Upcoming Events for the Week of September 14

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re making updates as we learn about them, but we recommend contacting organizers before registering for in-person events.

For updated information and resources for home visitors, visit our COVID-19 page. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

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 list that we update weekly. Do you have something for us to include? Email snish@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!

September is:
Events Happening Throughout September

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.

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Online COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Groups
Every Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:30pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Wednesday (Spanish), 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Every Thursday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 5:00pm – 6:30pm
These social support groups offer a space for continued connection during these times of increased isolation. These are not psychotherapy groups, but the therapists facilitate the groups to offer structure and support.
Presented by The Relational Center

Webinar: Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Every Wednesday
, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
This weekly webinar was created as a safe place for lactation professionals to gather. There will be a new speaker/topic each week to provide current information on guidelines and recommendations.
Presented by the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition

Monday, September 14

Virtual Event: “Breastfriend” Virtual Training Program
September 14 – December 5
This program supports breastfeeding mothers for the first 6 weeks after birth. Applicants must be people who have breastfed for a minimum of 6 months within the past 5 years.
Presented by Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)

Virtual Event: Head Start California 2020 Health Institute
September 14 – 16
Presented by Head Start California

Virtual Training: Lactation Education Specialist Training Part 2
September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 26, & November 2
, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Training: Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals
September 14 – December 14
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Registration closes on Friday, September 3rd at 9:00pm.
Presented by 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Conversation Hour – Feeling Connected: Strategies for Increasing your Child’s Engagement During Remote Learning and Teletherapy Sessions
September 14, 21 & October 5
, 1:00pm
Presented by Profectum Foundation

Virtual Training: Trauma-Informed Care Discussion (Spanish)
September 14
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Virtual Event: Information Gathering Session – Funding for COVID Food Assistance
September 14
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Emergency Food Security Branch

Tuesday, September 15

Today is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)!

Webinar: Strengthening Parent and Child Health Outcomes through Policy Advocacy
September 15
, 4:00am – 5:00am
This webinar is part of the Doing Better Together to Equitably Advance Reproductive Health and Wellness webinar series.
Presented by Mountain Area Health Education Center

Virtual Workshop: COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Clinical, Research, and Therapeutics Updates
September 15
, 7:00am – 1:15pm
Presented by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and others

Webinar: Maintaining Boundaries in Home Visiting for Supervisors
September 15
, 8:00am – 9:00am
For more information, please refer to this flyer.
Presented by the Ounce

Virtual Training: Typical and Atypical Development in Children Aged Birth to Five
September 15
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the LA County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Building Birth and Foster Parent Relationships to Promote Reunification: A Panel Discussion
September 15
, 10:00am
Presented by the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, Casey Family Programs, and Youth Law Center

Webinar: Covered California Open Enrollment 2021 Statewide Training
September 15
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Covered California

Webinar: Best Practice Guidelines for California’s Child Abuse Prevention Councils: Making Prevention the New Norm
September 15
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA and others

Virtual Event: The Learning Table: National Prostate Cancer Awareness
September 15
, 12:00pm
Presented by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Webinar: Voting In a Pandemic
September 15
, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office and others

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growing Prevention: Skills Building Workshop Series: Resume Best Practices
September 15
, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Behavioral Health Services (BHS) South Bay Prevention

Save the Date: Virtual Event: Ways to Communicate to Your Child on Drug Use
September 15
, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
For more information, please contact Jessica Abaya at jabaya@aadapinc.org
Presented by The Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP)

Wednesday, September 16

Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day!

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Acceso a Recursos Comunitarios y Beneficios Publicos para Usted y Su Familia
September 16, 10:00am – 11:00am
Para registrarse por telefono, llame a Worksite Wellness LA al (323) 758-9480.
Presented by Iris Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Creative Connections
September 16
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Inspiring insight into using art to support the recovery process – for all age groups.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Prevention Providers

Virtual Event: 2020 Public Health Law Virtual Summit: COVID-19 Response and Recovery
September 16 – 17, TBA
Presented by The Network for Public Health Law

Save the Date: 2020 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Shaping the Vision of Latino Behavioral Health Equity
September 16 – 18
, TBA: Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Presented by the National Latino Behavioral Health Association

Webinar: Best Practices for Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Discussion with Project CARA, UNC Horizons and TIDES
September 16
, 4:00am – 5:00am
This webinar is part of the Doing Better Together to Equitably Advance Reproductive Health and Wellness webinar series.
Presented by Mountain Area Health Education Center

Virtual Training: Culturally Proficient Professional
September 16, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Webinar: Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness in Women Across the Life Course
September 16
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Regions 1 -10

Virtual Townhall: Ending the HIV Epidemic
September 16
, 10:00am – 11:30am
For questions regarding registration or the event, please contact EHEInitiative@ph.lacounty.gov.
Presented by the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs

Virtual Event: ¿Cómo Se Dice Leche? Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A Session
September 16
, 10:30am – 11:30am
Presented by Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants in partnership with Lactation Education Resources

Webinar: Prepare, Prevent, Protect: Security and Safety in Early Childhood Facilities
September 16
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Engagement Strategies and Procare Software

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Facebook Live: Sharing Stories to Prevent Drunk Driving with MADD Victim Volunteer Elizabeth Smith
September 16
, 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Presented by MADD California and Behavioral Health Services (BHS) South Bay Prevention

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Food Distribution
September 16
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: LAC + USC Medical Center, Walkway between Building B and Old General Hospital, 1200 N State Street Los Angeles, CA 90033
You can expect to receive approximately 25 – 40lbs of food. For your convenience, please bring your cart or reusable bags. For more information please visit: https://www.lafoodbank.org/find-food/pantry-locator/
Presented by CARES and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Virtual Training: Self-Care
September 16
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growing Prevention Skills: Skills Building Workshop Series: Job Search
September 16
, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Behavioral Health Services (BHS) South Bay Prevention

Thursday, September 17

Save the Date: Adult Mental Health Learning Lab Training
September 17 & 24
, 7:00am – 9:00pm
Presented by Early Impact Virginia

Virtual Training: Comprehensive Case Management 101
September 17
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Strategies TA

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethical Minority Comumunities
September 17
, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH)

Webinar: The Impact of Developmental Trauma in Communities of Color During the Pandemic
September 17
, 10:00am
Presented by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Webinar: Talking About Race and Racism with Clients: Challenges, Benefits & Strategies for Fostering Meaningful Dialogue
September 17
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Virtual Event: MCHA Monthly Meeting: Medi-Cal Eligibility, Mental Health, Multiforum Advocacy Solutions, Health Coverage and Other Updates
September 17
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA)

Webinar: Intersectional Allyship for Racial Justice: A 2-Day Workshop for White Allies
September 17 – 18
, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Equity In the Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Annual Meeting of the Black Breastfeeding Caucus
September 17
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
This meeting is for people who self-identify as Black and have an interest in the Black Breastfeeding Caucus’ (BBC) mission.
Presented by the Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)

Webinar: Communities Supporting Recovery
September 17, 10:30am
This webinar is part 3 of SAMHSA’s 2020 National Recovery Month webinar series.
Presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Webinar: Implementing a Safe Sleep Hospital-Based Program with Speaker Dr. Daniel Hershey, MD, SFHM, FAAP
September 17
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by PAC/LAC

Webinar: Health Disparities: Responding with a Lens on Race and Ethnicity
September 17, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Cómo Solicitar Beneficios Públicos Utilizando la Nueva Función de Aplicación Común
September 17
, 1:00pm
Presented by One Degree

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growing Prevention: Skills Building Workshop Series: Job Market Outlook
September 17
, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Behavioral Health Services (BHS) South Bay Prevention

Webinar: Vote-By-Mail During COVID-19 Pandemic
September 17
, 4:00pm
This event will discuss strategies to reach and motivate naturalized and diverse voters to vote by mail.
Call-in information (can listen only, not ask questions): (415) 655-0001, access code: 145 193 4693
Watch via Facebook Live: facebook.com/LAC4Immigrants
Presented by the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs

Friday, September 18

Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day!

Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence (with a focus on the perinatal population)
September 18
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)

Virtual Training: Difficult and Crucial Conversations at Work
September 18
, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by the Community Clinical Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Saturday, September 19

We don’t know of any events happening today.

Sunday, September 20

Today is the start of the National Farm Safety & Health Week (September 20 – 26)!

We don’t know of any events happening today.

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