Upcoming Events for the Week of April 20

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.

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 list that we update weekly. Do you have something for us to include? Email snish@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

Events Happening Throughout April

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Online Breastfeeding Support Group
Day Sessions: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Evening Sessions: 1st Monday, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Saturday Sessions: 3rd Saturday, 10:00am – 10:45am
For more information, please contact soulfood4yourbaby@sfyb.org
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and Black Infant Health Program

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Facebook Live: Mini-Learning Sessions for Families at Home (Spanish)
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am – 10:30am
See all previous mini-sessions here.
Presented by Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, in collaboration with Partnership for Community Action

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Wednesday Meditations (Live streamed)
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm
Presented by Dr. Rick Hanson

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mighty Little Giants NICU Support Group on Facebook Live
Every Wednesday
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Community Assistance: Food and Household Good Distribution
Every Thursday,
12:00pm – 2:30pm: 1153 Valencia Street (Parking lot on the corner of 12th street)
Presented by The Pico Union Project

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Black Maternal Health Virtual Check-In Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Youth Leadership Development Training
February 8 – April 25: Every Saturday
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: East Los Angeles Women’s Center Main Office, 1431 S. Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, please contact elawcyouth123@gmail.com
Presented by East Los Angeles Women’s Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Taking Care of Mama Virtual Support Group
April – May 2020: Every Tuesday, 2:00pm – 2:45pm
To receive the meeting link and password or for questions please contact Barbara Sheehy via email at Barbara.Sheehy@DignityHealth.org or by phone at (415) 544-2395.
Presented by Dignity Health and Maternal Mental Health NOW

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Taking Care of Mama Virtual Support Group (Presented in Spanish)
April – May 2020: Every Tuesday, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
To receive the meeting link and password or for questions, please contact Karla Cardoza via email at kkmmcardoza@gmail.com or by phone at (310) 590-5088.
Presented by Dignity Health and Maternal Mental Health NOW

Video Conference: Family Support Group
Starting April 9th: Every Thursday,
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

Mindfulness Breaks: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Sessions
Every Friday,
9:00am – 9:15am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Connection Recovery Support Group (for those with a mental health diagnosis) via video conference
Starting April 15th: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Advance reservations required. Call or text 626-988-2600 to RSVP.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

Monday, April 20

Webinar: Legacy for Children™ Training and Technical Assistance
April 20
, 11:00am
For call-in information please email LegacyforChildrenUCLA@mednet.ucla.edu
Presented by UCLA Health

Webinar: Virtual Town all via Skype for YourDMH Stakeholders
April 20, 2:00pm
Updates on COVID-19 issues and how LACDMH is responding and adapting to the situation
Presented by The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)

Tuesday, April 21

CANCELLED IDEAS Impact Framework One-Day Training
April 21
, 9:00am – 5:00pm: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Conference Center, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
Presented by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Webinar: How Healthcare Organizations are Managing COVID-19 on Social
April 21, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Hootsuite Inc.

Webinar: Confronting Rural America’s Health Care Crisis
April 21
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Rural Health Task Force

Webinar: COVID-19 and Contemporary Medical and Legal Issues in Foster Care
April 21
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center and others

Webinar: Switch Off the Stress: 5 Strategies for Better Stress Management
April 21, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Presented by Action for Healthy Kids

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growth & Healing After Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Virtual Spanish Support Group
April 21
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Return to Zero HOPE

April 21, 5:00pm
Information about what you need to know to apply for assistance during COVID-19. Live translation in Spanish will be available after registering.
Presented by MomsRising.org and others

Wednesday, April 22

Day At The Capitol 2020 Annual Event (Sacramento)
April 22, 8:00am – 5:00pm: South Side of the Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
Presented by California Health+ Advocates

CPCA COVID-19 Weekly Update Call
April 22
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For questions, please email Nicole Key at nkey@cpca.org
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Attending to Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Home Visitation Services
April 22
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Taste, Don’t Waste! Food Waste Recovery 101
April 22
, 10:00am-11:30am
Presented by California Department of Public Health

Webinar: Accessing Paid Leave NOW (Part 2 of 3)
April 22
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (English), 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Spanish)
To register for the webinars in Spanish, click here.
Presented by the California Work & Family Coalition and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Webinar: Using Technology in Fatherhood Programs
April 22, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by National Responsible Fatherhood ClearinghouseThroughout April, the Ounce is offering a complimentary Achieve OnDemand self-paced course to all. To redeem your complimentary course, use the coupon code AODFree2020 during checkout.
Presented by The Ounce

Webinar: Trauma for Supervisors: Putting the Pieces Together
April 22, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Webinar: Remote Home Visitation: Supporting Clients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence in the Time of COVID-19
April 22, 1:00pm
Presented by Futures without Violence

Thursday, April 23

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Training
April 23 – 24,
9:00am – 4:00pm: NCJW I LA, 543 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
To register, please contact CPP@NCJWLA.ORG. For general questions about the training, please contact Dr. Maricella Mendez Sherwin at mendezshewin1@gmail.com
Presented by National Council of Jewish Women – Los Angeles

Webinar: Minding our Mental – Staying Present in a Changing World
April 23, 9:00am – 11:00am
Part of the Trauma and Resiliency Training for Teacher’s Series. Any teacher, staff, or administrator in LAUSD Compton Unified school district is encouraged to attend.
Presented by Children’s Institute

Mental Health Commission Meeting and Public Hearing
April 23, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Center at Cathedral Plaza, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health at 213-738-3087 or MeetingRequest@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Foster Family Well-Being and COVID-19
April 23
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center and others

Friday, April 24

Webinar: Mother and Baby Substance Exposure Initiative Series: Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) During Pregnancy and Postpartum
April 24, 12:00pm
Presented by Health Management Associates and others

Webinar: Telelactation is Here to Stay: What All Lactation Professionals Must Know
April 24, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Discounts are being offered to individuals who are providing free lactation support during COVID-19 and to those who have lost their jobs or had their work financially impacted by COVID-19. For more information, email info@breastfeedla.org
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Saturday, April 25

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growth & Healing After Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Virtual Support Group
April 25, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Return to Zero HOPE

2020 Celebration of the Young Child
April 25, 10:00am – 2:00pm: California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840
Presented by ICARE

Sunday, April 26

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