Upcoming Events for the Week of March 14th

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 March

LA County Recreation Programs: Sports, Recreation, Aquatics and More!
Dates and times vary

LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this winter! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov or call (626) 588-5364.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Check-In with Your Mental Health Focus Groups
Recruiting participants
This opportunity is open to youth ages 14-17 who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or multi-racial and live and attend high school in South LA. For more information, email ypar.southLA@gmail.com or call (323) 357-3454.
Presented by Charles R. Drew University

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.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 12 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at dozens 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. Also see California’s Vax for the Win program for $50 gift cards and tickets to Six Flags … just for protecting yourself and your loved ones from a potentially deadly virus.
Presented by Los Angeles County 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.

Monday, March 14

Virtual Training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Beginning March 14
, TBA
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old Virtual Training of Trainers
March 14 – 18
, Times vary
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Event: Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Day – Advocacy Day Training
March 14
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA)

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 14
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, March 15

Virtual Training: Lactation Consultant Education Course
Classes begins March 15
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Event: National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
March 15 – 17

Presented by Feeding America and Food Research & Action Center

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Clinical Training
March 15 – 17
, 9:00am
Continuing Education (CE) credit will be available with full attendance. 
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Event: Promoting Responsive Bottle-Feeding to Reduce Overfeeding and Prevent Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy
March 15
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Parent-Child Relationships Programs at the Barnard Center

Virtual Training: Harm Reduction
March 15
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Clinical Training
March 15 – 17
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
Presented by Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Child and Family Team Facilitator Training 
March 15 & 16
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: The Importance of Public Transportation for Patients, and Why We Must Protect It
March 15
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Virtual Workshop: What’s New with Income Taxes
March 15
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Free guidance on collecting the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. Also learn about free tax prep services and common issues.
Presented by the LA County Library

Virtual Event: Leadership Conversation Series
March 15
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Infant Development Association of California

Webinar: Reimagining Prevention: Structural Well-Being with the W. Haywood Burns Institute
March 15
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Closed captioning and live American Sign Language (ASL) will be available.
Presented by Strategies TA and others

Grupo de paternidad activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 5: Como comprender y recaminar el mal comportamiento 
15 de marzo
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Para registrarse o para más información, por favor contacte a Katerin Ochoa a kochoa@pacsla.org o (562) 526-7980.
Presentado por Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)

Webinar: Food Literacy for All 2022: Where Food Justice Theory Meets Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of Food
March 15
, 3:30pm
See other webinars in this series
Presented by Food Literacy for All – A community-academic partnership course based at the University of Michigan

The Seed School of LA County Family Information Session
March 15
, 5:30pm
Presented by The SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA)

Wednesday, March 16

Virtual Event: Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Day
March 16
, 7:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA)

Webinar: Cannabis Use and Perinatal Health: Short Conversations That Can Make a Difference
March 16
, 8:30am – 10:30am
Presented by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services

Webinar: Counseling Grieving Children and Teens in the Age of COVID-19
March 16
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center 

Virtual Training: Effective Strategies for Family and Youth Engagement 
March 16
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Home Visiting Boundaries 
March 16
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

East Los Angeles Job & Resource Community Fair
March 16
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: East Los Angeles Civic Center, 4801 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022
All are welcome to take advantage of resources and employers that are currently hiring. A variety of agencies will be available to the community, including those who offer: medical services, immigration, case management, employment services, and a food drive. Free COVID testing and COVID vaccinations will be available on-site.
Presented by the LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs

Webinar: A Guide to Nature-Based Pedagogy for Early Childhood Programs
March 16
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Storypark

Webinar: Covering Coronavirus: Unequal Access to COVID Treatments
March 16
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Virtual Event: Plain Language Foundations – From Common Language to Clear Language
March 16
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Literacy Works’ Clear Language Lab

Thursday, March 17

ADAA 2022 Anxiety & Depression Conference – Common Psychopathology: What Can the Past Tell Us About the Future?
March 17 – 20
, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Presented by Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Virtual Event: National SPEAK UP Champion™ Implicit and Explicit Racial Bias Education
March 17 & 24
For questions, please contact India Olchefske at info@perinatalQI.org
Presented by Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 17
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Maternal and Child Health Access Monthly Meeting 
March 17
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access

Virtual family event: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for Young Children
March 17
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Storytime and learning activities for children ages 3-5. Available in English and Spanish.
Presented by the Child Activity Projects Team for Social Emotional Learning at Community Health Councils

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
March 17
, 10:00am – 11:30am (while supplies last): High Desert Regional Health Center, 335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call Jacquelyn Diaz at (661) 471-4334, M. Carmen Ludwig at (661) 471-4231, or Eva Rodriguez at (661) 471-4345.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

Webinar: 4-Part Learning Collaborative: Using Legal Services As Part of A Community Strategy to Improve Maternal and Child Health (Part 2) 
March 17
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by National Center for Medical Legal Partnership at the George Washington University

Virtual Training: Family Connections Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation – Understanding Depression and Fostering Resilience Through IECMHC
March 17
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Moving Beyond DEI 101: Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRY) 4 Part Series – Part 2
March 17
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership

Virtual Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
March 17
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Available in English and Spanish, the course helps dads interact with their kids, manage feelings and frustrations, and communicate better with all family members. Register here or contact Nadia Martinez at (213) 588-0228 (texting is OK) or at nmartinez@eisnehealth.org.
Presented by Hundley Foundation and Eisner Health

Friday, March 18

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions 
March 18
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience – Building the Movement with Foundations and the Private Sector
March 18
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Connection

Partnership for Families (PFF) Virtual Employment Workshop
March 18
, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
This event will provide resources to families with child(ren) ages 5 and under. Participants will learn to enhance their skills in resume building, networking, interviewing, professional attire, mock interviews, and more.
Presented by Children’s Institute Partnership for Families (PFF)

Saturday, March 19

Dignity Health Sports Park Blood Drive
March 19
, 8:00am – 2:00pm: Dignity Health Sports Park, 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
Fans interested in donating blood are encouraged to pre-register in advance online. All donors will be eligible to receive prizes, which may include tickets to future LA Galaxy home games, T-shirts, tote bags, and more. 
Presented by LA Galaxy, Dignity Health Southern California, and LifeStream Blood Bank

The Seed School of LA County Family Information Session
March 21
, 5:30pm
Presented by The SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA)

Sunday, March 20

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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