Upcoming Events on Perinatal Health and Family Strengthening

Looking for LA Best Babies Network’s training calendar? Go here.

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.

August is:

 


Building Bridges to Optimum Health: Prevention, Treatment, and Control of Cancer in Our Community VI
August 18
, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
*Register by telephone at 323.292.2002
Presented by Division of Cancer Research and Training

4th Annual LA County Stand for Children Day
August 19
, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Exposition Park – Figueroa & 39th Entrance, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037
Sponsored by First 5 LA and presented by Crystal Stairs, Inc. – Community Voices

Webinar: Learning from Rare Events: Infant Mortality Data
August 22
, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Substance Use Disorders Statewide Conference: Focusing the SUD Systems of Care Toward Recovery
August 22-24
: Sheraton Pomona
For more information, call 1.800.858.7743
Presented by the California Department of Health Care Services

Webinar: The Buzz on Zika: Should We Still Be Concerned?
August 23
, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Presented by California Medical Association

Webinar: DC: 0-5 Overview – LA County
August 23
, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Presented by Zero to Three

Webinar: Documentation: A Tool for Family Engagement and Curriculum Development
August 23
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

Webinar: California Infant Feeding Guide – What is New?
August 24
, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Presented by California Department of Public Health, California Breastfeeding Coalition, and California WIC Association

Webinar: Worksite Lactation Support Recognition Initiatives Virtual Forum
August 24
, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Maternal and Child Health Unit and the UT Health Science Center School of Public Health

Webinar: Transforming Challenging Behavior Through Leadership of your program: Mindset, Play, and Theater Techniques
August 24
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Kindermusik: A Good beginning never ends

Webinar: Providers and MMH Education: The New Frontier
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August 25, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Presented by 2020 Mom and the Perinatal Mental Health Society

Health Insurance Enrollment Event
August 25
, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: 5926 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA
For more information, call 323.586.1610
Presented by Care 1st Health Plan

Black Breastfeeding Week
August 25-31
This year’s theme: “Bet on Black: Nourishing Our Families, Communities & Futures”

LA County Public Health Department’s 2017 Education Summit
August 26
, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center, 301 North Tamarind Avenue, Compton, CA 90220
Presented by LA County Dept. of Public Health and the City of Compton Dept. of Parks and Rec

At the Forefront of Human Milk Handling: Best Practices for Mother’s Own Milk & Donor Milk
August 28,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Thalians Auditorium Room #C101, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Learning Lab Series: Data Decision-Making and the Implementation of Practice-Based Coaching (Part 2: Follow-up discussion of issues and strategies)
August 28
, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Presented by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Webinar: Digital Tools for Families that Promote Children’s Language and Literacy
August 29
, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Part of the Family Engagement, Language, and Literacy Webinar Series
Presented by the Office of Head Start, National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

Introduction to Effective Supervision
August 29
, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm: CCRC Annex, 19809 Prairie St., Suite 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311
For more information, call 818-717-1045
Presented by Child Care Resource Center Academy

CinnaMoms 3rd Annual Breastfeeding Month Celebration
August 30
, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Crenshaw YMCA, 3820 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by PHFE WIC CinnaMoms

Speaking up Online: Social Media Advocacy
August 30
, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: CCALAC, 700 S. Flower St., Suite 3150, Los Angeles, CA 90017
*Registration and account sign-up requirement*
*If you are not a member or affiliate of CCALAC and you would like to attend this training, contact Kaleigh Cornelison at kcornelsion@ccalac.org
Presented by Community Clinic Association

Webinar: DC: 0-5 Overview – LA County
August 30
, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Presented by Zero to Three

Webinar: Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention
August 31
, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Presented by That’s Not Cool and Futures Without Violence

Webinar: The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
August 31
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

Webinar: Expert Series on Addressing Infant Mortality
August 31
, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Training
August 31
, 8:00 am – 4:45 pm: California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Yosemite Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by BreastfeedLA

NICU Webinar Series: Shorter Stays in the NICU: Impact and Implications for Care
September 1
, 10:00 am
Presented by March of Dimes

Meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030
September 6-7
, 5:30 am – 2:00 pm (Sept 7th ends 11:30 pm): 20 F Street, NW Conference Center, 20 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Presented by Developing Healthy People 2030

Webinar: Cannabis: California Laws & Public Health Implications
September 7
, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Presented by California Department of Consumer Affairs

Finding Solutions Within Your Environment: Using the Child Care Setting to Promote Positive Behavior
September 7
, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: CCRC Annex 19809 Prairie St., Suite 200 Chatsworth, CA 91311
For more information, call 818.717.1045 or email academy@ccrcca.org
Presented by Child Care Resource Center Academy

Save the Date! Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Network 7th Annual Suicide Prevention Summit
September 7,
8:00 am – 1:00 pm: The California Endowment – Yosemite Hall, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by the Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Network

Infant Development Association Northern California Regional Conference: Growing and Thriving in Supportive Relationships
September 8-9:
Marriott Sacramento/Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Presented by The Infant Development Association of California

Webinar Series: PSI and 2020 Mom Maternal Mental Health Certificate Online Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals
September 11 – December 18

For more information, contact Joy Burkhard at Joy@2020Mom.org or call 626-390-4173
Presented by 2020 Mom

Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: A Workshop
September 12
, 5:30 am -1:30 pm: The National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room) 2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20418
Presented by NASEM Health and Medicine

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma
September 13
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

Save the Date: Breastfeeding Conference
September 13
, Lake County E-Center WIC
Presented by WIC

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
September 14
, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by 2020 Mom

Webinar: 2020 Mom Ambassador Fall Recognition and Program Updates
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September 15, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by 2020 Mom

FREE Legal and Resource Fair
September 16
, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Southeast-Rio Vista YMCA (inside gym): 4801 E. 58th St., Maywood, CA 90270
Free legal consultations and workshops on immigration, tenant rights, criminal justice, mental health and family well-being. For more information, contact Maria D. Torres at mtorres@feriaslegales.org or call 213.800.3582.
Presented by Ferias Legales and DELARIVA

2017 Change LA: Fast Forward
September 16
, 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Hills Penthouse (a Thompson House Venue), 8560 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Presented by Liberty Hill

Advocacy through Education: Women’s Reproductive Health & The Environment: Best Practices for Los Angeles County
September 20
, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information, contact Karen Slngh at KTSlngh@mednet.ucla.edu
Presented by Advocacy through Education

Webinar: Infant/Toddler Community of Practice – Sharing Initiatives from the Field
September 20
, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Presented by Child Care State Capacity Building Center

Introduction to Infant Mental Health 1-Day Workshop
September 20
: University of Washington Campus
Presented by NCAST Programs

Webinar: How – and Why – Happiness Makes the Workplace Better
September 21, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Presented by the California WIC Association

Tools for Building Resilience in Children, Teens and Families
September 21
, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
For more information, contact Quint Paige at 323-373-2400 x2127 or eitraining@lacgc.org
Presented by Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

For Grace’s Change Agent Pain Summit: Part One: “Your Voice, Your Solutions to Improving Care in California”
September 22
, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
*Watch a free, live webcast of the entire summit at forgrace.org.
For more information, call 818.760.7635
Presented by For Grace: The Dream of Never Again

Health Insurance Enrollment Event
September 22
, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: 5926 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA
For more information, call 323.586.1610
Presented by Care 1st Health Plan

Webinar: The Prematurity Campaign Collaborative
September 25
, 11:30 am – 1:00pm
Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality and March of Dimes

Webinar: The Prematurity Campaign Collaborative
September 25
, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Presented by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

SoCal Learning Community Convening: Engaging Uncommon Partners towards a Common Purpose: How Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration Can Champion Child and Family Well-Being
September 26
, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Orangewood Foundation, Santa Ana
Presented by Strategies 2.0

2017 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
September 26
(Pre-Conference Institutes)
September 27-28 (Main Conference): Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA
Presented by Futures without Violence

2017 Birthing Justice Forum & Maternal-Child Health Champion Awards Ceremony

September 27
, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 91102
Presented by the Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

Webinar: Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities in California through Lactation Accomodation
September 28
, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Presented by California Department of Public Health, California Breastfeeding Coalition, and California WIC Association

Exploration: Community-Based Research Summit
September 28
, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: The Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Presented by Community Health Councils

The Culture of Breastfeeding
September 28
, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa, 170 Railroad Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Presented by the Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition

Trauma-Informed Care 2017: A National Conference For Helping Professionals
September 29
, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Featured speakers: Bruce D. Perry and Kristie Brandt
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

Expert Management of Medications during Lactation with Dr. Thomas Hale
September 29
, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Antelope Valley Hospital Community Resource Center, 44151 15th St. West Lancaster, CA 93534
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Birth to Five Water Cooler Conference
October 2-3:
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Registration available soon. For details, contact Vickie Ramos Harris at vramos@advanceproj.org
Presented by Advancement Project California

Fall Capitol Visits and Education Day
October 2-4:
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Arena, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
For more information, contact Meghan Saddler at 916.572.0700
Presented by the California WIC Association

Webinar: Social Skills and Autism: Using Books in Creative Ways to reach and teach in Early Education
October 4,
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

Save the Date! North Community Meeting
October 6
: San Fernando Regional Pool
Presented by BreastfeedLA

NICU Webinar Series: Experiencing Loss in the NICU: Supporting Parents & Staff through Difficult Times
October 6, 10:00 am
Presented by March of Dimes

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy
October 9 & 10
: Watertown Hotel – Seattle
Presented by NCAST programs

Beyond Words: Parental Embodied Mentalizing (PEM)
October 12-15: New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
20.5 CE credits. More about PEM here: article #1article #2
More information: info@reflectivecommunities.org or 323-275-4805
Presented by the Center for Reflective Communities / New Center for Psychoanalysis

Webinar: State Strategies for Infant Toddler Supply Building
October 18
, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Presented by Child Care State Capacity Building Center

Tongue-tie and Lip-tie:  Breastfeeding and Beyond
October 20
: Valley Springs Church, Roseville, CA
Presented by Placer Lactation Conferences

FREE! Health Insurance Enrollment Event
October 20
, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: 5926 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA
For more information, call 323.586.1610
Presented by Care 1st Health Plan

Positive Supports for Families & Children with Special Needs
October 20
, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: The Foundation Center, 11633 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047
Presented by SCLARC

Breathing to Build Better Brains: Mindfulness-Based Practice for Children and Families
November 2
, 9;00 am – 4:30 pm: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
For more information, contact Quint Paige at eitraining@lacgc.org or 323-373-2400 x2127
Presented by Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Reflective Parenting Program Level 1 Training: Fundamentals
November 2-3
, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
For more information, email info@reflectivecommunities.org or call 323.275.4805
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Promoting First Relationships Workshop
November 2 & 3
: Seattle, CA
Presented by NCAST programs

NICU Webinar Series: Child with Medical Complexities: Designing a better Path Home
November 3
, 10:00 am
Presented by March of Dimes

Supporting Families With Parental Depression
November 3
, 8:00 – 11:30 am: Sacramento County Office of Education, Mather Room, 10474 Mather Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95826
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California

Save the Date: Breastfeeding Seminar
November 6
, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Making the Most of Reflective Supervision: An Introduction to Reflective Practice
November 9
, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
For more information, email info@reflectivecommunities.org or call 323.275.4805
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Webinar: Infant/Toddler Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach
November 15
, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Presented by Child Care State Capacity Building Center

Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Assessment – Teaching Scale
November 15 & 17
: Watertown Hotel, Seattle
Presented by NCAST programs

FREE! Health Insurance Enrollment Event
November 24
, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: 5926 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA
For more information, call 323.586.1610
Presented by Care 1st Health Plan

Shine! Zero to Three Annual Conference
November 29 – December 1
, Starts 8:30 am on Nov. 29 and Ends 11:30 pm on Dec. 1: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
Presented by Zero to Three

NICU Webinar Series: Easing Trauma at the Bedside: Supporting Families in Crisis
December 1
, 10:00 am
Presented by March of Dimes

Making the Most of Reflective Supervision: An Introduction to Reflective Practice
December 7
, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm : New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
For more information, email info@reflectivecommunities.org or call 323.275.4805
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
December 7
, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by 2020 Mom

Webinar: Six Essential Practices for Quality Infant Toddler Care Webinar
December 20
, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Presented by the Child Care State Capacity Building Center

FREE! Health Insurance Enrollment Event
December 22
, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: 5926 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park, CA
For more information, call 323.586.1610
Presented by Care 1st Health Plan

7th National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs
January 31 – February 2, 2018
: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC
Presented by the Ounce

Positive Supports for Families & Children with Special Needs 2018
February 1, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by SCLARC

Save the Date: CWA 26th Annual Conference & Trade Show
April 29 – May 2, 2018
: San Diego, CA
Presented by the California WIC Association

Save the Date: 2018 PAC/LAC Annual Conference
May 31, 2018:
The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by PAC/LAC

RECORDED WEBINARS, ON-DEMAND TRAINING

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

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

ONGOING IN-PERSON MEETINGS, CLASSES

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.

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 pm – 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 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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