Upcoming Events for the Week of February 7th

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 7

Virtual Workshop Series: Brazelton Touchpoints for Mental Health Clinicians
February 7 – 28
,(six live sessions)
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 7
, 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: Eww Gross! A Family-Centered Approach to Picky Eating and More
February 7
, 9:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 18-Month Implementation Level Training
February 7 – 9 & 17 – 18
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Booster 1 training will be on: August 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2022 from 9:00am – 12:30pm
Booster 2 training will be on:  February 2, 3, 6 & 7, 2023 from 9:00am – 12:30pm
For questions, contact Dr. Maricella Mendez Sherwin at mendezsherwin1@gmail.com.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, February 8

Virtual Training: CHLA Early Childhood Mental Health Program Birth to Five Mental Health Core Training Series: Navigating the System of Care for Young Children with Special Needs and their Families: A Trauma-Informed Approach
February 8
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Cultural Humility Series – The Trio of ACEs: Framing Our Narrative: Grounding Webinar 2
February 8
, 9:30am – 11:30am
For more information, click here.
Presented by California Early Start

Virtual Training: Advanced Clinical Supervision Common Challenges in Community Mental Health
February 8 & 15
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Children’s Institute

Webinar: NCSACW Learning Exchange Series: How States Serve Infants and Their Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure – Lessons from Implementation of Plans of Safe Care
February 8
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)

Discrimination & Harassment at Work is Illegal: An Introduction to the EEOC
February 8
, 11:00am
Presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative – CVIIC and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Webinar: Investigating Neurobiology and New Treatments for Addiction, Depression and Anxiety
February 8
, 11:00am
Presented by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Virtual Training: Strengthening Families’ Protective Factors: Focus on Concrete Support in Times of Need
February 8
, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Presented by California Training Institute

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – Postpartum: Steps to Take Once Baby is Born
February 8
, 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 9

Webinar: MA SPEAK UP and AIM Initiative: The Birth Equity Journey
February 9
, 8:00am – 9:00am
Presented by Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Webinar: Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge Informational Webinar
February 9
, 9:00am
Presented by The Office on Women’s Health

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

Virtual Event: LGBTQI2S+ Toolkit Trainings
February 9
, 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

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Infancy, Childhood, and Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
February 9
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
February 9
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Tina Franco at (323) 360-5791 or email AntelopeValleyWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County

Webinar: Integrating Mindful Self-Compassion Practices into Home Visiting
February 9
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative

Wednesday Pop Up Testing & Vaccination Clinic
February 9
, 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

Healthy Brain Habits Workshop: Reducing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s
February 9
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

Spoken Word Night – Express Your Creativity Through the Use of Words or Songs!
February 9, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented by Ohana Center

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group: Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
February 9
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Meetings are open to fathers/father figures of all ages raising African American/Black children and take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Thursday, February 10

Webinar: Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilities – Pediatric Complex Care Seminar 6: Disorders of Tone
February 10
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and others

Webinar: Minding Your Mind Lunchtime Webinar Series – Prioritizing Self-Care
February 10
, 12:00pm
Presented by Work2LiveWell

Virtual Training: Parenting Traumatized Infants and Toddlers: Myths vs Facts for 0 – 5
February 10
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by California Training Institute

Virtual Event: Community Outreach & Engagement Workgroup Meeting
February 10
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
For more information, please email Adjoa at ajones@ph.lacounty.gov or Dr. Erica Melbourne at EMelbourne@dmh.lacounty.gov. Meeting ID: 816 3068 8548 and enter passcode: 976725.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant & Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Centering Youth Voice in Mental Health Panel
February 10
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
To RSVP, click here, contact YouthComission@bos.lacounty.gov or call (213) 633-5599.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Youth Commission

Friday, February 11

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
February 11 & 12
, 8:00am – 3:30pm*: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001 (The mobile clinic Will be located at the gym)
No appointment is required and booster doses are also available to anyone ages 12 years and older who met eligibility requirements.
*The last vaccine administration will take place at 3:15pm.
For questions, please call St. John’s Well Child & Family Center at (213) 640-8100. To view this flyer in Spanish, click here.
Presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell of 2nd Supervisor and others

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 11
, 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: Infant-Family Mental Health for Medically Fragile Infants and Young Children
February 11
, 9:00am – 1:15pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Learning Collaborative: Public Health for Every Body
February 11
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists

Webinar: Hopeful Conversations Workshop Series – HOPE in Early Relational Health
February 11
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
To register for this webinar, click here.
Presented by HOPE at Tufts Children’s Hospital

Virtual Training: Trauma Responsive & Resilience Building Practices – Trauma-Informed Care for Home Visitors to Recognize Trauma and Stress in Very Young Children
February 11 & 18
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start Early Learning Division in partnership with LA Best Babies Network, Quality Start Los Angeles, First 5 LA, and Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Request for Proposal – Antelope Valley Birth Worker Infrastructure Consultant
Proposals due February 11
, 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

Saturday, February 12

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
February 12
, 8:00am – 3:00pm*: Lennox Park, 10828 Condon Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304
No appointment is required and booster doses are also available to anyone ages 12 years and older who met eligibility requirements.
*The last vaccine administration will take place at 3:15pm.
For questions, please call St. John’s Well Child & Family Center at (213) 640-8100. To view this flyer in Spanish, click here.
Presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell of 2nd Supervisor and others

Super Bowl Vision Day – Free Glasses, Vision Screenings, and Eye Exams for Students Ages 5-18 Years Old
February 12
, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Challengers Clubhouse, 5029 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Presented by Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles

Sunday, February 13

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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