Upcoming Events for the Week of May 30th

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

Free, Court Approved Anger Management Classes
9:30am – 11:00am: 4801 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles, CA 90022
A 20-week course designed to teach anger management techniques and useful methods to regulate emotions. See full calendar.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

Virtual: Free Breakthrough Parenting Classes
Spanish 10: 00am – 12:00pm; English 4:00pm – 6:00pm
A 15-week course that gives parents techniques to build stronger relationships with their children. See full calendar.
Presented by the L.A. Care and BlueShield Promise Community Resource Center

Virtual Meetings: Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads
May 3 – May 31,
6:30pmSign up and get helpful tips on achieving fatherhood goals with a group of soon-to-be Black fathers. Become empowered to advocate for yourself and your partner. Join a community of support and get access to the tools you need. Sign up by emailing dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.

Apply for the TAYportunity Guaranteed Income Program
May 23 – June 6

Will provide 300 randomly selected eligible General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW) Transitional Age Youth (TAY) (ages 18-24 years old) with $1,000 in guaranteed income per month for three years with no strings attached.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

Monday, May 30

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Tuesday, May 31

Webinar: Strengthening Campaigns Through Media Advocacy
May 31
, 11:00am
Presented by Voices for Healthy Kids

Virtual Event: Fostering Overall Health Community Speaker Series – Innovation in Youth Mental Health Services
May 31
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class (Khmer)
May 31
, 3:00pm
To join the support group, text “NEWBORN” to 888-410-3674 or email Health-WIC@longbeach.gov.
Presented by City of Long Beach WIC Program

Wednesday, June 1

Virtual Training: Understanding And Managing Vicarious Trauma
June 1 and 2, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Participants are expected to attend both days.
Presented by Children’s Institute, Inc.

Webinar: Driving Healthcare Access: Mobile Health Clinics as a Vehicle to Address Health Inequities
June 1
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by Institute for Healthcare Advancement

Virtual Training: A View from All Sides: Perspective Taking to Support Family Engagement
June 1
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: 2022 Los Angeles Immigration Summit (Day 1)
June 1
, 8:00am – 5:00pm: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by California Community Foundation and others

Webinar: Creating a Culture of Self-Care at Your Organization, A Learning Collaborative
June 1
, 8, 15 & 22, 10:30am
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Thursday, June 2

Hybrid Event: Branching Out: Whole-Person Perinatal Mental Health Care
June 2 – 3
, 8:00am – 4:00pm:  Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230
Early bird registration ends April 30.
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Virtual Event: 2022 Los Angeles Immigration Summit (Day 2)
June 2
, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by California Community Foundation and others

Webinar: Working with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to Ensure Equitable Access to Advanced Primary Care
June 2
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Center for Health Care Strategies

Virtual Event: Plain Language Foundations – All Things Numbers & How to Make Content Related to Math More Clear
June 2
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Literacy Works’ Clear Language Lab

Virtual Event: Healing Centered Engagement Foundations Series – Meaning: Who AM I?
June 2
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Flourish Agenda, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

Virtual: Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board Meeting
June 2
, 1:00pm
A public meeting for LA County residents to give input on how to spend Measure H funds to combat homelessness.

Virtual Event: La Leche League International Annual Report Celebration
June 2
, 2:00pm
Presented by La Leche League International

Virtual Training: P.A.T.H. (Pregnancy / Parenthood Attitude, Timing + How Important)
June 2
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Create an account and use key code MCAHJun2022-2179
Presented by the L.A. County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention (AAIMM) Initiative

Panel: Ask All Your Questions! Pregnancy and Birth, the Real Deal
June 2
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
This event will feature the Welcome Baby program’s Denise Cervantes.
Presented by KPCC In Person

Friday, June 3

Webinar: Virtually There: Closing the Gaps for Telehealth Access in Medi-Cal
June 3
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Welcome Home Troops: Afghan Veterans Resource Fair
June 3
, 10:00am – 1:30pm: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
In honor of the U.S. military troops formerly stationed in Afghanistan, food and refreshments and various resource giveaways will be provided. The first 50 people in attendance will receive a gift card. RSVP at the link above.
Presented by the L.A. County Military & Veterans Affairs

Webinar: Breastfeeding is Also a Men’s Issue!
June 3
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by LA Best Babies Network and BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Breastfeeding is Also a Men’s Issue! (Spanish)
June 3
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by LA Best Babies Network and BreastfeedLA

Saturday, June 4

Save the Date: Honoring our Roots: 15 Years of Supporting the Well-being of Growing Families Gala
June 4
, Westdrift Manhattan Beach, 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Presented by Maternal Mental Health NOW

Sunday, June 5

Parents on the Pier: Advancing Justice for All
June 5
, TBA: District Pier at the Wharf, 101 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024
Presented by March for Moms

Baby Bonding with Dad Through Infant Massage (4-Week Series)
June 5 – 26 (every Sunday), 10:00am – 11:00am
Register by May 31st. Learn how to read your baby’s cues, soothe your baby from teething and digestive discomfort, improve your baby’s sleep patterns, and more!
Presented by The Help Group

Childbirth Preparation Classes for Expectant Parents (4-Week Series)
June 5, 12, 19 & 26
; 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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