A Special Message to Our ESUSD Community

ESUSD Families Connected

ESUSD acknowledges the sense of grief and loss experienced after a tragedy. It is critical that we as a community support our families, our students, and one another to cope with these feelings. We want to make you aware of the resources available at ESUSD Families Connected to help you support one another and speak with your children. Clicking on the resource buttons below will connect you with age-appropriate videos, articles, and advice.

Frequently, counseling is necessary to cope with feelings of depression or loss. The Miracle Mile Community Practice in El Segundo provides low- or no-cost counseling related to these issues. If you are in need of further resources or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jack Plotkin, ESUSD Director of Innovation and Student Support Services at jplotkin@esusd.net. (Note: clicking on the buttons below will take you to larger Families Connected website, but ESUSD Families Connected will remain open in your browser.)

Free online resources and education to help families cope with:

For resources related to a wide array of youth wellness topics, visit the Families Connected Parent Resource page.

ESUSD Social Emotional Wellness Student Support

Welcome to the El Segundo Unified School District's youth wellness page, ESUSD Families Connected, part of the South Bay Families Connected (SBFC) project. this resource has been funded by the El Segundo Unified School District and ROAD.

In addition to partnering with SBFC, ESUSD is proud to announce that we are now a Ruler School. Developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, RULER is an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools.

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.

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


This resource page is made possible for our ESUSD community by the following two organizations: