Upcoming Events on Perinatal Health and Family Strengthening

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

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

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

Here’s a roundup of events compiled by LA Best Babies NetworkSubscribe here to get a weekly email with the latest updates. Below you’ll find:

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Looking for a partner to coordinate a training in L.A. County? Submit your collaboration request here. Looking for a trainer? Check out HomeVisitingLA.org and its directory of trainings.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Training: Domestic Violence 102
May 27, June 3, 10, 17
, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
This training will be a four-part webinar series. You must attend all four sessions for certification. To register, please email Jennifer at jennifer@peaceoverviolence.org
Presented by Peace Over Violence

Virtual Training: Facilitating Change Talk
June 3
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Quédese en Casa y obtenga beneficios de WIC por teléfono
June 3
, 10:30am – 11:30am
Presented by PHFE WIC and Lundquist Institute WIC

Webinar: Supporting the Health and Economic Needs of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and Trafficking Survivors During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
June 3
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: Observing, Listening & Understanding in a Virtual Environment
June 3
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting

Webinar: Virtual Direct Education During COVID-19 (Part 1: Planning)
June 4
, 10:00am
This is the first of a three-part webinar series on how to deliver CalFresh Healthy Living virtual direct education during COVID-19.
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living & Leah’s Pantry

Webinar: COVID-19: Innovations in Nutrition Programs to Address Food Insecurity
June 4
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by The Network for Public Health Law

Webinar: Building Community Resilience – A Toolkit Series
June 4
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
June 4, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom

Webinar: Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board Meeting
June 4
, 1:00pm
Presented by the County of Los Angeles Homeless Initiative

Virtual Training: Facilitating Change Talk
June 4
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Contraception Update 2020
June 5
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Empowered Birth Choices, Childbirth Preparation Online Class
June 6, 13, 20, 27
, 12:00pm – 3:30pm
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

The 2nd Annual Motown Experience: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference
June 8 – 12
, TBA
For more information, email conference@BMFA.org, recordings of the conference will be made available from June 15 – July 3, 2020
Presented by Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association

Webinar: Creating Community Online: How to Provide Connection and Support in Virtual Groups
June 8
, 12:00pm
Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition

Webinar: Inclusion Through Evaluation – A Strategy 2.0 Toolkit
June 9
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family Lens
June 10
, 8:00am – 9:00am
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Community of Learners Consultation Sessions
June 10
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Improving Fruit & Veggie Access for Pregnant WIC Moms
June 10
, 12:30pm
Presented by the California WIC Association

Virtual Town Hall: Schools and Communities First Summer Launch
June 10
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by the Advancement Project California

Webinar: Virtual Direct Education During COVID-19 (Part 2: Marketing/Promotion)
June 11
,10:00am
This is part of a three-part webinar series on how to deliver CalFresh Healthy Living virtual direct education during COVID-19.
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living & Leah’s Pantry

Webinar: Successfully Managing Remote Workers
June 11
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles

Virtual Release: The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020
June 11
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: First 5 LA June Board of Commissioners Meeting
June 11
, 11:30am
The meeting will be held telephonically. For more details, please visit first5la.org/calendar within 72 hours of the meeting.
Presented by First 5 LA

Webinar: Planning for a Healthy Home, Body, and Baby
June 11
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center

10th Annual National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening
June 12 13
, 8:30am – 3:30pm: Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Presented by the United States Breastfeeding Committee 

Webinar: Trauma in Young Children
June 12, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Supporting Breastfeeding Individuals in All Types of Family Structures
June 12
, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

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

Virtual Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
June 15
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Register by May 29th, for more information, please contact Crista Escamilla at cescamilla@chla.usc.edu
Presented by the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and others

Virtual Training: Heart and Hands Postpartum Doula Training and Certification Program
June 15, 17, 22, 24
, 9:00am – 2:30pm
You must register by June 10, 2020, at 5:00pm.
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Webinar: ASPHN 2020 Annual Meeting: Vision & Leadership in Public Health Nutrition
June 15 – 18, TBA
Presented by the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Workshop (Washington)
June 16 17, 8:00am – 4:30pm: Watertown Hotel, 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
June 16, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by The Ounce

Virtual Event: Recruitment and Retention Training
June 16 & 30
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
June 17
, 9:00am – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: The Source Mobile Hub: For Those Currently Or At Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
June 17, 10:00am – 12:30pm: East Los Angeles Library, 4837 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 9022
Presented by LA County Library – The Source

Virtual Training: Clinical Formulations and Relationship-Based Treatment
June 17
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Training: Domestic Violence 102 Train-the-Trainer Training
June 18
, 9:00am – 3:30pm
To register, please email Jennifer at jennifer@peaceoverviolence.org
Presented by Peace Over Violence

Virtual Training: Clinical Formulations and Relationship-Based Treatment
June 18
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Exploring Systems Innovation and Best Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
June 18
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Aligning Sectors and Systems towards Equitable Health and Safety Outcomes
June 18
, 10:00am
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living

Webinar: Virtual Direct Education During COVID-19 (Part 3: Implementation)
June 18
,10:00am
This is part of a three-part webinar series on how to deliver CalFresh Healthy Living virtual direct education during COVID-19.
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living & Leah’s Pantry

Webinar: Community of Learners Consultation Sessions
June 18
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Community-Level Risk of Severe COVID-19 Cases Based on Underlying Conditions
June 18
, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

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

Virtual Training: Mental Health Interventions for Infants and Young Children with Medically Complex Conditions
June 19, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Register by June 5th, for more information, please contact Crista Escamilla at cescamilla@chla.usc.edu
Presented by the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and others

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
June 23, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by The Ounce

Virtual Meeting: Immigrant Health Access Task Force June Meeting
June 24
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Community Foundation

Webinar: Culture, Identity, History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for African American Children and Families
June 25, 9:30am – 11:30am
Presented by the Georgetown University Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Webinar: Increasing Awareness Of Regional Center Services For Autism Spectrum Disorder In The African American Community: A Faith-Based, Community-Partnered Approach
June 26
, 8:30am – 11:00am
Focused on “Increasing Awareness of Regional Center Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder In the African American Community: A Faith-Based, Community-Partnered Approach”
Presented by the Building Bridges to Optimum Health

Webinar: Human Milk Production: Just When You Thought You Knew
June 26
, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA, Antelope Valley Hospital, and the Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Training: Diabetes During Pregnancy Training
June 30
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
This training is curated for CPSP providers, however, all are welcome to join the training.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)

Webinar: Managing Employees Who Are Stretched to the Max
July 1
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Webinar: 2020 Healthy Snack Day Kick-Off
July 1
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living

Empowered California Families Annual Conference and Trade Show
July 6
9, Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego
Presented by California WIC Association 

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

AIDS 2020: Virtual COVID-19 Conference
July 10 – 11
, TBA
Presented by The International AIDS Society (IAS)

Webinar: Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training
July 10, 17, 24
,10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, in partnership with the Primary Care Development Corporation

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mealtime Challenges
July 13
, 8:30am – 12:00pm: Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90029
Presented by the Braille Institute 

Advanced Concepts in Clinical Lactation Care
July 13, 9:00am – 4:30pm: St. Francis Medical Center, 3630 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Learner Workshop: Promoting First Relationships (Washington)
July 14 15, 8:30am – 5:00pm: Watertown Hotel, 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs

Webinar: Customer Service Bootcamp for Online Community Health Centers
July 14
, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
July 15
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2020
July 20 – 22, TBA
Presented by Group B Strep International

Virtual Conference: IHA 19th Annual Health Literacy Conference 2020
July 20 – 24
, TBA
Presented the Institute for Healthcare Advancement

Webinar: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
July 24
, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

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

Webinar: Culture, Identity, History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Latino Children and Families
July 30, 9:30am – 11:30am
Presented by the Georgetown University Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Virtual Event: Lactation Education Specialist Training Part 1
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & September 8
; 8:30am – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: BreastfeedLA Seminar
August 4
, Time TBA: Keck Medical Center
Presented by BreastfeedLA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
August 12
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: 2020 Healthy Snack Day Step-by-Step for Hosts
August 12
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living

Save The Date: Webinar: Infant Massage and Perinatal Mental Health
August 13
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Save the Date: Virtual Conference: Empowering Young Families Unite, Inspire Uplift: California WIC Association’s 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show
August 24 – 28
, TBA
Presented by the California WIC Association

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

Save the Date: BreastfeedLA Seminar
September 4
, Time TBA: Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Presented by BreastfeedLA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
September 9
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

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

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

Virtual Training: Lactation Education Specialist Training Part 2
September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 26, & November 2:
8:30am – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: 2020 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Shaping the Vision of Latino Behavioral Health Equity
September 16-18
, TBA: Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by the National Latino Behavioral Health Association 

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
October 14
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Webinar: California Primary Care Association Annual Conference
October 15 – 16
, TBA
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Save the Date: BreastfeedLA Seminar
October 19
, Time TBA: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: BreastfeedLA Seminar
October 28
, Time TBA: The California Endowment 
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save The Date: Webinar: Somatic Experiencing and Perinatal Mental Health 
October 29
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

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

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
November 18
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

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

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
December 16
, 9:00 – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

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

Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training

Community Health

Systems Approach for Healthy Communities
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living

Health and Disability 101 Training for Health Department Employees
Presented by the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Empowering Families to Make Healthier Food Choices Through WIC
Recorded February 14, 2020
Presented by Women, Infants, and Children and American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight

Everyone Counts in the 2020 Census
Recorded on April 8, 2020

Presented by the American Heart Association (AHA)

Early Child Nutrition: From Birth to Two Years
Recorded February 27, 2020

Presented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

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

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

Presented by California Pan-Ethic Health Network

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

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

Four Agendas for Leading Multi-stakeholder Collaboration
Recorded on January 8, 2020
Presented by Tamarack Institute

CSH Supportive Housing Training Center
Provides practical, interactive training solutions that empower people to learn about, build & provide high-quality supportive housing in their community. The training center also includes webinars, self-paced online classes and videos.
Presented by The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

Early Childhood Education

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Recorded on March 9, 2020

Presented by Child Mind Institute

I Am My Son’s First Teacher – Our Home, His First School (Spanish)
Part 1 of 10 mini-sessions 
Presented by Abriendo Puertas

My Child’s Growth and Development (Spanish)
Part 2 of 10 mini-sessions
Presented by Abriendo Puertas

The Power of Words (Spanish)
Part 3 of 10 mini-sessions
Presented by Abriendo Puertas

Healthy Body/Healthy Mind – Part 1 Nutrition and Physical Activity (Spanish)
Part 4 of 10 mini-sessions
Presented by Abriendo Puertas

Healthy Body/Healthy Mind – Part 2 Socio-Emotional Well-Being (Spanish)
Part 5 of 10 mini-sessions
Presented by Abriendo Puertas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning, Part 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.

Family Engagement/Parenting

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
Recorded on April 23, 2020
Available for complimentary access for the month of May 2020 only.
Presented by The Ounce

Childhood Development and Parent Guide Videos
Available in English and Spanish
Presented by Pathways.org

Online Bedtime Stories: Ages 0-3Ages 4-6Ages 7-12
Other resources such as audiobooks are also available.
Presented by Storyberries

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative: Evidence Based Parenting Programs
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Family Resilience; Protective Factors; Parenting (Weaving Child Welfare and Family Preservation)
Presented by Health Management Associates

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.

Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar On-Demand-Engaging Fathers in Breastfeeding Support
Men and breastfeeding and methods to engage their support for their breastfeeding partners.
Available for continuing education until March 17, 2021

Engaging FathersParts 12,and 3
Fathers and paternal family members play a crucial role in children’s growth and development. Child welfare agencies, however, may have difficulty connecting with and engaging noncustodial fathers and paternal family members. In this 3-part podcast series, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides strategies for engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations.

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

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

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

Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valleyand Pacific Clinics Training Institute

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

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

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

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

Presented by BreastfeedLA

Health Disparities

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

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

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

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

Presented by California Pan-Ethic Health Network

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

Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

Webinar: Legal Partnering for Child & Family Health
Recorded March 12, 2020
Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Policy  

Home Safety & Trauma Support

Psychological First Aid (Spanish)
A three-hour online course.
Presented by he National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online Video: Domestic Violence 2015
Presented by CASAT

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

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

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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

Presented by National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

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

Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Home Visiting

Webinar: Building Family Economic Mobility Toolkit
Recorded February 13, 2020

Presented by Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Engaging Families in Virtual Visits: A Protective Factors’ Approach
Recorded April 8, 2020
Presented by Parents as Teachers and others

Webinar: Home Visiting Models and COVID-19 Response
Recorded on April 3, 2020
Note: This link will automatically download the webinar recording to your computer.
Presented by the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models

Webinar: Virtual Home Visiting Readiness
Recorded March 18, 2020
Presented byParents as Teachers

Webinar: Virtual Service Delivery Readiness
Presented by Parents as Teachers

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

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

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

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

Original Date: February 28, 2019
Presented by The Ounce

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

Presented by Migration Policy Institute

Webinar: Using ASQ-3 in a Virtual Environment
Recorded April 9, 2020

Presented by Parents as Teachers National Center, Brookes Publishing, and others

Webinar: Remote Home Visitation: Supporting Clients Experiencing IPV In the Time of COVID-19
Recorded on May 8, 2020

Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: Home Visiting is Essential: Action Steps to Ensuring Program Sustainability During COVID-19
Recorded on May 27, 2020

Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting

Infant Feeding, Breastfeeding

Therapeutic Breast Massage
Recorded on February 28, 2018
Learn about Therapeutic Breast Massage to help with engorgement, plugged ducts, latching issues, assistance with milk flow and to increase milk supply.
Presented by PHFE WIC

Breastfeeding and Racial Equity
Available for continuing education until January 21, 2021. Presented by Great Lakes Breastfeeding

Live Q&A Session on COVID-19 with Human Milk Lactation Experts
Recorded on March 30, 2020
Presented by the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)

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

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

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

Webinar: Milk and Marijuana, First Do No Harm
Recorded March 29, 2018

Presented by BreastfeedLA

Helping Families Who Exclusively Pump
Recorded February 15, 2018

Presented by BreastfeedLA

Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-Post Natal Loss
Recorded on June 27, 2019
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Ripple Effects of Historical Trauma and Resilience on Breastfeeding Outcomes in the African American Community; Considerations for Leveraging Resilience and Providing Culturally Congruent Support
Recorded on August 30, 2019
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Improving Our Approach: Better Conversations About Breastfeeding
Presented by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Webinar: Breastfeeding and Racial Equity
Presented by Great Lakes Breastfeeding

Webinar: COVID-19: Infant Feeding During the Postpartum Period
Recorded on March 27, 2020

Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

Webinar: Providing the Best Possible Solutions in Less Than Ideal Circumstances: Integrating Practices for COVID-19 Positive and PUI Birthing Parents with Consideration of Infection Control and Baby-Friendly Practices
Recorded on April 20, 2020

Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

Webinar: Filling the Gap: Infant Feeding in the NICU and COVID-19 Considerations
Recorded on April 27, 2020

Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

Webinar: Making the Shift from In-Person to Virtual Care and Support
Recorded on May 4, 2020

Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

Webinar: Going Home During a Pandemic: Challenges for Breastfeeding Families
Recorded on May 13, 2020

Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

Webinar: The Magical Process of Relactation
Recorded on May 18, 2020
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

Infant Health

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

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

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

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

Webinar: Improving Safe Sleep Conversations: Strategies for Helping Families Adopt Safe Sleep Habits
Presented by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Webinar: The Residual Impact of Historical Structural Inequities: Connecting Residential Segregation and Mortgage Discrimination to Current Infant Mortality and Breastfeeding Rates
Presented by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Webinar: Involving the Family in the Developmental Care of the NICU Baby
Presented by the NICU Parent Network

Webinar: Palliative and Bereavement Care in the NICU
Presented by the NICU Parent Network

Webinar: NICU Discharge Planning and Beyond
Presented by the NICU Parent Network

Visit the National Institute for Children’s Health website for additional virtual learning opportunities related to infant heath.

Nutrition

Early Child Nutrition: From Birth to Two Years
Recorded February 27, 2020

Presented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

Webinar: CalFresh 101
Recorded January 22, 2019

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

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

Oral Health

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

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

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network 

Webinar: Oral Health Systems: Navigating Denti-Cal
Recorded May 31, 2018

Presented by California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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

Presented by the Children’s Dental Health Project  

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

Presented by American Academy of Pediatrics

Perinatal Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maternal Mental Health: Miscarriage, Stillbirth & Infant Death
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Maternal Mental Health: What to Know & How to Screen
This course defines perinatal mental health for medical providers serving women of childbearing age and young children.
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Maternal Mental Health: The Role of Obstetrics & Gynecology in Screening & Care
This course is on perinatal mental health screening in the OB office with information and resources to do so.
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Maternal Mental Health: Pediatrics
This course is on perinatal mental health screening in the pediatrician’s office with information and resources to do so.
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

My Baby Would Be Better Off Without Me: Perinatal Mental Health & Suicide
This course includes personal accounts and case studies of suicidal ideation and suicide.
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Reducing Self and Provider Stigma in Perinatal OUD
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Training: Treating Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Incarcerated Women
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Substance Use Disorder Screening in Pregnant Patients
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Considerations for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Before and During Pregnancy
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Team Based Strategies in Managing Addiction and Co-Morbidities
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Wellness; Motivational Interviewing, Stigma Abatement, Resiliency and Vitality
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Trauma-Informed Care for Pregnant Incarcerated Mothers
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Emerging Care Practices
Presented by Health Management Associates

Webinar: Making the Shift from In-Person to Virtual Lactation Care and Support
Recorded on May 4, 2020
Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition and others

Webinar: Supporting your Perinatal Units During COVID-19: Mental Health Considerations for Patients & Healthcare Workers
Recorded on April 29, 2020

Presented by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative & the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative

Preconception Care

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

Pregnancy

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

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

Webinar: Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Presented by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Parenting/Pregnant Women in the Criminal Justice System
Presented by the Health Management Associates

Policy

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

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

Webinar: California Mother & Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative Project: Child Welfare: California Operational and Legislative Issues
Presented by Health Management Associates

Reproductive Health

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

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

WIC

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Health

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

Webinar: Building Trauma-Informed Connections via Telehealth During COVID-19
Recorded April 29, 2020
Presented by ACEs Aware

Mental Health Policy Briefing: Raising the Priority of California Children with Special Health Care Needs
Recorded May 8, 2019

Presented by National Health Law Program & Lucile Packard Foundation
for Children’s Health

Webinar: Talking Care of Our Patients, Our Teams, and Ourselves: Trauma-Informed Practices to Address Stress Related to COVID-19 
Recorded March 25, 2020
Presented by ACEs Aware

Webinar: Mental Health Professionals in the NICU
Presented by the NICU Parent Network

Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes


Breastfeeding Support

Online Breastfeeding Support GroupDay Sessions: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Evening Sessions: 1st Monday, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Saturday Sessions: 3rd Saturday, 10:00am – 10:45am
For more information, please contact soulfood4yourbaby@sfyb.org
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and Black Infant Health Program

MLKCH Mommy Support Group
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information, please contact Lactation Department at (424) 338-8227
Presented by Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Webinar: Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Every Wednesday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
This weekly webinar was created as a safe place for lactation professionals to gather. There will be a new speaker/topic each week to provide current information on guidelines and recommendations.
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group
For the English group, click here. For the Spanish group, click here.
Presented by La Leche League International

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


Breast Cancer Support

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


Children Cancer Support

24-Hour Online Peer to Peer Support
Presented by American Childhood Cancer Organization, in partnership with Inspire

The Cancer Support Helpline
Monday – Friday,
6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday, 6:00am – 2:00pm
All services are provided in English and Spanish. For support via telephone, please contact (888) 793-9355 or via live chat
Presented by the Cancer Support Community


Fatherhood

Nurturing Fathers Group
Dates Vary, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: 525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813
For more information, please call (562) 570-3284.
Presented by City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

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

The Black Daddy Dialogues (Social Support Group)
NOTE: During COVID-19, support and resources are still available to families through referrals only. For more information, email LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (323) 568-8733
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Community Action Team


Grief and Loss Support

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

M.E.N.D  Nationwide Online Support Group
3rd Thursday of Every Month,
starting at 7:00pm
Presented by M.E.N.D.

Star Legacy Foundation Support GroupsPresented by Star Legacy Foundation:

  • Bereaved Parents Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month, 4:15pm
  • Pregnancy After Loss Group: Weekly on Monday, 5:30pm
  • Dads Grief Discussion Group: 2nd Monday of the Month, 4:15pm
  • Grandparents Group: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 5:30pm
  • Parenting After Loss Group: 1st or 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 10:00am and 6:30pm


First Candle runs support groups on Facebook that are specific to SIDS, Stillbirth, and MiscarriageGrief Support Resources in L.A. County

Additional Resources on Loss & Grief in Pregnancy & Postpartum


Food & Nutrition

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Nutrition and Health Cooking Virtually on YouTube
Updated Weekly
Offered in Spanish and EnglishPresented by L.A. Care Family Resource Center

Community Assistance: Food and Household Good Distribution
Every Thursday,
12:00pm – 2:30pm: 1153 Valencia Street (Parking lot on the corner of 12th street)
Presented by The Pico Union Project

AVPH Drive Thru Food Pantry
Every 2nd and 4th Friday
, 8:00am – 11:00am: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Fresh produce, non-perishables, and hot meal distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Senior Drive Thru Food
Every 3rd Monday
, 1:30pm – 3:30pm: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Prepackaged non-perishables provided for those 60 years of age or older on a first-come, first-serve basis
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Emergency Meals
Every Friday
, 10:00am – 12:00am: Antelope Valley Partners for Health, 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Hot meals provided on a first-come, first-serve basis
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Certified Farmer’s Market Essentials for Delivery or Free Pickup
Sundays,
11:00am – 3:00pm (delivery times only):Lomita Chamber of Commerce
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm (delivery times only): Norwalk Farmers Market
Saturdays, 11:00am – 3:00pm (delivery times only):East L.A. Farmers Market
Presented by VenaVer Events

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

Vida Sana Farmer’s Market Emergency Food Distributions
Every Tuesday and Friday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Presented by The Pico Union Project and Seeds of Hope – Cultivating Wellness

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

Laundry Love Food Distribution
Last Wednesday of Every Month,
starting at 6:00pm: Laundry Love at East Hollywood, 4371 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Presented by St. John Cathedral 

St. Athanasius at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul Food Pantry
Every Friday and 3rd Thursday of Every Month (for seniors)
, 8:00am: Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by St. John Cathedral

St. John’s Pro Cathedral – Cooking Class/Food Distribution  
1st and 3rd Saturday of Every Month
, 10:30am – 1:30am: Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by St. John Cathedral

Free Farmer’s Market
Every 3rd Saturday (March 28, 2020 – November 27, 2021)
, 12:00pm-3:00pm: Community & Resource Center-Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr., Irvine, CA 92603
Presented by The Free Pantry

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

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


Homeless and Stable Living Resources

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

  • 3rd Tuesday of Every Month, 12:30pm – 3:00pm: Exposition Park Regional Branch, 3900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062
    For more information, please call (323) 290-3113.
  • Last Tuesday of Every Month, 12:30pm – 3:00pm: Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    For more information, please call (213) 228-7000.
  • 4th Wednesday of Every Month, 10:00am – 1:00pm: North Hollywood Regional Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
    For more information, please call (818) 766-7185.
  • 2nd Wednesday of Every Month, Panorama City Branch, 10:00am – 1:00pm: 14345 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402
    For more information, please call (818) 894-4071.
  • 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Edendale Branch, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
    For more information, please call (213) 207-3000.
  • 4th Thursday of Every Month, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Will & Ariel Durant Branch, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
    For more information, please call (323) 876-2741.
    Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library


Mental Health Support

Online COVID-19 Support Groups
Every Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:30pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Wednesday (Spanish), 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every Thursday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
These social support groups offer a space for continued connection during these times of increased isolation. These are not psychotherapy groups, but the therapists facilitate the groups to offer structure and support.
Presented by The Relational Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Family to Family Class via Video-Conference
Beginning May 19, 6:30pm
This class will be taught over the span of 8-weeks. This free education program is for family members of adults living with mental illness.
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

NAMI San Gabriel Valley Family Support Group Meetings
Every Thursday (except holidays)
, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Wilson Auditorium (Pacific Clinics Training Institute), 2471 E. Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91107
Attendance is limited to 10 participants, must be able to use a video-camera. To register please click here. For those who do not have a camera or do not prefer to participate in a video-conference, please call the NAMI SGV Warm Line for telephone support and resources at (626) 577-6697
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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

Midday Mindfulness via Instagram (IG) Live
Every Tuesday,
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Join on Instagram at @YPRC. For more information, please call (310) 554-4639 or email info@yprcla.org
Presented by Yetunde Price Resource Center

Video Conference: Family Support Group
Every Thursday,
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

Mindfulness Breaks: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Sessions
Every Friday,
9:00am – 9:15am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Meditation Classes
Beginning April 2020, class times vary
Classes are offered online in English and Spanish
Presented by InsightLA Meditation Center

Connection Recovery Support Group via Video Conference
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Advanced reservations are required. Call or text (626) 988-2600 to RSVP.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: The Arts Can Change Lives
Every Tuesday and Thursday
, 5:00pm
Every Tuesday, 5:30pm (Spanish)
Presented by Lasting Impressions Center and others

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: New Challenges Support Group
Every Wednesday
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
A support group that explores trauma and substance abuse during challenging life experiences. For questions please contact (323) 568-8732
Skype Meeting ID: 790500250 or join by phone: (323) 776-6996
Presented by the MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

Wednesday Meditations (Live-Streamed)
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm
Presented by Dr. Rick Hanson

Mindful Aging: Supporting Each Other through the Season of the Coronavirus
April – June 2020 (Every Wednesday), 10:15am – 11:45am
Presented by InsightLA Meditation

Webinar: Weekly Stress Management for Health Care Providers
Every Friday
, 9:00am
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others
April – June 2020 (Every Wednesday), 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by InsightLA Meditation


Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

Mind & Body Support Circles: Thriving While Black and Pregnant
Every Sunday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Cedars-Sinai Medical Plaza, 127 San Vincente Blvd., Pavilion PEC-4 & PEC-5, Los Angeles, CA 90048
For more information, info@maternalmentalhealthnow.org
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Black Maternal Health Virtual Check-In Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Free Weekly Postpartum Support Groups
Saturdays and Sundays
, TBA: San Pedro – 916 North Western Ave, Suite #210, San Pedro, CA 90732
To register and inquire about days and times of Postpartum Support group, please visit www.RecoveryNowLA.com or www.PositiveCounselingPsychology.com Presented by Recovery Now, Inc. & Positive Counseling Center

Free Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Support Group
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.


Professional Training and Seminars

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

Maternal Child Health Education Training and Consultation for Perinatal Professionals
Offers trainings and seminars on a variety of topics. Please see their flyer of course offerings and their webpage for more information.
Presented by the Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

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


Safety & Prevention

Burn Prevention Presentation
A free presentation for parents, caregivers and babysitters of children under the age of 5. Available in English and Spanish format. For more information, please 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

Community Women’s Self-Defense Class
Last Sunday of Every Month, 10:30am – 12:00pm: Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios, 6534 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Presented by Out of Harm’s Way CA


Disability Support

No current resources


Parent Peer Support

Parenting with Nonviolence: A Support Group with Ruth Beaglehole
Saturdays
, 9:00am – 11:00am
For the Zoom meeting details, please email parentingwithnonviolence@gmail.com
Presented by Ruth Beaglehole

Facebook Live: Mini-Learning Sessions for Families at Home (Spanish)
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am – 10:30am
See all previous mini-sessions here.
Presented by Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, in collaboration with Partnership for Community Action

Virtual Mommy Support Group
Every Tuesday and Thursday
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information, please contact lactation@mlkch.org or call (424) 338 -8227.
Presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

Adoption, Foster & Kinship Care Support Group (Anaheim)
Every Saturday:
4:00pm – 5:30pm: Saddleback Anaheim, 2095 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806
For more information, please contact orphans@saddleback.com
Presented by Saddleback Church | Anaheim

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

Parent Support Group for Parents of Young Children (ages 0-5) (Spanish Support Group)
Every Tuesday
, 9:30am – 11:30pm: Call (206) 279-9587, Access Code: 323769
Every Thursday, 8:30am – 10:30am: Call (206) 279-9587, Access Code: 323769
Every Friday, 10:00am – 12:30pm: Call (971) 224-6616, Access Code: 463210
Presented by For The Child

Families Moving Forward Program
Dates TBA, Times TBA
For caregivers of children with FASD between the ages of 4-12 years old. For more information please contact Dr. Michele Walker-Bauer at (323) 221-4134 ext. 107.
Presented by the Violence Intervention Program

Through the Challenges of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Parenting Class
Wednesdays (Dates Vary), 10:00am – 12:00pm: Violence Intervention Program, CMHC, 1741 Griffin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Childcare will be available. For information on how to enroll in the class, contact Dr. Michele Walker-Bauer at (323) 221-4134 ext. 107 for English classes and Ana Cardenas, LCSW at (323) 221-4134 ext. 158 for Spanish classes.
Presented by the Violence Intervention Program


NICU Families Support

Peer Mentor Support for NICU Families
Presented by Hand to Hold and Prolaca Bioscience

Virtual Support for NICU Families
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:00am
Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Thursdays (Spanish), 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Fridays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Hand to Hold and Huggies

Beyond the NICU: Virtual Support Group for NICU Graduate Families
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Hand to Hold and Huggies

Hand to Hold NICU Families Online Facebook Community
Presented by Hand to Hold

Mighty Little Giants NICU Support Group on Facebook Live
Every Wednesday
,12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Mighty Little Giants


Physical Fitness Groups

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Fitness & Exercise Virtually on YouTube
Updated Weekly
Presented by L.A. Care Family Resource Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Art for Healing Through Wazobia Dance
Every Monday and Thursday
, 6:30pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 652 679 1615
Password: WazobiaD
Presented by Wazobia Dance and others


Youth Support Groups

Treating Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior
Every Wednesday,
4:30pm – 6:00pm: Children’s Institute, Inc. (Central & South LA)
Central – 2121 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
South LA – 1522 E 102nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
To register please call Aricelli at (213) 385-5100 ext. 3433
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.  

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

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