Upcoming Events for the Week of June 20th

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!
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

Monday, June 20

Webinar: Addressing Treatment Gaps in Maternal Mental Health: A Fireside Chat on New Initiatives From the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
June 20
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by 2020 Mom and others

Webinar: LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now
June 20
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Will include conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQIA2+. Live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Celebration: Juneteenth Joy
June 20
, 4:30pm
Free entertainment and a focus on food and drink
Presented by Eat the Culture

Tuesday, June 21

Virtual Training: High Risk Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)™ System Training Program
June 21 – 23
, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Institute

Public Health Youth Leaders Program
June 21 – August 9
(every Tuesday), 10:00am – 12:00pm
Youth ages 16 – 17 years are invited to learn how public health saves lives. Use what you learn to make a difference in your community. Public Health Youth Leaders is a FREE, virtual 8-week program.
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Public Health

Webinar: Building Parent Leadership and Power to Support Faster, Lasting Reunification and Prevent System Involvement
June 21, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Also see the June 9 recording of the first webinar in this 2-part series: Supporting Families Through Reunification and Beyond
Presented by the American Bar Association

Facebook Live: Smile, Your Medi-Cal Benefits Include Dental!
June 21
, 1:00pm
Participants who stay for the entire duration of either presentation will be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards.
Presented by Smile, California

Paternidad Activa: El Padre Activo
21 de junio
, 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

Wednesday, June 22

Virtual Training: Enhancing Organizational Structure to Support Whole Families  
June 22
, 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 22
, 10:30am
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Webinar and Congressional Briefing: Beyond Emergency Funding: Sustaining Public Health Funding in the Post-COVID Landscape
June 22, 10:30am – 11:30am
Presented by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Coalition for Health Funding (CHF)

Virtual Training: The Power of Observation: Connecting with Families Through the Child’s Behavior
June 22
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: SNAP-Ed Celebrates Collaborations and Coalition Building
June 22
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Webinar: Conexiones Series: Cómo usar prácticas eficaces que promuevan el aprendizaje socioemocional de los niños con discapacidades o presuntos retrasos
June 22
, 12:00pm
Presented by National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Webinar: Leveraging Healthy People 2030 to Address Issues Affecting Children, Mothers, and Families
June 22
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Facebook Live: Smile, Your Medi-Cal Benefits Include Dental! (Spanish)
June 22
, 1:00pm
Participants who stay for the entire duration of either presentation will be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards.
Presented by Smile, California

2022 State of Homelessness
June 22
, 6:00pm: Watch live on L.A. City’s Channel 35 or online
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will share the latest information on preventing homelessness in Los Angeles County. Use this form to submit your questions in advance.
Presented by LAHSA

Thursday, June 23

Virtual Conference: Reaching Health Equity Through Health Literacy
June 23
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Health Literacy Texas

Virtual Training: The Development is a Journey Conversation Roadmap: A Tool for Talking with Families
June 23
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Integrating Services for Pregnant and Postpartum People
June 23
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Pregnancy and Postpartum Connection
June 23
, 11:00am
Presented by Mahmee

New You Resource Fair
June 23,
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Curtis Tucker Center for Community Wellness, 123 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
For more information, please contact Stephanie Haynes via email at shaynes@aadapinc.org or by calling (424) 331-5799.
Presented by the AADAP Health Intervention Program and others

LA Family Housing Job Fair
June 23
, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented LA Family Housing

Friday, June 24

Webinar: The Ultimate Marathon: Supporting Mothers Who Want to Breastfeed in the NICU
June 24
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Hispanic Center and NRCEC: Hispanic Research Mentoring Event
June 24
, 9:00am – 10:15am
Presented by National Research Conference on Early Childhood

Saturday, June 25

Save the Date: 2022 AWHONN Convention
June 25 – 29
, TBA: Aurora, Colorado
Presented by Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses

Too Toxic to Trash Drive-Thru Collection Event
June 25
, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Wende Museum, Front Parking Lot, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
This event is open to LA County residents – no business waste accepted.
Presented by the County of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Department of Public Works and LA County Sanitation Districts

Smart Gardening Class – Free Beginner Workshop
June 25
, 10:00am – 11:30am: Barack Obama Charter School Community Garden, 13305 San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90061
Presented by Clean LA

Early Childhood Education Summer Carnival
June 25
, 10:00am – 2:30pm: YMCA – First Friendships Preschool, 6650 Orange Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805
Free food, games, and more! For more information, please call (562) 277-9432.
Presented by TCC Family Health and the YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Sunday, June 26

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

Baby Bonding with Dad Through Infant Massage (4-Week Series) 
June 26, 10:00am – 11:00am
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

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