Upcoming Events for the Week of October 25th

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 25

Virtual Event: ZERO TO THREE’s 2nd Annual Virtual Conference – Take Heart
October 25 – 29

Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Get Screened for Breast Cancer (Mobile Digital Mammography)
October 25
, 8:30am – 2:00pm: Northgate Market South Gate, 4155 Tweedy Boulevard, South Gate, CA 90280
To qualify for this free service, you must be 40 years of age or older, have no breast symptoms, have a low household income and have no insurance. Schedule an appointment by calling 1 (877) 4AN-EXAM / 1 (877) 426-3926.
Presented by Alinea Medical Imaging

Virtual Training: Exploring the “Development is a Journey Conversation Roadmap”: A Tool for Talking with Families
October 25
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding and Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
October 25
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Part of the Birth to Five Mental Health Core Training Series
Presented by CHLA Early Childhood Mental Health Program in partnership with USC

Webinar: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention for Local Health Programs
October 25
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by State of California’s Department of Public Health

Webinar: Centering Survivors for Transformative Change: Exploring Economic Supports to Prevent Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence with FreeFrom
October 25
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by PreventConnect and National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Los Angeles County Women + Girls Initiative Governing Council Meeting
October 25
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
To join by phone, call (323) 776-6996 and enter meeting ID: 964 511 665#
To view the agenda for this meeting, click here.
Presented by Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative

Tuesday, October 26

Expecting Fathers Group for Black Dads – Postpartum: Steps to Take Once Baby is Born
October 26
, TBA
To sign up for this free Zoom workshop, please email dmauldin@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by Black Infants and Families

Los Talleres de Leyendo en Familia  – Sesión 2
October 26, 28, November 2 & 4
, 9:00am – 10:15am
Los talleres son para adultos que están trabajando en sus habilidades de alfabetización en inglés y son cuidadores de niños de 0 a 8 años. Para más información, envíe un correo electrónico a literacy@lapl.org o llame al (213) 228-7540.
Presentado por Los Angeles Public Library

Day of Hope Event – Free Haircuts, Vaccines, Hygiene Packs, Showers, Legal Services, and Food
October 26
, 9:00am – 1:00pm (while supplies last): 1313 N. Edgemont Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Presented by The Hope Center and others

Webinar: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention for Health Care Professionals
October 26
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by State of California’s Department of Public Health

Families Read Together Virtual Workshops – Session 2
October 26, 28, November 2 & 4
, 10:30am – 11:45am
These workshops are for adults who are working on their English literacy skill and are parents or caregivers for children ages 0-8 years old. For more information, email literacy@lapl.org or call (213) 228-7540.
Presented by Los Angeles Public Library

Webinar: Breeding, Feeding & Leading: Innovations That Increase Food Security & Produce Consumption
October 26
, 11:00am
Presented by Produce for Better Health Foundation and Bayer

Domestic Violence and Homelessness in Our Community: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Supporting Survivors and Their Children
October 26
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
See the flyer here, and register for the Zoom meeting here.
Presented by Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

Free Virtual Baby Shower, Prizes, Support, and Community Resources
October 26
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This event is for expecting families living in and around the Los Angeles area. Prizes, community resources, and prenatal/postpartum support will be available. Families are encouraged to register for this event as space is limited.
Presented by Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center’s Welcome Baby program

Virtual Event: Common Sense Together: Building a Better Tomorrow for Our Kids
October 26
, 5:00pm
Presented by Common Sense

Partnership Joint Meeting
October 26
, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
For more information, please contact BestStartAV@all4kids.org.
Presented by Children’s Bureau

Your Home is Someone’s Workplace! How to Hire a House Cleaner, Nanny or Homecare Worker
October 26
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs and Hand in Hand – The Domestic Employers Network

The 37th Georgette Shatford Memorial Lecture Series: How to Survive and Thrive When Mental Illness Affects You and Your Family – Building Healthy Relationships
October 26
, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Presented by NAMI San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics

Wednesday, October 27

Virtual Event: Funder’s Circle Work Group Meeting
October 27
, 9:30am – 10:30am
Interested in joining? Please email Sierra Smith at sierra@openpaths.org.
Presented by South LA / South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Community Action Team

Virtual Training: Communicating Around COVID-19: Helping Folx Navigate Online Info
October 27
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Clear Language Lab

Virtual Event: Promoting Mental Health and Family Well-Being in Today’s World – Understanding Depression and Fostering Resilience (Part 2 of 3)
October 27
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Children Birth Through Eight, by Dr. Donna Housman
October 27
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Housman Institute

Webinar: Organizational Self-Care: Creating a Culture of Self-Care at Your Organization
October 27
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Webinar: Fall 2021 Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations Webinar Series: Diabetes Continuum of Care: Developing Patient-Centered Resources for Diabetes Care (Part 2 of 4)
October 27
, 11:00am
Presented by National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP), Farmworker Justice, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Webinar: Portable Peace Practices Session Three: Movements for Mental and Physical Balance
October 27
, 12:00pm
Presented by California WIC Association

Webinar: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention for Parents and Communities
October 27
, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by State of California’s Department of Public Health

Health Eating Lifestyle 5-Week Program (H.E.L.P)/El Programa de Estilo de Vida y Alimentación Saludable (H.E.L.P., por sus siglas en inglés)
October 27, November 3, 10, 17 and 24
, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
This program is for overweight or obese children ages 8–12 years old. The five-week virtual (zoom) program will help guide children to adopt new healthier eating and physical activity habits. To register, please contact Barbara Gonzalez at (213) 742-5553 or via email at Barbara.Gonzalez@CommonSpirit.org.
Este programa es para niños con sobrepeso de las edades de 8-12 años. El programa virtual de 5 semanas ayudará a los niños a adoptar un estilo de vida saludable e incorporar más actividad física. Para registrarse, por favor contacte a Barbara Gonzalez al 213.742.5553 o Barbara.Gonzalez@CommonSpirit.org.
Presented by Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center

Thursday, October 28

Virtual Event: Systems and Obesity: Advances and Innovations for Equitable Health and Well-Being: A Third Workshop Series
October 28
, 7:00am – 11:45am
Presented by The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Virtual Training: Trauma, Parenting, and Challenging Behaviors (School-Age)
October 28
, 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by California Training Institute (CalTrin)

Webinar: Being Present with Families
October 28
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Using Culturally Responsive Practices During Transitions
October 28, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force General Meetings
October 28
, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
For more information, email Cindy Young at cyoung@breastfeedla.org
Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles

Fright Night – Haunted Tunnel & Resource Fair
October 28
, 4:00pm – 6:00pm: 501 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
All ages are welcomed, costumes are highly encouraged and face masks are required. For more information, contact collegecorner@laccnp.org or call (323) 500-3295.
Presented by Central City Neighborhood Partners

¿Cómo reclamo o recibo los beneficios del crédito tributario por hijo?
October 28
, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment

Friday, October 29

Virtual Costume Contest for NICU/PICU Babies and Infants 0–12 Months of Age
Submission Deadline: October 29

The winner of the costume contest will win a $25 Target gift card and a Might Little Giants swag bag. Send photos to info@mightylittlegiants.org.
Presented by Mighty Little Giants
Free COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic for Anyone Ages 12 and Older
October 29
, 8:00am – 3:30pm: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
No appointment needed. Bring photo ID to confirm age. For questions, call the office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at (213) 974-2222.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Webinar: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention for Environmental Professionals
October 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by State of California’s Department of Public Health

Virtual Event: Systems and Obesity: Advances and Innovations for Equitable Health and Well-Being: A Third Workshop Series
October 29
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations – and Book Giveaways
October 29
, 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

Welcome Baby Information Session
October 29
, 10:30am – 11:30am
This event is for expecting families living in and around the Los Angeles area. To RSVP by phone, call Melina at 213-342-3127.
Presented by the Welcome Baby program at California Hospital Medical Center/Maternal and Child Health Access

Saturday, October 30

Free COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic for Anyone Ages 12 and Older
October 30
, 8:00am – 3:30pm: Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
No appointment needed. Bring photo ID to confirm age. For questions, call the office of Supervisor Holly Mitchell at (213) 974-2222.
Presented by the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Ask a Lawyer: Immigration & Citizenship
October 30
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by LA Law Library, Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs, and The Los Angeles County Bar Association

Closing Night – Fun, Food, and Music!
October 30, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Aziz Gallerie, 3343 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

Sunday, October 31

We don’t know of any events happening today. But we would like to wish you and your family a fun and safe Halloween! Check out this article from the American Academy of Pediatrics and tips shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how you and your family can make the most out of Halloween while staying healthy and safe.

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