Upcoming Events for the Week of June 13th

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 June

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 LosAngeles
2. Affordable Connectivity Program

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 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

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

Baby Bonding with Dad Through Infant Massage (4-Week Series) 
June 5 – 26 (every Sunday), 10:00am – 11:00am
Register by May 31st. Learn how to read your baby’s cues, soothe your baby from teething and digestive discomfort, improve your baby’s sleep patterns, and more!
Presented by The Help Group

Childbirth Preparation Classes for Expectant Parents (4-Week Series)
June 12, 19 & 26
; 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Learn about childbirth options, labor coping skills, support techniques for partners and much more! No one will be turned away for inability to pay. For more information, contact Weenta Yacob at Weenta.Yacob-Intern@MotherBabySupport.net or call (626) 388-2191 x2.
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

Monday, June 13

Webinar: How Are Community Health Centers Weathering the Storm? Inside the Latest Research Findings from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Kaiser Family Foundation
June 13
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Part of the Spring/Summer Health Policy Webinar Series (see other webinars in this 4-part series: July 19 and October 21)
Presented by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at George Washington University and the Clinical Directors Network, Inc.

Virtual Training: Virtual Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators (Micro Training-of-Trainers – Area 3: Supporting Language and Literacy Development)
June 13 – July 6
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Community Action Team Bi-Weekly Planning Meeting
June 13 & 27, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Interested in becoming a planning team member? Email Adjoa Jones at AJones@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the South Los Angeles /South Baby African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Tuesday, June 14

Webinar: The Michigan Obstetrics Initiative: Quality Improvement Focus on the Use of Intermittent Auscultation
June 14
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, email India Olchefske at info@perinatalqi.org
Presented by The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI)

Webinar: Introduction to Evidence-Based Hearing Screening and Evaluation Practices for Children Ages 0-5
June 14
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Utah State University 

Wednesday, June 15

Virtual Conference: Leading the DRIVE: A Fatherhood Summit on Diversity, Reentry, Inclusion, Vision, and Employment
June 15 – 16

Presented by National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

The NAMI National Convention 2022
June 15 – 18
, TBA: Atlanta GA
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries 
June 15
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Training: Paternal Mental Health: A Family Issue 
June 15
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by The Help Group and Love, Dad

Webinar: Creating a Culture of Self-Care at Your Organization, A Learning Collaborative
June 15
 & 22, 10:30am
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Webinar: Reimaging Black Family and Child Well-Being in Research, Programming, and Public Policy
June 15
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Child Trends 

Virtual Training: I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families
June 15
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Creating an Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Preschool Classroom
June 15
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Redleaf Press

Integrated Community Solutions Workgroup Meeting
June 15, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Contact Summer McBride via email at TeamMcBride6@gmail.com for more information.
Presented by the South Los Angeles /South Baby African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Virtual Event: Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion “Patient No More” 
June 15
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer 

Thursday, June 16

Webinar: Best Practices in Child Care Health Consultation
June 16
, 11:00am
Presented by National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety 

Webinar: Front Porch: Outdoor Learning Environments for Preschool-Aged Children
June 16
, 12:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Training, and Learning 

Webinar: Asthma & COVID-19: Care & Education at Appropriate Literacy Levels
June 16
, 1:00pm
Presented by the Allergy & Asthma Network 

Friday, June 17

Juneteenth: 2nd Annual Celebration and Resource Fair
June 17
, 12:00pm – 4:00pm: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park, 905 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90059
A fun-filled day connected to County and community services, empowering discussions, performances, activities, and more. All residents are welcome.
Presented by L.A. County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell 

Saturday, June 18

Black Vax Vaccine Clinic Juneteenth Celebration
June 18
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church, 4126 Arlington Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008
The first 20 people who get vaccinated will also receive free at-home COVID-19 testing kits, swag bags, meals, and a $20 Target gift card. For more information, contact Shavon Moore Cage at smoore.scpc@gmail.com.

Black Vax Vaccine Clinic Juneteenth Celebration
June 18, 10:00am – 2:00pm: South Park, 345 East 51st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011
The first 20 people who get vaccinated will also receive free at-home COVID-19 testing kits, swag bags, meals, and a $20 Target gift card. For more information, contact Shavon Moore Cage at smoore.scpc@gmail.com.

Black Vax Vaccine Clinic Juneteenth Celebration
June 18, 3:00pm – 7:00pm: 1st Annual Juneteenth Film Festival Gardena Cinema, 14948 Crenshaw Blvd. Gardena, CA 90249
The first 20 people who get vaccinated will also receive free at-home COVID-19 testing kits, swag bags, meals, and a $20 Target gift card. For more information, contact Shavon Moore Cage at smoore.scpc@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 19

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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