Upcoming Conferences, Webinars, and More – With an Emphasis on Perinatal Health

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This list, which we update weekly, includes 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 you can get event updates and lots of useful resources. Thanks!

If you have a great idea for a training in perinatal health or early childhood development and need help pulling it off, submit your request or opportunity for collaboration to the LA County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium. Are you looking for a trainer? Check out the Consortium’s website at HomeVisitingLA.org, where you will find an impressive directory of training’s.

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

 

April is:

Week of the Young Child
April 24 -28

Webinar: Building Consumers’ Capacity to Use their Health Coverage and Stay Enrolled
April 26
, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by ACE, Access, Care, and Engagement TA Center

How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being
April 26
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

Addressing Difficult Behaviors
April 27
, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Barlow Respiratory Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026
*Free CEU’s for Case Managers
Presented by Barlow Respiratory Hospital

Know your Rights Workshop
April 27
, 8:30 am – 9:30 am: Ramona Elementary School, 1133 N. Mariposa Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
For more information, contact Erika Cabrera at 323.680.0528
Presented by the Coalition for humane Immigrant Rights

Meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030
April 27
, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by Healthy People 2020

Webinar Series: Partnership to Improve Health for Children Zero to Three
April 27
, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Presented by HPOE – Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence

2017 National Fatherhood Practitioner Curriculum Credential Training
April 28
: Los Angeles, CA
*Online training available
Presented by Fathers and Families Coalition of America

Santa Rosa: Certified Lactation Specialist Program
April 28-30
, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: 1057 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
For more information, email Rosanne@sonic.net or call (707) 722 – 5050
Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition

COMMUNITY EVENT: Los Angeles, March for Moms
April 29
, 8:30 am: Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA
Presented by 2020 Mom

Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day: Best Practices in Home Visiting
May 1
, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by IDA California, Supporting California’s Early Intervention Community

ENACT Day 2017

May 1
, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Presented by ENACT Day Planning Group

Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day: Best Practices in Home Visiting
May 1
, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

2017 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week
May 1-7

Continuing the Conversation: Professionalizing Early Childhood Education – Your Role in the Next Era
May 3,
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

Lactation Educator Counselor
May 2-3
, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Education Center #4, 11550 Indian Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345
*Section ID: 119959
For more information, email unexhealthcare@ucsd.edu or call 858-535-9262
Presented by US San Diego Extension

Chemical Entanglements: Gender and Exposure
May 4-5
: UCLA
*Registration ends May 1st*
Presented by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Save the Date! The Sixth Annual International Injury Prevention Symposium
May 5
, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Black Infant Health Annual Baby Shower Event
May 5
, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
*Space is limited, Reservations are a must!
*To register and for more information, contact Joann Rasco at 562-354-0559
Presented by First 5 LA and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

Lunch ‘n’ Learn Webinar Series: The Formative Five: Fostering Grit
May 5
Presented by Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC

Health Literacy Conference: Building Bridges – Promoting Health Equity and Health Literacy
May 3-5
, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm: Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
Presented by  the Institute for Healthcare Advancement

6th Annual Town Hall Meeting: Immigrants’ Rights
May 6,
8:00 am – 3:00pm: East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
*Please RSVP by April 28th
For more information and to RSVP, contact Carmen Reynaga at 213-542-1829 or carmenr@learningrights.org.
Presented by Learning Rights Law Center

COMMUNITY EVENT: Family FunFest and Health Fair
May 6
, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: 3787 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
*Free event
Presented by the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

3rd Annual Healthy Pet Expo
May 6
, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm : Whittier Narrows Recreation Area (Meadows Picnic Area), 751 Santa Anita Ave, S. El Monte, CA 91733
Presented by the County of Los Angeles Public Health

COMMUNITY EVENT: 4th Annual SoCalMoms Great Big Family Play Day
May 7
, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: The Autry, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA
Presented by SoCal Moms

Webinar: National Pediatric Practice Community on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
May 8
, 12:00 pm
Presented by Center for Youth Wellness: Health begins with Hope

ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2 Training
May 8
, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm: CCRC Annex, 19809 Prairie St., Suite 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311
For more information, call 818.717. 1045 or email academy@ccrcca.org
Presented by the Child Care Resource Center Academy

Typical and Atypical Development in Children
May 10
, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S, Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
For more information, contact Quint Paige at 323.373.2400 x.2127
Presented by Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Core Competency: Typical and Atypical Development in Children 0-5
May 10
, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm : Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic – 3787 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
*Parking is off site in Exposition parking lot across the street: $15*
Presented by Early Intervention Training Institute

Spring into Giving Awards and Benefit Dinner
May 11
, 6:30 – 9:00 pm: The Castaway Restaurant, 1250 East Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501
Presented by Breastfeed LA

CPSP 2017 Overview & Updates Training
May 11,
8:00 am – 4:30 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Los Angeles County Comprehensive Perinatal Services

Making the Most of Reflective Supervision: An Introduction to Reflective Practice
May 11
, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: 2014 Sawtelle Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
*6 CE Credits
For more information, call 323-275-4805 or go to www.reflectivecommunities.org
Presented by Center for Reflective Communities

Motivational Interviewing (Part 1 of 2): Series for Community Health
May 11
, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: University of Phoenix, 299 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
*Breakfast and lunch will be provided, parking will be validated.
If you are not a member or affiliate of CCALAC and would like to attend, email Kaleigh Cornelison at kcornelsion@ccalac.org.

Motivational Interviewing (Part 2 of 2): Series for Community Health
May 12
, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: CCALAC, 700 S. Flower St., Suite 3150, Los Angeles, CA 90017
*Breakfast and lunch will be provided, parking will be validated.
If you are not a member or affiliate of CCALAC and would like to attend, email Kaleigh Cornelison at kcornelsion@ccalac.org.

Science-Based Innovation Training
May 16
, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Eugene, OR
Presented by Center on Developing Child, Harvard University

Advocacy Days
May 17 – 18
: Washington, DC
Presented by 2020 Mom

Webinar: Who’s leading the leading health indicators? Maternal, Infant and Child Health
May 18
, 9:00 am
Presented by Healthy People 2020

Breathing to Build Better Brains: Mindfulness-Based Practice for Children & Families
May 18
, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Presented by the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Maternal Mental Health Lobby Day!
May 18

Managing Life Transitions: Gender Identity and Aging
May 19
, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm: Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
*Space is limited, enroll by calling 1.877.777.0668
For more information, call 1.877.777.0668 or email info@psychsem.com
Presented by Professional Psych Seminars

Breastfeeding the Premature Infant: Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Home
May 19
, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm : The Cliffs Resort, 2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
For more information, contact Leslie Mehigan at centralcoastbreastfeeding@hotmail.com or call 805-440-1271
Presented by Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition

The Power of Play: Children and Families Growing Together
May 20
, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Ted Watkins Memorial Park, 1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles, 90002
For more information, call 213.739.5428
Presented by the Los Angeles County Partners, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month

Stronger from the Start: Conveying Advocacy and Solutions to help Children Birth to Five Succeed
May 22,
9:00 am – 2:00 pm: State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC) Offices, 1231 I Street, Suite 303, Sacramento, CA 95814
For questions, contact Vickie Ramos Harris at VRamos@advanceproj.org or call 213.406.9145
Presented by the Advancement Project and Californians Together

Working with Childhood Trauma
May 22
, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information, contact Azucena Ortiz at aortix@echoparenting.org or call 213.484.6676 x311
Presented by Echo Parenting and Education

Spring 2017 Early Care and Education Water Cooler
May 22
, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, (SBCTC) Offices, 12311 I Street 303, Sacramento, CA 95814
*Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
Presented by the Water Cooler Network

Webinar: Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition Introduction ( for Public Health Professionals)
May 24
, 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Presented by Bright Futures

Become an Ally for Children Facing Adversity by Bridging the Relationship Gap
May 24
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

Connected Care to Help Families Thrive: Breastfeeding, Maternal Mental Health, and the Community Circle
May 25,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm : Valley Presbyterian Hospital , 15107 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405
Presented by BreastfeedLA

9th Biennial California Childhood Obesity Conference
May 30 – June 2:
San Diego, CA

Webinar: Healthy Masculinities: Mobilizing men and boys to foster positive gender norms
May 31
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by A CALCASA National Project

Save the Date! 21st Annual PAC/LAC Conference – Quality of Life for Families: New Frontiers in Quality Care for Mothers and Babies
June 1
: California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by PAC/LAC

Become a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE): Training Courses
June 2 – 30
, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: 44226 10th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93534
*Registration Deadline May 24th*
For more information, contact Liezel at lilarde@csub.edu or call 661-654-2441
Presented by the CSU Bakersfield Extended University Division

Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides
June 7
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by the Early Childhood Investigations

Honoring the Parallel Process of Reflective Practice: Promoting Collaborative Relationships in Treatment and Supervision
June 8
, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
*Parking across the street, Expo Park, lot #3 – $15 Cash Only*
Presented by Early Intervention Training Institute

One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare
June 7-9
: University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA
*Registration open NOW*
Presented by The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research
Trauma-Informed, Compassionate Classrooms, How to Create Optimum Conditions for Learning
June 10 & 17
, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N. Alvarado St. , Los Angeles, CA 90026
Presented by Echo Parenting and Education

Promoting First Relationships Workshop
June 15 & 16
: Seattle, WA
Presented by NCAST Programs

10th Annual Fatherhood Solutions Conference
June 16
, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc. Project Fatherhood

National School – Based Health Care Convention
June 18-21
, Long Beach, CA
Presented by the California School-Based Health Alliance

Diversity, Determinants and Disparities in Perinatal Mental Health
June 19-20
, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW in partnership with PAC/LAC

Webinar: Using Storytime to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success
June 21
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

CPSP 2017 Overview & Updates Training
June 21
, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St. , Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by The Los Angeles County Comprehensive Perinatal Services

Save the Date! Annual Pathways Conference
June 25
, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm: Pickwick Gardens, 1001 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506
*Lunch is provided
Presented by the NAMI Los Angeles County Council

Climate Change: Creating a Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU
June 26
, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm: Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806
Presented by BreastfeedLA
Save the Date! Policymaker Education Day
July 11
: Sacramento, CA
Presented by 4CA Action Plan

IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit
July 21-22
: Las Vegas, NV
*Early-bird pricing ends June 9, 2017
Presented by IDEA World Nutrition and Behavior Change

Webinar: Top-Down SEL: Administrative Practices that Support Children’s Emotional Development
August 2
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

Save the Date! 7th National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference
August 4-6
: Arlington, VA
Presented by the United States Breastfeeding Committee

Webinar: Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting their Needs
August 9
, 11:00 am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations

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

Save the Date! Breastfeeding Conference
September 13
, Lake County E-Center WIC

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

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

Save the Date! Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien Training
September 26-27
: The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
*Registration begins late July 2017
For more information email Fernanda Cirvici at fcrivici@marchofdimes.org
Presented by March of Dimes

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

Save the Date! 2017 Health Disparities Conference
November 15
: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
*Registration begins August 2017
For more information, email fcrivivi@marchofdimes.org or call 818-539-2178
Presented by Los Angeles County Action Learning Collaborative

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

RECORDED WEBINARS, ON-DEMAND TRAINING

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

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

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

Zika in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Beyond: Risks and Response
This forum is a conversation on the risks and response to the spreading Zika virus.

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

Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning, Part 1
This webinar provides an overview of how to translate research into teacher practice to improve program quality for infants and toddlers. This archived webinar is the first in the archived series, Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning. The series present principles, a planning process, and strategies to help teachers support children’s learning from birth to three years of age.

Infant and Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning, Part 2
This webinar provides early childhood professionals with a structure they can use to make informed decisions about curriculum practices for infants and toddlers, and to highlight the newest component of the California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development System: California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework.

Infant/Toddler Relationships, Interactions and Guidance: Part 1: Relationships and Interactions
This webinar focuses on implementing strategies and putting into place organizational structures that support intentional, responsive relationships between supervisors, care teachers and young children in efforts to support children’s social and emotional development.

Infant/Toddler Relationships, Interactions and Guidance: Part 2: Guidance
This webinar highlights the connection between the early childhood educator competencies for relationships, interactions, and guidance. It provides examples, ideas, and resources for how to provide effective guidance for social behavior in the infant/toddler group care setting. In addition, it addresses the important roles of family members, teachers, and program leadership, in helping infants and toddlers learn about and develop strategies for social interactions, relationships, and managing conflict.

Engaging Fathers, Parts 1, 2, and 3
Fathers and paternal family members play a crucial role in children’s growth and development. Child welfare agencies, however, may have difficulty connecting with and engaging noncustodial fathers and paternal family members. In this 3-part podcast series, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides strategies for engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CNE activities: Zika Virus: What Every Nurse Should Know
1.7 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours are available for this activity.
Presented by the March of Dimes
Also see Zika Virus: Information and Resources in the Stronger Families Blog for bilingual materials, including fact sheets and infographics from the March of Dimes.

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

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

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

Webinar: Home Safety
Presented by The National Center on Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar: Hosting Literacy Workshops for Families of Preschoolers
Presented by Kathryn Roberts and Nell Duke
Part of the  Early Childhood Investigations webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies

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

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

Webinar: The Science of Dual Language Learning for Children Birth Through Age Five: Effective Practices that Improve Outcomes
Presented by Linda Espinosa
Part of the  Early Childhood Investigations webinar series produced by Engagement Strategies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics Training Institute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online Video: Domestic Violence 2015
Presented by CASAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5-Minute MCH: 12 MCH Leadership Competencies – one per month
July 2015 – June 2016
Presented by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University

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

ONGOING IN-PERSON MEETINGS, CLASSES

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

Maternal Child Health Education Training and Consultation for Perinatal Professionals
The Los Angeles-based Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health offers courses on a variety of topics. See their flyer of course offerings and their webpage for more information.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Support Group (free)
Every Tuesday,
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1770 N. Orange Grove Ave., Suite 210, Pomona, CA
Facilitated by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., host of the Mom and Mind podcast.

Virtual Support Group for Prenatal and Breastfeeding Families
Every 4th Wednesday*
, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Oct. 26, Nov. 30*
(5th Wednesday in Nov. due to holiday)
Join here: https://www.gotomeet.me/SFYB
Call: 646-749-3122 (access code: 233-750-133)
More information: 323-205-0044

2016 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.

Breastfeeding Support Group (bilingual – English/Spanish)
Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am: The Wellness Center, 1200 N. State St, Room 1029, Los Angeles CA, 90033
Offered by Maternal and Child Health Access
For more information, call Breastfeeding Counselor Martha Escudero at 323-608-1353.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Every 2nd Tuesday
, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: East Side Cancer Project, 3030 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Register or get more info: 323-346-5989
Hosted by Vegan Moni

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

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

Weekly Nonviolent Parenting Class Series (English and Spanish)
Saturdays, July 25 – October 3
Spanish class registration: 8:40 am
English class registration: 10:40 am
Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles 90026
New participants register here
Presented by Echo Parenting & Education

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

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


OTHER EVENTS CALENDARS

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