Upcoming Events for the Week of April 4th

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, Recreation, 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 4

Virtual Training: Grief and Loss: Supporting Children, Youth and Families
April 4
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 4
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Touchpoints: Facilitating the Parenting Program
April 4 – 6
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Parenting While Black 2022 / Ser Padres Siendo Negros 2022
April 4, 18 & May 2, 16,
12:00 PM
This free 6-week webinar series offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Black families.
Esta serie de seminarios web gratuitos ofrece un espacio seguro y acogedor para mantener conversaciones para y por familias Negras.

Webinar: Creating Adaptations: Increasing Access and Participation in Everyday Activities for Young Children

April 4 & 25
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Infant Development Association and the Desired Results Access Project

Webinar: Parenting While Black 2022 – Black Mental Health Matters: Being Black in White Spaces
April 4
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Parent Villages Information Sessions
April 4 & 7, TBA
Learn how to host your own Parent Village and access free materials and resources that help parents advocate for a society that better supports them and their families.

Tuesday, April 5

Virtual Training: Integrated Core Practice Model Foundational Training
April 5
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Understanding Substance Abuse Through the Family Lens
April 5
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Positioning Community Health and Social Workers to Address Older Adults’ Social Needs
April 5
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Center for Health Care Strategies

Virtual Training: Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process
April 5
, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Food Literacy for All 2022: Anthony Hatch
April 5
, 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

Virtual: Immigrant Day of Action 2022 Statewide Trainings
April 5
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Join us for CIPC’s Statewide Immigrant Day of Action 2022 online training to brief you on the 2022 policy platform, the legislative and state budget process, and more! Click here to register. If you have questions, please contact Beatriz Hernandez (bhernandez@caimmigrant.org).
Presented by California Immigrant Policy Center

Wednesday, April 6

Virtual Training: 2-Day Blended Adult Mental Health First Aid Skills Application Training
April 6 & 7
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and the Pacific Mental Health Awareness Training Project

Virtual Training: Child and Family Team Facilitator Training
April 6 & 7
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Your Natural Playscape Makeover! – Designing for Outdoor Play on Any Budget
April 6
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Rusty Keeler

Virtual: Día de Acción del Inmigrante 2022 Capacitación Estatal
6 de Abril
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
¡Únase a nosotros para la capacitación en línea del Día de Acción de Inmigrantes en Todo el Estado 2022 de CIPC para informarle sobre la plataforma de políticas 2022, el proceso legislativo y de presupuesto estatal, y más! Regístrese aqui. Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor contacte a Beatriz Hernandez (bhernandez@caimmigrant.org).
Presentado por California Immigrant Policy Center

Thursday, April 7

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions
April 7
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 18-Month Implementation Level Booster One Training
April 7, 8, 11 & 12
; 9:00am – 12:30pm
All potential candidates should review the CPP minimum training requirements and fill out the registration form. For specific questions regarding this training opportunity, please contact CPP Trainer Dr. Maricella Mendez-Sherwin at mendezsherwin1@gmail.com
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Achieving Equity and Quality: 11 Simple Rules to Build Thriving Communities
April 7
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Leading for Children

Webinar: Finding Credible Health Information
April 7
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Learn how to search for and find information from reliable health and medical sources.
Presented by the LA County Library

Virtual Training: Advanced Practice Training for Clinicians Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
April 7
, 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

Webinar: Meet the Doula
April 7, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
For expectant parents. Happy Mama Healthy Baby’s Community Doulas will discuss how they help birthing people have shorter labors, use less pain medication, and avoid unnecessary medical interventions. For more information and to register, contact Doula@motherbabysupport.net or call (626) 388-2191 ext. 2.
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby’s Community Doulas 

Virtual event: Cannabis & Pregnancy: A Conversation for New and Expecting Parents
April
7, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
A safe place to learn how marijuana/cannabis use can impact your health and the health of your baby. Spanish translation will be available. Register here. If you have questions, contact donna.newman-fields@sonoma-county.org.
Presented by Sonoma County Department of Health Services

Virtual Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
April 7
, 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, Aril 8

Virtual Event: The 21st Annual Southern California Health Care Symposium – Breaking Barriers: Building Resilience + Transforming Care
April 8
, TBD
Presented by The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County and the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
April 8
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Infant-Family Mental Health for Medically Fragile Infants and Young Children
April 8
, 9:00am – 1:15pm
Presented by USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Virtual Event: Mejorando la Inclusion de Estudiantes con el Trastorno del Espetro Autista en las Escuelas y la Comunidad/Optimizing School & Community Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
April 8
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
This event will be presented in Spanish.
Presented by UCLA, Healthy African American Families and others

Webinar: Home Visiting 101 – Opportunities in LA County
April 8, 10:00am – 11:00am
Los Angeles County has lots of opportunities for families to receive free support during pregnancy and early in their parenting journey. This webinar will help families find services, and will show health care providers and others how easy and beneficial it is to refer patients.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium (HomeVisitingLA.org)

Mejorando la Inclusion de Estudiantes con el Trastorno del Espetro Autista en las Escuelas y la Comunidad/Optimizing School & Community Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
April 8
, 11:00am – 1:30pm
This event will be presented in Spanish.
Presented by UCLA, Healthy African American Families and others

Virtual Training: Trauma Responsive & Resilience Building Practices – Trauma-Informed Care for Home Visitors to Recognize Trauma and Stress in Very Young Children
April 8 & 15
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start Early Learning Division in partnership with LA Best Babies Network, Quality Start Los Angeles, First 5 LA, and Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Saturday, April 9

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, April 10

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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