Upcoming Events for the Week of May 23rd

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

Pick-Up Testing Kit Program
If you have COVID symptoms or think you were exposed to COVID, you can pick up a free PCR testing kit, administer it yourself, and return it to a designated site for processing. See pick-up locations here.

Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) Program
This program is open to low-income individuals who live in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers discounts on weekly and monthly transit passes on Metro and any LIFE participating transit agencies.
Presented by Metro

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

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.

Resources to Bridge the Digital Divide
Yesterday’s LA Health Collaborative focused on helping underserved families in LA County get connected. For a very comprehensive library of resources, see the Digital Divide Toolkit from the Community Clinic Association of LA County. Here are a couple of good links to share with clients (those without Internet access can call 3-1-1 to learn about available options):
1. Get Connected LosAngeles
2. Affordable Connectivity Program

Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Safe, effective and free – COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at hundreds 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

Free RT/PCR Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (by appointment): Progress Park, 1500 Downey Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723 (Between Somerset & Alondra)
Testing will be by appointment only, no walk-ins.
Presented by Price Care Pharmacy

Free Rapid & PCR COVID Testing
Dates and times vary
: Locations vary
Free testing will be available by appointment only.
Presented by Total Testing Solutions

Free Eye Exam and Basic RX Eyewear
Wednesdays, by appointment: Lenscrafters in Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Free eye exam and basic RX eyewear are available for qualifying NAMI SGV members and friends. No drop-ins; appointments are required: Contact sgvnami@pacificclinics.org.
Presented by Dr. Tina Chiou of Clarity Advanced Optometry and One Sight of EssilorLuxottica

LA County Library Virtual Programs
May Events

Check out this month’s programs hosted virtually by the Los Angeles County Library. To view and register for upcoming events, visit lacountylibrary.org/virtual-programming

Share Your Opinions on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Through May 25
Community members can share their opinions on L.A. County Dept. of Public Health’s COVID-19 pandemic response. If you have opinions on what DPH did well, what DPH could have been done differently, and how DPH can better serve you moving forward, you are invited. Listening sessions will be regionally based and hosted in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  There will also be a special listening session for parents of K-12 children.  Pre-registration is required, and participating community members will receive a $40 gift card. To register for a listening session or for more information, email esampson@manatt.com (English or Spanish) or SSzeto@ph.lacounty.gov (Chinese).
Presented by L.A. County Dept. of Public Health

TELACU Veterans Upward Bound Program
Through May 27

This program provides free college prep courses for eligible veterans in Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Typing, Foreign Languages, and Science. For information on how to enroll or if you have questions, contact Angelica Escalante via email at aescalante@telacu.com or by calling (323) 723-2801.
Presented by TELACU Education Foundation

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

Monday, May 23

Virtual Event: Highlighting Innovative Maternal Mental Health Prevention Programs
May 23
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance

Webinar: A Family-Centered Approach to Picky Eating and More
May 23, 9:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and sponsored by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
May 23
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and sponsored by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Supporting Healthy Coparenting and Intimate Relationships in Fatherhood Programs
May 23
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Child Trends

Webinar: Office of Women’s Health Notice of Funding Opportunity – Reducing Maternal Deaths Due to Substance Use Disorder
May 23
, 11:00am
Presented by the HHS Office on Women’s Health

Webinar: LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now
May 23
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Will include conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQIA2+. This is a series, with the last webinar on June 20. All webinars have live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now
May 23
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
This webinar is part of a series. Live Spanish translation and closed captioning will be available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Panel Discussion: Health and Racial Justice in the 2022 Elections: Voting Rights and Realities in 2022 and Beyond
May 23
, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Closed captions in English and simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available. If you have questions, email registration@girlfridayevents.com.
Presented by the California Endowment

Virtual Training: The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old: Training of Trainers
May 23-27
(3 sessions)
Presented by ZERO TO THREE and The Institute for Continuing Education

Tuesday, May 24

Webinar: Perinatal Mental Health: Culturally Informed Approaches to Screening, Assessment, and Treatment
May 24
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Postpartum Support International

Webinar: CA Quits Annual Champions Meeting
May 24
, 9:00am – 11:00am
A presentation on public health strategies for tobacco cessation.
Presented by CA Quits

Webinar: Office of Women’s Health Notice of Funding Opportunity – Violence Against Women and Substance Use Prevention Initiative
May 24, 10:00am
Presented by the HHS Office on Women’s Health

Webinar: The New DHCS Coverage Ambassador Program
May 24
, 10:00 am – 11:00am
Presented by the California Department of Health Care Services

AMCHP 2022 Annual Conference: Reflecting on our Past, Shaping our Future
May 24-26
Presented by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Virtual Event: Maternal Health Incubator
May 24 & 25
, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by AAMC Center for Health Justice

Virtual Training: DC:0-5 Clinical Training
May 24-26
(3 sessions)
Presented by ZERO TO THREE and The Institute for Continuing Education

Virtual Training: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)™ System Training Program
May 24-26
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Institute

Virtual Training: Lactation Education Specialist Course
May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, & 28
; 8:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

California Immigrant Policy Center May 2022 Statewide Call
May 24, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Get updates regarding their priority campaigns, the Governor’s May Revise, and issues impacting immigrant communities at the state level.
Presented by the California Immigrant Policy Center

Wednesday, May 25

Webinar: What About Dad? — Exploring the Possibilities of Working with Fathers
May 25
, 8:00am – 10:00am
Presented by The Fatherhood Authority, LLC

Virtual Training: Brain Development, Trauma, and Attachment
May 25
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by L.A. County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Office of Women’s Health Notice of Funding Opportunity – Addressing Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls and the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 25, 10:00am
Presented by the HHS Office on Women’s Health

Webinar: Foundations of Gender-Inclusive Work Series: Part 2: Gender-Inclusive Practices in Action Workshop
May 25
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
May 25
, 10:30am
To join the support group, text “BABY” to 888-410-3674 or email Health-WIC@longbeach.gov.
Presented by City of Long Beach WIC Program

Webinar: Lessons Learned About Survivor-Centered Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Child Welfare and Family Violence Advocates
May 25
, 11:00am
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: The New DHCS Coverage Ambassador Program
May 25, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by the California Department of Health Care Services

Virtual Event: Community Listening Session for the CA Reparations Task Force
May 25
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Presented by The Black Equity Collective

Thursday, May 26

Virtual Event: 25th Annual PAC/LAC Conference – Quality of Life for Families: Environmental and Social Factors Impacting Perinatal and Neonatal Outcomes
May 26
, 7:30am – 4:30pm: Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale, 100 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202
Presented by PAC/LAC

Virtual Training: Underlying Needs: A Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting Approach
May 26
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Voices of Strength: Pregnancy, Parenting, and a Pandemic
May 26
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Registration is free using the code PMCHMH.
Presented by Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: Tips and Tools for Inclusive Communication
May 26
, 10:00am – 11:00am
See flyer here and register here.
Presented by University Health Network, University of Toronto

Webinar: A Preschool Administrator’s Guide to Strategic Curriculum Implementation in the Path of COVID
May 26
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Procare Solutions

“From the Ashes” Screening and Panel: A Documentary Screening & Discussion on Black Maternal Mental Health
May 26
, 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Presented by the Santa Clara Public Health Department and others

Virtual Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
May 26
, 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 27

Free Food Pantry & Free COVID-19 Vaccines
May 27, 11:00am-3:00pm (while supplies last): 4801 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Free bags of assorted groceries; COVID-19 vaccines also available.
Presented by the Community Resource Center in East L.A. and God’s Pantry, and the Department of Public Health

Saturday, May 28

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, May 29

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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