Growing up can be stressful and all children experience stress at some point in their lives. In today's fast-paced, social media-driven, high-pressured culture, teens are reporting higher levels of stress and anxiety than ever before. The videos and articles below are provided in order to help parents understand what is trending nationally and how we can help our kids understand and manage their levels of stress and anxiety in healthy ways. 

Families Connected Resources 

Families Connected videos featuring teens and experts

Mira Costa High School and Redondo Union High School teens share what stresses them out, how they cope, and how parents can help. 

Watch the Families Connected Speaker Series event, "Recognizing and Responding to Teen Stressors and Pressures," a panel discussion.

Tips and tools from Anna Pirkl, M.A., MFT., on ways to help our kids reduce their levels of stress and anxiety

Our parent and expert blogs on teens and stress

Leah Niehaus

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Our Curated Gallery of National Resources

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National articles & news segments

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Mind Up is an excellent resource to help parents and caregivers create a more calm and connected home for children and families. Many of MindUP's activities and Core Practice - the Brain Break - can be implemented at home. Click on the image below to enlarge (source: Mind Up).


Angst is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The Angst website is also an outstanding source of information. Click on the links below to visit the following pages:


Recommended videos featuring Denise Pope of Challenge Success

Resources for Your Student or Child

Please click on the link below for our corresponding page written and curated for youth. There you will find guides, apps, and videos that you can share with your child or student. There are some amazing resources out there to help our youth understand stress and cope with it in healthy ways.

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