Upcoming Events for the Week of June 27th

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

Scholarship Opportunity: Rising Scientist Awards Nomination Period
Now through July 5

Teachers may now nominate high school students for the 11th Annual Child Mind Institute Rising Scientists Awards. Winners receive a $2,000 college scholarship in addition to this honorary distinction that aids in college applications. Nominations for students from groups that have faced historical barriers are encouraged. Nomination period closes July 5, 2022, and winners will be announced in August. 
Presented by the Child Mind Institute

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

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 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

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

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, June 27

Virtual Conference: The Administration for Children and Families’ National Research Conference on Early Childhood (NRCEC) 2022
June 27 – 29

(Recently changed from in-person to virtual format.)
Presented by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families

Walk-Up Food Pantry
June 27,
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Community Resource Center in Inglewood, 2864 W. Imperial Hwy., Inglewood, CA 90303
Pick up a free bag of assorted groceries. Following Los Angeles County safety guidelines, this event will be contactless. If you have questions, call the center at (310) 330-3130.
Presented by L.A. Care, Blue Shield Promise, and Allies for Every Child

Community Action Team Bi-Weekly Planning Meeting
June 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 28

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS)
June 28
, 6:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints

Virtual Training: DC:0-5 Clinical Training
June 28 – 30
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Telling the Story of Racism in American Health Care
June 28
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Virtual Event: Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC), the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) General Meeting
June 28
, 10:00pm – 12:00pm
Presented by LAHSA

Webinar: Conversations on Food Justice: Food & The Powerful Impact of Media
June 28
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by The Aspen Institute

Webinar: Diagnosing and Dismantling Obstetric Racism in Birthing Hospitals
June 28
, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Part of a training series. See flyer.
Presented by Equity Justice

Virtual Training: ACEs Aware Training
June 28 and 29
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Part 2 (“Increasing Staff Capacity: Trauma-Informed Care Begins with Health Care Providers & Staff”) and Part 3 (“Equity & Trauma-Informed Practices Are Essential to Our ACE Work With Families”) of 3-part series. See FuturesWithoutViolence.org/acesaware for details and to access Part 1 on demand.
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Virtual Event: Fostering Overall Health Community Speaker Series – Acceptance and Advocacy: Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth
June 28
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Paternidad Activa: Cooperación y Comunicación
28 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

Webinar: Care First Community Investment Listening Session
June 28
, 6:00pm
Presented by L.A. County Chief Executive Office

Wednesday, June 29

Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Our Most Challenging Clients
June 29
, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Webinar: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California
June 29
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative and Kidsdata

Virtual Event: SAMHSA Behavioral Health Listening Session: Perinatal and Life-Stage Issues as They Relate to Behavioral Health
June 29
, 7:00am – 9:00am
Presented by Presented by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Virtual: Creating Stronger Trauma-Informed Caregiving Systems Using ARC Reflections
June 29, 9:00am – 4:00pm
This class will provide trauma-informed skill building, including practical tips and techniques for parents.
Presented by The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and The Los Angeles County Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

Webinar: The Future of Virtual Care: Solving Provider Frustrations and Patient Expectations
June 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: BAILA First Year Convening & Training
June 29
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), Maternal Child Health Access (MCHA), Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles (NLSLA) and the Benefits Access for Immigrants Los Angeles (BAILA) Network

Webinar: American Rescue Plan Act – Equity in Local Budgets
June 29
, 10:30am
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and the Imperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition

Virtual Training: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
June 29
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Discipline and the Influence of Our Upbringing
June 29
, 11:00am
Presented by the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety

Webinar: Oral Health & Pregnancy
June 29
, 11:00am
Presented by Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN)

Webinar: Care First Community Investment Listening Session
June 29
, 5:30pm
Presented by L.A. County Chief Executive Office

Thursday, June 30

Webinar: Exploring Suicide Risk Among Youth Involved With the Justice and/or Child Protective Services Systems
June 30, 9:00am
Learn about suicide risk among young people who are involved with juvenile justice or child protective services.
Presented by The Transform Research Center

Webinar: Treat it to Beat it: Supporting Timely Treatment of Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy
June 30
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Regional Community Action Team Meeting
June 30, TBD
This will be a hybrid meeting. Contact Adjoa Jones via email at AJones@ph.lacounty.gov for more information.
Presented by the South Los Angeles /South Baby African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Friday, July 1

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Saturday, July 2

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Sunday, July 3

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