Our SBFC Partner Districts and Schools are committed to the social emotional wellness of our youth. Critical to that goal is creating inclusive school and community environments that encourage and embrace every individual's uniqueness and authenticity, as well as foster meaningful connections with others, community, and the environment. We hope you will find these resources helpful in our shared goal of raising up our youth to reach their full potential. Please click on any of the buttons or images below to access resources.

Fostering Empathy and Creating an Inclusive, Hate-free Environment

Resources to Address and Prevent Bullying, including Cyberbullying, please click on the SBFC pages below:

 

Resources to Foster Empathy and Reduce Hate

Discussing Hate and Violence With Children:  A guide developed by the ADL. Includes a downloadable brochure

Love Has No Labels:   An ad campaign about implicit bias. Includes a family discussion guide.

Table Talk:   Family guides for discussing current events.


SBFC Video Series: A South Bay Story on Empathy and Compassion

 
 

Our heart-felt thanks and gratitude to the Henry Family for sharing their story with us.


Understanding the Spectrum of Gender Identity and Sexuality

Gender spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Explore Topics, access resources, and download the parent handbook.

Gender spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Explore Topics, access resources, and download the parent handbook.

The trevor project provides extensive support to lgbtq youth. This link will take you to a comprehensive resource page to find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation and gender identity (The trevor project.

The trevor project provides extensive support to lgbtq youth. This link will take you to a comprehensive resource page to find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation and gender identity (The trevor project.

View videos in this exceptional series, produced by National Geographic

View videos in this exceptional series, produced by National Geographic


Supporting Youth with Mental Illness, Disability and Chronic Illness

REal People, Real Stories, related to parenting and supporting people with mental illness, autism, disability, chronic illness, and rare disease.

REal People, Real Stories, related to parenting and supporting people with mental illness, autism, disability, chronic illness, and rare disease.


Improving Cross-Cultural Understanding

Activities that connect students to peers in other countries (KQED)

Activities that connect students to peers in other countries (KQED)


Recognizing Gender Bias and Striving for Equality

research showing that UNCONSCIOUS bias can contribute to gender disparity (National Public Radio) 

research showing that UNCONSCIOUS bias can contribute to gender disparity (National Public Radio) 

A link to information for Educating Boys for Success

A link to information for Educating Boys for Success


Worried That Your Kid Is Sitting Alone? There's an App for That

A great resource to share with your teen. click on the image to learn more.

A great resource to share with your teen. click on the image to learn more.


Connecting Through South Bay Not-For-Profits... 

With New Friends

The Friendship Foundation, formally known as the Friendship Circle of the South Bay, is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a dramatic difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs, and their families, through one-to-one peer mentoring and social-recreational programs in the homes, schools, and communities of the South Bay and surrounding areas.

With Help When We Need It

With The Environment

With Each Other

South Bay Families Connected aims to connect our families and schools around the numerous teen wellness challenges we face individually and as a community. Below are the three main ways SBFC offers opportunities for parents  to share both their parenting challenges and successes in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. 

Share your story as a parent in the South Bay (use submission form), and read those of others.

Please sign-up for our free monthly e-newsletter.

Stay up-to-date on local and national parenting articles and resources.

Join us at our monthly Speaker Series events (co-sponsored by Beach Cities Health District), and find other parent-related events happing throughout our South Bay.