Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) partnered with South Bay Families Connected to offer a variety of free, monthly parent education events, including the Families Connected Speaker Series and Families Connected Parent Chat.
South Bay Families Connected is a not-for-profit whose mission is to improve the social and emotional wellness of area youth by supporting parents in their efforts to help their kids reach their full potential and live healthy, fulfilled lives. South Bay Families Connected offers parents free resources, education and opportunities to connect around parenting issues and challenges, including helping kids navigate the new social media landscape, to reducing the likelihood that they will use drugs and alcohol.
Download the Social-Emotional Wellness Parent Checklist
Families Connected Parent Advisory Group
In the 2017-2018 school year, Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected convened the Families Connected Parent Advisory Group. This group, composed of parent representatives from Hermosa Beach City School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District, meets quarterly to discuss current youth-related issues and pertinent topics at individual school sites, district-wide and throughout the Beach Cities community.
The Parent Advisory Group role is to:
- Connect parents with resources, events and information
- Communicate with parents at their school
- Collaborate and bring back feedback and suggestions from parents, teachers and counselors to the Families Connected Parent Advisory Group
- Serve as a liaison between BCHD, PTA and each respective school site