Upcoming Events for the Week of April 11th

Here is a roundup of this week’s conferences, webinars, and trainings for home visitors and others who work with pregnant women and families with little ones. Also included: events around L.A. County that you can share with the families you serve. Want to look further into the future? See the comprehensive lists we update weekly for:

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April is:
Events happening throughout April

LA County Recreation Programs: Sports, Aquatics and More!
Dates and times vary

LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov or call (626) 588-5364.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Check-In with Your Mental Health Focus Groups
Recruiting participants
This opportunity is open to youth 14-17 years old who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or Multi-Racial and live and attend high school in South LA. For more information, email ypar.southLA@gmail.com or call (323) 357-3454.
Presented by Charles R. Drew University

Free or Low-Cost Internet for Students
Visit GetConnectedLosAngeles.lacity.org or call 3-1-1 to learn about available options.
Presented by the City of L.A.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 12 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at dozens of locations across L.A. County. Many of the vaccination sites are open late and on weekends. Some don’t require an appointment. Click here or visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a location near you. Also see California’s Vax for the Win program for $50 gift cards and tickets to Six Flags … just for protecting yourself and your loved ones from a potentially deadly virus.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Early Childhood and Family Engagement Events
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library:

For more information on the events hosted, please refer to this calendar.

Monday, April 11

Virtual Training: Virtual Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators (Micro Training-of-Trainers – Area 1: Supporting Social-Emotional Development)
April 11 – May 2
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Global Black Midwifery Panel and Screening
April 11
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance and National Black Midwives Alliance

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions
April 11
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding Scare Virtual Workshop
April 11 – 15
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Parent-Child Programs at the Barnard Center

LGBTQ2+ Families Then and Now
April 11 – June 20
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Workshop: Immigrant Day of Action 2022 Legislative Lead Trainings
April 11
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Interested in taking an additional leadership role for Immigrant Day? Join us for legislative lead training! Legislative Leads are responsible for organizing and leading a group during their legislative visit(s). Register here. If you have questions, contact Beatriz Hernandez (bhernandez@caimmigrant.org).
Presented by California Immigrant Policy Center

Save the Date: Black Maternal Health Week 2022 – Building for Liberation Centering Black Mamas, Families & Systems of Care
April 11 – 17

Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Tuesday, April 12

Virtual Training: Navigating the Systems of Care for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: A Trauma-Informed Approach
April 12
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions
April 12
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Fostering Crucial Conversations About Race with Children and Families
April 12
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Cultural Humility Series – Moving Forward on the Path to Cultural Competence by Delivering Services with Cultural Humility, Compassion, and Courage: Grounding Webinar 4
April 12
, 9:30am – 11:30am
For more information, click here.
Presented by California Early Start

Providence Community Spring Festival
April 12
, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Providence Wellness & Activity Center, 470 Hawaiian Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744
Presented by Providence Wellness & Activity Center

Webinar: Reducing Disparities in Sugar Drink Intake in Early Childhood: Examining Fruit Drink Claims and Purchases
April 12
, 11:00am
Presented by Center for Science in the Public Interest

Webinar: Food Literacy for All 2022: Fast Food for Thought
April 12
, 3:30pm
See other webinars in this series
Presented by Food Literacy for All – A community-academic partnership course based at the University of Michigan

Wednesday, April 13

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 13
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Effective Strategies for Family and Youth Engagement
April 13
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Introduction to the DMH Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Training
April 13
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Short-Term Interventions in Perinatal Mental Health
April 13
, 9:15am
Presented by Developing Brain Institute

Virtual Event: Policy Leaders in Conversation During #BMHW22, featuring VP Kamala Harris
April 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by The Century Foundation,Black Mamas Matter Alliance, and National Birth Equity Collaborative, in collaboration with the Black Maternal Health Caucus

Webinar: Communicating Through COVID-19 and Beyond: Impact and Insights from the Field of Public Health
April 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Public Health Communications Collaborative

Webinar: Being Present with Families
April 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Training: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Series: Neuro-Relational Development
April 13
, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Centering Black Joy: Virtual Yoga Session
April 13
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by March of Dimes and Cedars Sinai

Virtual Event: Leadership Conversation Series
April 13
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Webinar: Encouraging Parent-Child Interaction to Support Development
April 13
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting collaborative

Webinar: Trauma & Healing When Working with Adults & Children: The Developmental-Relational Perspective
April 13
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Adolescents, Attachment, and ACEs Science
April 13
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by The Dibble Institute

Virtual Event: Communities of Practice – Dual Language Learners Initiative
April 13, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
See full list of these DLL trainings.
Presented by Head Start, LACOE, First 5 LA, and others

Virtual Event: Then & Now: Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality, and the Intersection with Race
April 13
, 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Presented by The New York Academy of Medicine

Kitchen Divas Segment – Healthy One Pot Meals
April 13
, 6:00pm
A chef will share nutritious recipes you can cook to support prenatal and postnatal wellness. The Zoom meeting ID is 832 8091 2716, and the password is Wellness. 
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group: Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
April 13
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Meetings are open to fathers/father figures of all ages raising African American/Black children and take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Spring Break Cookie Baking Basics
April 13
, 7:00pm
Households with youth between the ages of 13-19 who RSVP by March 22 will receive a cookie baking kit, while supplies last. To RSVP, email japmsfund@gmail.com.
Presented by The Juanita A. Potluck

Thursday, April 14

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions
April 14
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilities – Pediatric Complex Care Seminar 8: Sleep
April 14
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and others

Webinar: A Journey to Birth Justice: A Panel Discussion with the Filmmakers of AFTERSHOCK
April 14
, 11:00am
Presented by Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Webinar: From Policy to Plate: The Role of Child Nutrition Programs in Filling Nutrition Gaps and Promoting Whole Grain Intake
April 14
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California WIC Association and others

Webinar: 4-Part Learning Collaborative: Using Legal Services as Part of a Community Strategy to Improve Maternal and Child Health (Part 4)
April 14
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by National Center for Medical Legal Partnership at the George Washington University

Webinar: CMQCC Hemorrhage Toolkit V3.0 Launch
April 14
, 12:00pm
Presented by California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Webinar: April 2022 Strengthening Families Webinar: Parent Nation
April 14
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Center for the Study of Social Policy

Virtual Training: Advanced Practice Training for Clinicians Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
April 14
, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
This training is intended for clinical providers. To reserve your spot, enter access code: Clincal2022
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Instagram Live: Why Black Mamas Need Doulas
April 14
, 1:00pm
Presented by Black Mamas’ Wellness

Webinar: Overview of Abuse in Later Life
April 14
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles Later Life Intimate Partner Violence Learning Collaborative

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 14
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Black Maternal Health Resource Fair
April 14
, 4:15pm – 5:15pm: Jackie Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
Presented by San Gabriel Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Planning Committee

Climate Equity LA Series: Community-Driven Climate Resilience and Adaptation in LA / La serie de equidad climática LA: Adaptación y resiliencia climática por la comunidad en Los Ángeles
April 14 & 21, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
This is a virtual space where community members can share what their vision is for their neighborhoods, provide feedback, and get involved!
¡Este es un espacio virtual donde los miembros de la comunidad pueden compartir cuál es su visión para sus vecindarios, brindar comentarios y participar!
Presented by Climate Equity LA

Kitchen Divas Segment – Lactation & Postpartum Support
April 14
, 6:00pm
Join to learn about lactation and postpartum support. You’ll also get the first look at their new cookbook for new moms and babies. The Zoom meeting ID is 832 8091 2716, and the password is Wellness. 
Presented by Black Women for Wellness & CinnaMoms

Virtual Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
April 14
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Available in English and Spanish, the course helps dads interact with their kids, manage feelings and frustrations, and communicate better with all family members. Register here or contact Nadia Martinez at (213) 588-0228 (texting is OK) or at nmartinez@eisnehealth.org.
Presented by Hundley Foundation and Eisner Health

Friday, April 15

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 15
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Integrating Infant Mental Health Into Your Lactation Practice
April 15
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Event: Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience – Building the Movement through Policy and Advocacy
April 15
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Connection

AirTalk with Mariana Dale: Mental Health for Children and Families During the Pandemic
April 15
, 10:00am
Families are encouraged to call in to share their stories at 10am. Tune in at 89.3 FM or online at kpcc.org to listen.
Presented by KPCC

Instagram Live: How Dental Health Can Affect Your Pregnancy
April 15
, 4:00pm
Presented by Black Mamas’ Wellness

Saturday, April 16

Black Maternal Health Week 2022 Community 5K Walk and Diaper Drive
April 16
, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Curtis Tucker Health Center, 123 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
Presented by Beauty for Ashes Maternal Wellness Inc.

Writing for Wellness- Prenatal Journaling Workshop
April 16
, 12:00pm
Presented by Beauty for Ashes Maternal Wellness Inc.

Sunday, April 17

Family Easter Photo Day with the Mayor of Compton
April 17
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm: The Heritage House, 455 S. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220
Free for Compton residents only. RSVP is required and an ID with a Compton address will be required upon entrance. For more information, email smckinleyreed@comptoncity.org.
Presented by City of Compton Mayor

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