Upcoming Events for the Week of December 6th

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

Survey on Community Experiences with Local Safety Nets and Policy Making
Other survey languages:
Español | Korean | Traditional Chinese | Vietnamese | TagalogShare about your experiences with local safety net systems, such as emergency response (paramedics, fire, police), health care, mental health, public health, and social services. All California residents are welcome to participate. The survey is completely anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes. Participants will have a chance to be entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift card.
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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 StudentsVisit 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

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.

Monday, December 6

Today is the start of National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 6 – 12)!

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
December 6
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: CHLA Early Childhood Mental Health Program Birth to Five Mental Health Core Training Series – A Family-Centered Approach to Picky Eating and More!
December 6
, 9:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Webinar: Fostering Breastfeeding Equity Through Community Engagement Series – Community Engagement and Advancing Breastfeeding Support
December 6
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
December 6
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: FSP Training Collaboratives: Recovery-Oriented Care
December 6 & 8
, 1:00pm – 4:15pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership

Webinar: Immigrant Justice California Health Resource Guide
December 6
, 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Presented by the UCLA Dream Resource Center

Tuesday, December 7

Birthing Without Bias: Centering the Lived Experience to Improve Quality and Safety for Black and Brown Birthing People
December 7
, 4:30am
To attend this live stream event, contact Carina Hernandez at carina.hernandez@nyulangone.org or Gina Hurt at gina.hurt@nyulangone.org.
Presented by Black Mothers Matter Committee at NYU

Virtual Training: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior
December 7
, 9:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
December 7
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: COVID-19, Health Equity, and the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian Communities Workshop
December 7 & 9
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Webinar: Forecast 2030: 5 Potent Predictions Reshaping How Consumers Engage Health Care
December 7
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: Observing the Parent-Child Relatonship
December 7
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: HOPE in Administration
December 7
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Webinar: How to Use Marketing to Change Health Behaviors
December 7
, 11:00am
Presented by Rescue – The Behavior Change Agency

Webinar: How to Power up Your Communications Strategy With the Science of Systems Thinking
December 7
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
This is a two-part training; the second workshop takes place December 9.
Presented by SSIR Live! at Stanford University

Webinar: Community Partnerships to Promote the Equitable Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine, Part I: Outreach and Educational Efforts
December 7
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Virtual Training: How to Make a Better Long Form Content Format Series
December 7 & 14
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Virtual Event: Child and Family Team (CFT) Matrix Training
December 7
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Child Welfare Division

Grupo de Paternidad Activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 6: Paternidad Activa para tener éxito en la escuela
7 de diciembre
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse o para más información, por favor contacte a Katerin Ochoa a kochoa@pacsla.org o (562) 526-7980.
Presented by Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

Black Fathers Are Essential: A Journey Into Fatherhood
December 7
, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Antelope Valley African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative Community Action Team

Wednesday, December 8

Application Period: Family Advisory Council 2022
Deadline to apply is December 8

Presented by Too Small To Fail

Webinar: Transformative Health Practices: Lessons from Adult Education
December 8
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Institute for Health Care Advancement

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Department of Mental Health Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
December 8
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
If you have any questions, please contact ICARE@dmh.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

Alimentación Sana, Vida Activa (Clase de Telemedicina)
8 de diciembre
, 10:00am
Para más información, por favor contacte a Denise Torres a (818) 898-1388, ext. 42053.
Presentado por Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Webinar: Changing the World for Our Most Challenging Clients: Making Sense of Lifelong Challenges that Occur as a Result of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
December 8
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Webinar: HOPE in Practice
December 8
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Webinar: From Global to Local: Learning from International Prevention Programs to Inform Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention in the U.S.
December 8
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect – A ValorUS Project

Webinar: Growing Natural Outdoor Preschool Classrooms to Scale: LA Unified School District’s Bold Approach
December 8
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: Reducing Choking Risk in Infant Feeding
December 8
, 11:30am
Presented by CA Children’s Healthy Weight COIIN Partners (Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network)

Virtual Event: Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change Fall 2021 Series – Part 3: Indigenous Wisdom for Listening to Children and Families
December 8
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: From Cultural Awareness to Cultural Humility
December 8
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

South Gate Fair Housing Workshop
December 8
, 2:30pm – 4:30pm: South Gate Senior Center, 4855 Tweedy Boulevard, South Gate, CA 90280
Presented by Fair Housing Foundation

Small Business Legal Academy – Learn About Commercial Contract Basics & Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, and Entity Formation
December 8
, 4:00pm
Presented by The Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Webinar: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma
December 8
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA

Virtual Event: The Impact of Houselessness on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of the Community / El impacto de la falta de vivienda en el bienestar de la salud mental de la comunidad
December 8
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by Visión y Compromiso

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group – Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
December 8
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Fathers and father figures of all ages who are raising African American/Black children are welcome to join. For more information, contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality  Community Action Team

Thursday, December 9

Virtual Event: 6th Annual Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative Perinatal Mental Health Conference – Perinatal Mental Health Equity: Enhancing Care Access and Quality
December 9 – 11
, TBA: Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Presented by Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative

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

Virtual Baby Shower
December 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Families will have a chance to participate in games and win giveaway prizes. RSVP by calling (323) 394-7979.
Presented by Early Head Start

Webinar: How to Drive Authentic Patient Experiences
December 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilties – Pediatric Complex Care Seminar 4: Behavior/Child Mental Health
December 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and others

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
December 9
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International

Webinar: California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Data User Training
December 9
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Virtual Baby Shower/Baby Shower de Invierno via Virtual
December 9
. 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Learn about Children’s Bureau’s free support services for families. Register by contacting Jasmine Rosales at jasminerosales@all4kids.org or call (323) 397-5798 or contact Edgar Hernandez at edgarhernandez@all4kids.org or call (323) 422-7868.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Webinar: Trauma, Parenting, and Challenging Behaviors (Adolescent)
December 9
, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Kids Fit Telehealth Class (English)
December 9
, 5:00pm
For additional information and questions, please contact Denise Torres at (818) 898-1388, ext. 42053.
Presented by Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Virtual Event: If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy
December 9
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by The California Endowment

Towards a California for All – Virtual and In-Person Event
December 9
, 6:00pm – 9:00p: Kim Sing Theatre, 718 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by California Immigrant Policy Center

Friday, December 10

Today is Human Rights Day (December 10)!

6th Annual Florida Maternal Mental Health Conference
December 10 – 11
, TBA: Embassy Suites – USF, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Presented by Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative

Virtual Training: Burnout Prevention
December 10
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
December 10
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Emergency Renters Assistance Program Workshop: Get One-on-One Help With Your Application
December 10
, 10:00am – 6:30pm: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, 152 W 32nd St., Los Angeles, 90007
For more information, call 213-745-9961.
Presented by SAJE – Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Virtual Training: Working Through Challenging Behaviors
December 10
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

Saturday, December 11

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, December 12

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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