Our Youth Social-Emotional Wellness Project
Families Connected is an evidence-based, modern youth wellness project based on national and local research, including parent focus groups and survey data. The project's mobile-responsive website allows schools to efficiently connect their parents, caregivers and educators with the social-emotional wellness services they provide to their students, as well as to national prevention and wellness information, including curated resource galleries, tips and tools, and videos.
Families Connected in South Bay, CA
In August of 2015, LSM Communications, LLC, (LSM) launched South Bay Families Connected (SBFC), a region-specific model of the Families Connected project. Since January 2017, the SBFC not-for-profit has supported the production of the projects' free parent education events and support groups, teen mindfulness workshops, the event calendar, the free monthly parent e-newsletter, outreach via social media platforms, and SBFC blog production. None of these critical components of the project would be sustainable without the SBFC not-for-profit Board, volunteers, and SBFC sponsors. LSM continues to privately fund the project's ongoing website research and updates, as well as video and content production.
Families Connected Partner Schools and Organizations
The key to the Families Connected Project’s high level of parent engagement lies in its original strategy of collaborative school and organization partnerships. LSM has implemented Families Connected at public school districts and private schools, with a total reach of 75 Partner Schools. Partner Schools and Districts each have a customized Families Connected webpage created by LSM (click on any logo below to view), that provides a centralized location for their unique wellness initiatives and resources, along with links to the larger Families Connected website.
Mira Costa High School ( MCHS Families Connected, est. 8/15 - PILOT PROJECT)
Manhattan Beach Middle School (MBMS Families Connected, est. 5/16 serves all MBUSD elementary schools)
Redondo Unified School District (RBUSD Families Connected, est. 1/17)
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD Families Connected, est. 11/16)
Hermosa Beach City School District (HBCSD Families Connected, est. 9/17)
Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance School (RHP/Ren Families Connected, est. 5/16)
American Martyrs School (Martyrs Families Connected, est. 9/17)
Chadwick School (Chadwick Families Connected, est. 10/17)
Torrance Unified School District (TUSD Families Connected, est. 1/18)