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Welcome to the El Segundo Unified School District's youth wellness page, ESUSD Families Connected, part of the South Bay Families Connected project.

We hope the resources, videos, and educational material provided here will support our parents, teachers, and staff as we work together in our shared goal of helping all of our students thrive. Youth today face a myriad of challenges, from managing social media and screen time to coping with stress, that can challenge us as parents and educators in our pursuit of this goal. But we are not alone, and neither are our students.

- Jack Plotkin, Ed.D., Director of Innovation & Student Support Services, ESUSD

Note: this resource has been funded by the El Segundo Unified School District and ROAD.


ESUSD Provides our Community with:

ESUSD is proud to announce that it is now a Ruler School

RULER is an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools, developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Click on the logo to learn more about RULER.


Visit the ESUSD Website to Learn About How We Support Our Students

As a Families Connected Partner, our ESUSD families have unlimited, free access to the following:

Please note that clicking on any of the buttons below will bring you to the larger gallery of resources on the Families Connected website. ESUSD Families Connected will remain open in your browser.

A curated gallery of national and local resources and information for parents, from strategies to reduce teen stress to staving off teen substance use.

A single location to find free educational events in the South Bay covering a variety of youth wellness topics. 

A curated gallery of social-emotional wellness resources written for teens from dealing with bullying to safe technology management.

South Bay parents and professionals share authentic parenting stories and helpful strategies.

A growing video library that provide parenting tips and tools from area experts, and footage from past SBFC events.

Teens share their authentic stories, from the reasons they choose to say i'll pass to drugs and alcohol." to how they manage anxiety.

Tools for Parents to Help Their Children Understand and Manage...

Substance Use Prevention Resources and Information

Trending in the South Bay and Nationally: Youth Vaping

Alcohol and Drug Prevention Tips and Tools for Parents with Children in:


Stay Connected


A free monthly e-newsletter for our South Bay Community covering numerous topics that are relevant to all parents, from k-12.


A way to stay up-to-date on the latest articles, parent blogs, and education events. Just following SBFC on social media.