Program engagement and Impact

In 2017, the Families Connected website served 16,000 unique visitors, connecting parents and educators with trusted wellness and prevention online information and videos, as well as in-person education events and support groups. From 2015-2017, approximately 2,500 parents attended SBFC or Families Connected Speaker Series events. From January to October 2018, the Families Connected has already served 30,000 visitors.

Please click on the link below to hear from SBFC Partner School administrators, South Bay parents, and SBFC advisors about the need for, and the impact of the SBFC project to date.

A concept based on need and evidence

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The Families Connected project launched in August 2015 and was created by LSM in response to the high level of community concern regarding the social emotional wellness of South Bay youth, including self-reported levels of high stress and anxiety, coupled with higher than average alcohol and drug use. A teen wellness community task force meeting held at Mira Costa High School on February 2, 2015 helped define the problem and provided the spark for the Families Connected project.

The Families Connected concept and website employ a modern approach that is anchored in current research showing the critical role that parents play in substance use prevention and social emotional wellness, as well as the importance of engaging parents as early as pre-k Kindergarten with social emotional wellness resources, education, and support. 

A Partner School option is also available. Our Partner Schools each have their own unique website that connects their parent community to the resources available on the larger Families Connected website.

Connecting Families Beyond the South Bay

In the fall of 2018, LSM Communications, LLC, launched the Families Connected website, a non-region specific resource that is based on the SBFC model, but which will be able to serve schools and parents no matter where they are located.


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