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Social Emotional Wellness (SEW)

Click here to find the MBMS Counseling staff, resources, blog, and schedule changes policy.
Read below to find out about our Student Wellness support and resources. Interesting links and information can also be found on the sidebar to the right. 
Did you know that MBMS has its very own parenting Book Club?
Our first book club of the year is on Friday September 21, 2018 from 8:30am - 10am at MBMS in room 124.  We will be discussing "The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in your Child."  You do not need to read the book to participate in the discussion. 
Click here to sign up! 
“Get PUMPEd” (Parent University at MBMS Participatory Education)
This year will be filled with new excitement and change for your child, but we want you as parents to build connections with us and each other as well.  This year we are continuing with our "Get PUMPEd” (Parent University at MBMS Participatory Education) through partnerships with MBEF and the Beach Cities Health District.  It will include small group book clubs at MBMS moderated by Margot Parker, small-group workshops led by a local expert to provide expanded discussion following the Families Connected Speaker events and other parent education opportunities. 
Families Connected Speaker Series will kick off with
Clayton Cranford, the Cyber Cop, discussing Parenting in the Digital World.
Monday September 17 from 6:30 - 8pm
Hermosa Beach Community Center 710 Pier Avenue    
Click here to register for this event.
Small-Group Parent Workshops
New this year, a series of Small-Group Parent Workshops will expand on topics discussed during the Families Connected Speaker Series events, including cyber safety, vaping and anxiety. The workshops start in early October and will be facilitated by local experts from Beach Cities Health District’s Student Mental Health Provider Task Force. Register here
Parent Connection Groups:
Also new this year, these informal walking groups will give parents an opportunity to connect with other parents on a range of topics. Groups are led by parent volunteers. The first walking group will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 9-10AM at Aviation Park, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. No registration necessary.
Visit the South Bay Families Connected website to see all the upcoming events, for many helpful resources,  and to find valuable parenting information. Sign up here to receive their monthly newsletter.

Don't miss the chance to learn and connect with others who are parenting in the pre-teen/teen time of life.  

Other resources:
If you haven’t yet, please visit Mira Costa High School’s youth wellness website, MCHS Families Connected, to read MBUSD's latest SEW Community Education article, Homework and Study.  

Click here to see what Parent Information is currently being offered in and around the South Bay.


Please feel free to contact us with questions or ideas that you may have for our MBMS families connected!

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Families Connected Parent Chat
Join other parents of teens and preteens in this weekly discussion of parenting challenges and successes led by a licensed family counselor.  There is no need to pre-register and participation is free.  Families Connected Parent Chats are held every Monday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Beach Cities Health District Cafe 514 N. Prospect Ave.  Redondo Beach, CA.  Questions can be sent to Tessa Dent of Beach Cities (
Families Connected Parent Newsletter
This month’s Families Connected Parent Newsletter will connect you with the top SBFC resource pages and blogs of 2017. No surprise…our Teens and Technology page topped the list. Check it out here:
Mindful Parenting
Start 2018 with some helpful Mindful Parenting tips from a number of leaders in the field. Click here:
Interested in learning more about Vaping?  Here’s a link to the latest SBFC blog on vaping prevention: