Upcoming Events for the Week of August 9th

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.

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 9

Webinar: En Español: Being Present with Families
August 9
, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Start Early

Tuesday, August 10

Virtual Event: Transforming Our Tomorrow: 2021 Virtual Conference
August 10 – 12
Presented by Prevent Child Abuse America

Virtual Event: DC: 0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Clinical Training
August 10 – 12
Training sessions are limited to 20 participants to keep the groups small, interactive and engaging.
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: En Español: Exploring Values and Beliefs Around Parenting
August 10
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Start Early

Parternidad Activa 4a edición – Sesión 3: Responsiabilidad y Disciplina
August 10
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
To register for this Spanish-language online class, contact Katerin Ochoa at kocohoa@pacsla.org or 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 11

Maternal Infant Health Information Session
August 11
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Pomona Wellness Community – A part of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Webinar: Surviving COVID: Charting a Post-Pandemic Path for California’s Community Health Centers
August 11
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Support Group: How to Write a Birth Plan That Gets Doctors and Nurses to Listen
August 11
, 3:00pm
Presented by Mahmee

Public Hearings for Los Angeles County Redistricting for Communities of Interest Input – Zone G
August 11
, 7:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC)

Drive-Thru Backpack Giveaway During the Food Pantry
August 11
, 8:00am – 11:00am (while supplies last): 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
AVPH will be giving away backpacks with school supplies to youth. Three of the backpacks will contain a golden ticket to redeem a special prize!
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Thursday, August 12

Today is International Youth Day (August 12)!

Webinar: 2-Part Series on Infant Mental Health with Emerging Leaders in the Field– Session 1: EMBRACE Perinatal Care for Expecting Black Families: Perinatal Mental Health Seeding Self Determination & Liberation (in the spirit of Sankofa)
August 12, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: In Celebration of Native Breastfeeding Week – Revitalizing Culture through Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding
August 12
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Caring From the Inside Out: Foundations of Self and Collective Care Series
August 12 – September 16
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and the Compassion Institute

Webinar: Family Centered and Culturally Responsive Implementation of Hospital Breastfeeding Care Practices
August 12, 12:00pm
Presented by WIC Regional Liaison Program of Alameda County and others

Support Group: Returning to Work
August 12
, 3:00pm
Presented by Mahmee

Friday, August 13

Back to School Event – Free Food, Supplies and Resources!
August 13
, 9:30am – 4:00pm (by appointment): Karsh Center, 3750 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Free book bags with school supplies, food, and resources will be provided while supplies last.
Presented by Karsh Center and other local community organizations

Saturday, August 14

WIN’s Back to Pre-School Event/Evento de Regreso al Preescolar de WIN
August 14
, 10:00am – 12:00pm: WIN Office Parking Lot, 3701 Stocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Children ages 2-5 who RSVP will be eligible to receive a backpack and school supplies, while supplies last. Registration is required for each family member who will attend. For questions, please contact Luna at (424) 261-4022
Presented by WIN

Back to School Fair – Free Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway!
August 14
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): Harbor Community Health Centers, 425 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731
Free vaccines, health services, resources are more will be available! Children must be present and accompanied by an adult to receive a backpack. Limit of 1 per person. For more information, please call (310) 547-0202.
Presented by CHIRP Los Angeles

Sunday, August 15

Today is the start of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Breastfeeding Week (August 15 – 21)!
We don’t know of any events happening today!

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