The Best Practices Hiring Guide for Increasing African American Home Visiting Staff

It’s important that the home visiting workforce reflects the racial diversity of the community. Here’s a guide to recruiting and retaining African American home visitors.

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Home Visiting Day in L.A. County

Los Angeles County has the largest home visiting network in the nation, and on April 8, 2022, we celebrated that! The Board of Supervisors proclaimed it Home Visiting Day in L.A. County, and a webinar guided providers and families to help them find these free services.

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LABBN Presents on Home Visiting at Nexus 2022 Conference

Home visiting are wide-ranging. At this year’s Nexus Conference, LA Best Babies Network gave a presentation showing how home visits help identify and prevent child abuse and neglect.

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Thank you for your partnership!

It has been a challenging year (again), and we want to let you know how grateful we are to be working with such a dedicated group of amazing people. All our partners in the Family Strengthening Network of home visiting programs continue to do life-changing work to help L.A. County families thrive. This short video gives a quick review of that.

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LA Best Babies Network’s Longtime Director Retires, New Director Announced

LA Best Babies Network is proud to announce the appointment of Sharlene Gozalians as its new Director. Sharlene steps into the role following the retirement of Director Janice French in February.

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Peer to Peer Workshop: Engaging and Supporting Fathers Through Home Visiting

There is still room for improvement when it comes to increasing father engagement in home visiting. At our Family Strengthening Network Peer to Peer Workshops this year, we’re looking at how to support dads — and how that helps the whole family.

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Dr. Margaret Lynn Yonekura, MD: Maternal Health Champion

Dr. Yonekura’s contributions in the fields of maternal health were recognized and honored at Maternal Mental Health NOW’s Speak Up When You’re Down Gala where she was awarded with the 2019 Maternal Health Champion Award.

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A Day in Review: Family Strengthening Network’s Peer-to-Peer Workshop

How to identify and support victims of sex trafficking, how to connect families to vital community services, and how to communicate effectively … Welcome Baby staff members picked up lots of practical training and tools at this event. Watch our 39-second video recap.

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