Upcoming Events for the Week of August 2nd

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for LA County Residents
Open Registration
, 8:00am – 8:00pm
See the website for information on which groups are currently being vaccinated. No Internet access? Call (833) 540-0473 for assistance with appointments Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 8:30pm.
Presented by County of Los Angeles 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.

Parks After Dark – Fun for the Whole Family!
Ongoing until August 6 (every Friday and select Saturdays)
: Offered at 33 L.A. County parks
This is a free community program. Parks will be hosting Friday night movies, arts and health workshops, and Saturday night concerts. Click the link above to find the detailed schedule of programs for a park in your local area.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation in partnership with others

Free Summer Meal Program – Grab-and-Go Meals for Children Ages 18 Years and Under
Ongoing until August 6 (Monday – Friday)
, 12:30pm – 2:30pm: Locations vary
Parents may pick up meals on behalf of their children and no enrollment paperwork is needed to participate. For more information, call (562) 801-4430 or visit Pico-Rivera.org. The following locations will be distributing meals: Presented by the City of Pico Rivera through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program

Summer Play L.A. 2021
Ongoing until August 13
, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Registration is open for youth ages 6 to 14 years old.
Presented by City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Strikes to the Streets: Youth Climate Organizers Take on Wall Street Political Education Series
Ongoing until August 16
, 3:00pm  – 5:00pm
Presented by the Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) and Future Coalition

Free Summer Lunch Program – Grab-and-Go Meals for Youth Ages 18 Years and Under
Ongoing until August 20 (Monday – Friday)
, Times vary: See flyer for locations
Parents may pick up meals on behalf of their children and no enrollment paperwork is needed to participate. For more information, call (310) 412-8750.
Presented by the City of Inglewood through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program

Monday, August 2

Today is the start of National Farmer’s Market Week (August 1 – 7), National WIC Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7), and World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7)!

Webinar: Reflective Supervision
August 2
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the live webinar schedule for The Essentials of Home Visiting, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Two-Part Breastfeeding Class for African American Families
August 2 & 9
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Please email your questions to soulfood4yourbaby@sfyb.org.
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and Black Infant Health/The Children’s Collective, Inc.

Tuesday, August 3

Virtual Training: August 2021 Lactation Consultant Education Course
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & September 7, 14, 21
Presented by BreastfeedLA

The Coronavirus Pandemic: The Delta Variant Surge – Live Online Q&A
August 3, 9:00am
You can also view this event live on Facebook or YouTube.
Presented by The Forum – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with The World from PRX & GBH

Virtual Training: Introduction to the DMH Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
August 3 & 4
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Training sessions are limited to 20 participants to keep the groups small, interactive and engaging.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Applying a Developmental-Relational Framework in Working with Adults Who Have Experienced Trauma
August 3
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Part of the webinar series Beyond Trauma-Informed Care: A Developmental-Relational Framework for Engaging Adults and Children in Healing and Resilience
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Rule: Implementation and Implications for Family Planning Programs
August 3
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Reproductive Health National Training Center

Webinar: Community Advocacy Tools for Spending COVID Relief Dollars
August 3
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by California COVID Justice: Recovery, Response, & Repair 0 An Initiative of Public Health Advocates

Parternidad Activa 4a edicion – Classes Online: Sesión 2: Cooperación y Comunicación
August 3
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse contacte Katerin Ochoa a kocohoa@pacsla.org o teléfono (562) 526-7980.
Note: This is part of a series of six online classes in Spanish, all free and court mandated approved. Families will receive a certificate of completion for attending.
Presented by Pacific Asian Counseling Services

Wednesday, August 4

Virtual Event: 2021 National Sexual Assault Conference
August 4 – 6

Registration will open in June. ASL interpretation, closed captioning, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Presented by ValorUS (formerly CALCASA)

Webinar: Transforming Mental Health Care in the US: A Discussion on the RAND Corporation Report
August 4
, 9:00am – 1:00am
Presented by PsychU

Webinar: Cultural Iceberg: A Deeper Dive into What’s Below the Surface
August 4
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the live webinar schedule for The Essentials of Home Visiting, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults
August 4, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Virtual Event: Systems of Care Webinar Series – Becoming Bilingual with MI: A Quick-Start Guide to Motivational Interviewing Office Hours
August 4
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
This is an office hours session as a follow-up to the July 28 webinar.
Presented by California Department of Health Care Services in collaboration with Health Management Associates (HMA)

Webinar: Moving the Needle from Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence
August 4
, 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Donor Human Milk – Want to Learn More About How, Why and Where to Donate Milk?
August 4
, 1:00pm
To RSVP and receive the Zoom link to this event, text “MBANK” to 91997.
Presented by PHFE WIC and other community organizations

Virtual Community Discussion on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty with Guaranteed Basic Income
August 4
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by the Office of 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor, Holly J. Mitchell

Thursday, August 5

Webinar: Break Time for Nursing Mothers: Guidance for Employers and Advocates
August 5
, 8:00am – 10:00am
Presented by U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

Webinar: Addressing Racial Disparities in Birth, Breastfeeding and Infant Health
August 5
, 9:00am – 11:30am
Presented by The Milk Bank in collaboration with CareSource

Webinar: Implementing Skill-Based Breastfeeding Competency Training
August 5
, 12:00pm
Presented by WIC Regional Liaison Program of Alameda County and others

Webinar: What’s New with Coding? Updates for Title X Family Planning Agencies
August 5
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Reproductive Health National Training Center

Children’s Art Classes for Children Ages 10–12 Years Old
Every Thursday beginning August 5
, 4:30pm – 5:30pm: 8000 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
Registration is required. To register your child, please call (562) 903-7000.
Presented by SPIRITT Family Services

Friday, August 6

Webinar: Leaders in the Field
August 6
Presented by Newborn Behavior International (NBI)

Baby Expo – Breastfeeding Awareness Week Event
August 6
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Health Education Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, 15107 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405
There will be an opportunity to learn about hospital and community resources, giveaways and prizes. RSVP by July 30th by emailing baby@valleypres.org.
Presented by Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Webinar: First Friday Webinar Series – Leaders in the Field with Arietta Slade
August 6
, 1:00pm
Presented by Newborn Behavior International

Saturday, August 7

Back-to-School Supply Giveaway & Resource Event
August 7
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): Bell Gardens Veterans Park, 6662 Loveland Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
All Pre K-12 school students and families are welcomed! For more information, please call (562) 806-7654.
Presented by City of Bell Gardens, in partnership with other local community organizations

Public Hearings for Los Angeles County Redistricting for Communities of Interest Input – Countywide (Spanish)
August 7
, 10:00am
Presented by Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC)

Drive-Thru Health Fair/Auto-Servicio Feria de Salud
August 7
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness Center, 470 N. Hawaiian Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744
Books, backpacks, and other school supplies will be given away while supplies last. Parents and families will have the opportunity to schedule future appointment for adult & child screenings and exams.
Presented by Wilmington Community Clinic and others

Back 2 School Community Resource Drive-Thru
August 7
, 11:00am – 2:00pm (while supplies last): 1770 E. 118th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
The use of mask and gloves for attendees is preferred. Backpacks are first come, first served while supplies last, and registration is highly recommended. To register, call (323) 249-2950 or visit www.drewcdc.org
Presented by Drew Child Development Corporation

Sunday, August 8

Today is the start of Native Breastfeeding Week (August 8 – 14) and National Health Center Week (August 8 – 14)!

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