A Youth Social-Emotional Wellness and Substance Use Prevention Program 

LSM Communications, LLC, (LSM) created the South Bay Families Connected (SBFC) projectan evidenced-based youth wellness and substance use prevention program that is offered at no charge to all South Bay schools. Established in August of 2015, SBFC is a 501c. Thanks to ongoing donations from program sponsors, there is no fee and access to all content -- the event calendar, monthly e-newsletter, curated resource galleries for teens and parents, SBFC event videos and original productions, parent blogs, teen blogs, and more --  is unlimited. 


Youth Social-Emotional Wellness Clients

Many South Bay districts and schools have opted for a customized wellness program and have engaged LSM to produce their unique Families Connected wellness website or webpage, a branded location where their teen wellness goals, information and resources are housed, and which provides a direct portal to the SBFC content they choose to share with their parents. On an ongoing basis, LSM provides Partner Schools and Districts with monthly wellness blurbs with links to events, the e-newsletter, and new content for dissemination to parents, as well as teen wellness best-practices consulting. SBFC Districts and Schools include:

Mira Costa High School (launched 8/15)

Manhattan Beach Middle School (launched 5/16)

Redondo Unified School District (first launched at Redondo Union High School 1/17)

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (first launched at Palos Verdes High School, 11/16)

Hermosa Beach City School District (launched 9/17)

Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance School (launched 5/16)

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American Martyrs School (K-5, launched 9/17)

Chadwick School (will launch 10/17)

SBCC Thrive LA (launched 2/17 pro-bono to serve relative foster care families)


More to come!


Youth Wellness Community Education Partner

In partnership with Beach Cities Health District, SBFC launched the Families Connected Speaker Series in June 2016, a Families Connected Parent Advisory Group in 2017, and the Families Connected Parent Chat in 2017 (a weekly support group) to all South Bay parents and educators at no charge. Funding for these events and groups is provided by:


Coming soon...

Launching in January 2018, LSM will be able to offer FAMILIES CONNECTED, a non-region specific youth wellness project based on the SBFC model, to schools throughout the United States.


Communications Consulting

Since 2013, LSM Communications, LLC, has been creating websites and producing educational and promotional material for various health care providers in the South Bay.