Public Programming in the Pandemic
Mondays, March 23, 30 & April 6 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Library Journal course
Practically every public library has had to master digital storytime in a hurry. But there’s much more than socially distanced programming can do to fight isolation, connect communities, support harried parents, and help patrons with their fundamental information needs—whether they are looking for a new job, seeking reliable health information to make the best decisions, or need a pandemic project like learning a craft or a new language.
2021 Brazelton Virtual National Forum
Tuesday-Thursday, April 6-8
“Working Together Towards Racial Equity for Children, Families, and Communities.” We are offering a limited number of no-cost seats for California library staff to attend this forum which will explore the effects of racism and trauma on children, families, and communities, and how together we can advance racial equity and justice. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 15, 2021.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Thursday-Friday, April 8-9 | 8:00-11:00 a.m.
CALL has partnered with the California Department of Education to offer a certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. YMHFA teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to youth, ages 6-18, who may be experiencing emotional distress, mental illness, or a substance use issue. This 2-day training gives adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support and help connect them with appropriate and timely care. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 1, 2021. Please note the technology requirements for participants.