Upcoming Events for the Week of June 6th

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

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 5, 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 6

Virtual Event: March for Moms: Successful Strategies in Maternal Health Advocacy Panel 
June 6
, 7:00am – 9:00am
Presented by March for Moms

Virtual Event: CHLA Birth-to-Five Mental Health Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
June 6
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and sponsored by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now 
June 6
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Will include conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQIA2+. This is a series, with the last webinar on June 20. All webinars have live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old: Training of Trainers
June 6-10 (3 sessions)Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar Series: The Growing Brain Basics 
June 6- 27 (4 sessions)Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Tuesday, June 7

Virtual Event: APA 2022 Annual Meeting: Social Determinants of Mental Health
June 7 – 10
, TBA 
Presented by American Psychiatric Association

Virtual Event: National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening – Pathfinders: Honoring Lactation Wisdom & Nurturing Innovation
June 7 – 9
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

Webinar: Implementing Tools to Enhance Home Visiting 
June 7
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Event: Writing for Understanding 3-Part Training – Review the Principle of Plain Language and Polish Content for Clarity and Readability
June 7, 14 & 21
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Literacy Work’s Clear Language Lab

Long Beach Community Job Fair
June 7
, 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Ballroom, 300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
Presented by City of Long Beach and others 

Wednesday, June 8

Webinar: Moms in Crisis: How the Pandemic & Formula Shortage Fed the Maternal Mental Health Crisis
June 8
, 9:30am – 10:30am
Presented by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance 

Virtual Congressional Briefing: Building Systems of Support for Maternal Mental Health
June 8
, 9:30am – 10:30am
Presented by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, Shades of Blue Project, and 2020 Mom

Webinar: Creating a Culture of Self-Care at Your Organization, A Learning Collaborative
June 8
15 & 22, 10:30am
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Webinar: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECHM) Series: Foundations and Theoretical Perspectives in IECMH
June 8, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Neuro-Nurturing Everyday
June 8
, 11:00am
Presented by National Head Start Association 

Webinar: Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales
June 8
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Redleaf Press 

Virtual Training: Choosing Your Attitude: Using Strengths-Based Family Assumptions
June 8
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Home Visiting Series: Learning to Play and Playing to Learn in Home Environments
June 8
, 12:00pm
Presented by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning 

Virtual Event: Communities of Practice – Dual Language Learners Initiative
June 8, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
See full list of these DLL trainings.
Presented by Head Start, LACOE, First 5 LA, and others

Virtual: COVID-19 and Kids – A Live AMA
June 8
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
A free, live virtual event on the effects of COVID-19 on children and the upcoming vaccination for kids under five years old.

Thursday, June 9

MHA’s 2022 Annual Conference – Forward Together: Recovery, Healing, Hope (Virtual and In-Person Format)
June 9 – 11
, TBA: Washington, DC 
Presented by Mental Health America

Webinar: Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilities – Pediatric Complex Care Seminar 10: Dysautonomia
June 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and others

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
June 9
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International

Telebriefing: Monkeypox
June 9
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Telephone Call-in: 877-226-8189 Access Code: 752438
Presented by the L.A. County Department of Public Health

Webinar: Fatherhood and Father Engagement Practices in the 21st Century
June 9
, 12:00pm
Presented by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement 

Virtual: Racial Justice Learning Exchange Book Club
June 9, 5:00pm 
Featured book: El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, by Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista. Co-hosted with UCLA Health Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture.
Presented by the Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell

Friday, June 10

Virtual Training: Trauma Responsive & Resilience Building Practices – Trauma-Informed Care for Home Visitors to Recognize Trauma and Stress in Very Young Children
June 10 & 17
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start Early Learning Division in partnership with LA Best Babies Network, Quality Start Los Angeles, First 5 LA, and Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Saturday, June 11

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Connect Live
June 11
, 8:00am – 7:00pm: Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans: 2 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Presented by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Free Car Seat Inspection 
June 11
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community, 5205 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Professionally trained staff will inspect your car seat to ensure it is properly installed for your child and make any necessary adjustments.
Presented by Saban Community Clinic and others

HPV Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic
June 11
, 11:00am – 3:00pm (registration required): Enterprise Elementary School, 3730 E Ave. J-4, Lancaster, CA 93535
To register, go to Antelope Valley Partners for Health to complete the registration form or contact Patricia Garcia via email at PGarcia@AVPH.org or by calling (661) 582-3431 or Adel Domingo via email a ADomingo@AVPH.org or by calling (661) 361-8008. 
Presented by Antelope Valley Partners for Health and others 

Sunday, June 12

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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