Upcoming Events for the Week of March 7th

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 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.
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 7

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 7
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Day – Team Leader Training
March 7
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA)Webinar: Parenting While Black 2022 – Reclaiming, Centering, and Affirming Our Joy in Raising Black Children

Webinar: Parenting While Black Webinar Series
March 7 – May 16
, 12:00pm
For questions, contact Eva Rivera at eva.rivera@childrens.harvard.edu.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

The Seed School of LA County Family Information Session
March 7
, 5:30pm
Presented by The SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA)

Tuesday, March 8

Virtual Event: 2022 HOPE Summit – Growing HOPE
March 8
, TBA
Presented by HOPE – Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process
March 8
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Underlying Needs: A Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting Approach
March 8
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Effective Strategies for Family and Youth Engagement
March 8
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Cultural Humility Series – Reflection on Cultural Humility Regarding Families and Child-Rearing: Grounding Webinar 3
March 8
, 9:30am – 11:30am
For more information, click here.
Presented by California Early Start

Webinar: Community Marketing: How to Gain Mindshare and Measure Results
March 8
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: Exploring Values and Beliefs Around Parenting
March 8
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Event: Conversations on Food Justice, Session 10: Race, Poverty, and the Barriers to Accessing Social Benefit Programs
March 8
, 10:30am – 11:30am
Presented by Aspen Institute’s Food and Society Program

Webinar: Rapid-acting Treatments for Pediatric Depression and Suicidality: Where Are We Now?
March 8
, 11:00am
Presented by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Virtual Event: Book Club featuring Kate Mangino and her Forthcoming Book: Equal Partners, Improving Gender Equality at Home
March 8, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by University of Southern California (USC) Center for the Changing Family and the Los Angeles Public Library

Virtual Event: Format Series – How to Make Better… Forms
March 8 & 15
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works’ Clear Language Lab

Virtual discussion: Los Angeles Public Library March Book Club
March 8
, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Author Kate Mangino will discuss her forthcoming book Equal Partners, Improving Gender Equality at Home. Register for the event here.
Presented by USC Center for the Changing Family and the Los Angeles Public Library

Grupo de paternidad activa (4a edicion) – Sesión 4: Desarrollo de valor y de la estima propia
8 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: Cultivating a Food System Grounded in Equity: The Role of Healthcare and Healthcare Providers
March 8
, 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 9

Virtual Event: 2022 Health Center Compliance Symposium
March 9 – 11
, TBA
Registration will close on March 8th.
Presented by California Primary Care Association

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

Virtual Training: Introduction to the DMH Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
March 9
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
For questions, please contact ICARE@dmh.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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

Virtual Training: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
March 9
, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by California Training Institute

Perinatal Support Group for Moms From Pregnancy and Postpartum
March 9
, 9:30am
For questions or to register, email Stephanie Alvarez at Stalvarez@dmh.lacounty.gov. Open to all in the Los Angeles County area.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Long Beach Child and Adolescent Program – CalWORKs Team

No-Cost Fresh Produce Giveaway Events in Antelope Valley
March 9
, 10:00am – 12:00pm (while supplies last): Antelope Valley Wellness Community, 335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
First-come, first-served. 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

Webinar: How to Measure and Improve Your Patient Attraction and Retention Growth Strategies: Part I – Best Practices for Data Utilization and Measurement
March 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: Digital Storytelling for Global Health and Rights
March 9
, 10:00am
Presented by StoryCenter

Virtual Event: How Brief Moments of Mindful Connection with Nature Help Build Resilience for Early Childhood Professionals and Children
March 9
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Webinar: Racial Justice Resources for Parents (Spanish)
March 9
, 11:00 am
This webinar will teach parents and caregivers how to have engage in honest and direct conversations about race.
Presented by Sesame Street in Communities and Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Webinar: Child Tax Credit Payments
March 9
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting collaborative

Virtual Event: Virtual Public Hearing on Draft Spending Plan for Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023
March 9
, 1:00pm
Join the event by calling (877) 692-8959 and enter access code: 2990756.
Presented by The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Virtual Event: Communities of Practice – Dual Language Learners Initiative
March 9, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
See full list of these DLL trainings.
Presented by Head Start, LACOE, First 5 LA, and others

Virtual Training: Grief and Loss: Supporting Children, Youth and Families
March 9
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: To And Through: How Colleges And Universities Can Better Support Students Who Are Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
March 9
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented by LAist

Black Daddy Dialogue Social Support Group: Changing the Narrative of African American/Black Fathers and Families
March 9
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Meetings are open to fathers/father figures of all ages raising African American/Black children and take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For more information, please contact LeHenry Solomon at fathersforabrighterfuture@gmail.com or call (424) 223-2133.
Presented by South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Fatherhood Program
March 9 – 10
, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Helpful information and tips to help men be better fathers and partners. This 12-week series, available in English and Spanish.
Presented by Eisner Health

Thursday, March 10

Webinar: Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilities – Pediatric Complex Care Seminar 7: Poly-pharmacy
March 10
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and others

Virtual Training: Family Connections Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation – Overcoming Barriers to Family-Staff Partnerships
March 10
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process
March 10
, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Friday, March 11

Webinar: The Impact of Tongue and Lip Tie on the Breastfeeding Swallow
March 11
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Early bird registration ends on February 23rd. This webinar will offer CERPs and Contact Hours. For more information, please contact Jennifer Roberson at jroberson@breastfeedla.org or call (323) 210-8505.
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Training: Trauma Responsive & Resilience Building Practices – Trauma-Informed Care for Home Visitors to Recognize Trauma and Stress in Very Young Children
March 11 & 18
, 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

Partnership for Families (PFF) Virtual Employment Workshop
March 11
, 1:30pm – 4:30pm For families with child(ren) age 5 and under. This workshop will provide job resources and help participants enhance their skills in resume-building, networking, interviewing, professional attire, and more.
Presented by Children’s Institute Partnership for Families (PFF)

Saturday, March 12

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, March 13

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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