Upcoming Events for the Week of December 13th

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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December is:
Events happening throughout December

LA County Winter 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 this winter! 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

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Enrollment
Enroll before December 31 to receive the maximum benefit
Provides low-income households a temporary discount of up to $50 per month on internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a device from a participating provider. See if your household fits into any eligible categories. Families should apply immediately, as this program ends when all funds are depleted.
This information is also available in Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Presented by Universal Service Administrative Co., with oversight from the FCC

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

Abriendo Puertas Classes Virtuales/Opening Doors Virtual Classes
October 6 – December 15 (Wednesdays)
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
The Opening Doors series builds family leadership skills and knowledge to promote family well-being and positive education outcomes for children. For more information and to sign up for the virtual classes, please contact Marvel Martinez at (323) 646-9135.
Presented by Children’s Bureau, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, and Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Prevention & Aftercare

Parks After Dark – Fun for the Whole Family!
December 3 – 18 (Fridays and Saturdays)
: Offered at 33 L.A. County parks
Parks will be hosting Friday night movies, arts and health workshops, and Saturday night concerts – all free. Click the link above to see your local park’s schedule of programs. View the flyer in Spanish here.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation in partnership with others

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, December 13

Virtual Training: Birth to Five Mental Health Core Training Series – Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
December 13
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Nutrition Telehealth Class (English)
December 13
, 10:00am
For additional information and questions, please contact Denise Torres at (818) 898-1388, ext. 42053.
Presented by Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Webinar: Working with LGBTQIA+ clients

December 13
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative Governing Council Meeting
December 13
, 1:00pm
To join by phone, dial (323) 776-6996.
Presented by Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
December 13
, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Tuesday, December 14

Virtual Training: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
December 14
, 9:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Clinical Training
December 14 – 16
, 9:00am
Continuing Education (CE) credit will be available with full attendance.
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Health Task Force Meeting: Presentation From Unite Us – Connecting Health and Social Care
December 14
, 10:00am
Presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative – CVIIC

Webinar: Implementing Tools to Enhance Home Visiting
December 14
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Providing Health, Nutrition and Other Assistance to People Evacuating Afghanistan
December 14
, 11:00am
Presented by Protecting Immigrant Families

Virtual Event: Boost Your Virtual Presence to Create Connection Training
December 14
, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Space is limited to 20 people per session.
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living Katrina Kennedy and others

Wednesday, December 15

Save the Date: Structural Competency: Medicine for the Inequalities That Are Making Us Sick
December 15
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Webinar: Cultural Humility: Working in and with Tribal Communities
December 15 & 16
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Food Distribution/Distribución de Comida
December 15
, 9:00am (while supplies last): 611 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (At the intersection of 6th and S. Concord, behind the building)
For more information contact pgutierrez@elacc.org, call (323) 604-1954 or text (323) 539-3862
Presented by East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Webinar: Communicating Around COVID: Helping Folx Build Health Confidence
December 15
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries
December 15
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Grand Connections: A New Program to Support Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Under 5
December 15
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Free Walk-Up Food Pantry Distribution Event
December 15
, 11:00am – 3:00pm (while supplies last): 4801 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Presented by The L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center in East LA, in partnership with Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

Webinar: Willis & Friends: Transforming Health Systems to Ensure Maternal Well-Being and Early Relational Health
December 15
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by The Center for the Study of Social Policy

Webinar: Ask the Doctors: What We Have Learned About COVID Vaccinations for Pregnant Women and Children
December 15
, 12:00pm
Please submit questions by December 9thhere.
Presented by Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting collaborative

Webinar: From Cultural Awareness to Cultural Humility
December 15
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Event: Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force General Meetings
December 15
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
For more information, email Cindy Young at cyoung@breastfeedla.org
Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles

Webinar: Housing First
December 15
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

Virtual Event: Boost Your Virtual Presence to Create Connection Training
December 15
, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Space is limited to 20 people per session.
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living, Katrina Kennedy and others

Thursday, December 16

Virtual Event: Boost Your Virtual Presence to Create Connection Training
December 16
, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Space is limited to 20 people per session.
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living Katrina Kennedy and others

Virtual Event: Child and Family Team (CFT) Matrix Training
December 16
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Child Welfare Division

Webinar: Plain Language Foundations: Creating Accessible Content for a Neurodiverse World
December 16
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
December 16
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Kids Fit Telehealth Class (English)
December 16
, 5:00pm
For additional information and questions, please contact Denise Torres at (818) 898-1388, ext. 42053.
Presented by Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Friday, December 17

Webinar: Motivational Interviewing 202
December 17
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
December 17
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care 202
December 17
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Saturday, December 18

Turning Point’s 3rd Annual Toy Giveaway
December 18
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 617, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Free haircuts and toys for children will be available. To receive a toy, children must be present.
Presented by Turning Point and others

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
December 18
, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby & The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Webinar: Beyond the Hospital – Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics and Public Health Nurses, with Eyla Boies, MD, FAAP, FABM
December 18
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

‘Tis the Season for A Festive Fiesta Event
December 18
, 11:30am – 2:30pm: Art is my Drug Studio, 22209 Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA 90502
Toys, clothing, food and more will be given away at this event.
Presented by Pueblita Tortillas and others

Sunday, December 19

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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