Upcoming Events for the Week of March 28th

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 28

Virtual Training: Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations Across the Female Lifespan
Registration Deadline: March 28

This virtual course is available for credit and will end on May 2nd.
Presented by Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

West Coast Summit Pediatric Palliative Care – Part 2
March 28 – 29
, TBA
Presented by Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and others

Save the Date: Changing the World – One Relationship at a Time: Implicit Bias & Racism from a Trauma Informed Lens (Part 3 of 3)
March 28
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Dr. Barbara Stroud, Infant Mental Health Specialist

Tuesday, March 29

2022 Strengthening Families Training Institute
March 29 – 30
, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, ID 83714
To register for this event, click here.
Presented by Idaho Children’s Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho

Virtual Event: 2022 Emergency Preparedness Symposium
March 29 – 31

Registration for this event will close on March 28. For questions, email training@cpca.org or call (916) 440-8170.
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Virtual Event: 2022 National Forum – Families and Communities Raising Our Children Our Own Ways: Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Identities for Child Flourishing
March 29 – 31

For questions, email touchpoints@childrens.harvard.edu.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: CPI Verbal Intervention™ Training
March 29
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Virtual Event: Stakeholders Meeting for the H.E.A.L Breastfeeding Program for African American Mothers and Their Families
March 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)

Webinar: Maternity Care Workforce Expansion: Creating New Opportunities for Doulas
March 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Center for Health Care Strategies

Virtual Event: Fostering Overall Health Community Speaker Series – Transforming Trauma: Safety, Inspiration, and Change for Youth in Foster Care
March 29
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Virtual Event: California Immigrant Policy Center’s March 2022 Statewide Call
March 29
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
This event is open to stakeholders and community members.
Presented by California Immigrant Policy Center

Webinar: Food Literacy for All 2022: Small Grocer Panel: Supplying Kimchi and Collards During a Global Pandemic
March 29
, 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

Wednesday, March 30

Virtual Training: Burnout Prevention
March 30
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions
March 30
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Promotoras Transformando Familias y Comunidades (Promotores Transforming Families and Communities)
March 30 – May 25
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
This training will be in English and takes place via Zoom over 9 sessions.
Presented by Visión y Compromiso

Virtual Training: Effective Strategies for Family and Youth Engagement
March 30
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Women, Girls, and HIV/AIDS: Current Perspectives on Policy, Practice, and Prevention
March 30
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by OASH, Office of Regional Health Operations (Regions 1 – 10)

Webinar: Infusing Nature-Based Pedagogy into Early Childhood Education Programs
March 30
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Storypark

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 30
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Spring Break & Bake
March 30
, 6:30pm
The first 25 households with youth between the ages of 13-18 to RSVP by March 1st and who provide a mailing address will receive an autographed copy of Edna in the Desert. To RSVP, please email japmsfund@gmail.com.
Presented by The Juanita A. Portlock Memorial Scholarship Fund

Thursday, March 31

CA COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief Program Application Deadline
March 31, 2022
. That’s the deadline to apply for California’s financial assistance to help cover unpaid rent or utilities. Applications are kept private, and the program is open to all, regardless of immigration status. Just visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to apply before the March 31 deadline. Separately, see this website or call 800-DIAL-DWP to see if you’re eligible for one of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s utility discount programs.

Application Period for Breathe: LA County’s Guaranteed Income Program
March 31 – April 13
, TBA
LA County’s Guaranteed Income Program will provide 1,000 eligible L.A. County residents $1,000 per month for three years. To learn more about the program, including eligibility information, visit breathe.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 31
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: COVID-19 Eviction Protections
March 31
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To join this webinar via Zoom, click here.
Presented by Los Angeles County Perinatal & Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium’s Referrals Workgroup and Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

Webinar: Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women
March 31
, 11:00am
Presented by National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health

Webinar: Strategies for Reading Aloud to Preschool Children
March 31
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Johnnie Max

Webinar: 4-Part Learning Collaborative: Using Legal Services As Part of A Community Strategy to Improve Maternal and Child Health (Part 3)
March 31
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by National Center for Medical Legal Partnership at the George Washington University

Webinar: Public Service Loan Forgiveness for the Early Childhood Education Workforce
March 31
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED)

Virtual Training: Advanced Practice Training for Clinicians Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
March 31
, 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 Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
March 31
, 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, April 1

Webinar: Fostering Breastfeeding Equity Through Community Engagement Series – Enhancing and Diversifying the Lactation Workforce
April 2022 (Date TBD)
, TBA
Presented by Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Virtual Training: The Growing Brain Basics Webinar Series: From Birth to 5 Years Old Curriculum
April 1, 8, 15 & 22
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Event: 자폐 학생들과 함께 어우러지는 학교와 지역 사회를 향해/Optimizing School & Community Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
April 1
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
This event will be presented in Korean.
Presented by UCLA, Healthy African American Families and others

Virtual Event: Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience – Building the Movement to Address Global Cities
April 1
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Connection

Virtual Event: Healing Centered Engagement Foundations Series – Agency: Mission Community Uplift
April 1
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Flourish Agenda, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

Saturday, April 2

Metro Los Angeles Bus Operator Hiring Event
April 2
, 8:00am – 1:00pm: Harbor Gateway Transit Center, 731 West 182nd St., Gardena, CA 90248
Interviews, bus operator candidate assessment testing, physicals and fingerprinting – all in one day! View this flyer for information about what you need to bring and the dress code.
Presented by Metro LA

Sunday, April 3

Childbirth Preparation Classes for Expectant Parents (4-Week Series)
April 3, 10, 17 & 24
; 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

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