Upcoming Events for the Week of February 21st

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.

Get a free Lyft to get a free COVID vaccine!
Do you know someone who needs a ride to get the COVID vaccine? Lyft will send a car for free (or almost free, depending on trip distance). This website, created by United Way of California, provides 3 codes for the Lyft app to individuals and/or families. Each code covers two one-way rides at $25 each to the nearest vaccination site. Also see Lyft’s webpage about free transportation to vaccine clinics.

Monday, February 21

Today is the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 21 – 27)!

Request for Proposals – Backbone Support Organization for the South LA/South Bay AAIMM Community Action Team
Proposals due February 21
, 5:00pm
Submit your proposal to Kaci Patterson at kaci@investinkidsla.org
Presented by South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Tuesday, February 22

Virtual Training: Developing and Sustaining Effective Parent Advisory Committees
February 22 – 23
, 8:30am – 2:00pm
Registration closes February 9th at 5:00pm.
Presented by National Family Support Network

Virtual Training: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood: 0-5™
February 22, 23, & 24
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process
February 22
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Effective Strategies for Family and Youth Engagement
February 22
, 9:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Cultural Humility Series – Interview Panel 2: Integrating Cultural Humility Into Early Start Practice
February 22
, 9:30am – 11:30am
For more information, click here.
Presented by California Early Start

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
February 22
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Child Tax Credit Outreach: Best Practices for Engaging Immigrant Families
February 22
, 1:00pm
Presented by Protecting Immigrant Families, the Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN), and community partners

Virtual Training: Mental Health Matters in Early Childhood
February 22
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute

Virtual Event: Fostering Overall Health Community Speaker Series – Race & Recognition: Empowering the Racial and Cultural Identities of Youth in Foster Care
February 22
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Shopping Smart Workshop
February 22
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
A WIC representative will provide supermarket shopping tips and tricks. You’ll learn ways you can plan ahead and save money on your next grocery trip! If you have any questions, call Maribel at (562) 481-9103.
Presented by Children’s Bureau and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Grupo de paternidad activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 2: Cooperación y comunicación
22 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 (Spanish)
February 22
, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
For 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 – Encouragement: Resources/Bringing It All Together
February 22
, 6:30pm
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, please email Davion Mauldin at dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by California Department of Public Health Perinatal Equity Initiative

Wednesday, February 23

Webinar: Marketing the $55 Billon Formula Milk Industry
February 23
, 8:00am – 9:30am
Presented by the World Health Organization and UNICEF

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 23
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: LGBTQI2S+ Toolkit Trainings
February 23
, 9:00am – 2:30pm
These trainings are free and open to all of LA County.
Presented by We Exist, a DMH-funded program at Tarzana Treatment Centers

Webinar: Best Uses and Best Practices for the Prenatal-to-Age-3 (PN-3) Movement Building Playbook
February 23
, 10:00am
Presented by NCIT XChange

Webinar: Unequal Health Systems: Anti-Black Racism and the Threat to American Health
February 23
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Wednesday Pop Up Testing & Vaccination Clinic
February 23
, 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

Mindfulness and Self-Care with Welcome Baby
February 23, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Pregnant? Learn how to reduce stress, now and after giving birth. Also find out how you can get free resources and extra support through the Welcome Baby program. Go to WelcomeBabySupport.org to learn about the program and sign up!
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access

Virtual Community Forum on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
February 23
, 4:00 pm
Hosted by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, a forum to help families get this tax credit and find out about free tax preparation services.
Presented by the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Zoom Clases: El Arte de las Frutas y Vegetales
23 de febrero
, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
En esta clase aprenderas los beneficios de los diferentes grupos de frutas y verduras y como aprovecharlas en un delicioso jugo. Clases cada miercoles.
Presented by Community Resource Center, Lynwood

Virtual Event: Hábitos saludables para su cerebro – Reduciendo el riesgo de Alzheimer
23 de febrero
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Si tiene preguntas adicionales o si necesita ayuda para registrarse, envíe un correo electrónico a rsvp@alzla.org o llame al 844-435-7259.
Presentado por La supervisora de condado 2nd distrito, Holly J. Mitchell y Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

Unity in Art – Free Virtual Art Class
February 23
, 6:00pm
Free art kits will be available. To receive a kit, please register by February 15th. Gift cards will also be given during the event, while supplies last.
Presented by Ohana Center

Thursday, February 24

Virtual Event: Exploring the “Development is a Journey Conversation Roadmap”: A Tool for Talking with Families
February 24
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Underlying Needs: A Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting Approach
February 24
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Engaging Community in Redesigning Prenatal Care: The Plan for Appropriate Tailored Healthcare in Pregnancy (PATH)
February 24
, 10:00am
Presented by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Virtual Training: Secondary Traumatic Stress and Reflective Practice/Supervision
February 24
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Training Institute

The Seed School of LA County Family Information Session
February 24
, 5:30pm
Presented by The SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA)

Friday, February 25

Webinar: Medicaid Postpartum Extension: How Can Partners Work Together to Best Support New Mothers and their Families?
February 25
, 9:00am
View the previous webinars here: Part I | Part II
Presented by National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 25
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Navigating the System of Care for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: A Trauma-Informed Approach
February 25
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Clinics
February 25
, 10:00am – 6:00pm
One-on-one help with Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Call 213-745-9961 for more information.
Presented by Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) and CHIRP Los Angeles

Lynwood Free On-site Food Pantry
February 25
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: 3200 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262 in Plaza Mexico
Presented by the Community Resource Center in Lynwood

Smarty Pants Virtual Storytime
February 25
, 11:00am – 11:45am
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For kids ages 2 – 5 and parents or caregiver.
Presented by LA County Library

Sinceridad sobre el Cáncer: Costo de Atención
25 de febrero
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presentado por Cancer Support Community Los Angeles, Gilda’s Club, and Novartis

Partnership for Families (PFF) Virtual Employment Workshop
February 25
, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
For families with children age 5 and under, this workshop will help participants with resume building, networking, interviewing, professional attire, mock interviews, job resources, and more.
Presented by Children’s Institute Partnership for Families (PFF)

Saturday, February 26

Virtual Event: 2022 Virtual Black Maternal Mental Health Summit – “Our Voices: Building the Village for Maternal Mental Health”
February 26
, 7:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Postpartum Support International’s Georgia Chapter

Virtual Training: Dual Language Learner Initiative, Module 2:  Language, Culture, Identity and Equity
February 26
, 9:00am – 11:30am
See full list of these DLL trainings.
Presented by Head Start, LACOE, First 5 LA, and others

Virtual Event: WomenShelter of Long Beach 5th Annual Youth Conference – UNMASKED Knowing the Red Flags Behind Teen Dating
February 26
, 11:00am – 1:00pm
This event is open to youth 14 – 18 years old, college students, adult caregivers, and service providers. For questions, contact Lesly Vasquez at lvasquez@womenshelterlb.org or Nadia Parada at nparada@womenshelterlb.org or call (562) 437-7233 ext. 27.
Presented by WomenShelter of Long Beach and Port of Long Beach

For The Children: A 3FN Foster Care Town Hall & Resource Fair
February 26
, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Faith Foster Families Network

Welcome with Dignity Day
February 26
, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: LA State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
A legal and social services fair for families of previously unaccompanied minors who have since been reunited after leaving government custody. Free legal and social services, a Know-Your-Rights presentation, plus food and fun activities.
Presented by Immigrant Defenders Law Center

Sunday, February 27

Dignity Health Sports Park Blood Drive
February 27
, 8:00am – 2:00pm: Dignity Health Sports Park, 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
Fans interested in donating blood are encouraged to pre-register in advance online. All donors will be eligible to receive exciting incentives for donating, which may include tickets to future LA Galaxy home games, t-shirts, tote bags, and more, as available, while supplies last.
Presented by LA Galaxy, Dignity Health Southern California, and LifeStream Blood Bank

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