Upcoming Events for the Week of March 21st

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! 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 14-17 years old 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 21

Virtual Event: 38th International Symposium on Child Abuse
March 21 – 24
, TBA
Presented by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC)

Virtual Conference: Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Equity from the Start 
March 21 – 23
, TBA
Presented by The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 21
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Trauma-Informed Care 202
March 21
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Virtual Training: Grief and Loss: Supporting Children, Youth and Families
March 21
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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

Tuesday, March 22

Virtual Event: National Home Visiting Summit Virtual Conference
March 22 – 24

Presented by Start Early

Webinar: The Health Wonk Shop: Telehealth – Beyond the Public Health Emergency
March 22
, 9:00am
Presented by Kaiser Family Foundation

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions 
March 22
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Cultural Humility: Crucial Reflections 
March 22
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: 2nd Annual Prenatal to Five Early Learning Conference 
March 22 – 24
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Head Start and Early Learning Division

Webinar: Cultural Humility Series – Interview Panel 3: Integrating Cultural Humility Into Early Start Practice
March 22
, 9:30am – 11:30am
For more information, click here.
Presented by California Early Start

Webinar: Addressing the Children’s Mental Health Workforce
March 22
, 10:00am
Presented by Children Now and the California Alliance of Child and Family Services

Webinar: Matching Family Needs to Resources 
March 22
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Event: Real Talk. Real Options. 2-Part Provider Training Series
March 22
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by The African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative (AAIMM) and Essential Access Health 

Grupo de paternidad activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 6: Paternidad activa para tener éxito en la escuela 
22 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: Why Fatphobia? Understanding the Roots and Uses of Anti-fat Bias
March 22
, 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

Family Fun Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific
March 22
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Explore the aquarium after-hours and participate in family activities led by aquarium educators. Registration required. Click here to register.
Presented by Mayor’s Fund for Education, Boeing and Miller Foundation

Wednesday, March 23

Virtual Event: The Maternal and Mental Health Forum Conference – Building the Maternal Mental Health Constellation
March 23 – 25
, TBA
Presented by 2020 Mom

Virtual Training: Overdose Prevention & Response
March 23
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Webinar: Serving Latino Fathers: Strategies for Inclusive Service Provisions (Spanish)
March 23
, 9:30am
This webinar will be in Spanish with English subtitles.
Presented by National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Virtual Event: Missing from Prevention: Increasing Access to HIV Prevention & Care for Women
March 23
, 10:00am – 11:30am
In Observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Presented by OASH, Office of Regional Health Operations, Region 8 & 10, and the Mountain West AETC

Virtual Training: The Impact of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence on Children and Youth 
March 23
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
March 23
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
This event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Tina Franco at (323) 360-5791 or email AntelopeValleyWC@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others

Webinar: Lessons Learned About Survivor-Centered Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Intimate Partner Violence Advocates
March 23
, 11:00am
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: How to Measure and Improve Your Patient Attraction and Retention Growth Strategies: Part II – Baptist Health Jacksonville Case Study
March 23
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: What to Know About the Medi-Cal Expansion to All Eligible People 50 & Older! People Who Are Undocumented Can Get Full Health Coverage!
March 23
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access, Visión y Compromiso, and Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County from BAILA Network

Virtual: Immigrant Day of Action 2022 Statewide Trainings
March 23
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Learn about the 2022 policy platform, the legislative and state budget process, and more. Click here to register. If you have questions, please contact Beatriz Hernandez at bhernandez@caimmigrant.org.
Presented by California Immigrant Policy Center

Supersquad Assemble Support Group for New and Expecting Black Moms/Birthing Persons
March 23
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
This free group will focus on mental health and strategies for wellness. For more information, please click here or email sgvaaimm@gmail.com.
Presented by Therapeutic Play Foundation, in partnership with San Gabriel Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (SGV AAIMM)

Thursday, March 24

Virtual Event: MCCPOP 41st Annual Perinatal Potpourri Advances in Care
March 24 – 25
, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and Stanford Medicine

Virtual Training: Trauma Response in Infants
March 24
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 

Virtual Training: Strengths-Based Leadership
March 24, 31 & April 7
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by California Training Institute

Virtual Training: Family Connections Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation – Talking with Children About Sensitive Topics
March 24
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Best Practices for Bridging the Digital Divide
March 24
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Training: Advanced Practice Training for Clinicians Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
March 24
, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
This training is intended for clinical providers. To reserve your spot, enter access code: Clincal2022
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Virtual Event: Asian American Pacific Islander Care Coordination Panel
March 24
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 24
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Support Session: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
March 24
, 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 25

Virtual Event: Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Education: A Train-The-Trainer Course for All Healthcare Professionals
March 25 – 27

Presented by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions 
March 25
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 25
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Rights of Lactating Students and Employees in California Schools and Colleges
March 25
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by BreastfeedLA, California Women’s Law Center, and ACLU

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Clinic
March 25, 
10:00am – 6:00pm
One-on-one help with Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) applications. Call 213-745-9961 to sign up.
Presented by CHIRP Los Angeles

Webinar: Lo que debe de saber acerca de la nueva expansión del Medí-Cal para mayores de 50! Personas que no tienen documentos podrán recibir ¡Medí-Cal de cobertura completa!
25 de marzo
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented por Maternal and Child Health Access, Visión y Compromiso, y Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County from BAILA Network

Saturday, March 26

Virtual Event: ROSE Community Transformer (RCT) Training Two-Day Workshop on Providing Peer Breastfeeding Support (Day 2)
March 26
, 7:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)

Roosevelt Park Vaccine Clinic
March 26
, 8:00am – 3:00pm: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001
Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for anyone ages 5 and older. For questions, call the Office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at (213) 974-2222.
Presented by the Office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell, St. John’s Community Health, and others

Compton Prom Gift-Away Masculine-Centered Girls
March 26
, 10:00am – 3:00pm: 301 N. Tamarind Avenue, Compton, CA 90220
Free suits and tuxedos available to young masc-centered girls and trans men who are in need of prom attire. RSVP by emailing info@prc123.org or call (323) 757-9252.
Presented by the Positive Results Center and the Office of Mayor Emma Sharif

Evermont Local Hire Career & Resource Fair
March 26
, 10:30am – 1:00pm: 8475 S Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044 (parking lot)
Meet local trade union representatives, learn about training opportunities, and apply for Metro LA positions. Register here
Presented by Evermont South LA

Sunday, March 27

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process 
March 27
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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