Upcoming Events for the Week of January 11th

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!

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Events happening throughout January

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.

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, January 11

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Session with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams
January 11, 10:00am
Presented by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Application Period for the City of Glendale’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Round 2)
January 11 – 22
*Applications will be made available starting on January 11th at 12:00pm and close on January 22nd at 12:00pm. For information on eligibility criteria, click here.
For questions, please email erapcovid19@glendaleca.gov or call (818) 548-2069.
Presented by the City of Glendale Community Development Department – Housing Division

NAMI Homefront Online Program (Quarter 1)
January 11 – February 15
, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, January 12

Virtual Event: The Maternal and Child Health Equity Summit
January 12
, 8:30am – 1:30pm
Presented by The New York Academy of Medicine

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
January 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Webinar: Reopening the Economy: Impact on Early Learning Providers & the Workforce
January 12
, 10:00am – 11:00am & 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce)

Webinar: Food Hardship & Hope for Change
January 12
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This presentation will be in English with simultaneous Spanish translation.
Presented by Nourish California

Mobile Food Pantry – Free Food & Groceries
January 12
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Glendale Community College (Verdugo Campus) Parking Structure, 1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208
Please enter through Mountain Street. Pick up will be via drive-through in parking lot B. For safety reasons, walk-ups will not be accepted.
Presented by Glendale Community College and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, in partnership with Keller Williams Realty of Glendale and the UMCA of the Foothills

Webinar: Tutoring ESL for Adults with Low Literacy
January 12
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

NAMI Homefront Online Program (Quarter 1)
January 12 – February 16
, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Wednesday, January 13

Webinar: Trauma in Families and Communities
January 13
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: QI Tools for Dismantling Perinatal Racism
January 13
, 9:00am
Presented by Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Webinar: Mental Health and COVID-19
January 13
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by The Health Literacy Solutions Center

Free Mammography Screenings
January 13
, 9:00am – 4:00pm: 2900 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Screenings will take about 15 minutes.
Presented by Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, in partnership with Alinea Medical

Webinar: Policy Report – Parent Voices: How to Address the Devastating COVID-19 Impacts on Latino Families
January 13
, 10:00am
Presented by Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Webinar: Providing Meal and Nutrition Services During COVID-19
January 13
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Office of Head Start

Webinar: Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Providers’ Well-Being / Explorando el Impacto de la Pandemia en el Bienestar de los Proveedores
January 13
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
All webinars will include live Spanish translation and closed captioning for interested participants.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Perinatal Psychiatry Series Session 1 – Anxiety
January 13
, 12:30pm
Presented by Dignity Health

Community Conversation – Supporting Seniors
January 13
, 1:00pm
Presented by American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Webinar: The Diversity of English
January 13
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Thursday, January 14

Virtual Training: Trauma Response in Infants
January 14
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children Hospital Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Anthem Digital School & Homeless Solutions
January 14
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Virtual Home Visitation Challenges and Strategies
January 14
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Webinar: Marijuana: The Effect on the Fetus and Newborn
January 14
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC)

Friday, January 15

Webinar: Marijuana, Opioids, and Breastfeeding: Research, Impacts and Needed Information
January 15
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Drive-Thru Food Drive
January 15
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm*: The YMCA of Glendale, 140 North Louise Street, Glendale, CA 91206
*Food will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Presented by the YMCA of Glendale, in collaboration with other community partners

Saturday, January 16

Project Cradle Care Online Resource Fair
January 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm
This resource fair will have giveaways for pregnant teens and teen parents! The virtual event will be followed by a drive-thru for winners to pick up their goodies at Omni Ministries (1700 Rosecrans Ave, Compton, CA 90221) from 1:00-3:00pm.
Presented by Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. Gamma Tau Sigma Alumnae Chapter, in partnership with March of Dimes

Sunday, January 17

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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