Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Professionals

Here’s a roundup of events on perinatal health and family strengthening compiled for early childhood professionals by LA Best Babies NetworkSubscribe here to get a weekly email with the latest updates.

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.

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Other resources: Upcoming Events for Parents/Families | Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars


January is:


Upcoming Events

See our list of parent/family events.

Virtual Training: Families Thrive Virtual: Protective and Promotive Factors to Enhance Thriving for Children, Youth & Families
January 6 – February 10
, 10:00am – 1:30pm
Presented by Youth in Focus

Webinar: Evaluación en Visitas Virtuales
January 20
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting collaborative

Virtual Event: Conversación Comunitaria: Cómo Apoyar a los Adultos Mayores
January 20
, 1:00pm
Presented by American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Webinar: Informational Webinar on Grant Opportunity for California CBOs to Address Underlying Inequities in the Social Determinants of Health that Lead to Inequitable COVID-19 Impacts
January 20
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The application deadline is March 2, 2021 at 5:00pm. For more information on the COVID-19 Health Equity Pilot Projects, click here.
Presented by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Health Equity (OHE)

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Infancy, Childhood, And Relationship Enrichment Initial Assessment (ICARE)
January 21
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Being Present with Families
January 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Event: MCHA Virtual Meeting – Multiforum Advocacy Solutions, 2021 State Budget Review for Health
January 21
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access

Virtual Event: SLA/SB AAIMM CAT Meeting – Featuring Information on Equity, Racial Healing and Trauma and Earned Income Tax Credit
January 21
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Webinar: Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health
January 21
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Back to Basics: Preventing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
January 21
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
This webinar will be presented in English with live Spanish interpretation.
Presented by PreventConnect – A National Project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Webinar: Using Lessons From 2020 to Bolster Adult Literacy Programs in 2021
January 21
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Virtual Event: Antelope Valley African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative Community Action Team Convening
January 21
, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Presented by the Antelope Valley African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Virtual Event: Best Start Compton/East Compton Local Council Meeting
January 21
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Best Start Compton/East Compton

Webinar: Modern Redlining: Recognizing Impact of Digital Redlining and Implicit Bias during the COVID-19 Pandemic
January 22
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Health Equity Initiative (HEI)

Webinar: Estimating Essential Elements for Community-Level Prevention Strategies
January 22
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect – A National Project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Webinar: Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM) Meeting
January 25 – 26
, TBA
Presented by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Virtual Event: California Breastfeeding Coalition 2021 Summit
January 26 – 28
, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Event: Families USA’s Health Action Conference: Power. Impact. Now.
January 26 – 28
, 9:00am – 12:25pm
Presented by FamiliesUSA

Virtual Event: CPSP Birth Equity Summit (Day 1 of a 2-Day Virtual Event)
January 26
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program

Webinar: The Telehealth Experience
January 26
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA)

Webinar: Virtual Community Event: Southern California Resources
January 26
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Aunt Bertha, in partnership with others

Webinar: Storytelling for Norms Change & Community Engagement to Prevent Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
January 26
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect – A National Project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Webinar: Food Over Fear: Opportunities to Address Hunger Among Immigrant Families
January 26
, 12:00pm
Presented by Food Research & Action Center

Webinar: Reflective Supervision
January 27
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Building Your Team Virtually: Hiring and Onboarding During COVID-19 / Construyendo su equipo virtualmente: contratando e integrando durante COVID-19
January 27
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Self-Care and Healing: Managing Secondary Trauma, Moral Injury/Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue
January 27
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Webinar: CPCA Office Hours: Readiness to Train Assessment Tool (RTAT)
January 27
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Staying Connected During & After COVID-19
January 27
, 1:00pm
Presented by The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Virtual Workshop: Community-Led Initiatives for Population Health Improvement
January 28
, 8:00am – 10:00am and 11:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Webinar: Building Resilience While Social Distancing: Parental Depression & Coping
January 28
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Continuing the Dialogue: Infants And Toddlers Face Racism Too Part II
January 28
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Using Telebehavioral Health Video Platforms
January 28
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Virtual Event: Literacy Works Reading Group: Teaching to Transgress
January 28
, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Virtual Event: CPSP Birth Equity Summit (Day 2 of a 2-Day Virtual Event)
January 28
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program

Virtual Workshop: Community-Led Initiatives for Population Health Improvement
January 29
, 8:00am – 10:00am and 11:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
February 2
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Department of Mental Health Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
February 2 & 3
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Social Determinants of Health Community Partnerships Learning Collaborative
February 3, 17, March 3 & 17
, TBA
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Virtual Training: DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
February 3 – 4
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Community/LGBTQ+ Terminology, Definitions, Suicide Prevention and the Coming Out Process
February 3
, 10:00am
Presented by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

Webinar: Supporting & Sustaining Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships: A Virtual Round Table Discussion
February 3
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Start Early, in partnership with the Educare Learning Network

Webinar: Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace
February 3, 17, March 3 & 17
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Webinar: Medical Baseline and Planned Outages
February 3
, 1:00pm
Presented by The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Webinar: Supporting & Sustaining Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships
February 3
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Care for Providers & Parents
February 4
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: The California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being
February 3
, 2:00pm
Presented by The Children’s Movement of California

New Year, New Opportunities: Feed the Need Through Policy, Participation and Preparation
February 4
, 2:00pm – 3:35pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, CalFresh Healthy Living, and others

Virtual Event: Voices for Change: Revolutionizing Health Equity Conference
February 9 – 11
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Department of Mental Health Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
February 9
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: A View From All Sides: Perspective-Taking to Support Family Engagement
February 9
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Save the Date: Perinatal Psychiatry Series Part 2 – Depression
February 10
, TBA
Presented by Dignity Health

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs Around Parenting
February 10
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Children’s Well-Being / Explorando el impacto de la pandemia en el bienestar de los niños
February 10
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Workshop: Writing for Understanding
February 10, 17 & 24
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Webinar: Utility Support Programs: A Primer for Advocates
February 10
, 1:00pm
Presented by The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Webinar: CPCA Office Hours: Readiness to Train Assessment Tool (RTAT)
February 10
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Virtual Training: Trauma Response in Infants
February 11
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: SPEAK UP Champions – Implicit and Explicit Bias Live Virtual Conference
February 16 & 23, 8:30am
If you experience issues with the hyperlink above, type this URL into your internet browser: https://www.perinatalqi.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1359802
Presented by the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Webinar: Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strength-Based Family Assumptions
February 16
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Pandemics and Policing: On Racism, Adversity, and Health
February 17
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Webinar: Getting Out of Utility Debt-Arrearage Management Plan (AMP)
February 17
, 1:00pm
Presented by The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
February 18
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Supporting Families of Color in the NICU: Lactation and More
February 19
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Event: 2021 National Home Visiting Summit  
February 22 – 26

Deadline to register for this event is February 5, 2021.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families
February 23, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Promoting Positive Parent-Child Interactions Virtually / Promoviendo interacciones positivas entre padres e hijos virtualmente
February 24
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: The Path to Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Valuing Family and Community
February 26
, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by the Alliance for Children’s Rights and others

Virtual Training: Lactation Consultant Education Training, Part 2
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6, 8:30am – 3:00pm*
Self-paced option is available*
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior
March 2
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries
March 3
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Plain Language Foundations – Making Clear Communication The Rule, Not the Exception
March 3
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Webinar: Navigating Breastfeeding Support with Dr. Jack Newman: Early Concerns in Infant Feeding and Milk Transfer
March 5
, 8:00am – 3:15pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Workshop: Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy
March 8 – 11
, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Webinar: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
March 9, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Save the Date: Perinatal Psychiatry Series Part 3 – PTSD & OCD
March 10
, TBA
Presented by Dignity Health

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family Lens
March 10
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Families’ Well-Being / Explorando el impacto de la pandemia en el bienestar de las familias
March 10
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Program: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old Training of Trainers
March15 – 19
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Matching Family Needs to Resources
March 16
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: 2021 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
March 16 – 18
, TBA
Presented by the Feeding America and the Food Research & Action Center, in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum

Webinar: How to Make a Better Form Workshop
March 19
, 8:00am – 11:00am
For more information, click here.
Presented by Clear Language Lab, a division of Literacy Works

Save the Date: Virtual Conference: Migration and Health in the Time of a Pandemic
March 22 – 26
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Virtual Event: Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health – The 2021 Reset: Redesigning Policy and Systems So All Mothers Can Thrive
March 24 – 26
, TBA
Presented by 2020 Mom

Webinar: Challenging Conversations with Families Virtually / Conversaciones desafiantes con las familias virtualmente
March 24
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Conference: SOPHE 2021dX: Gateway to the Future: Health Education & Promotion for All
April 6 – 9
, TBA
Presented by the Society for Public Health Education

Webinar: Home Visiting Safety
April 6
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Training: DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
April 7 – 8
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs Around Parenting
April 8
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: The 20th Annual Southern California Health Care Symposium: Reinvesting in Our Roots – Driving Innovation for Equity and Justice
April 9
, TBA
Presented by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County and the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers

Save the Date: Black Maternal Health Week and Virtual Conference
April 11 – 17,
TBA
Presented by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
April 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: Perinatal Psychiatry Series Part 4 – Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis
April 14
, TBA
Presented by Dignity Health

Save the Date: Lactating for a Healthier Planet: An Indigenous Approach to Sustainability Goals Fueled by Lactation
April 22
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Infertility to Pregnancy and Postpartum: Mastering Mental Health
April 22
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Virtual Program: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old Training of Trainers
April 26 – 30
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Workshop: Promoting First Relationships®  Learner
April 27 – 30
, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Webinar: Being Present with Families
April 27
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
May 6
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: Real Wisdom in the Traditional Food & Practices: Practices & Budget Friendly Recipes to Promote Lactation
May 7
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Program: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old Training of Trainers
May10 – 14
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Implementing Tools to Enhance Home Visiting
May 11
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: Perinatal Psychiatry Series Part 5 – Substance Use Disorders
May 12
, TBA
Presented by Dignity Health

International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC) 2021
May 12 – 15
: The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611
Presented by PLIDA

Virtual Event: 22nd Annual Families and Fathers National Conference – A Hybrid Experience
May 16 – 19
, TBA
This event is mainly a virtual experience. There will be limited opportunities to attend in-person.
Presented by Fathers & Families Coalition of America (FFCA)

Webinar: Maintaining Boundaries in Home Visiting for Supervisors
May 18
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries
June 1
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

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

Webinar: Partnering for Change: Having the Conversation
June 15
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: Involving Fathers/Partners in the Lactation Journey
June 16
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
June 22
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Matching Family Needs to Resources
June 23
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Save the Date: A Look Into ABM Clinical Protocol #18: Guidelines for Breastfeeding Infants with Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, or Cleft Lip and Palate
July 9
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Hi-Touch vs Hi-Tech: Virtual Doula Service Challenges and Strategies
July 22
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Save the Date: Webinar with Hannah Halliwell, Topic to be Announced
July 30
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: Webinar with Mireya Gonzalez, Topic to be Announced
August 12
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: Connecting Postpartum and the NICU: Barriers, Disconnects, & Best Practices to Promote Lactation
September 30
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Increasing Accessibility: Insurance Paneling Tips for Clinicians, Telehealth and Medi-Cal Expansion
October 14
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Save the Date: BreastfeedLA Advocacy Day Training: I Am My Best Own Advocate
October 15
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: ZERO TO THREE’s 2nd Annual Virtual Conference – Take Heart
October 25 – 29
, TBAPresented by ZERO TO THREE

Save the Date: Prematurity and Lactation: Prevention, Risk Factors, Access to Health Care, and Supporting Milk Supply
November 10
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: BreastfeedLA Webinar – Topic to be Announced
December 2
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA


Other resources: Upcoming Events for Parents/Families |Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars

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