Upcoming Events for the Week of February 14th

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 February

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

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

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, February 14

Today is National Donor Day (February 14)!

Virtual Training: Introduction Module of the Dual Language Learner Initiative
February 14 – June 30
(self-paced)
See full list of these DLL trainings.
Presented by Head Start, LACOE, First 5 LA, and others

Virtual Event: CalFresh & WIC 101: Program Basics & Benefits Workshop
February 14
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by Nutrition Access LA

Tuesday, February 15

Webinar: Facing Fentanyl: Creating Life-Saving Communications Strategies
February 15
, 10:00am
Presented by Rescue – The Behavior Change Agency

Virtual Event: Father Engagement Support Consultation Group
Beginning February 15
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Anyone working with new families is welcome to join, meetings will continue to take place every 3rd Tuesday of each month. For questions, please contact, Kevin Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
To join this meeting via Zoom, click here.
Meeting ID: 823 4185 2497 and enter passcode: 051452.
Presented by Richard Cohen, PhD and Kevin Gruenberg, PsyD

Webinar: Building a “Virtual Presence” for Telehealth Substance Use Treatment
February 15
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California School – Based Health Alliance

Grounding Ourselves & Giving Support
February 15
, 2:00pm
Presented by the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective, in partnership with Therapy for Black Girls and Eustress Inc.

Grupo de paternidad activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 1:  El padre activo
15 de febrero
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse o para más información, por favor contacte a Katerin Ochoa a kochoa@pacsla.org o (562) 526-7980.
Presentado por Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

Parent Ambassador Program Information Session
February 15
, 4:30pm – 6:00pmFor more information and to get involved, email TK12Ambassador@ph.lacounty.gov or complete this registration form.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – Embrace Responsibilities Associated with Infant Care
February 15
, 6:30pm
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, email Davion Mauldin at dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by California Department of Public Health Perinatal Equity Initiative

Wednesday, February 16

Virtual Event: Trauma Informed Sex Trafficking Training for Mental Health Professionals
February 16
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Virtual Event: The How of Navigating Challenging Conversations Virtual Workshop
February 16
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Live Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Is Your Pandemic Coverage Powered by Public Records?
February 16
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Virtual Training: Calming the Storm: Foundational Skills in Verbal De-escalation
February 16
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by California Training Institute

Wednesday Pop Up Testing & Vaccination Clinic
February 16
, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Testing and vaccination is free to all individuals regardless of immigration status. No ID and medical insurance is required.
Presented by Community Coalition, CORE Testing and Fulgent Vaccination

Webinar: Innovations in Federal Surveys to Assess the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and Families
February 16
, 11:00am
Presented by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Webinar: The Psychology of Pregnancy and Early Parenthood
February 16
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Baby Shower
February 16
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Space is limited. To RSVP for this event, please contact Flora Baltier at (661) 494-4529 or Sylvia Simpson at (661) 878-2819.
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Webinar: Understanding the Research
February 16
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by PAC/LAC

The Seed School of LA County Family Information Session
February 16
, 5:30pm
Presented by The SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA)

Thursday, February 17

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
February 17
, 10:00am – 11:30am (while supplies last): High Desert Regional Health Center, 335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call Jacquelyn Diaz at (661) 471-4334, M. Carmen Ludwig at (661) 471-4231, or Eva Rodriguez at (661) 471-4345.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

Webinar: Black Women Breastfeed Too: Past, Present, and Future
February 17
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Words Matter: How Language Used in Health Care Settings Can Impact the Quality of Pediatric Care
February 17
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by Center for Health Care Strategies

Virtual Event: Moving Beyond DEI 101: Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRY) 4 Part Series – Part 1
February 17
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership

Friday, February 18

Virtual Training: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
February 18
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute

Saturday, February 19

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, February 20

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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