Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Professionals

Here’s a roundup of events on perinatal health and family strengthening compiled for early childhood professionals by LA Best Babies NetworkSubscribe here to get a weekly email with the latest updates.

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 on the Stronger Families Blog. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

Do you have something for us to include here? Email snish@labestbabies.org. 
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Other resources: Upcoming Events for Families in L.A. County | Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars

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Upcoming Events

Free COVID-19 Vaccines
Safe, effective, and free – COVID-19 vaccines are widely available (even for babies who are at least 6 months old), regardless of health insurance and immigration status. There are hundreds of vaccination sites across L.A. County, and many are open late and on weekends with no appointment required. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a location near you.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Test to Treat COVID-19 Program
You can now get free same-day testing and free antiviral medication across LA County sites. Click here, call 211, or text 844-833-1334 to find a free county testing location.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Virtual Event: SAMHSA Behavioral Health Listening Session: Perinatal and Life-Stage Issues as They Relate to Behavioral Health
June 29
, 7:00am – 9:00am
Presented by Presented by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Our Most Challenging Clients
June 29
, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Webinar: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California
June 29
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative and Kidsdata

Virtual Training: Creating Stronger Trauma-Informed Caregiving Systems Using ARC Reflections
June 29, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and the Los Angeles County Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

Webinar: The Future of Virtual Care: Solving Provider Frustrations and Patient Expectations
June 29
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Webinar: BAILA First Year Convening & Training
June 29
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), Maternal Child Health Access (MCHA), Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles (NLSLA) and the Benefits Access for Immigrants Los Angeles (BAILA) Network

Webinar: American Rescue Plan Act – Equity in Local Budgets
June 29
, 10:30am
Presented by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and the Imperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition

Virtual Training: Connecting with Families Around What They Care About
June 29
, 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Discipline and the Influence of Our Upbringing
June 29
, 11:00am
Presented by the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety

Webinar: Oral Health & Pregnancy
June 29
, 12:00pm
Presented by Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN)

Webinar: Talking Trauma with Young Children
June 29
, 12:00pm
Presented by ZERO TO THREE and ChildCare Aware of America

Webinar: Care First Community Investment Listening Session
June 29
, 5:30pm
Presented by L.A. County Chief Executive Office

Webinar: Exploring Suicide Risk Among Youth Involved With the Justice and/or Child Protective Services Systems
June 30, 9:00amPresented by the Transform Research Center

Webinar: Treat it to Beat it: Supporting Timely Treatment of Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy
June 30
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
See flyer here.
Presented by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

SLASB AAIMM CAT Bi-Monthly Regional Meeting (In-Person and Virtual Format)
June 30
, 2:00pm – 5:00pm: Curtis Tucker Center for Community Wellness, 123 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
To attend virtually, register here.
Presented by the South L.A./South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team

Critical Competencies Coaching Program
July 6 – August 8
, TBA
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Role of ‘isms and Abuse in Later Life
July 7
, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by the Los Angeles Later Life Intimate Partner Violence Learning Collaborative

Virtual Training: Touchpoints in the Context of Developmental Challenges
July 7 – August 11
(6 sessions), 5:00am – 9:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Event: Healing Centered Engagement Foundations Series – Aspirations: Dreams Not Deferred
July 8
, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Flourish Agenda, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

Virtual Training: Sensory Integration: Applications to Understanding & Intervening with Young Children with Mental Health Needs
July 11
, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Virtual Training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Beginning July 11
, TBA
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Creating a Winning Digital Strategy in a “Tradigital” World – SHSMD Credentials
July 11 – August 5

Presented by Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

Southern Region Student Wellness Conference
July 11 – 13
, TBA: JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort and Spa, 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
If you have questions, contact DBH-PEI@dbh.sbcounty.gov.
Presented by San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health

Virtual Event: The International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2022: Community Week
July 11 – 15

Presentations will be uploaded at midnight EST daily.
Presented by Group B Strep International

Webinar: Navigating the System of Care for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: A Trauma-Informed Approach
July 12
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Webinar: Implementing Neurodiversity-Affirming Care for the 0-3 Population ~ 2 Day Event
July 12 and 14, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California

Virtual Training: Domestic Violence Advocate Training
July 12 – August 24
(Tuesdays and Thursdays), 9:00am – 2:30pm
Presented by the Women Shelter of Long Beach

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
July 12 – 14
, 9:00am – 12:45pm
(Must attend all three days)
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Improving EMS & Older Adult Caregiver Dementia Literacy to Improve Older Adult Emergency Medical Services Outcomes
July 13, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement

45th Annual PSI Conference
July 13 – 17
, TBA: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113
Proposals for this conference are due on January 14th.
Presented by Postpartum International

Webinar: 2022 Pain in the Nation Report
July 14
, 10:30am
Presented by Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust

Virtual Training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
July 14 – August 11
(5 sessions), 10:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Diagnosing and Dismantling Obstetric Racism in Birthing Hospitals
July 14, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Part of a training series. See flyer.
Presented by Equity Justice

Webinar: A Deep Dive into the Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization; Implications for Community Health Centers, Their Patients, and Reproductive Health
July 19
, 9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at George Washington University and the Clinical Directors Network, Inc.

Virtual Meeting: Reflective Father Engagement Consultation Drop-in Group
July 19
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Hosted by Kevin Gruenberg and Richard Cohen.
No registration required – just
go here to join. Questions? Email Dr. Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
Presented by Love, Dad

Save the Date: Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2022
July 19 – 25

Presented by Shades of Blue ProjectVirtual Training: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)™ System Training Program
July 20 – 22
, 6:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Institute

Save the Date: Black Maternal & Mental Health Summit – Collective Efforts for Greater Community Impact and Change
July 21 – 22
, Houston, TX
This will be a hybrid event.
Presented by Shades of Blue Project and others

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Infancy, Childhood, And Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Initial Assessment
July 21
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
If you have questions, contact ICARE@dmh.lacounty.gov.
Presented by County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Prevention Services Division, Family and Community Partnerships

Webinar: Addressing Serious Mental Illness
July 21
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Webinar: Cultural Dimensions in Promoting, Protecting, and Supporting Lactation in East Asian Communities
July 22
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by LA Best Babies Network and BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Addressing Treatment Gaps in Maternal Mental Health: A Fireside Chat on New Initiatives From the APA and ACOG
July 25
, 10:00am – 11:0apm
Presented by 2020 Mom

Virtual Training: Supporting Father Involvement
July 26 – August 4
(6 sessions), 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: The Border is Here: Immigration Trauma and Loss
July 26
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

Webinar: Chaos and Instability in the Lives of Children
July 26
, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California

Virtual Training: P.A.T.H. (Pregnancy / Parenthood Attitude, Timing + How Important)
July 26
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Create an account and use key code MCAHJul2022-5287
Presented by the L.A. County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention (AAIMM) Initiative

Webinar: Diagnosing and Dismantling Obstetric Racism in Birthing Hospitals
July 27
, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Part of a training series. See flyer.
Presented by Equity Justice

Webinar: Talking Trauma with Young Children
July 27
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Child Care Aware of America and ZERO TO THREE

Navigating Challenging Conversions Workshop Series: The Why of Challenging Conversations
August 2
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Being a Welcome Guest in Prismatic Homes: Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ and Other Marginalized Families
August 3, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California

APA 2022 Convention
August 4 – 6
: Minneapolis, MN
Presented by American Psychological Association

Webinar Series: The Growing Brain Basics
August 8, 15, 22, 29;
9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Navigating Challenging Conversions Workshop Series: The How of Navigating Challenging Conversations
August 9
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: The Importance of Parent/Child Attachment in the Latino Community
August 15, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California

Community Health Worker Academy
Begins August 15

Do you want to help people in your community? Would you like a career in health care? Apply to become a community health worker here. If you have any questions, please email CommunityHealth@Providence.org.
Presented by Providence and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Virtual Meeting: Reflective Father Engagement Consultation Drop-in Group
August 16
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Hosted by Kevin Gruenberg and Richard Cohen.
No registration required – just go here to join. Questions? Email Dr. Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
Presented by Love, Dad

Navigating Challenging Conversions Workshop Series: The What of Challenging Conversations
August 16
, 10:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: P.A.T.H. (Pregnancy / Parenthood Attitude, Timing + How Important)
August 17
, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Create an account and use key code MCAHAug2022-4376
Presented by the L.A. County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention (AAIMM) Initiative

Save the Date: 11th Annual Breastfeeding and Equity Summit
August 25 – 27
, 8:00am – 4:00pm: New Orleans, LA
Presented by Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) and Reaching Our Brothers Everywhere (ROBE)
Webinar: Preserving Community-Centered Lactation Support for Brown Folks
August 26
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Webinar: Emergent Feeding Strategies: Equity in Feeding Approaches for Early Intervention
August 26, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Presented by the Infant Development Association of California

Save the Date: Wisconsin Maternal Mental Health Summit
September 2 & 3
, TBA: No Studios, Milwaukee, WI
Presented by Shades of You, Shades of Me

Webinar: Digital Storytelling for Global Health and Rights
September 7
, 10:00pm
Presented by StoryCenter

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
September 8
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International

Save the Date: ZERO TO THREE Virtual Annual Conference
September 12-15

Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Virtual and In-Person Event: Raise: Event Fundraising Conference
September 12-13

Presented by One Cause

Virtual Training: Facilitating the Parenting Program
September 13, 15, 20, and 22
; 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health: Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health
September 14
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Touchpoints in Libraries
September 14 – November 12
, 11:00am – 12:30 pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

The 2022 Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute (Virtual and In-Person Format)
September 17 – 18, TBA: The Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Presented by Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Virtual Event: Moving Mountains Together – Mom Congress 2022
September 18 – 20, TBA
The registration deadline is July 14.
Presented by Mom Congress

Save the Date: LatinX Parenting
September 19
, TBA
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Families in Recovery: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder (6-Part Series)
September 19, 23, 30, October 4, 7, 11
; 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy
September 19-22
, 12:30pm
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs at the Barnard Center

International Marcé Society 2022 Conference – London UK
September 19 – 22
: London, United Kingdom
Presented by The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

Virtual Meeting: Reflective Father Engagement Consultation Drop-in Group
September 20
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Hosted by Kevin Gruenberg and Richard Cohen.
No registration required – just go here to join. Questions? Email Dr. Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
Presented by Love, Dad

Save the Date: The AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience (FMX)
September 20 – 24
, TBA: Washington, DC
Presented by American Academy of Family Physicians

Virtual Training: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)™ System Training Program
September 21 – 22
, 6:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Institute

Save the Date: 2022 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference: Onwards & Upwards – Accountability for the Past and Building Toward the Future of MCH
September 21 – 23
, TBA: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
For questions, contact citymatchconference@unmc.edu.
Presented by CityMatCH

Webinar: Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health: Building Resilience While Social Distancing: Parental Depression and Coping
September 21
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Centering Attachment: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for 0-3
September 21
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and ChildCare Education Institute

Webinar: Impact of Birth Experiences on Bodyfeeding Outcomes
September 23
, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Save the Date: Parenting While Rising to Child Developmental Challenges
September 26
, TBA
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Care for Providers and Parents
September 28
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Hybrid Event: Conferencia anual: El papel del promotor comunitario hacia una cultura de prevención y de equidad
October 6 – 8

Presented by Visión y Compromiso

Hybrid Event: 2022 Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference
October 6 – 8

Presented by Shades of You, Shades of Me

2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
October 7 – 11
, TBA: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
Presented by American Academy of Pediatrics

Virtual Training: Lactation Education Specialist Course
October 11 – November 15
(Tuesdays), 8:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Training: High Risk Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)™ System Training Program
October 12 – 13
, 6:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Institute

Save the Date: 5th Annual Health Literacy in Action Conference
October 13 – 14
, TBA
Presented by IHA Health Literacy Solutions Center

Virtual Meeting: Reflective Father Engagement Consultation Drop-in Group
October 18
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Hosted by Kevin Gruenberg and Richard Cohen.
No registration required – just go here to join. Questions? Email Dr. Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
Presented by Love, Dad

Webinar: Community Health Centers and Payment Reform
October 21,
9:00am – 10:00am
Presented by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at George Washington University and the Clinical Directors Network, Inc.

Virtual Training: Introduction to the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS)
October 24
, 6:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints

Virtual Training: Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) Training to Reliability
October 24-25
, 6:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints

Save the Date: 2022 California Primary Care Association
October 27-28
, TBA: Safe Credit Union Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Presented by the California Primary Care Association

APHA 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo – 150 Years of Creating the Healthiest Nation: Leading the Path Toward Equity
November 6 – 9
: Boston, MA
Presented by American Public Health Association

Virtual Meeting: Reflective Father Engagement Consultation Drop-in Group
November 15
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Hosted by Kevin Gruenberg and Richard Cohen.
No registration required – just go here to join. Questions? Email Dr. Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
Presented by Love, Dad

Save the Date: BreastfeedLA’s 8th Annual Gala
November 15
, TBA
Presented by BreastfeedLA

Virtual Training: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)™ System Training Program
November 16 – 18
, 6:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Brazelton Institute

FRAC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
December 8
, 6:00pm: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Presented by FRAC (Food Research & Action Center) 

Webinar: Maternal Mental Health 101
December 15
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International

Virtual Meeting: Reflective Father Engagement Consultation Drop-in Group
December 20
, 10:00am – 11:00am
Hosted by Kevin Gruenberg and Richard Cohen.
No registration required – just go here to join. Questions? Email Dr. Gruenberg at kgruenberg@love-dad.org.
Presented by Love, Dad

Save the Date: Agents of Change
March 6 – 7
, TBA: San Diego, CA
Presented by Rescue Agency

Save the Date: National Home Visiting Summit
March 14 -16
, TBA
Presented by Start Early

Save the Date: Prevent Child Abuse American National Conference
August 22 – 24
, Baltimore, MD
Presented by Prevent Child Abuse America


Other resources: Upcoming Events for Parents/Families |Recorded Webinars, On-Demand Training | Ongoing Support Groups, Meetings, Classes | Other Organizations’ Events Calendars

Disclaimer: LA Best Babies Network provides this content as a service to the community. Listing an event here does not necessarily imply endorsement or approval. Please contact the host organizations directly for more information on any of these events.