Conferences, Events, & Training Opportunities

CWA provides this chronological list of in-person workshops, online education, screenings, and conferences addressing a wide range of topics that promote healthy living and support the professional development of WIC employees and other public health professionals. If you have an event that you would like to post, please fill out this form. If you have an additional flier or handout, please email Jodi at CWA so she can add that prior to publishing your event listing. 

Dec
7
Tue
COVID-19, Health Equity, & Asian American, Pacific Islander, & Native Hawaiian Communities
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

A workshop: How and why the COVID-19 pandemic has uniquely affected the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian (AA/PI/NH) communities.

Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

Dec
8
Wed
Reducing Choking Risk in Infant Feeding
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Webinar: Babies who are 6 months of age plus demonstrating the other reliable signs of readiness to eat can safely self-feed a wide variety of foods. Parents and caregivers are often concerned about baby’s ability to eat safely. In this webinar we will cover evidenced-based best practices for preventing choking and maximizing safe feeding when transitioning to solid foods.

WIC Wellness Wednesdays @ Zoom meeting: email jmulliganpfile@calwic.org for details
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for WIC Wellness Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00pm every Wednesday, where you will find WIC Agencies, Clinics, and Community Partners, hosting 15-30 minute wellness breaks as little healing gifts to get us through the rest of the week. Yoga, meditation, writing, self-care and compassion, dance, stretching, and more. If you are interested in joining us for this wonderful mid-week break, please email Jodi at jmulliganpfile@calwic.org. We will not be making this Zoom meeting link public, but WIC staff and affiliated community partners are welcome.

Interested in Hosting a WIC Wellness Wednesday? If you are a WIC Agency or WIC Clinic site, or are an affiliated nonprofit community partner, please sign up here.

If you are interested in sponsoring WIC Wellness Wednesdays, please email Jodi.

Dec
9
Thu
COVID-19, Health Equity, & Asian American, Pacific Islander, & Native Hawaiian Communities
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

A workshop: How and why the COVID-19 pandemic has uniquely affected the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian (AA/PI/NH) communities.

Dec
14
Tue
Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

Dec
15
Wed
WIC Wellness Wednesdays @ Zoom meeting: email jmulliganpfile@calwic.org for details
Dec 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for WIC Wellness Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00pm every Wednesday, where you will find WIC Agencies, Clinics, and Community Partners, hosting 15-30 minute wellness breaks as little healing gifts to get us through the rest of the week. Yoga, meditation, writing, self-care and compassion, dance, stretching, and more. If you are interested in joining us for this wonderful mid-week break, please email Jodi at jmulliganpfile@calwic.org. We will not be making this Zoom meeting link public, but WIC staff and affiliated community partners are welcome.

Interested in Hosting a WIC Wellness Wednesday? If you are a WIC Agency or WIC Clinic site, or are an affiliated nonprofit community partner, please sign up here.

If you are interested in sponsoring WIC Wellness Wednesdays, please email Jodi.

Dec
18
Sat
Beyond the Hospital: Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics, and Public Health Nurses @ Webinar
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

December 18th, 2021 Beyond the Hospital-Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics and Public Health Nurses (1)

On December 18, 2021, from 10am-11am PDT The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition presents Beyond the Hospital-Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics, and Public Health Nurses a live webinar featuring the founder and medical director of UCSD Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC), Dr. Eyla Boies, MD, FAAP, FABM.
During this webinar, Dr. Boies will illustrate how to provide breastfeeding support to the mother-baby-dyad after hospital discharge. Dr. Boies will begin the webinar by identifying different breastfeeding support strategies and explaining best practices for implementation within the newborns’ discharge medical care plan. Next, she will discuss the different signs that professionals need to recognize in dyads who are having difficulties with breastfeeding, such as sore nipples and engorgement, putting them at risk of breastfeeding failure. Building on this information, she will describe a number of tactics that should be employed to help the dyad thrive in their breastfeeding journey.  In closing, she will demonstrate how to develop plans to manage common infant problems related to breastfeeding in the first two weeks after discharge for example insufficient weight gain, jaundice, and late preterm infant.

Founder & Medical Director for the UCSD Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC)

This webinar is of great benefit for professionals working with breastfeeding dyads after hospital discharge!

Other Continuing Education Resources:

For Vaccine information see: Pregnancy & Vaccinations, Weaving a Safety Net (training video in partnership with UC San Diego and CDPH) and the PPT presentation for this training; Recommended websites for science-based vaccine information; Flu Shot Facts in English and Spanish.

For Breastfeeding Education Events throughout California, see California Breastfeeding Coalition’s Events Calendar

Pre-Recorded and Live Webinars: UC Davis Human Lactation Center

Culturally Proficient Professional, Reflective Supervision, and other Strengthening Families Training: Strategies 2.0

Lactation Conferences & Courses: Berkeley. Evergreen Perinatal Education

Lactation Educator Counselor & other courses: UC San Diego Extension

Racial Equity Webinar Series: US Breastfeeding Committee

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