Upcoming Events for the Week of December 14th

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re making updates as we learn about them, but we recommend contacting organizers before registering for in-person events.

For updated information and resources for home visitors, visit our COVID-19 page. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

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:

Do you have something for us to include? Email vreyes@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!

December is:
Events happening throughout December

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.

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Online COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Groups
Every Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:30pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Wednesday (Spanish), 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every Thursday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
These social support groups offer a space for continued connection during these times of increased isolation. These are not psychotherapy groups, but the therapists facilitate the groups to offer structure and support.
Presented by The Relational Center

Webinar: Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Every Wednesday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
This weekly webinar was created as a safe place for lactation professionals to gather. There will be a new speaker/topic each week to provide current information on guidelines and recommendations.
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Monday, December 14

Drive-Thru Only Food Bank
December 14
, 9:00am – 11:00am: Via Care Community Health Center, 501 South Atlantic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, call (323) 268-9191. Families can expect to receive 25-40 lbs. of food.
Presented by Via Care Community Center in collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Webinar: Maternal and Family Mental Health Storytelling Series
December 14, 21 & 28
, 11:00am
These webinars will include stories and information on maternal and family mental health.
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library in partnership with Maternal Mental Health NOW

Webinar: Valuing Passion: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
December 14
, 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Save the Date: Virtual Event: How LA County is Meeting Health Care and Food Security Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic News Briefings
December 14, 17 & 21
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County and Ethnic Media Services

Tuesday, December 15

Virtual Event: Social Determinants of Health Congressional Briefing
December 15
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Trust for America’s Health and Aligning for Health

Webinar: Conversations on Food Justice – Hunger is a Racial Equity Issue: Why That Matters, and What We Can Do About It
December 15
, 9:30am – 10:30am
Presented by Food & Society Aspen Institute and Share Our Strength

Webinar: Maternal and Congenital Syphilis in California for Prenatal Care Providers
December 15
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the California Department of Public Health and the California Prevention Training Center

Webinar: Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Community of Practice
December 15
, 1:00pm
Presented by CalFresh Healthy Living

Film Screening – “COVID’s Hidden Toll on Farmworkers”
December 15
, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Presented by Berkeley Food Institute

Virtual Training: Tutoring ESL For Adults with Low Literacy
December 15
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Wednesday, December 16

Virtual Training: Training Health Care Professionals in Suicide Prevention: Washington’s Story
December 16
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Grupo de Apoyo Para el Bienestar Emocional
December 16
, 9:00am – 11:00am: California Hospital Medical Center, Leavey Hall (room TBD), 320 W. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
To register, contact Irma Radillo at (213) 742-5838
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Food Pantry and Free Masks Giveaway
December 16, 23 & 30
, 10:00am: Mt. View Family Center, 2740 Mountain View Road, El Monte, CA 91732
Presented by the City of El Monte

Webinar: Trauma for Supervisors: Putting the Pieces Together
December 16
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Creating Emergent Spaces for Sexual Violence Prevention During COVID-19
December 16
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Webinar: Starting From Scratch: Setting Up Implicit Bias Trainings
December 16
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Avances y Respuesas Hacia el COVID-19: CONECTATE
December 16
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by Visión y Compromiso

Town Hall Meeting: The State of Mental Health in South LA During COVID-19
December 16
, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Presented by Best Start Broadway Manchester

Thursday, December 17

Virtual Event: Vaccine Distribution and Communications Education Webinar + Workshop
December 17
, 8:30am – 10:00am
Presented by the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Christmas Food & Toy Drive
December 17
, 9:00am*: Van Nuys Labor Center, 8250 Balboa Place, Van Nuys, CA 91406
*While supplies last. This drive is to give joy to immigrants affected by the pandemic this holiday season.
Presented by Van Nuys Day Labor Center, Immigo and IDEPSCA Fundraising

Aunt Bertha Helper Training: For Lending a Hand to Friends, Family, and Neighbors
December 17
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Aunt Bertha

Virtual Event: Continuing the Dialogue: Infants and Toddlers Face Racism Too
December 17
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Back to Basics: Preventing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence
December 17
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Prevent Connect, A National Project of CALCASA, and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

13th Annual Toy Giveaway
December 17
, 11:00am – 2:00pm: The Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, 2900 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Presented by The Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

Save the Date: Supporting Working Moms: New Opportunities for Mom-Friendly Workplace Policy
December 17
, 12:00pm
Presented by the National WIC Association

Webinar: Aunt Bertha Community Training: For Staff at Non-Profits and Social Care Providers
December 17
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Aunt Bertha

Town Hall: Resources for Resilience, Hope and Wellbeing
December 17
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by Best Start Compton/East Compton

Festivals in the City of Angels: Kwanzaa in Leimert Park Village
December 17
, 5:00pm
Presented by UCLA’s Department of African American Studies in partnership with We Love Leimert

Friday, December 18

Drive-Thru Toy and Food Distribution
December 18
, 10:00am – 1:30pm: 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640
To receive a toy, pre-register from December 9 – 11, online at cityofmontebello.com or via phone at (323) 887-4540 from 8:00am – 5:00pm (toys are for ages 0 – 17 years).
Presented by the City of Montebello in partnership with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia of the 58th District

Webinar: LGBTQIA+ Patients and Social Determinants of Health Screening and Documentation
December 18
, 11:00am
Presented by Dr. Bisola Ojikutu

Webinar: Childhood Obesity Through the Eyes of Hispanic Families: The Impact of Feeding Practices
December 18
, 11:00am
Presented by Nilda Benmaor, RDN, CDE

Virtual Workshop on Parenting Strategies to Support Youth With Trauma
December 18
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Meeting ID: 830 1380 6621
More information: contact Nancy Flores at nflores@childnet.net
Presented by ChildNet Youth and Family Services

Saturday, December 19

Webinar: Using Data to Understand LGBTQ+ Populations
December 19
, 9:00am
Presented by the American Hospital Association

Baby Essentials & Toy Drive Giveaway
December 19
, 10:00am – 12:30pm: Leimert Park, 8th Avenue & Stocker Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Gifts will be given to boys and girls aged newborn – 5 years old. Open to all teen moms, pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is December 11, 2020.
To register, contact (323) 419-8023 with name, age, and gender of child.
Presented by Giving Youth Opportunities (GYO), in partnership with The Empower Her Experience

Toys, Books, & Backpacks Drive-Thru Holiday Giveaway
December 19
, 11:00am*: Chuco’s Justice Center, 7625 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001
*While supplies last. All attendees must wear a mask at all times.
This giveaway is for families impacted by mass incarceration with loved ones inside prisons, county jails, and/or detention centers.
Presented by Chuco’s Justice Center and others

Holiday Food Drive
December 19
, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Hawthorne Community Fridge, 12921 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Presented by Hawthorne City Hall and Hawthorne Community Fridge

Sunday, December 20

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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