhood STEM Institute
December 1 – 3
, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Presented by the Region Nine Head Start Association

Webinar: More Than One Problem: Mental Illness as a Contributing Factor of Pain and Substance Use in People with HIV
December 1
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by the International Antiviral Society-USA

Virtual Training: Writing for Understanding
December 2, 9 & 16
, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab a Division of Literacy Works

Webinar: Create Safe Spaces to Talk About Racism & Anti-Black Racism
December 2
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Virtual Event: Continuing Conversation Series: Science Administration at NIH
December 3
, 9:00am
Presented by the Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination (MAST) Center in partnership with the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFR)

Virtual Event: CIPC’s Digital Statewide Conference 2020 – Creating a Future for Immigrant Justice #PowerUp2020
December 3 – 4
, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by the California Immigrant Policy Center

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
December 3, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
December 3
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board Meeting
December 3
, 1:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Webinar: The Elephant in the Room: Bioethics Meets Breastfeeding
December 4
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior
December 7
, 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse through Family Lens
December 8
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the OunceVirtual Event: All In: 4th Annual National Meeting 2020
December 8 – 10
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
Presented by All In: Data for Community HealthVirtual Event: 1st Annual Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit – The Value of HIT in a Changing Healthcare Landscape (Day 1 of 2)
December 10 – 11
, 8:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCLAC)

Virtual Event: 1st Annual Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit – The Value of HIT in a Changing Healthcare Landscape (Day 2 of 2)
December 10 – 11
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCLAC)Webinar: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
December 14
, 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints CenterWebinar: Trauma for Supervisors: Putting the Pieces Together
December 16
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Starting From Scratch: Setting Up Implicit Bias Trainings
December 16
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Save the Date: Supporting Working Moms: New Opportunities for Mom-Friendly Workplace Policy
December 17
, 12:00pm
Presented by the National WIC Association

Virtual Training: Lactation Consultant Education Training, Part 1
January 5, 12, 19, February 2, 9, & 16
, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Training: Fall 2020 “All Bodies. All Reasons. All Outcomes” Abortion DOULA Training
January 9, 10, 16 & 17
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Trainings are limited to 20 participants, please register by October 16th
Presented by the Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
January 12, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
January 13, 2021
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Marijuana, Opioids, and Breastfeeding: Research, Impacts and Needed Information
January 15, 2021
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Being Present with Families
January 21, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce
Save the Date: 2021 California Breastfeeding Summit
January 25 – 28, 2021

Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition

Webinar: Reflective Supervision
January 27, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
February 2, 2021
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: Voices for Change Conference
February 9-11, 2020
, TBA
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs Around Parenting
February 10, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
February 18, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: 2021 National Home Visiting Summit  
February 22 – 26, 2021
, TBA
Registration for this virtual conference will open in the fall.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Training: Lactation Consultant Education Training, Part 2
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6
, 8:30am – 3:00pm*
Self-paced option is available*
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries
March 3, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family Lens
March 10, 2021
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Matching Family Needs to Resources
March 16, 2021
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
April 6, 2021
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs Around Parenting
April 8, 2021
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
April 13, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Being Present with Families
April 27, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
May 6, 2021
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Implementing Tools to Enhance Home Visiting
May 11, 2021
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC) 2021
May 12-15, 2021
: The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611
Presented by PLIDA

Webinar: Maintaining Boundaries in Home Visiting for Supervisors
May 18, 2021
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries
June 1, 2021
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

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

Webinar: Partnering for Change: Having the Conversation
June 15, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
June 22, 2021
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Matching Family Needs to Resources
June 23, 2021
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: ZERO TO THREE’s 2nd Annual Virtual Conference – Take Heart
October 25 – 29, 2021
Presented by ZERO TO THREE


Other resources: Upcoming Events for Parents/Families |Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars

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