Upcoming Events for the Week of July 11th

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 July

Pick-Up Testing Kit Program
If you have COVID symptoms or think you were exposed to COVID, you can pick up a free PCR testing kit, administer it yourself, and return it to a designated site for processing. See pick-up locations here.

Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) Program
This program is open to low-income individuals who live in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers discounts on weekly and monthly transit passes on Metro and any LIFE participating transit agencies.
Presented by Metro

LA County Summer Recreation Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this summer! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

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.

Resources to Bridge the Digital Divide
Yesterday’s LA Health Collaborative focused on helping underserved families in LA County get connected. For a very comprehensive library of resources, see the Digital Divide Toolkit from the Community Clinic Association of LA County. Here are a couple of good links to share with clients (those without Internet access can call 3-1-1 to learn about available options):
1. Get Connected Los Angeles
2. Affordable Connectivity Program

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Children Older Than 6 Months
Over 900 locations across Los Angeles County are now vaccinating children ages 6 months and older. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com or VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn about locations, and schedules for clinics offering these and other COVID-19 vaccines.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Safe, effective and free – COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at hundreds 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.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Free RT/PCR Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (by appointment): Progress Park, 1500 Downey Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723 (Between Somerset & Alondra)
Testing will be by appointment only, no walk-ins.
Presented by Price Care Pharmacy

Free Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations vary
Free testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

Free Eye Exam and Basic RX Eyewear
Wednesdays, by appointment: Lenscrafters in Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Free eye exam and basic RX eyewear are available for qualifying NAMI SGV members and friends. No drop-ins; appointments are required: Contact sgvnami@pacificclinics.org.
Presented by Dr. Tina Chiou of Clarity Advanced Optometry and One Sight of EssilorLuxottica

Free, Court Approved Anger Management Classes
Fridays, 
9:30am – 11:00am: 4801 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles, CA 90022
A 20-week course designed to teach anger management techniques and useful methods to regulate emotions. See full calendar.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

Virtual: Free Breakthrough Parenting Classes
Wednesdays,
 Spanish 10:00am – 12:00pm; English 4:00pm – 6:00pm
A 15-week course that gives parents techniques to build stronger relationships with their children. See full calendar.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

Infant Formula Resources for Families in L.A. County and Across California 
See this updated post in the Stronger Families Blog for resources and information to share with the families you serve.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines, Food, Diapers, Wipes, and more! 
By appointment only
To make an appointment, call (323) 789-4717. 
Presented by The Children’s Collective – Family Source Center

LA County Library’s Annual Summer Discovery Program Returns!
June 1 – August 14
Log books you read, complete fun activities, and discover all the resources the Library has to offer. You can even win prizes, like books, and be entered into drawings along the way. Interested in participating? Sign up at LACountyLibrary.org/Summer-Discovery or pick up a paper version of the game and activity ideas at your local library. 
Presented by LA County Library

LA County Library’s Annual Summer Discovery Program Returns!
Now – August 14
Log books you read, complete fun activities, and discover all the resources the Library has to offer. You can even win prizes, like books, and be entered into drawings along the way. Interested in participating? Sign up at LACountyLibrary.org/Summer-Discovery or pick up a paper version of the game and activity ideas at your local library. 
Presented by LA County Library

Free Lunch at the Library
Now – August 5
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Select locations
This summer, kids and teens 18 and under can pick up free lunch at the library. Meals are available on a first come, first served basis at select libraries from 12 – 1 pm, either Mon – Fri or Tue – Fri, depending on location (see schedule). Also, check out the LA County Parks & Rec’s Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program!
Presented by the LA County Public Library and others

Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
Now – August 30

Explore familiar stories, discover new favorites, and earn prizes for reading. For more information, call (562) 989-7323.
Presented by the Signal Hill Public Library

Golden Bear Pass
CalWORKs families can now receive a complimentary 2022 Golden Bear Pass, which grants free entry at 200+ state parks and beaches. Learn more and apply here (or in Spanish here). Questions? Contact the California Dept. of Social Services at (916) 651-0515 or calworksoutreach@dss.ca.gov.

Virtual: Queer & Trans Parent Support Group
Every Wednesday
, 11:30amPostpartum Support International’s Queer & Trans Parent Support Group is free and open to all members of the queer & trans community who are expecting, adopting, and/or parenting babies up to 2 years. Please contact Megan Roberts for more information.
Presented by Postpartum Support International

Yoga Class and Nutrition Education
Tuesdays, June 14 – July 26, 1:00pm: The Ruben F. Salazar Park Gymnasium, 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Bring your yoga mat, water, and towel, and join a yoga and nutrition education class every Tuesday. Clean and sanitized yoga mats will be available for those who do not have one.
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Health, Wellness Community, and Active San Gabriel Valley

Virtual Parent Workshops: How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexual Health
June 14 – August 23, 10:00am – 11:00am Workshops take place almost every other Tuesday, with the next session talking about body image and boundaries. For details, email spa2@ph.lacounty.gov or WhittierWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Public Health Community and Field Services Division Region 2, Antelope Valley Wellness Community, and Whittier Wellness Community

Monday, July 11

Virtual Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding & Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
July 11
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

2022 Teen Summer Program
July 11 – 15
, 1:00pm – 5:00pm 
High school students will take part in a week of academic and personal development workshops and then attend Disneyland’s Imagination Campus. All activities and services are free! Only 30 spots are available. Call Kim or Evelyn M at (323) 789-4717 to see if your child meets the eligibility requirements. 
Presented by The Children’s Collective and others

Virtual Training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Beginning July 11
, TBA
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Creating a Winning Digital Strategy in a “Tradigital” World – SHSMD Credentials
July 11 – August 5

Presented by Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Southern Region Student Wellness Conference 
July 11 – 13
, TBA: JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort and Spa, 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
If you have questions, contact DBH-PEI@dbh.sbcounty.gov
Presented by San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health

Virtual Event: The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022: Community Week
July 11 – 15

Presentations will be uploaded at midnight EST daily.
Presented by Group B Strep International

Virtual Event: The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022: Community Week
July 11 – 15

Presentations will be uploaded each night.
Presented by Group B Strep International

Tuesday, July 12

Webinar: Navigating the System of Care for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: A Trauma-Informed Approach
July 12
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Virtual Training: Domestic Violence Advocate Training
July 12 – August 24 
(Tuesdays and Thursdays), 9:00am – 2:30pm
Presented by the Women Shelter of Long Beach

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
July 12 – 14
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
(Must attend all three days)
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: When Medicine Is Not Enough for Schizophrenia and Psychosis
July 12, 11:00am
Learn about therapy options that can help when medicine is not enough. 
Presented by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Webinar: Implementing Neurodiversity-Affirming Care for the 0-3 Population ~ 2 Day Event
July 12 and 14
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California 

Paternidad Activa: Desarrollo de Valor y de la Estima Propia
12 de julio
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse, contacte a Katerin Ochoa por correo electrónico (KOchoa@pacsla.org) or llamando al (562) 526-7980.
Presentado por Pacific Asian Counseling Services

Virtual Parent/Caregiver Workshop: Men’s Mental Health Discussion
July 12, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
For more info or to register, email imartinez@tgclb.org.
Presented by the Guidance Center

Wednesday, July 13

Webinar: Improving EMS & Older Adult Caregiver Dementia Literacy to Improve Older Adult Emergency Medical Services Outcomes
July 13, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement

45th Annual PSI Conference
July 13 – 17
, TBA: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113
Proposals for this conference are due on January 14th.
Presented by Postpartum International

Virtual Parent/Caregiver Workshop: ¿Cómo Ayudar a Alguien Con Ansiedad?
July 13, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
For more info or to register, email imartinez@tgclb.org.
Presented by the Guidance Center

Virtual Teach-In & Panel: Tenant Bill of Rights 
July 13, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Learn about the LA County Tenant Bill of Rights (TBOR) and policies to keep tenants housed across LA County. Visit keeplahoused.org to learn more. 
Presented by Keep LA Housed

Thursday, July 14

Webinar: 2022 Pain in the Nation Report
July 14
, 10:30am
Presented by Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust 

Virtual Training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
July 14 – August 11
 (5 sessions), 10:00am – 1:00pm 
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center 

Webinar: Diagnosing and Dismantling Obstetric Racism in Birthing Hospitals
July 14, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Part of a training series. See flyer.
Presented by Equity Justice

Friday, July 15

Free Back-to-School Event
July 15
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Lynwood High School, 4050 E Imperial Hwy., Lynwood, CA 90262
All students 3 years of age and up will receive a free backpack with school supplies. Students should be present. Limited quantities will be available for students who are not present. For more information, call (877) 287-6290.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

Saturday, July 16

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Sunday, July 17

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