Upcoming Events for the Week of August 1st

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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Events happening throughout August

See our updated list of food giveaways for families throughout L.A. County! For all in-person events, remind families to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and stay home if they feel sick or have been diagnosed with COVID.

Infant Formula Resources for Families in L.A. County and Across California
See this updated post in the Stronger Families Blog for resources and information to share with the families you serve.

Pick-Up Testing Kit Program
If you have COVID symptoms or think you were exposed to COVID, you can pick up a free PCR testing kit, administer it yourself, and return it to a designated site for processing. See pick-up locations here.

Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) ProgramThis program is open to low-income individuals who live in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers discounts on weekly and monthly transit passes on Metro and any LIFE participating transit agencies.
Presented by Metro

LA County Summer Recreation Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this summer, including Splash Pads (available through September 30, 10:00am – 7:00pm). Find one near you. For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

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.

Resources to Bridge the Digital Divide
A recent LA Health Collaborative focused on helping underserved families in LA County get connected. For a very comprehensive library of resources, see the Digital Divide Toolkit from the Community Clinic Association of LA County. Here are a couple of good links to share with clients (those without Internet access can call 3-1-1 to learn about available options):
Get Connected LosAngeles
Affordable Connectivity Program

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Children Older Than 6 Months
Over 900 locations across Los Angeles County are now vaccinating children ages 6 months and older. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn about locations, and schedules for clinics offering these and other COVID-19 vaccines.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Safe, effective and free – COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at hundreds 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.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Free Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations varyFree testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

Free COVID-19 Vaccines, Food, Diapers, Wipes, and more!
By appointment only
To make an appointment, call (323) 789-4717.
Presented by The Children’s Collective – Family Source Center

LA Children’s Savings Account Program Information Sessions
Recorded on June 8
Learn about Opportunity LA, a children’s savings account program, available for current LAUSD first graders and how you can receive $25 to help your child start saving for college!
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Pregnant? Sign up for KPCC’s New Pregnancy Texting Service
KPCC and LAist have a new texting service that they are inviting pregnant people to help beta test. Get answers to some of your questions about pregnancy, birth and parent life. Text “heybb” to 73224 to sign up.

WIC Families Get Benefits at the Farmers’ Market
WIC families can get $30 to buy fruits and vegetables at WIC-certified Farmers’ Markets (limit one per family per year). Text “Farmers” to 91997 for more info or use this tool to find your nearest Farmers’ Market that accepts WIC.

Golden Bear Pass
CalWORKs families can now receive a complimentary 2022 Golden Bear Pass, which grants free entry at 200+ state parks and beaches. Learn more and apply here (or in Spanish here). Questions? Contact the California Dept. of Social Services at (916) 651-0515 or calworksoutreach@dss.ca.gov.

Discounted Internet Service Still Available
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps income-eligible households afford high-speed internet service. The program provides up to a $30 monthly discount per family. To learn more or apply, visit InternetForAllNow.org or call 866-425-2870.

LA County Library’s Annual Summer Discovery Program Returns!
Now – August 14
Log books you read, complete fun activities, and discover all the resources the Library has to offer. You can even win prizes, like books, and be entered into drawings along the way. Interested in participating? Sign up at LACountyLibrary.org/Summer-Discovery or pick up a paper version of the game and activity ideas at your local library. 
Presented by LA County Library

Free Lunch at the Library
Now – August 5
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Select locations
This summer, kids and teens 18 and under can pick up free lunch at the library. Meals are available on a first come, first served basis at select libraries from 12 – 1 pm, either Mon – Fri or Tue – Fri, depending on location (see schedule). Also, check out the LA County Parks & Rec’s Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program!
Presented by the LA County Public Library and others

Virtual Parent Workshops: How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexual Health
Tuesdays, Now – August 23, 10:00am – 11:00am Workshops take place almost every other Tuesday, with the next session talking about body image and boundaries. For details, email spa2@ph.lacounty.gov or WhittierWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Public Health Community and Field Services Division Region 2, Antelope Valley Wellness Community, and Whittier Wellness Community

Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
Now – August 30

Explore familiar stories, discover new favorites, and earn prizes for reading. For more information, call (562) 989-7323.
Presented by the Signal Hill Public Library

Marina Movie Nights
Most Saturdays, Now – September 24, 8:00pm: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
No tickets are required for entry.
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors

LA County Parks & Recreation Splash Pads
Now – September 30
, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Los Angeles County Parks and Rec offers 23 Splash Pads at parks across the county. These water play areas are specially designed for families with young children. Find one near you

Monday, August 1

Virtual Training: Foundations of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
August 1 – 2
, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Tuesday, August 2

Virtual Training: Lactation Consultant Education Course (8-week course)
Starting August 2
Registering before July 19? Use the coupon code “AUGEARLYBIRD22” at checkout.
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Navigating Challenging Conversions Workshop Series: The Why of Challenging Conversations
August 2
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Summer Refresher Session: Social Skills Training
August 2
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Wednesday, August 3

Virtual Event: IECMH Series: Reflective Supervision and Consultation
August 3, 11:00am
Presented by Zero to Three

Virtual Training: Wellbeing for LA Creative Wellbeing Summer Renewal Retreat: 3-Part Interactive Training Webinar Series
August 3, 10, & 17; 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Webinar: Being a Welcome Guest in Prismatic Homes: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ and Other Marginalized Families
August 3, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California

Thursday, August 4

APA 2022 Convention
August 4 – 6
: Minneapolis, MN
Presented by American Psychological Association

Virtual Event: The Time is Now: Ensuring Reproductive Health Access, Justice and Equity Beyond Roe v Wade
August 4
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Essential Access Health and others

Webinar: Exploring tools to support pregnant and parenting patients who use drugs
August 4, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Camden Coalition and Vital Strategies

Free Bike and Scooter Safety Education
August 4
, 6:00pm: George Washington Carver Park, 1400 E 118th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059
Free helmets will be provided! For more information, please email Daisy Villafuerte at daisy@losangeleswalks.org or Alfredo Lezama at alezama@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Public Health and others

Friday, August 5

Walk-Up Back to School Event
August 5
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Community Resource Center, 2864 W. Imperial Hwy., Inglewood, CA 90303
Receive a FREE backpack and school supplies for children ages 3 and up. Students should be present. This event is free and open to the entire community! For more information, click here or call (877) 287-6290 or (213) 428-1457.
Presented by the L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center and others

Saturday, August 6

Walk-Up Back to School and Food Distribution Event
August 6
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Community Resource Center, 11721 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650
Receive a FREE backpack and school supplies for children ages 3 and up. Students should be present. This event is free and open to the entire community! For more information, click here or call (877) 287-6290 or (213) 428-1457.
Presented by the L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center and others

10th Annual Health Fair
August 6
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Wilmington Community Clinic, 1009 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744
Local organizations will be providing health screenings, mental health services, and information on how to access other community health resources. To pre-register for this event, please call (31) 549-5760, ext. 158 or email CMedina@WilmingtonCC.org.
Presented by the Wilmington Community Clinic

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic at the AV Wellness Expo
August 6
, 11:00 am – 3:00pm: Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551
HPV is a common virus that can cause six types of cancer in men and women. Getting the HPV vaccine can prevent your child from getting HPV-related cancer later in life.
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Back to School Giveaway
August 6
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Backpack and school supplies giveaway, plus live entertainment, raffles, DJ, and prizes. School supply donations for elementary, middle, and high school students are encouraged and appreciated.
Presented by It’s Bigger Than Us

Sunday, August 7

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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