Though our header says, "Parent Resources", the information and resources on this website are really intended for anyone who is committed to helping youth, including teachers, coaches, school administrators, grandparents, counselors.... The list goes on. We truly hope you will find these resources helpful. If you happen to notice any links that are broken, or if you feel a resource does not meet the criteria stated on our About page, please take a moment to let us know! Just send us a message via the form at the bottom of this page. Thank you for visiting us, and please check back often as we continually add new updated information, events, and resources for our entire South Bay community and Partner Schools.
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Social Emotional Wellness and Substance Use Prevention Tools
Paving a healthy path in the teen years begins in:
Substance-use prevention tools for parents with kids in:
Access local and national prevention articles and videos:
SBFC's current substance use prevention campaign: Tobacco and Vaping
Tending to Our Kids' Overall Wellness and Education
Access TED Talks, articles, and videos to help foster resilience, grit and Growth Mindset in our kids.
Resources and Information to help us create an inclusive and supportive environment for all of our youth.
For additional recommended educational and health and well-being resources curated by Challenge Success, please click on the link below:
Education and Resources to Help Our Kids Navigate and Cope with:
Free South Bay Teen Wellness Education and Events:
The SBFC Teen Wellness Speaker Series and Resource Center
In partnership with Beach Cities Health District, SBFC produces a free monthly parent education and discussion series Please visit our Event Calendar to learn more about our upcoming events. Also, please visit our SBFC bookcase at Pages, a book store (904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266) for a great selection of recommended parenting and teen wellness book selections.
The Thelma McMillen Center provides First Step, a free community prevention program for teens and parents over a four-week course.
Freedom4U seeks to assist the youth of the South Bay through their creativity and passions. They offer peer-driven healthy activities and events such as creative arts, life skills, service projects, and leadership opportunities to youth in the South Bay/Harbor Area of L.A.
P.S. I Love You Foundation provides at-risk youth with the essential skills that influence the development of compassion, good choices, positive attitudes, and confident minds.
South Bay Prevention Initiatives and Law Enforcement
Click the image above to learn about Hermosa Beach's social host ordinance laws and social host liability.
Click the image above to learn about Manhattan Beach's social host ordinance laws and social host liability.
Free Drug Testing for Teens
Free drug testing is available at both the Thelma McMillen Center, Torrance, and at Clear Recovery Center, Redondo Beach.
The SBFC Parent Network News and Views Monthly E-Newsletter
Please fill out the form below to sign up for this free informative parenting tool, addressing everything from helping your teen de-stress, to preventing substance abuse.