Upcoming Events for the Week of June 21st

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re making updates as we learn about them, but we recommend contacting organizers before registering for in-person events.

For updated information and resources for home visitors, visit our COVID-19 page. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

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:

Do you have something for us to include? Email vreyes@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!

June is:
Events happening throughout June

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for LA County Residents
Open Registration
, 8:00am – 8:00pm
See the website for information on which groups are currently being vaccinated. No Internet access? Call (833) 540-0473 for assistance with appointments Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 8:30pm.
Presented by County of Los Angeles 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.

Webinar: Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Every Wednesday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
This weekly webinar was created as a safe place for lactation professionals to gather. There will be a new speaker/topic each week to provide current information on guidelines and recommendations.
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Vaccination Sweepstakes in L.A. County
June 18 – 24
Book a vaccine appointment here for the chance to win Universal Hollywood and Staples Center concert tickets. Receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by June 20th to be fully protected by July 4th. If you prefer the 2-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, get your 1st dose as soon as possible to have limited protection for the July 4th holiday. You can search in English or Spanish for available vaccines by zip code, vaccine type, hours and locations on the How to Get Vaccinated webpages. Get this info in Spanish here.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Vax for the Win!
Ongoing, while supplies last
$50 gift cards, travel packages, cash drawings, sports tickets … oh, and protection from the deadly coronavirus.
Presented by the State of California

Monday, June 21

Free Virtual Parenting Classes in English (10 Sessions)
June 21
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Participants will learn communication techniques, discipline and more. Upon completion of all 10 sessions participants will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is required prior to class, all registrants must provide proof of income within the last 90 days, picture I.D., and proof of address/utility bill in the city of Los Angeles. To register, call (213) 747-6357 Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm.
Presented by All Peoples Community Center

Webinar: Produce Prescription Programs Then & Now: Implications for Health & Systems Improvement
June 21
, 11:00am
Presented by DAISA Enterprises and Wholesome Wave

Welcome Baby: Free Virtual Event
June 21, 11:00am – 12:00pm
This event – which will be conducted in both English and Spanish – is open to pregnant families living in L.A. County. Attendees have a chance to win prizes and will learn about FREE support services during pregnancy and after delivery. Space is limited. Register here or by calling 213-342-3127 or emailing MCHAWelcomeBaby@gmail.com. .
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access, which administers the Welcome Baby program at Dignity Health — California Hospital Medical Center

Daytime Breastfeeding Support Group
June 21
, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and the Black Infant Health program at The Children’s Collective, Inc.

Transportation Distribution Logistics Job Fair
June 21
, 3:00pm – 6:00pm: The Workplace, 4811 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
For questions, please contact Tisha Kennedy at tsha.kennedy@pacific-gateway.org or call (562) 570-3654.
Presented by Pacific Gateway

Tuesday, June 22

Virtual Event: Family Resource Centers: Vehicles of Social Change
June 22
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Family Resource Association

Virtual Event: Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM)
June 22
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by U.S. Department of Health Resources & Services Administration

Webinar: Facilitator Training: March of Dimes Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien curriculum
June 22
, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by March of Dimes

Virtual Training: Partnering with Families in Culturally Responsive Ways During Challenging Times
June 22
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Public Charge State of Play
June 22
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition

Webinar: Domestic Violence: Safety Planning
June 22
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Event: USBC Technical Assistance Series – Transforming the Leadership Table
June 22
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

Virtual Event: The Launch of the Justice Equity Services Index
June 22
, 11:00am
Presented by Advancement Project California

Welcome Baby: Free Virtual Event
June 22
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
This event is open to pregnant families living in L.A. County and delivering at St. Mary Medical Center or MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
Presented by Welcome Baby programs at Dignity Health — St. Mary Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach 

Virtual Event: COVID-19 Vaccine Training – COVID-19 Vaccine(s) & Health Plan Updates
June 22
, 12:00pm
Presented by Health Net

Welcome Baby: Evento Virtual Gratis
June 22
, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Este evento está abierto a familias embarazadas que viven en el condado de L.A. y planean dar a luz  en St. Mary Medical Center o en MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
Presentado por los programas de Welcome Baby en Dignity Health — St. Mary Medical Center y MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

Wednesday, June 23

Webinar: LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Where Are Their Resource Families?
June 23
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for the Mental Health Professional
June 23
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM)
June 23
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by U.S. Department of Health Resources & Services Administration

COVID-19 Vaccination and Children – Answering Parents’ Questions
June 23
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Public Health Communication Collaborative

Webinar: Recíbelo. Gástalo. Consérvalo!
June 23
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Un seminario informativo sobre el apoyo temporal para las familias que participen en WIC. Presentado por PHFE WIC – A Program of Heluna Health, California WIC, y The Lundquist Institute

Virtual Event: EmPower Best Practices: Hospital Informational Webinar
June 23
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Abt Associates Inc.

Webinar: Perinatal Support Series: Monitoring Blood Pressure
June 23
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Mahmee

Webinar: Matching Family Needs to Resources
June 23
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Event: Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force General Meetings
June 23
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
For more information, email Cindy Young at cyoung@breastfeedla.org
Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles

Thursday, June 24

Virtual Training: Hope in the Face of Adversity: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder
June 24
, 9:00am – 10:30am
This interactive webinar includes a certificate of attendance and offers live Spanish translation.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Care for Providers and Parents
June 24
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Early Childcare Professionals Community of Practice Meeting
June 24, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN), an initiative of the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

Webinar: Informational Q&A – NASHP Policy Academy on Rural Mental Health Crisis Services
June 24
, 12:00pm
Presented by National Academy for State Health Policy

Virtual Training: Understanding and Preventing Burnout
June 24
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Virtual Event: Best Start Region 2 – Town Hall Meeting
June 24
, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented by Best Start Compton/East Compton

Webinar: Learn About Tax Credits and Stimulus Payments to Help Your Family
June 24
, 6:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs

Virtual Event: Dad-scussions 2021 – The Emotional Life of Fathers
June 24
, 9:00pm – 7:30pm
Presented by Alameda County Fathers Corps and First 5 Alameda County in partnership with Linebacker Dad

Friday, June 25

A Community Conversation: Birthing and Parenting in the LGBTQIA2S+ Community
June 25
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Webinar: Conversations on Food Justice: Food Insecurity and Mental Health: The Silent and Devastating Impacts on Children and Families
June 25
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Food & Society – Aspen Institute and Share Our StrengtheHeal

Webinar: Beyond Emergency Services: Providing a Bridge to Wellness
June 25
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Featuring LABBN Executive Director Dr. Margaret Lynn Yonekura, this panel will highlight California Hospital’s resources related to homelessness, substance use disorders, and human trafficking. 
Meeting ID: 942 0063 0171
Password: 996871
To join by telephone, call (213) 338-8477
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Saturday, June 26

Northeast LA Despensa de Alimentos
June 26
, 9:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Highlight Park Police Museum, 6045 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042
¡Hasta agotar existencias! No se require cita y no require bajarse de su auto.
Presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember, Kevin de León in partnership with World Harvest Charities

Breastfeeding Support Group
June 26
, 9:45am – 10:30am
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and the Black Infant Health program at The Children’s Collective, Inc.

Sunday, June 27

Today is National HIV Testing Day (June 27) and the start of Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week (June 27 – July 3)!

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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