Helping Youth Find Balance

The Well Balanced Student - Challenge Success Resources

In our April 2018 Families Connected Speaker Series event, provided in partnership with Beach Cities Health District, Dr. Denise Pope, Founder of Challenge Success, presented "Helping Students Find Balance in the South Bay Pressure Cooker". Though we can not make that presentation available on video, the presentation can be viewed on the Challenge Success website for a fee. We highly recommend it. (Note: due to popular demand, we are sharing this video selection despite the fact that there is a fee. Know that all other videos and resources on our website are free.)

CLICK HERE to preview Denise Popes full video: The Well-Balanced Student

Below you will find recommended Challenge Success videos, resources, and blogs available at no charge.


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Recommended Books

  • Overloaded and Underprepared, by Dr. Denise Pope

Helping Youth Connect with Purpose

Families Connected Video and Tip Sheet

In our Families Connected Speaker Series event entitled Purpose vs. Performance, co-sponsored by Beach Cities Health District, former Dodger Eric Karros and his daughter Mikah-Maly Karros share their story about the important role parents play in helping youth find their authentic purpose and passion. Mikah shares personal reflections about how the pressures on her to perform on the basketball court disconnected her from her true passions and drove a period of substance abuse during high school and college.



 Click on the image to access a Printable PDF  and sEW stats provided by BCHD.

Click on the image to access a Printable PDF  and sEW stats provided by BCHD.


Related Content on SBFC: Staving off Drugs and Alcohol During the Teen Years


Fostering Empathy

Michele Borba

In our Families Connected Speaker Series event, in partnership with Beach Cities Health District,  Dr. Michele Borba, author of Unselfie, presented Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World. Whether you attended the event or not, we recommend Dr. Borba's discussion guide for parents, and a discussion guide for educators, both are available as free downloadable PDFs. 




Related Content on SBFC: Empathy and Compassion


Recommended Books

Recommended Articles :

Fostering Resilience and Gratitude

Recommended Books

  • How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lythcott Haimes
  • Grit, by Angela Duckworth
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogul

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Suggested Mindfulness Resources






National Mindfulness Videos 


Daily Dose of Inspiration