Events

Apr
2
Tue
Lactation Education Specialist Training @ SLAHP
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm

Course dates: April 2019: 2, 11, 18, 24, 30 (Alternative Day 5 – May 7th)

An alternative date for the last class has been set to accommodate those attending the California WIC Association Annual Trade Show and Conference @ Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego.

Like all other 45-hour courses, our course provides the learner with a background in basic breastfeeding management in preparation for providing education and counseling to breastfeeding families and for the IBCLC® exam.

**Attendance is mandatory for all 5 class dates including April 2019: 2, 11, 18, 24, 30

Alternative day 5 class  on May 7th, 2019 if you cannot attend April 30, 2019.

45-Hour Course Description

This lactation educator training series touches on all areas of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (for those preparing to sit for the IBCLC® Board Exam) and meets the Step 2 Baby-Friendly USA Staff Education Requirements, 2016 Edition.

Lactation educators work in many settings in our community, including WIC offices, hospitals, providing education alongside doula and midwifery services, and as volunteers. While lactation educators do not provide hands-on breastfeeding support without supervision, the scope of practice for a lactation educator does position the individual to provide prenatal breastfeeding education to groups and individuals, facilitate breastfeeding support groups, and to advocate for breastfeeding in the community and the public health realm.

Prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or GED and a passion for elevating breastfeeding as a public health strategy to imrove disparities in health outcomes.

This 45-hour course in lactation education covers basic breastfeeding management techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more.

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training was created to provide opportunities for the lactation-specific education required for all individuals aspiring to pursue board-certification as IBCLCs and to supplement the training and education of existing healthcare professionals in the area of human lactation. All concepts, skills, and education in human lactation are taught in accordance with the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (www.iblce.org) and meet the standards for supporting, breastfeeding practices advised by the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Baby-Friendly USA.

Course Objectives
Following the didactic presentations and skills competency demonstrations, participants will:
Possess the necessary skills to educate prenatally about breastfeeding in both group and individual settings, including teaching a prenatal breastfeeding class;
Possess sufficient education in basic breastfeeding management to independently provide information and support to a breastfeeding parent via telephone or in a group setting, and while supervised by an IBCLC in a clinic or hospital environment;
Possess the necessary counseling skills to provide sensitive and culturally appropriate care to the breastfeeding parent and family;
Possess clinical judgment sufficient to refer breastfeeding parents appropriately to other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, IBCLCs in cases where medical issues or complex cases of lactation are present; and to
Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting a parent’s choice to exclusively breastfeed.
Completion of this course does not confer a hands-on breastfeeding support certification and participants should be supervised by an IBCLC or working under a separate healthcare credential if providing hands-on lactation care.
BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal. If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by August 28, 2018 for Early Bird registration and September 7, 2018 for regular registration.
Participant Instructions
Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by November 28, 2018. Curriculum must be printed and put in a binder prior to the first day of class. No printed copies of the curriculum will be provided.

Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be granted after November 21, 2018.
Payment Policy
Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, your check MUST be received no later than November 21, 2018 in order to honor the Early Bird rate.
Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge) – Total Number to be Determined
Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers contact hours in continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. CERPs will be awarded.
Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate of attendance for CPEs for your professional development portfolio.

Apr
4
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

February 7 – NEVHC WIC

April 4 – TBD

June 6 – TBD

August 8 – Valley Pres

October 3 – TBD

December 5 – TBD

 

Please email Sally Saleh at sallysaleh@nevhc.org for any questions.

Apr
7
Sun
A Brunch Honoring LA Midwives @ Altadena Town & Country Club
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Description

“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” -unknown

Join us for food, fellowship, and comraderie as we support, and give thanks to the midwives in our community. We are being a bit cheeky by calling the day “Midwives and Mimosas” (yes there will be mimosas). Seriously though there are few spaces and platforms in the community of birthwokers where we get to say “Great Job”, “You are Special”, “Thanks for all you do!”. That changes now. This will be a special brunch honoring midwives that serve our communities. Let’s show up and give them some serious love and nurturing. Also, a great time to circle with our colleagues. An event you don’t want to miss!

Apr
9
Tue
RHBC South
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RHBC South (10 AM – 12 PM)

Feb 12

April 9 (community meeting)

June 11

Aug 13

Oct 8

Dec 10

For locations, please email Leslie Lopez at leslopez@ph.lacounty.gov.

Apr
11
Thu
California Family Leave Laws: A Training for Parents, Home Visitors, Health Care Workers, Child Care and Community Leaders @ National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles.
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Please join BreastfeedLA and the California Work and Family Coalition for a seminar on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 9:00 A.M at the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles. 

Program

This Spanish/English training will equip home visitors, health care workers, and child care providers who serve low income and new immigrant communities with information on Paid Family Leave and related workplace rights.  Help us create a strong county-wide network of support which will positively impact the number of parents and families who can access these benefits.

The training will provide resources and connection to a statewide network/coalition for regular updated information and feedback when questions arise. This innovative, interactive training incorporates hands-on practice and role play in Spanish and English. Participants will leave the training with new skills, information, and resources that will enable them to help parents and families of Los Angeles thrive

Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe two laws that are supportive of working families.
  2. Describe two resources to use when needing information on paid family leave.
  3. Demonstrate how to counsel clients about Paid Family Leave, paid sick days, and other family friendly workplace supports.
  4. Demonstrate how to access and complete application forms

Sessions

  1. Workplace Rights and Impact on Parent and Child Health and Well-Being
  2. Family Leave Laws – Job Protection and Wage Replacement
  3. Workplace Accommodations – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  4. Putting it All Together – Interactive Practice
  5. Using What We Learned – Evaluation and Next Steps

Cancellation Policy

Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.”  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 6 R-CERPs will be awarded.

RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

 

Apr
17
Wed
RHBC East
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

RHBC East (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

Feb 27

April 17

June 26 (community meeting)

Aug 28

Oct 23

Dec 11

Apr
26
Fri
Protecting The Breastfeeding Continuum Of Care In The Community: What We Can Do @ San Dimas Community Hospital
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Program

Do you ever feel that you are going about improving breastfeeding rates all by yourself? Does your department or community seem to sit in their own corners and work separately from each other or leave breastfeeding out of the big picture? Continuity of Care is not a new topic in the healthcare world. It focuses on reducing negative outcomes such as safety and mortality across many specialties. When we apply this to breastfeeding we can translate this into what creates these gaps of continuity which contribute to less than ideal rates of initiation, exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding and the negative outcomes associated with this. Improving breastfeeding is more than one person, agency or department can tackle. Partnerships and collaboration are essential to creating a continuity of care. We will discuss what partnerships mean to breastfeeding, where to look for them and ways to move forward together towards a common agenda of community continuity of care for breastfeeding.

Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. To describe why continuity of care matters to breastfeeding
  2. To list three root causes of continuity of care failures
  3. To describe in continuity language, how low breastfeeding rates contribute to negative health outcomes
  4. To list the differences between internal continuity and external continuity of care and why they each matter
  5. Identify real world examples of solving continuity of care for breastfeeding
  6. Describe the levels of collaboration and its impact to improving continuity of care

Sessions

  1. Why this matters? The ecological model, continuity info on definitions and breakdowns.
  2. Breaking down and working through examples

that fit the bill or what could be done to keep them going!

  1. Information driven partnerships – why it is needed, where to look, etc.
  2. Putting it all together:  tranforming information into something tangible to harness.

Cancellation Policy

Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.”  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 6 R-CERPs will be awarded.

RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

Apr
28
Sun
California WIC Association Annual Trade Show and Conference @ Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – May 1 @ 5:00 pm

The next few years will be historic for WIC! This year’s conference will showcase the wave of improvements and innovations that include new technology and fresh perspectives on engaging and sustaining WIC participants. Critical updates, worksite wellness, and exemplary leadership will be featured. Best practices for standing strong, lifting up all of us, and moving families forward, will be integral to our message. Together we will work towards building vibrant communities and strengthening our resolve to collaborate and find solutions. Come ready to learn and enjoy colleagues as we create the WIC program for today’s families!

Check out this year’s draft agenda. Please note that this is a working agenda in progress. Some session titles, dates, and times are subject to change based on speaker availability and WIC alignment. Please check back as a final agenda will be posted soon!

May
11
Sat
Milk Drive @ Eisner Health LA Breast Milk Depot
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
15
Wed
RHBC West
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RHBC West (10 AM – 12 PM)

Feb 20

May 15

Aug 21 (community meeting)

Nov 20

Please contact Milan Henry at mihenry@ph.lacounty.gov with questions.