Upcoming Events for the Week of April 18th

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 18

TELACU Veterans Upward Bound Program
April 18 – May 27
, TBA
This program provides FREE college prep courses for eligible veterans in Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Typing, Foreign Languages, and Science. For information on how to enroll or if you have questions, please contact Angelica Escalante via email at aescalante@telacu.com or by calling (323) 723-2801.
Presented by TELACU Education Foundation

Webinar: Parenting While Black 2022 – Elevating Our Racial Identity: Flourishing in Blackness Across the Life Span
April 18
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 18
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, April 19

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Clinical Training
April 19, 20 & 21
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
Presented by Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Child and Family Team Facilitator Training
April 19 & 20
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Training Series in Preparation for Paid Family Leave Advocacy Day
April 19 & 26
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Work & Family Coalition

Virtual Baby Shower for New Mothers with Children Under 1 Years Old and Expectant Mothers
April 19
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
To sign up, email info@laccnp.org or call (213) 482-8616
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) and Anthem Blue Cross with other community partners

Virtual Training: Core Practice Concepts in Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth
April 19
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Grupo de Paternidad Activa
19 de abril – 24 de mayo (cada martes)
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse, contacte a Katerin Ochoa por correo electronico (KOchoa@PACSLA.org) o llamando al (562) 526-7980.
Presentado por Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

Webinar: Food Literacy for All 2022: Final Food Literacy Class
April 19
, 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

Webinar: Understanding New Milestones for Infants and Toddlers: Connecting All Kids to Services
April 19
, 5:00pm
Presented by The Children’s Partnership

Wednesday, April 20

Webinar: Making Mental Health Care More Equitable: What Works?
April 20
, 10:00 am
Presented by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Webinar: Online Communities: The Next Must-Have Social Media Tactic
April 20
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change Series – Episode II: Who Rocks the Cradle? Changing Family Structures and COVID’s Impact
April 20
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Pregnancy and Postpartum Connection
April 20, 12:00pm
This free group is for anyone who wants to share pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, or baby experiences. Maybe you are struggling and need support, or perhaps you are doing well and want to offer your support.
Presented by Mahmee

Webinar: Building Effective Partnerships to Mitigate Food Insecurity
April 20, 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Complimentary for CCALAC Members.
Presented by The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Webinar: Applying a Developmental-Relational Framework to Building Children’s Early Emotional Health
April 20
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Community of Practice
April 20
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works’ Clear Language Lab

Thursday, April 21

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 21
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
April 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Using Telehealth to Support Equitable Access to Health Care in Medicaid
April 21
, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Center for Health Care Strategies

Virtual Event: Moving Beyond DEI 101: Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRY) 4 Part Series – Part 3
April 21
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership

Virtual Training: Advanced Practice Training for Clinicians Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
April 21
, 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

Virtual Training: Una serie de entrenamientos en preparación para el Día de la Abogacía
21 y 28 de Abril
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presentado por California Work & Family Coalition

Virtual Support Sessons: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
April 21
, 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

Friday, April 22

2022 Biennial Meeting – No Woman Forgotten: Science and Equitable Health Care for Women Across the Life Span
April 22 – 24
, TBA: University of Michigan, 14305 Southcross Drive, Suite 100, Burnsville, MN 55306
Presented by North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology (NASPOG)

Virtual Event: Writing for Understanding 3-Part Training – Review the Principle of Plain Language and Polish Content for Clarity and Readability
April 22, 29 & May 6
, 8:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Literacy Works’ Clear Language Lab

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 22
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Saturday, April 23

Dignity Health Sports Park Blood Drive
April 23
, 8:00am – 2:00pm: Dignity Health Sports Park, 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
Pre-registration online is encouraged. All donors will be eligible to receive incentives, which may include tickets to future LA Galaxy home games, T-shirts, tote bags, and more.
Presented by LA Galaxy, Dignity Health Southern California, and LifeStream Blood Bank

Sunday, April 24

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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