Upcoming Events on Perinatal Health and Family Strengthening

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

Here is a roundup of events compiled by LA Best Babies NetworkSubscribe here to get a weekly email with the latest updates. Scroll down for ongoing activities and links to other calendars at the bottom. Do you have something for us to include? Email snish@labestbabies.org. And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, where we post event updates and lots of useful resources. Thanks!

Do you have an idea for a training or other event and need help pulling it off? Submit your collaboration request here. Looking for a trainer? Check out HomeVisitingLA.org, the website of the LA County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium. And be sure to check out the Consortium’s directory of trainings.

January is:


Lactation Education Specialist Training (5-day series)
January 9, 16, 30 and February 6, 13
South LA Health Projects, 2930 West Imperial Highway, 6th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs around Parenting
January 11
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Webinar: Young children, family support and health equity
January 11
, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Presented by Center for the Study of Social Policy’s, Strengthening Families

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
January 17
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Webinar: A Strengths-Based Approach to Screening Families for Health-Related Social Needs
January 17
, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Presented by Center for the Study of Social Policy’s, Strengthening Families

Webinar: From Foundations to Innovations: Applying a public health approach to prevent sexual and domestic violence
January 17
, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Prevention Institute

Nurturing Fathers Groups (Parenting Classes)
January 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm: English Classes (Every Wednesday, 10 weekly sessions)
January 23, 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Spanish Classes (Every Tuesday, 10 weekly sessions)
To enroll, call Ciro Aguilar, 562-570-3285.
Presented by City of Long Beach- Life Coaching & Fundamentals of Fatherhood Program

Young Child Expo & Conference
January 17-19: The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by the Young Child Expo & Conference and Los Niños Services

Webinar: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Injury and Violence
January 18
, 9:00 – 10:00 am
Presented by Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Webinar: Social-Emotional Learning & Culturally Responsive Teaching
January 19
, 10:00 – 11:15 am
Presented by The Children’s Movement

Webinar: Teacher Time: Language and Literacy for Preschoolers
January 19
, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Annual Update on CA Early Start and Early Care and Education Services
January 22
, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

California Breastfeeding Summit
January 24-25
: Town and Country, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

Incredible Years® Small Group Dinosaur (Treatment) Child Group Leader Training
January 24-26
, 9:00am – 4:30pm: USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Education & Training Center, Los Angeles, CA 90010
To register, contact Micah Orliss, Ph.D. at morliss@chla.usc.edu.
Presented by USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family Lens
January 25
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

The Hero’s Journey: Trauma to Post-Traumatic Growth
January 29
, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm: Peoria Place: Young & Healthy, 136 West Peoria Street, Pasadena, CA 91109
Presented by Young & Healthy

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
January 30

Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

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

Attachment, Neurodevelopment, & Psychopathology Workshop
January 31 – February 2
: Seattle, WA
Presented by NCAST Programs

Planning for a Healthy Home, Body, and Baby
February 1
, 9:30 – 11:30 am (English) and 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Spanish): Good Samaritan Hospital Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center, 637 S. Lucas Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Presented by Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center

Implementing Perinatal Quality Improvement Conference
February 1: New York University, Langone Medical Center, Alumni Hall B, 560 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016
Presented by the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI)

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

Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health Forum: Bipolar Disorders and Parent-Infant Mental Health
February 9
, 8:15 am – 3:00 pm: California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by 2020 Mom

32nd Annual Southern California Conference for Pre-K, TK, Kindergarten, and First Grade Educators
February 9-10: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101
Presented by Southern California Kindergarten Conference, Inc.

California Black Health Agenda Policy Summit
February 12-13
: California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by the California Black Health Network

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries
February 13
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Webinar: Helping Families Who Exclusively Pump with Nancy Mohrbacher
February 15
, 10:00 – 11:45am
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
February 20
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Feeding Challenges and Solutions: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Successful Mealtimes for Infants and Toddlers
February 26
, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
February 28
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

17th Annual Health Care Symposium
March 2
: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Elevating Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent Health in Communities of Color Conference
March 5
, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by Community Intelligence

Webinar: Implementing Tools to Enhance Home Visiting
March 7
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018
March 12, 13, 14, 26, 27
: South LA Health Projects, 2930 W. Imperial Hwy, 6th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90303. Download brochure here
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Infant Development Association Southern CA Conference: Intervention and Beyond: Building Foundations for the Future
March 23-24
: The Westin Pasadena, 191 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Webinar: Maintaining Boundaries in Home Visiting for Supervisors
April 12
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Webinar: Matching Family Needs to Resources
April 18
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

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

Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018
May 4, 11, 18 and June 1 and 8, 8:00am – 5:30pm: South LA Health Projects, 2930 West Imperial Highway, 6th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90303
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs around Parenting
May 3
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Promoting First Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care
May 20
: Seattle, WA
Presented by NCAST Programs

Working with Young Children and Families: How Understanding Development and Neurobiology Can Inform Your Practice, with Bruce D. Perry
May 21
: Seattle, WA
Presented by NCAST Programs

Promoting First Relationships Workshop
May 22-23
: Seattle, WA
Presented by NCAST Programs

22nd Annual PAC/LAC Conference
May 31: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by PAC/LAC

Webinar: Being Present With Families
June 21
, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Presented by the Ounce Achieve OnDemand

Save the Date: The National Research Conference on Early Childhood
June 25-27: Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, VA
Presented by the Administration for Children and Families

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference 2018
October 3-5
: Denver, CO
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training

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

The Residual Impact of Historical Structural Inequities: Connecting Residential Segregation and Mortgage Discrimination to Current Infant Mortality and Breastfeeding Rates
Original Date: July 27, 2017
Speakers: Jaye Clement, MPH, MPP; Brittney Francis, MPH; Kiddada Green, MAT; Arthur James, MD; Jessica Roach, LPN, BA, MPH

Learning from Rare Events: Infant Mortality Data
Original Date: August 22, 2017
Speakers: Tricia Finnerty, MSc; Lloyd Provost, MS

The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Original Date: August 31, 2017
Speakers: Jay Butler, MD, CPE; Morgan F. McDonald, MD, FAAP, FACP; Christi Mackie, MPH; Ellen Pliska, MHS; Zarnaaz Bashir, MPH

Knowledge and Know-How: Online Course on Early Childhood Education
This 8-lesson course provides early-childhood professionals the core knowledge required to work effectively with very young children and their families.

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

Healthier Products, Healthier People—The Six Classes Approach to Reducing Harmful Chemicals
These series of videos summarizes where one of these classes of chemicals is used, associated health problems, and how to reduce exposure. This knowledge will better equip large purchasers, manufacturers, retailers, designers, and consumers to take the steps needed to limit the use of these problematic chemicals.

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

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

Helping Parents to understand and manage their Anger
This module provides an overview of what causes anger, the function that anger serves in our lives, and how anger impacts our relationships. Home visitors will learn how these issues may look in parenting situations as well as specific strategies on how to help parents understand and manage their anger.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar: Home Safety
Presented by The National Center on Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics Training Institute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online Video: Domestic Violence 2015
Presented by CASAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ongoing In-Person Meetings, Classes


Burn Prevention Presentation
A free presentation for parents, caregivers and babysitters of children under the age of 5. Available in English and Spanish
*Contact Debbie Karaman at Debbie.Karaman@hcahealthcare.com or call 818-676-4483
Presented by The Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital and the Children’s Burn Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Summer Meal Service Sites
A list of locations in L.A. County where children may receive free meals during school vacation and off-track periods. Must call site contact to confirm participation.
Community members can use the Calif. Dept. of Education website or the USDA Summer Meals Finder, call 2-1-1 or Text FOOD to 877-877.

Role of a Father Workshops
Every 4th Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 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 – 6:00 pm
Free parenting classes, employment counseling, diapers and food bank. Free child care during classes. To register, call 213-484-6676. More information: echoparenting.org/lafathers

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

Grief and Loss Support Group

Every Tuesday, 6:30 pm: Westmont Counseling Center, 1704 W. Manchester Ave, Suite 202A, Los Angeles, CA  90047
Attendance is free, donations accepted. Location may change, please call ahead.

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

Support Group for Parents Who Live With Fetal and Infant Loss
Every 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
(it’s OK to be late)
600 S. Commonwealth Ave, Ste. 800, Los Angeles, CA 90005
RSVP: Christina Thiele, christina23thiele@gmail.com or 707-849-5347
Grief support resources in L.A. County

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