Upcoming Events for the Week of January 24th

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 January

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, January 24

Virtual Event: California Breastfeeding Coalition 2022 Summit In-Person and Virtual!
January 24 – 26
Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Event: Winter Leadership Institute Conference
January 24 – 27
, Time TBA
Presented by National head Start Association (NHSA)

Capacitación de Primeros Auxilios en Salud Mental – Segundo Paso
24 y 25 de enero
, 9:30am – 11:30am
Para inscribirse o preguntas sobre esta oportunidad de capacitación, conectase con Marta Julia Cruz en mcruz@elnidofamilycenters.org o (818) 665-8234.
Presented by National Council for Mental Wellbeing, El Nido Family Centers, Best Start San Fernando Valley, and National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando Valley

Webinar: We See You Sis: Centering Black Survivors in the Fight for Health Equity and Violence Prevention
January 24
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
The event will be in English with Spanish, ASL interpretation, and closed captioning.
Presented by PreventConnect – A ValorUS Project and others

Tuesday, January 25

Virtual Event: Disability Services Coordinator Institute: Our Team, Our Goal: Belonging and Inclusion
January 25 – 26
, 7:45am – 1:00pm
Presented by Office of Health Start National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Virtual Event: Medicaid Postpartum Extension: Considerations for Successful Implementation
January 25
, 9:00am
Presented by Priztker Children’s Initiative and National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers in partnership with Georgetown Center for Children and Families and Alliance for Early Success

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

Free COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines/Pruebas y Vacunas de COVID-19 Gratis
January 25 – 29
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: South LA Café, 1700 Browning Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90062
COVID-19 vaccines and PCR tests will be available. No appointment or ID is required.
Presented by South LA Café and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 25
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: HOPICS Navig8, 729 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 25
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: First United Methodist Church, 1025 S. Long Beach Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
January 25
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Fostering Overall Health Community Speaker Series – Medical Care, The Vaccine, and Being Safe at School
January 25
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Grupo de Paternidad Activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 6:  Paternidad Activa para tener éxito en la escuela
25 de enero
, 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)

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – Orientation: Support Your Partner’s Pregnancy. Create a Birth Plan.
January 25
, 6:30pm
To sign up for this free workshop, please email Davion Mauldin at dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Initiative

Wednesday, January 26

Family-to-Family Education Program
Begins January 26
, TBA
This is a free virtual 8-session education program for family, friends and partners of people with mental health conditions. If you would like to complete a paper application instead of an online application, please contact Sylvia Gil at sylvia@namilaccc.org or call (323) 351-0999.
Presented by NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

Save the Date: Innovating Partnerships with Families in Recovery: National Substance Use Disorder Summit 2022
January 26
, 8:00am – 2:30pm
Early bird fees end December 31st.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Child and Family Team Facilitator Training
January 26 & 27
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Brain Development, Trauma, and Attachment
January 26
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Doulas Know Best: Lessons Learned from California’s Doula Pilot Programs
January 26
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by National Health Law Program

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
January 26
, 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

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 26
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Girls Club of Los Angeles, 2057 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90047
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 26
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Community Coalition, 8101 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Webinar: Virtual Health Literacy Outreach
January 26
, 11:00am
Presented by Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

You Don’t Have to Fly Alone. Supersquad Assemble: Support Group for New and Expecting Black Moms/Birthing Persons
Beginning January 26
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
This group is free and will focus on mental health and strategies for wellness. For more information, please email sgvaaimm@gmail.com.
Presented by Therapeutic Play Foundation, in partnership with San Gabriel Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (SGV AAIMM)

Thursday, January 27

Virtual Workshop: Nurturing the Nurturers: Self-Care for Providers & Parents
January 27
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Live Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 27
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Compton Library, 240 W. Compton Boulevard, Compton, CA 90220
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Virtual Event: LA County’s Food Redistribution Pilot Project with Copia Information Session
January 27
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Please register by January 24. For questions, contact Bernadet Silva at bsilva@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health

Webinar: Sexual Violence in Disasters: Implications for Prevention
January 27
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect – A ValourUS Project

Webinar: Minding Your Mind Lunchtime Webinar Series – Reducing Sadness, Lonliness & Depression
January 27
, 12:00pm
Presented by Work2LiveWell

Virtual Event: The Path to Perinatal Mental Wellness: A Missing Link to Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes
January 27
, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Presented by Black Womens Health Imperative

Virtual Event: Earned Income Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits, and Free Tax Help
January 27
, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Presented by Office of Health Start National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

New You Resource Fair
January 27
, 12:30pm – 4:30pm: 660 E. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90301 (parking lot on corner of Manchester & Tamarack)
Participants who sign up early will be entered into a bonus raffle. For more information or to sign up, email pmandel@aadapinc.org or call (424) 331-5799.
Presented by AADAP, Inc.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care 202
January 27
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Menstrual Product Program Feminine Pads Giveaway
January 27
, 4:00pm (while supplies last): 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
This event is drive-thru only, no walk-ups allowed. Diapers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Presented by City of Hawaiian Gardens and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Friday, January 28

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
January 28
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Child and Family Team (CFT) Matrix Training
January 28
, 10:00am – 11:30am
presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Child Welfare Division

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 28
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: SCOPE LA, 1715 W. Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Saturday, January 29

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic
January 29
, 8:00am – 3:00pm: Lennox Park, 10828 Condon Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304
No appointments necessary, and booster doses will also be available for anyone who meets the eligibility requirements. 
For general questions, please call the office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at (213) 974-2222. To view this flyer in Spanish, click here.
Presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 29
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Lennox Library, 4359 Lennox Boulevard, Lennox, CA 90304
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Free COVID-19 Testing
January 29
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Strategy and Soul, 3546 W. MLK Jr. Boulevard, #2605, Los Angeles, CA 90008
No insurance or ID required.
Presented by CORE – Los Angeles

Paw Place Pet Health Fair – Keep Your Pet Healthy & Happy!
January 29
, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Treder Park, 6250 Pine Avenue, Bell, CA 90201
For more information, call (323) 773-1596. Services will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Presented by City of Bell and ASPCA

Daddy and Me Program Information Session
January 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the Spanish flyer, click here.
Presented by D.A.D. Project SoCal and First 5 LA Best Start West Athens

Sunday, January 30

Today is World Leprosy Day (January 30)! We don’t know of any events happening today.

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