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.

January is

Upcoming Events       

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Free Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes in Los Angeles
January 8 – 31, Every Tuesday & Thursday,
6:00pm – 8:00pm: UNAM – LA, 634 S. Spring Street, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Presented by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México en Los Ángeles (UNAM-LA)

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Serving the Homeless
January 19 – December 21,
1:00pm – 5:00pm (select drop-down for date): Lighthouse Church, 1885 Anaheim Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Presented by The Free Pantry

Lactation Education Specialist Training Part 1
January 8, 16, 22, 30, 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm: South Los Angeles Projects, 2930 W Imperial Highway, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Professional Development Learning Series Train-the-Trainer Webinar
January 16 & 23,
10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Devereux

MCHA Monthly Meeting: “Governor Newsom’s Health Care Budget!”
January 17, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access

Webinar: Current and Future Trends in Research with Pregnant and Lactating Women (Part 1)
January 17,
10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine  

Webinar: Planned Language Approach: The Big 5 Webinar Series: Focus on Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing
January 17,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

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

Strategies for Increasing School Breakfast
January 17,
9:30am – 11:30am: Better 4 You Meals, 5743 Smithway Street, Commerce, CA 90040
Presented by Better 4 You Meals

Webinar: Teacher Time: Implementing Preschool Curriculum with Fidelity
January 18,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Baby Massage Group – Learn to Massage Your Baby
January 18 & 25, 10:00am – 11:00am: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 9007
To register, please call Yesenia Hernandez at 323-766-2345 Ext. 2117
Presented by Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Annual Community Day MLK Weekend
January 19,
9:00am – 4:00pm: The New Power of Love Christian Fellowship Parking Lot, 1430 West Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Presented by Community Day – HOPE Foundation

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Financially Free Family
January 19,
6:00pm – 7:00pm: 5515 Shirley Lane, Montclair, CA 91763
Presented by John Collins

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Women’s March Breakfast Rally
January 19,
7:00am – 9:00am: United Way of Greater Los Angeles, 1150 S. Olive St, T500, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Meet Your Local Child Care Licensing Advocate

January 19,
9:00am – 11:00am: Children’s Home Society of California, 4900 Airport Plaza Drive, Suite #100, Long Beach, CA 90815
Presented by Children’s Home Society of California – Long Beach

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Annual MLK Day Clothing Collection & Community Breakfast
January 21
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: 6111 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Presented by Big Sunday

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: SoCalMoms Community Play Day
January 21,
10:00am – 12:00pm: Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 14129 Huston Street, Los Angeles, CA 91423
Presented by SoCalMoms.com

PARENT/ FAMILY EVENT: DEEP (Spanish)
January 21
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Red Shield Youth and Community Center, 1532  W. 11th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register for this event, please call Patricia Duarte at 213-742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Symptoms and Treatments of Depression
January 22
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: What’s at Stake as Rural America Loses its Hospitals
January 22,
10:00am -11:00am
Presented by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Webinar: Racial Equity Webinar Series
January 22, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by United States Breastfeeding Committee

Twitter Chat: #BEST4YOUBEST4BABY #WELLNESSWED Tweet Chat
January 23,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PCHHC)

Webinar: Strategies to Prevent Infant & Toddler Biting
January 23,
10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network

Webinar: Bullying in ECE: What We Need to Know to Make a Difference
January 23,
11:00am  – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations and Second Step

Webinar: Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Network Learning Meeting

January 23,
10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors

Racism and Reproduction – What Black Women Need to Know
January 24,
7:00pm – 8:30pm: The LA84 Foundation, 2141 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Presented by KPCC in Person

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: Family Day and Hospital Tours
January 25,
11:00am – 1:30pm: Memorial Hospital of Gardena, 1145 West Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247
Presented by Avanti Hospitals

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mama, What if? – Children’s Book Launch Party!
January 26
, 11:30am – 1:30pm: Z-Bini Kidz (inside the South Bay Galleria Mall), 1815 Hawthorne Blvd, #228, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Presented by Z-Bini Kids and Eunice Kang

The Los Angeles Women’s Empowerment Expo
January 26, 12:00pm – 6:00pm: San Dimas Via Verde Country Club, 1400 Avenida Entrada, Los Angeles, CA 91773
Presented by The Ventura County Networking Group

2019 Los Angeles Global Health Conference
January 26,
8:00am – 6:00pm: Carnesale Commons, 251 Charles E. Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Presented by UCLA Center for World Health

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Limai Academy Arts & Science Family Fair – Eagle Rock
January 26
, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Limai Academy, 1800 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Presented by Limai Academy K- 12

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Anxiety, ADHD & Sensory Workshop
January 26,
10:30am – 11:45pm: Vibrant Health Family Chiropractic, 1173 N. Dixie Dr., Suite 105, San Dimas, CA 91773
Presented by Dr. Sheena Lee, D.C.

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Introduction to Women’s Personal Safety Workshop
January 27 – November 17
(Different Dates Available), 10:30am – 12:00pm: Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios, 6534 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Presented by Out of Harm’s Way CA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Hope for Mental Health Community
January 27,
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Tent 3, 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Presented by Saddleback Lake Forest

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Heart HELP (Spanish)
January 28,
8:30am – 10:30am: South Park Elementary School, 8510 Towne Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90003
To register for this event, please call Irma Radillo at 213-742-5838
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

4th Annual Early Start/ECE Policy Update
January 28,
9:00am – 12:30pm: Braille Institute, 741 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Presented by Infant Development Association South Chapter at Braille Institute

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Anxiety Disorders
January 29
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Maternal Mortality – Focus on Cardiovascular Disease

January 29,
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Romano’s Chicago Pizzeria, 3557 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Presented by AWHONN Inland Empire Chapter

Seeking Safety Training
January 29,
9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Echo Parenting & Education and Treatment Innovations

Webinar: Using Registries and Crowdsourcing to Conduct Research with Pregnant and Lactating Women (Part 2)
January 29,
9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

Promoting First Relationships® Workshop
January 29 – 30,
TBD: Watertown Hotel, 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs 

Webinar: Staff Retention in Child Care: Are You Rocking It or Is Your Ship Rocky?
January 30,
11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinar and HINGE Brokers

Webinar: Place Matters: 2Gen and Housing in 2019

January 30,
10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by ASCEND – The Aspen Institute

Webinar: Lactation Support After Hospital Discharge in an Urban Community: The Impact of Follow-Up Phone Calls, Outpatient Lactation Support Sessions, and Breastfeeding Café Meets Up
January 30,
8:00am – 9:00am
Presented by International Lactation Consultant Association®

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

Ventura County STEM Convening: Family Engagement
January 31,
3:30pm – 6:00pm: Pharos Center for Innovation – The Community Room, Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite B, Camarillo, CA 93012
Presented by Ventura County STEM Network

SoCal Wellness
January 31
,10:00am – 4:00pm: Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Presented by SoCalMoms & MomAngeles Media

Webinar: Homelessness and Perinatal Mental Health
February 1
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW
 
Early Start and Early Childhood Education Policy Update & Current Trends in Early Intervention
February 1,
9:00am – 12:00pm: Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

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.

Early Start and Early Childhood Education Policy Update & Current Trends in Early Intervention
February 1,
9:00am – 12:00pm: Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534
Presented by Infant Development Association River Valley/ North Chapter

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Baby Massage Group – Learn to Massage Your Baby
February 1, 10:00am – 11:00am: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 9007
To register, please call Yesenia Hernandez at 323-766-2345 Ext. 2117
Presented by Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

1st Annual Smoking Cessation Day
February 1,
7:30am – 4:30pm: Keck Auditorium, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Presented by Friends Research Institute, Charles R. Drew University and many more!

6th Annual Women’s Heart Symposium
February 2,
8:00am – 4:30pm: Casa del Mar Hotel, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Presented by Have a Heart, Save a Heart Charity and Women’s Heart Center at Pacific Heart Institute

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Baby Bump Brunch
February 2,
10:00am – 12:00pm: Chloe Atnip Photography, 282 South Prospect Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
Presented by Rachel Benson, LCSW & Chloe Atnip

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
February 2,
8:00am – 5:00pm: Eliot Middle School, 2184 North Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Presented by The Office of Senator Anthony Portantino, First District PTA and Turtlesea Group

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

SAN JOSE: UCSD Extension Lactation Educator Counselor Training
February 4, 5, 6, & March 25, 26:
Sobrato Center for Non-Profits, Cupertino Room B, 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Familial Violence
February 5
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

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

Webinar: Making the Most of MyPeers: Advanced Orientation Webinar
February 5,
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Presented by Head Start l ECLKC

Inglewood: Lactation Education Specialist Training Part 2
February 5, 13, 19, 27, 28
, TBD: South Los Angeles Projects, 2930 W. Imperial Highway, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: We Exist Family/Caregiver Support Group (SFV)
February 6 – March 13
(use the drop-down to select date), 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Tarzana Treatment Centers, 18700 Oxnard St, Tarzana, CA 91356
Presented by We Exist

Webinar: Director Forum: Inclusion – The Program Administrator’s Role
February 6,
10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network

Webinar: Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior
February 6,
11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and The InvestiGator Club

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Teens, Screen Time and Overuse in Digital Age
February 6,
6:30pm – 8:30pm: Harvard – Westlake Upper School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave, Chalmers East, Los Angeles, CA 91604
Presented by Harvard–Westlake Parents

Webinar: Bringing Families on the Resilience – Building Journey
February 7,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux  

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Rancho Springs Medical Center – GentleBirth Childbirth Class
February 9,
9:00am – 3:30pm: Rancho Springs Medical Center, 25520 Medical Center Drive, Murrieta, CA 92562
Presented by Rancho Springs Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Community Health Fair and Career Expo

February 9
, 10:00am – 3:00pm: 6476 Streeter Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
Presented by Wind of the Spirit

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: One City, All Kids Summit 2019/ Una Ciudad Para Todos Los Niño’s Convocatoria 2019
February 9,
9:00am – 12:30pm: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by Great Public Schools Now

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Immigration and Health: Status, Access, and Bridging the Disparity
February 9,
8:30am – 1:30pm: Geffen Hall, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 885 Tiverton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Presented by UCLA Health Care Symposium

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

State of the State: Politics & Race in California
February 10,
3:00pm – 6:00pm: The Unique Space, 1275 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Presented by Advancement Project CA

Save the Date! Speak Up When You’re Down Gala
February 10, 5:00pm: Manhattan Beach County Club, Manhattan Beach, CA
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Drug and Alcohol Prevention
February 12
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

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

Webinar: Home Visiting Series: Safety for Home Visitors
February 12,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

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

The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health in Obtaining Long- Term Stability
February 15,
1:30pm – 3:30pm: LA BIOMED/ Options for Recovery, Community’s Child Center, 18807 Crenshaw Place, Torrance, CA 90504
Presented by Social Model Recovery Systems

Webinar: Supporting Infants and Toddlers and Their Families Through Transitions
February 15,
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Webinar: MyPeers Orientation
February 15,
10:00am – 10:45am
Presented by Head Start l ECLKC

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
February 15,
8:00am – 5:00pm: Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208
Presented by Office of Senator Anthony Portantino, First District PTA and Turtlesea Group

Bakersfield: Integrated Lactation Counselor Training

February 16,
8:00am – 5:30pm: The Nest & Co, 4208 Rosedale Hwy, Ste. 202, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Positive Discipline and Redirection Strategies
February 19,
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Child Care Links Conference Room, 6601 Owens Drive, Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Presented by Child Care Links

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Stages of Grief and Loss
February 19
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Heart HELP (Spanish)
February 19,
8:30am – 10:30am: Animo James B. Taylor Charter MS, 810 E. 111th Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90059
To register for this event, please call Irma Radillo at 213-742-5838.
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: Registration for HFA Regional FFS (Formerly ISHV) (Supervisor Day Only)
February 19 & 21,
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Healthy Families America  

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition – English
February 20,
9:00am – 11:00am: Hope Street Margolis Family Center, 1600 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register for this class, please call Irma Radillo at 213-742-5838
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: Promoting Organizational and Staff Wellness
February 20,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Head Start l ECLKC

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

Webinar: Biological Nurturing (BN) More Than Mother’s Laid-back Breastfeeding Position
February 20
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Praeclarus Press

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Tomando Control de su Salud – Spanish
February 21,
9:00am – 11:00am: Hope Street Margolis Family Center, 1600 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register for this event, please call Irma Radillo at 213-742-5838
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) – Spanish
February 21,
8:30am – 10:30am: Thomas Alva Edison Middle School, 6500 S. Hooper St., Los Angeles, CA 90001
To register for this event, please call Patricia Duarte at 213-742-5569
Presented by Community Benefits – California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: Resilience 101: The Science, Strategies, & the DECA Program
February 21,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux

Webinar: Foundation CoP: Reflective Strategies
February 21,
11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Healthy Families America

Webinar: Planned Language Approach Big 5: Focus on Background Knowledge
February 21,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

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

Champions for Children Luncheon
February 22, 11:00am – 1:30pm: Hope St. Margolis Family Center, 1600 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by Hope Street Margolis Family Center

NATIONAL ANTI-HUNGER POLICY CONFERENCE
February 24 -26,
TBD: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008 Presented by Feeding America & FRAC

Law & Ethics: Dilemmas in Clinical Work with Adolescents and Children: A Practical Workshop on Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Factors
February 25, 9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Child Abuse
February 26
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Active Shooter Awareness
February 26,
9:00am – 3:00pm: Huffington Center at St. Sophia’s Cathedral, 1324 Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Webinar: Using Professional Development to Support Transition to Kindergarten
February 26,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

HFA Regional PSCO Core Training – California
February 25 – March 1,
8:30pm – 4:30pm: Yolo Co. Children’s Alliance, 600 A Street, Main Conference Room, Davis, CA 95616
Presented by Health Families American 

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 African-American Mental Health Conference
February 28,
TBA: TBA
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Trauma Responsive Play

February 28,
9:00am – 4:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by ECHO

18th Annual Health Care Symposium
March 1, 7:00am – 5:00pm: 777 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: 5th Annual Parent and Caregiver Conference
March 2,
9:00am – 3:00pm: Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
Presented by NAMI Los Angeles County Council

Webinar: Before The Letdown: Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and the Breastfeeding Mother

March 2,
10:00am – 11:30pm
Presented by Praeclarus Press

Respecting Children Across the Lifespan
March 3
, 9:00am – 4:00pm: Child Educational Center, 140 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, CA 91011
Presented by Visible Child & RIE®

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Suicide Prevention
March 5
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

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: Customer Service in Early Childhood Programs: A Paradigm Shift

March 6,
11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

EMERYVILLE: Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

March 6 – 8
, TBD: Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: UNIVISION Health Fair + 5k Walk 2019
March 9, 9:00am – 3:00pm: East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Presented by Be Social Productions
PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Health Awareness Event
March 9,
12:00pm – 2:00pm: 1101 E. San Antonio Dr., Long Beach, CA 90807
Presented by Talawna Johnson

Women’s History Month Conference: Elevating Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent Health in Communities of Color
March 11, 7:30am – 4:00pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Community Intelligence

Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health Conference
March 12,
8:00am – 1:30pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Iris Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Education and Research Center & others

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Child Disorders: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
March 12
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Leading for Change in Early Care and Education: Cultivating Leadership from Within
March 13,
11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

Webinar: Supporting Math Skills in Infants and Toddlers
March 14,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Holding the Therapeutic Frame: Refocusing on Trauma-Informed Care
March 15,
10:00am – 12:00pm: Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families, 1722 South Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Presented by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Webinar: Supporting Preschoolers and Their Families Through Transitions
March 15,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning

Bakersfield: Integrated Lactation Counselor Trainings

March 16,
8:00am – 5:30pm: The Nest & Co, 4208 Rosedale Hwy, Ste. 202, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

Webinar: Supporting Social and Emotional Development
March 18,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Webinar: HFA Regional Parent Survey for Community Outreach (Supervisor Day Only) Webinar
March 19 & 21,
11:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Healthy Families America

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Child Disorders: Anxiety and Emotional Disorders
March 19
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

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

Webinar: Planned Language Approach Big 5: Focus on Book Knowledge and Print Concepts
March 21,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Webinar: How to Take Care of YOU: Building Your Bounce
March 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux

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: Racial Equity Webinar Series
March 26, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by United States Breastfeeding Committee

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mental Education Class – Child Disorders: Other Disorders
March 26
, 8:30am: Providence Health Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744
To register, please contact Maria Zuniga at 532-256-1291 or Mazuniga@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by LA County Department of 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

Lactation Education Specialist Training
April 2, 22, 18, 24, & 30
, 8:00am – 5:30pm: SLAHP, 2930 W. Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Radical Teach-In & Wellness Revival
April 4, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Los Angeles, CA
Presented by GirlTrek

PARENT/ FAMILY EVENT: Cuentos y Cantos – Bilingual Storytime
April 5 – May 24,
starting at 11:00am (Every Friday): Bay Shore Library, 195 Bay Shore Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803
Presented by The Long Beach Public Library

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: The Help Group’s Special Needs Resource Fair

April 7,
11:00am – 2:00pm: The Help Group’s Autism Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
Presented by The Help Group

2019 California Immunization Coalition Summit – Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality
April 8 – 9
: The Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Presented by California Immunization Coalition

Webinar: CDC – USBC Bi- Monthly Coalitions Webinar Series
April 9, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by United States Breastfeeding Committee

Bakersfield: Integrated Lactation Counselor Training
s
April 13,
8:00am – 5:30pm: The Nest & Co, 4208 Rosedale Hwy, Ste. 202, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

Fresno: UCSD Extension Lactation Educator Counselor Training
April 16 – 18, 8:30am – 5:00pm: Lighthouse for Children, 2405 Tulare Street, Suite 300, Fresno, CA
Presented by Breastfeeding Coalition

The Ray Symposium – Addressing the Future of Health in America: Diversity, Racism and Health Disparities
April 18,
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Health Education Center (HEC), 701 East Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766
Presented by Western University of Health Sciences – College of Pharmacy

Supporting Cultural Identity for Foster and Kinship Care
April 22
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: PEACE Center, 1 Purpose Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Presented by Saddleback Lake Forest

Webinar: Take Care of YOU, Take ON Challenging Behaviors

April 23,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux

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

California WIC Association Annual Trade Show and Conference
April 28- May 1,
8:00am – 5:00pm: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
Presented by California WIC Association

Webinar: Exploring the Crossroads between Obstetrics and Mental Health in Perinatal Care
May 3,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

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

Bakersfield: Integrated Lactation Counselor Training
s
May 11,
 8:00am – 5:30pm: The Nest & Co, 4208 Rosedale Hwy, Ste. 202, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

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

Webinar: Using the DECA Program to Promote Trauma – Sensitive Settings
May 16,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Devereux

2019 Annual NNPHI Conference
May 20 – 22,
8:00am – 5:00pm: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., Washington, DC, 20008
Presented by National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)

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

Fresno: UCSD Extension Lactation Educator Counselor Training
June 12 – 13, 8:30am – 5:00pm: Lighthouse for Children, 2405 Tulare Street, Suite 300, Fresno, CA
Presented by Breastfeeding Coalition

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

Mental Health America’s 2019 Annual Conference
June 13 – 15,
12:00pm – 2:30pm(EST): Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Presented by Mental Health America

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

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: A Child’s Dream – CA: Annual Back to School Giveaway 2019
August 10
, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Culver City Teen Center @ Veterans Memorial Park, 4153 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
Presented by A Child’s Dream

Webinar: Incarcerated Mothers: Understanding the System and their Unique Mental Health Needs
August 23,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Save the Date: 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference: Moving Upstream
September 16-18, TDB: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Presented by Healthy Families American

PARENT/ FAMILY EVENT: DaddyCon SoCal: A Convention for Dads
October 5,
9:00am – 4:00pm: Great Wolf Lodge, 12681 S. Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Presented by DaddyCon
PARENT/ FAMILY EVENT: MommyCon SoCal
October 5,
9:00am – 4:00pm: Great Wolf Lodge, 12681 S. Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Presented by MommyCon

2UPOC 2019: Men, Community Well-being and Public Mental Health: Uplifting Men and Boys of Color in California
October 8,
8:00am – 4:00pm: The California Endowment: 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Community Intelligence

Exhibitor Registration: Trick or Treat Trail Along The Lake & Health Fair
October 26,
10:00am – 3:00pm: The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Presented by Thousand Oaks Family Connections and Calabasas Mommy

Webinar: Substance Use and Perinatal Depression
November 1,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

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.
Presentedby the March of Dimes
Also see Zika Virus: Information and Resources in the Stronger Families Blog for bilingual materials, including fact sheets and infographics from the March of Dimes.

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 90254Presented 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 pm301 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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