Upcoming Events for the Week of January 31st

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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January is:
Events happening throughout January and 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.

Virtual events: Black History Month Festivals
February (various dates and times)
Scroll down the page for separate listings.
Presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Monday, January 31

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting
January 31 – February 5
: Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 34746
Presented by Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Save the Date: Changing the World – One Relationship at a Time: Implicit Bias & Racism from a Personal Lens (Part 1 of 3)
January 31
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Dr. Barbara Stroud, Infant Mental Health Specialist

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
January 31
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Pet Wellness Clinic/Clínica de Bienestar para Mascotas
January 31
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (by appointment only): Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, 2900 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Webinar: Building a Foundation for Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
January 31
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect

Webinar: Trauma for Supervisors: Putting the Pieces Together
January 31
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Event: Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy Virtual Workshop
January 31 and February 1 – 3
, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Tuesday, February 1

Family-to-Family Real Talk Series 2022
Beginning February 2022
, TBA
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

PQI’s 28-Day Anti-Racism Challenge
February 1 – 28
Online registration will be available until February 28th. For questions, please contact India Olchefske at info@perinatalQI.org.
Presented by Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 1
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Cultural Humility Series – Interview Panel 1: Integrating Cultural Humility Into Early Start Practice
February 1
, 9:30am – 11:30am
For more information, click here.
Presented by California Early Start

Webinar: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old Curriculum Webinar Series
February 1, 8, 15 & 22
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available.
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Event: Boost Your Virtual Presence to Create Connection Training
February 1
, 1:00pm
Presented by California Department of Public Health and others

Webinar: Reimagining Prevention: Equity and Community Voice as the Foundation
February 1
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute, Strategies TA, and Office of Child Abuse Prevention

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – What to Expect During Labor and Delivery
February 1
, 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 2

Virtual Event: The Why of Challenging Conversations Virtual Workshop
February 2
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Live Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: The Hidden Biases of Good People
February 2
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute

Virtual Event: LGBTQI2S+ Toolkit Trainings
February 2
, 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: Typical and Atypical Development (Birth through Five)
February 2
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Estar Presentes Para Las Familias
February 2
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Wednesday Pop Up Testing & Vaccination Clinic
February 2
, 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

2022 Black Maternal Health Week (#BMHW22) National Call
February 2
, 11:00am
Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Virtual Briefing: USCIS Progress on Executive Orders
February 2
, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 2
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Thursday, February 3

Virtual Event: Protective Factors Small Group Series
February 3 – March 24
, Times vary
Presented by California Training Institute

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 3
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Writing a New Chapter: Advancing Diversity in Children’s Books
February 3
, 10:30am
Presented by the National Black Child Development Institute, Too Small to Fail, and Raising A Reader

Webinar: Writing a New Chapter: Advancing Diversity in Children’s Books
February 3
, 10:30am
Presented by the National Black Child Development Institute, Too Small to Fail, and Raising A Reader

Webinar: Foundation for All Future Development: Celebrating Highlights in Infants and Early Childhood Mental Health – Part II: Integrating IECMH Into Early Childhood Delivery Systems
February 3
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), ZERO TO THREE, and Georgetown University’s Center for Child and Human Development

Webinar: Minding Your Mind Lunchtime Webinar Series – Increasing Self-Regulation
February 3
, 12:00pm
Presented by Work2LiveWell

Webinar: Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing
February 3
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Female Genital Cutting: What Maternity Care Professionals Need to Know
February 3
, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Friday, February 4

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
February 4
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Saturday, February 5

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, February 6

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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