Schools + Parents
Families Connected Parent Chat & Speaker Series

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) partners with South Bay Families Connected to offer a variety of free, monthly parent education events, including the Families Connected Speaker Series and Families Connected Parent Chat.

South Bay Families Connected is a not-for-profit whose mission is to improve the social and emotional wellness of area youth by supporting parents in their efforts to help their kids reach their full potential and live healthy, fulfilled lives. South Bay Families Connected offers parents free resources, education and opportunities to connect around parenting issues and challenges, including helping kids navigate the new social media landscape, to reducing the likelihood that they will use drugs and alcohol.

Download the Social-Emotional Wellness Parent Checklist

Families Connected Parent Chat is back!

Virtual Families Connected Parent Chat
2nd Tuesday of the month (excluding July and August 2024)
10 a.m.


The Families Connected Parent Chat is a free monthly support group open to all South Bay parents and caregivers. Provided in partnership between BCHD, South Bay Families Connected and Thelma McMillen Center, the Parent Chat offers its participants a confidential and supportive space to share their parenting challenges and successes. Please note that the Parent Chat is not a therapeutic program, but rather a peer-to-peer support group with educational guidance from a mental health professional. Learn More

Families Connected Parent Advisory Group

In the 2017-2018 school year, Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected convened the Families Connected Parent Advisory Group. This group, composed of parent representatives from Hermosa Beach City School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District, meets quarterly to discuss current youth-related issues and pertinent topics at individual school sites, district-wide and throughout the Beach Cities community.

The Parent Advisory Group role is to:

  1. Connect parents with resources, events and information
  2. Communicate with parents at their school
  3. Collaborate and bring back feedback and suggestions from parents, teachers and counselors to the Families Connected Parent Advisory Group
  4. Serve as a liaison between BCHD, PTA and each respective school site

For more information about the Families Connected Parent Advisory Group, please visit: