Upcoming Events for the Week of May 16th

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 May

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

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, May 16

Webinar: Health Equity for Immigrant Families: Unwinding the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule
May 16
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Part of the Spring/Summer Health Policy Webinar Series (see other webinars in this 4-part series: June 13, July 19, and October 21)
Presented by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at George Washington University and the Clinical Directors Network, Inc.

Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Birth Equity Conference
May 16
, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Online and in-person format
Presented by California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, and others

Webinar: Community Engagement: Intentionality and Health Equity
May 16
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect and ValorUS

Webinar: Parenting While Black 2022 – Black Mental Health Matters: Literacy, Technology, and Art: Healing the Harm and Centering Our Joy in Raising Black Infants, Children, and Youth
May 16
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Charla Virtual: Signos de abuso infantil y que hacer para prevenilo
16 de mayo
, 5:00pm
Esta sesión se llevara a cabo en español.
Presentado por La Oficina de Asuntos Comunitarios de Children’s Hospital Los Angeles y el Consulado General de México

Tuesday, May 17

Webinar: Partnering for Change: Having the Conversation
May 17
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Event: Format Series 2 Part Training – Making Engaging, Relevant, & Understandable Presentations
May 17 & 24
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works’ Clear Language Lab

Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children 0-5 Mental Health
May 17
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by LA Best Babies Network and the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium

Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children 0-5 Mental Health
May 17
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by LA Best Babies Network and the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium 

Wednesday, May 18

Virtual Training: FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) for Families
May 18 & 19
, 8:30am – 2:30pm
Presented by Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Webinar: Perinatal Mental Health: Culturally Informed Approaches to Screening, Assessment, and Treatment
May 18
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Postpartum Support International

Virtual Training: Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process
May 18
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: The National Strategy Center on Engaging Men to End Gender-Based Violence
May 18
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: Deconstructing Racism Within Our Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Early Childhood System
May 18
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
To register, you will need to create an account.
Presented by the NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center

Webinar: Foundations of Gender-Inclusive Work Series: Part 1: Dimensions of Gender Workshop
May 18
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Virtual Event: The National Strategy Center on Engaging Men to End Gender-Based Violence
May 18
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: The Urgency for Principals and School Leaders to Become Effective Early Learning Leaders
May 18
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: Creating a More Holistic Practice Through Mindful Self-Compassion
May 18
, 12:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting

Webinar: Experiences of Exclusion: How Policy Shapes the Lives of Latinx and Asian Immigrants
May 18
, 12:00pm
Presented by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Thursday, May 19

Virtual Event: National SPEAK UP Champion: Implicit and Explicit Racial Bias Education
May 19 & 26
, 7:00am – 11:00am
Presented by The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

Webinar: Sore Nipples & Sore Breasts: What Is the Problem? (Brand New Talk!)
May 19
, 8:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Webinar: Confronting Racism Denial: Tools for Naming Racism and Moving to Action
May 19
, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Healthforce Center at UCSF, California Improvement Network, and the California Health Care Foundation

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health Series: Keys to Preventing Adverse Outcomes in Hyperemesis Gravidarum
May 19
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Registration is free using the code PMCHMH.
Presented by Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: Trauma Response in Infants
May 19
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Part of the CHLA Early Childhood Mental Health Program’s Birth to Five Mental Health Core Training Series. Participants must work at an agency that is either 1) an LA County Department of Mental Health directly-operated program or 2) an LAC-DMH contracted legal entity
Presented by CHLA and USC

Webinar: Urban Affordable Housing 101
May 19
, 10:00am
Presented by California Affordable Housing Leadership Institute

Webinar: Let’s Play! Cooperative Games in Early Childhood Programs
May 19
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Childcare Education Institute

Webinar: Improving Nutrition Security in Los Angeles County: From Assessment to Implementation
May 19
, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Presented by California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists

Virtual Event: Moving Beyond DEI 101: Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRY) 4 Part Series – Part 4
May 19
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership

2nd District Town Hall on LA County’s 2022-2023 Recommended Budget
May 19, 5:00pm
Are you a resident of the 2nd District? You’re invited to share your feedback and engage in the 2022-2023 County budget process!
Presented by the Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell

Virtual Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
May 19
, 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, May 20

Virtual Event: Southern Oregon Lactation Association 2022 Breastfeeding Conference for Professionals
May 20
, 8:45am – 5:00pm
Presented by Southern Oregon Lactation Association

Webinar: DMH + UCLA Early Childhood Fellowship Information Meeting
May 20
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by LA County DMH + UCLA Public Partnership for Wellbeing

Saturday, May 21

NAMI Walks 2022: Support Mental Health for All
May 21, 8:00am – 11:00am: Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Volunteer at the event, participate in the walk, or donate.
Presented by NAMI Greater Los Angeles County

Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate.
21 de mayo
, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91101
Este evento será presentado en español con traducción en inglés. La Farmacia Vons estará allí de 11:30am – 1:00pm para proporcionar vacunas COVID-19 (incluyendo los refuerzos) a cualquier persona mayor de 5 años que actualmente sea elegible.
Presentado por el Departamento de Salud Pública de Pasadena y L.A. Care Plan

In-Person APA 2022 Annual Meeting: Social Determinants of Mental Health
May 21 – 25
, TBA: New Orleans, LA
Presented by American Psychiatric Association

Sunday, May 22

The ACNM 67th Annual Meeting & Exhibition – Together Again: Creating Unity, Growth & Diversity in Midwifery
May 22 – 26
, TBA: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Presented by American College of Nurse-Midwives

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