Upcoming Events for the Week of October 18th

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 October

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for LA County Residents
Open Registration
, 8:00am – 8:00pm
See the website for information on which groups are currently being vaccinated. No Internet access? Call (833) 540-0473 for assistance with appointments Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 8:30pm.
Presented by County of Los Angeles 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, October 18

Virtual Workshop: Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy
October 18 – 21
, 8:30am – 12:30pm
This workshop is eligible for 13 CEU’s.
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 18
, 10:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
October 18
, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health program

Virtual Event: South LA / South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team Planning Meeting
October 18
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Interested in becoming a planning team member? Please email Adjoa Jones at AJones@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by South LA / South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Community Action Team

Nana and the Bushwoman Book Event
October 18
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Tuesday, October 19

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – What to Expect During Labor and Delivery
October 19
, TBA
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, please email dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Black Infants and Families

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 19
, 10:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)

Completing the FASFA: A How-To for Adult Supporters of Foster Youth
October 19
, 10:00am
Presented by John Burton Advocates for Youth

Webinar: The Intersections of Intimate Partner Homicide, Firearms, and Mass Shootings
October 19
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Donor Breast Milk Drive Event
October 19
, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Henry Mayo Hospital’s Lactation Department, 23861 McBean Parkway, Suite B-14, Valencia, CA 91355
Breast milk is life-saving to the most vulnerable infants. Please donate your frozen breast milk to the Lactation Department. For more information, please call (661) 200-1515.
Presented by Henry Mayo Hospital, in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank

Webinar: Mental Health in a Pandemic: Revisiting the Conversation One Year Later – Live Q&A with Mental Health Experts
October 19
, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Presented by The Sacramento Bee

Webinar: Are They Learning What I’m Teaching? Assessing Adult Students
October 19
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Literacy Works

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 19
, 6:00pm
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

The 37th Georgette Shatford Memorial Lecture Series: How to Survive and Thrive When Mental Illness Affects You and Your Family – Helpful Family Roles
October 19
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics

Wednesday, October 20

Virtual Event: 2021 SHSMD Connections Virtual Conference
October 20 – 21
, TBA
Note: Registrants will have access to the recordings from the in-person conference that took place in September.
Presented by Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Online Conference: Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women
October 20
, 5:30 am – 6:30 am
Presented by NIH’s Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

Health Coverage Enrollment Fair/Inscripción de Cobertura de Salud – Official Event
October 20
, 8:00am – 2:00pm: 10833 E. Avenue R, Littlerock, CA 93543
For more information, contact Amora Coles at (661) 944-509 ext. 196 or email at coles_cherie@lacoe.edu.
Presented by Los Angeles County Office of Education and others

Food Distribution/Distribución de Comida
October 20
, 9:00am (while supplies last): 611 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023 (At the intersection of 6th and S. Concord, behind the building)
For more information contact pgutierrez@elacc.org, call (323) 604-1954 or text (323) 539-3862
Presented by East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Virtual Event: Promoting Resilience in Families with Preschool-Aged Children: Finding from a Randomized Trial of the Focus for Early Childhood Program
October 20
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by The Division of Population Behavioral Health at UCLA Health and the DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

Virtual Event: Promoting Mental Health and Family Well-Being in Today’s World – Enhancing Partnerships Between Parents and Staff (Part 1 of 3)
October 20
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Fall 2021 Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations Webinar Series: Diabetes Continuum of Care: Evolving Roles of the Enabling Services Staff in Diabetes Management  (Part 1 of 4)
October 20
, 11:00am
Presented by National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP), Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Health Outreach Partners (HOP), and MHP Salud

Webinar: Secrets to Finding Talent Amidst a Early Childhood Education Staffing Crisis: Think Outside the Toybox
October 20
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: The Science of Scaling-Up High-Quality Early Childhood Programs
October 20
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Child Trends and others

Virtual Event: Self-Measured Blood Pressure *SMBP) Partnership Program Informational Webinar
October 20
, 12:00pm
Presented by The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Office on Women’s Health

Virtual Event: Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change Fall 2021 Series – Part 2: How to Call People In (Instead of Calling Them Out)
October 20 & December 8
, 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Reset for Fall: Create Your Personalized Wellness Roadmap
October 20
, 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Presented by California WIC Association

Webinar: Working with Adults Impacted by Trauma
October 20
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting collaborative

Virtual Event: Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (Antelope Valley – SPA 1)
October 20
, 3:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Virtual Event: Community Voices – Priorities and Preferences of Californians with Low Incomes for Health Care Reform
October 20
, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Presented by California Community Foundation, California Health Care Foundation, and The California Endowment

Virtual Event: Integrated Community Solutions Work Group Meeting
October 20
, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Interested in joining? Please email Summer McBride at summer@clarishealth.org or Leilani Darrett at leilanidarrett@gmail.com.
Presented by South LA / South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Community Action Team

Virtual Event: Dr. Angela Davis: Activist, Educator, and Social Justice Legend
October 20
, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Presented by the California Endowment

Thursday, October 21

Virtual Event: Marcé of North America (MONA) 2021 Virtual Conference – Parental Mental Health During Changing Times
October 21 – 23
, 6:00am – 4:45pm
Presented by Marcé of North America

Webinar: Leading Through Mindfulness and Compassion: Skills to Build Individual and Collective Wellness in the Workplace
October 21 & 28
, 7:00am – 9:30am
Presented by Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Virtual Training: Walking the Walk of Reflective Supervision
October 21 – 22
, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by Children’s Institute

Virtual Event: Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative – Community Input Meetings (West LA – SPA 5)
October 21
, 9:00am
Presented by Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

Virtual Training: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for Mental Health Professionals
October 21
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Child Welfare Division

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 21
, 10:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)

Webinar: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
October 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Virtual Event: Stable & Strong Families Training Series – Understanding Behavioral Challenges Through a Trauma and Resilience Lens: From Deficit to Adaptive Strength
October 21
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Virtual Event: MCHA Monthly Meeting – The Future of Medi-Cal for Kids
October 21
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA)

Webinar: How Curriculum Can Boost Enrollment in Family Child Care
October 21
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Webinar: Partnering with Families in Culturally Responsive Ways During Challenging Times
October 21
, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 21
, 5:00pm
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

Pampering and Wellness Event in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 21
, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
This is a first come, first served event.
Presented by Black Women for Wellness and Cupcakes and Shine

Friday, October 22

Virtual Event: Literacy Works’ Open House
October 22
, 8:00am – 8:30am
Presented by Literacy Works

Free Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Flu Shot Clinic in East L.A.
October 22
, 10:00am – 2:00pm (while supplies last): Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Individuals ages 3 and older who get a flu shot at this location will also receive a free gift. Advanced registration is preferred, but not required.
Presented by L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations – and Book Giveaways
October 22
, 10:00am – 4:00pm (every Friday in October)
Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
No appointment or ID required.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and El Proyecto del Barrio

Webinar: CPSP, 12-month Post-Pregnancy Eligibility, and Supportive Perinatal Care in Medi-Cal and MCAP
October 22
, 10:30am – 11:30am
For details, contact Mariela Bravo at Maternal and Child Health Access: 213-749-4261 or marielab@mchaccess.org.
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access, Black Mothers United, and West County (Sonoma) Health Centers

Webinar: Supporting Lactation During Incarceration
October 22
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Saturday, October 23

Tenant Workshop and Legal Clinic
October 23
, 9:00am
This workshop will be accessible through Zoom and by phone. Spanish translation will be available.
Presented by Stay Housed L.A. and Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

Free Online Breastfeeding Support for African American Families
October 23
, 10:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and The Children’s Collective Inc.’s Black Infant Health Program

Northeast Station Pumpkin Patch & Trunk-or-Treat
October 23
, 10:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 3353 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
The first 100 kids will receive school supplies and the first 50 families will receive a pantry bag. There will be free pumpkins, candy, arts and crafts available.
Presented by Los Angeles Police Department of the Northeast Area

Virtual Event: Safe Place for Youth Annual Youth Summit – “A Season of Change: Cultivating Transformative Wellness”
October 23
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Safe Place for Youth

Emergency Renters Assistance Program Workshop: Get One-on-One Help With Your Application
October 23
, 10:00am – 2:00pm: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, 152 W 32nd St., Los Angeles, 90007
For more information, call 213-745-9961.
Presented by SAJE – Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Free Essentials + Diaper Giveaway Event
October 23
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm (while supplies last): Jim Gillian Park, 4000 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (Enter from Nicolet and Santo/Tomas)
Up to 2 children per household can receive diapers. Sizes N-6 will be available. Advance registration is required for diaper pick up.
Presented by Open Arms Food Pantry and Resource Center

Sunday, October 24

Virtual Event: APHA 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo – Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness
October 24 – 27
, Times vary
Presented by ChangeLab Solutions

That’s Entertainment: Spotlight and Brunch
October 24
, 11:30am – 1:30pm: Chevy Chase Country Club, 3067 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
In addition to raising money for Bloom Again, this event will honor the work of Maternal and Child Health Access.
Presented by Bloom Again Foundation

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