Upcoming Events for the Week of July 18th

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

See our updated list of food giveaways for families throughout L.A. County! For all in-person events, remind families to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and stay home if they feel sick or have been diagnosed with COVID.

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.

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) ProgramThis 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, including Splash Pads (available through September 30, 10:00am – 7:00pm). Find one near you. 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
A recent 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):
Get Connected LosAngeles
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 Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations varyFree testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

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 Children’s Savings Account Program Information Sessions
Recorded on June 8
Learn about Opportunity LA, a children’s savings account program, available for current LAUSD first graders and how you can receive $25 to help your child start saving for college!
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Pregnant? Sign up for KPCC’s New Pregnancy Texting Service
KPCC and LAist have a new texting service that they are inviting pregnant people to help beta test. Get answers to some of your questions about pregnancy, birth and parent life. Text “heybb” to 73224 to sign up.

WIC Families Get Benefits at the Farmers’ Market
WIC families can get $30 to buy fruits and vegetables at WIC-certified Farmers’ Markets (limit one per family per year). Text “Farmers” to 91997 for more info or use this tool to find your nearest Farmers’ Market that accepts WIC.

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.

Discounted Internet Service Still Available
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps income-eligible households afford high-speed internet service. The program provides up to a $30 monthly discount per family. To learn more or apply, visit InternetForAllNow.org or call 866-425-2870.

RAPID Survey for Parents and Caregivers of Young Children
Now – July 25
The RAPID Survey Team at Stanford University is seeking parents and childcare providers of young children (0-5 years old) to participate in their ongoing survey on the needs of families. Each participant receives a $5 gift card for their time.
Presented by Stanford University Graduate School of Education

Yoga Class and Nutrition Education
Tuesdays, Now – 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

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

Virtual Parent Workshops: How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexual Health
Tuesdays, Now – 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

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

LA County Parks & Recreation Splash Pads
Now – September 30
, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Los Angeles County Parks and Rec offers 23 Splash Pads at parks across the county. These water play areas are specially designed for families with young children. Find one near you

Monday, July 18

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 18
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Must create an account to access registration form.
Presented by the LA County Dept. of Mental Health

Virtual Training: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old Virtual Training of Trainers
July 18 – 22
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

2022 Teen Summer Program
July 18 – 22, 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

Tuesday, July 19

Webinar: A Deep Dive into the Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization; Implications for Community Health Centers, Their Patients, and Reproductive Health
July 19
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at George Washington University and the Clinical Directors Network, Inc.

Virtual Meeting: Reflective Father Engagement Consultation Drop-in Group 
July 19
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Hosted by Kevin Gruenberg and Richard Cohen. 
No registration required – just go here to join. Questions? Email Dr. Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
Presented by Love, Dad

Wednesday, July 20

Virtual Training: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)™ System Training Program
July 20 – 22
, 6:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Institute

Virtual Training: Systems-Oriented Care Training Collaboratives
July 20, 26, and 28
; 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Thursday, July 21

Save the Date: Black Maternal & Mental Health Summit – Collective Efforts for Greater Community Impact and Change
July 21 – 22
, Houston, TX
This will be a hybrid event. 
Presented by Shades of Blue Project and others

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Infancy, Childhood, And Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
July 21
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
If you have questions, contact ICARE@dmh.lacounty.gov.
Presented by County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Prevention Services Division, Family and Community Partnerships

Webinar: Taking Time To Bond: Understanding to Navigate Paid Family Leave
July 21
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Virtual Event: Food is Health Virtual Forum
July 21
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by UnitedHealthcare

Webinar: Taking Time To Bond: Understanding to Navigate Paid Family Leave
July 21
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Webinar: Addressing Serious Mental Illness
July 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 21
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Must create an account to access registration form.
Presented by the LA County Dept. of Mental Health

Webinar: Orientation for New Refugees and Asylees 
July 21 – December 15, 6:00pm
Participants learn about available services, including information on refugee rights, and access to resources. Questions? Call (800) 593-8222.
Presented by the L.A. County Office of Immigrant Affairs

Friday, July 22

Webinar: Cultural Dimensions in Promoting, Protecting, and Supporting Lactation in East Asian Communities
July 22
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by LA Best Babies Network and BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Understanding Hoarding Disorder to Enhance Housing Success
July 22 & 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center 

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
July 22
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Must create an account to access registration form.
Presented by the LA County Dept. of Mental Health

Saturday, July 23

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Sunday, July 24

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