Upcoming Events for the Week of May 2nd

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 Recreation Programs: Sports, 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, May 2

2022 Perinatology at the Intersection of Health Equity and Social Justice
May 2 – 4
, TBA: Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, 13200 E. 14th Place, Aurora, CO 80011
Presented by National Perinatal Association

Virtual Training: Advanced Reflective Supervision, with Diane Reynolds
May 2 and 26
, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Participants are expected to attend both days.
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

Virtual Event: Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Scale Virtual Workshop
May 2 – 6
, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Webinar: Parenting While Black 2022 – Black Mental Health Matters: Thriving In the Midst: Grounding and Uplifting Our Babies, Children, Families and Communities
May 2
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual: Expansion del Medical para personas mayores de 50 años 
2 de mayo
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Estamos juntos es un Proyecto de visión y compromise patrocindo por CalHOPE.

Tuesday, May 3

Virtual Training: Families in Recovery: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder
May 3 – June 7
, TBA 
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Baby Shower
May 3, 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Are you pregnant or just had a baby? You don’t want to miss this event. They will be sharing information about their home visiting program and how you can take advantage of it! To register via phone, call Edgar Hernandez at (213) 422-7868. 
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads
May 3, 6:30pm
Next cohort begins to support, engage and educate new/expectant Black fathers to learn how to support their spouses, girlfriends, partners, etc. in their pregnancy and birthing journey. For more information and to sign up, email dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.

Wednesday, May 4

The 46th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference, Securing the Good in the Second City: Perinatal Social Work for All
May 4 – 7
, TBA: Chicago, Illinois
Presented by The National Association of Perinatal Social Workers

Virtual Training: Virtual Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators (Micro Training-of-Trainers – Area 2: Supporting Cognitive Development)
May 4 – June 1
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual Training: Introduction to the DMH Infancy, Childhood & Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
May 4
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: 7th Annual Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) Collaborative Science of Home Visiting Meeting
May 4 & 5
, 10:00am
Presented by Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC)

Webinar: The Cultural Iceberg: A Deeper Dive Into What’s Below the Surface 
May 4
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: The Honeycomb Hypothesis: A Fresh Perspective on How Infants, Toddlers, and Two’s Learn, by Dr. Sandra Duncan, Sue Penix and Sally Haughey
May 4
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Exchange Press 

Webinar: Undoing “Cool”: Addressing Persistent Disparities in Tobacco Use and Cessation
May 4
, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)

Webinar: Reflecting on Practice: Maintaining Beliefs About Adult Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic
May 4
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO to THREE

Webinar: Staying in Relationship When Conversations Are Challenging
May 4
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative 

Virtual Event: The Facts and Faces of Prevention: Changing the Narrative on Abuse and Neglect
May 4
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Safe & Sound

Virtual Event: Creative Wellbeing: Self and Community Care Series
May 4, 11, 18, 25, & June 1
, 3:30pm – 4:30 pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Office of Child Protection, Department of Mental Health, and the Arts for Healing and Justice Network, as part of the LA County Arts Education Collective

Thursday, May 5

Webinar: Paternal Mental Health
May 5
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Los Angeles County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium and Love, Dad

Virtual Training: Cultural Humility: Crucial Reflections
May 5
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health Series: Preeclampsia and Maternal Mental Wellbeing 
May 5
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Registration is free using the code PMCHMH.
Presented by Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Webinar: Emotional Wellness Training for Providers and Parents 
May 5, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Will highlight community resources available in LA County.
Presented by Breastfeed LA, Calif. WIC Assn., LA County Dept. of Public Health, Maternal Mental Health NOW, PAC/LAC, RPPC, and Streetwyze

Capacitación de primeros auxilios en salud mental (primer paso)
5 de mayo
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Aprenda a identificar, comprender y responder a los signos de salud mental. Obtenga las habilidades que necesita para apoyar a las personas en su comunidad. Para inscribirse o si tiene preguntas sobre esta oportunidad de capacitación, contacte a Marta Julia Cruz en MCruz@ElNidoFamilyCenters.org o (818) 665-8234. 
Presentado por El Nido Family Centers

Virtual Event: Paid Family Leave Virtual Advocacy Day 2022
May 5
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Spanish interpretation will be available.
Presented by California Work & Family Coalition 

2nd Annual Devotion Starts Within Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Summit
May 5 – 6
, TBA: Chicago, Illinois
Shades of You, Shades of Me

Virtual Training: Advanced Practice Training for Clinicians Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
May 5
, 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
May 5
, 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 6

Women’s Mental Health Virtual Conference at Yale University
May 6 – 7

Presented by The Women’s Mental Health Conference

Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting – Reconnect. Recharge. Reset
May 6 – 8
, TBA: San Diego, California
Presented by The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2nd Annual Devotion Starts Within Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Summit
May 6
, 8:00am – 3:00pm: Aloft Chicago O’Hare Hotel, 9700 Balmoral Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018
Presented by Shades of You, Shades of Me

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Interventions
May 6, 12, & 24
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
To register, you must create an account with Events Hub. For more information, email Maria Vargas at mvargas@dmh.lacounty.gov
Presented by Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division

Smarty Pants Storytime: Mother’s Day
May 6, 11:00am
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities celebrating mothers and other caregivers. For kids ages 2 – 5 with their parent or caregiver.
Presented by LA County Library

Virtual Event: Healing Centered Engagement Foundations Series – Relationships: Meaningful Connections
May 6
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Flourish Agenda, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

Saturday, May 7

Piñata Workshop/Taller de Piñata
May 7, 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (Conference Room / Salón de Conferencias)
Make your own piñata sculpture using cardboard and tissue paper. Learn various decorative techniques and leave with a piñata ready for your Mother’s Day fiesta!
Presented by Esperanza Community Housing

Sunday, May 8

Alebrije Heart Workshop for Mother’s Day/ Taller de Corazón de Alebrije para el Día de las Madres
May 8, 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (Conference Room / Salón de Conferencias)
Learn how to paint a corazón de alebrije to give to your mother on Mother’s Day. Alebrijes are copal wooden figurines painted in bright colors with intricate designs.
Presented by Esperanza Community Housing

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program
May 8 – June 22

Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley

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