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Talking to Your Child About Violence

Resources For Families
Dear Adams Families and Staff,

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we understand the challenges and concerns that may arise for both you and your children. Your child's mental health and well-being are of utmost importance, and we want to ensure that you have access to resources that can offer support and guidance at home, while we provide access to supports at school.

To assist you, we've compiled a list of our partners and valuable mental health resources tailored to address the unique needs of children during these uncertain times. These resources include online platforms, helplines, and articles specifically designed to provide strategies and tools for managing stress, anxiety, and other emotions that might arise due to the ongoing lockdowns.

Here are the links to some resources from the National Association of School Psychologists:

And from South Bay Families Connected:     

Additionally, as we navigate through lockdowns and changes together, it's crucial to engage in open conversations with your child about their emotions and experiences. Here are a few tips on how to approach these discussions:

• Create a safe space: Let your child know that they can openly express their thoughts and feelings without judgment.
Listen actively: Pay attention to what your child is saying, and validate their emotions by acknowledging their feelings.
Be reassuring: Offer support and reassurance that you are there to help them through any challenges they may face and remind them that their teachers, principals, staff, and the police department work very hard to ensure their safety.
Encourage coping strategies: Teach your child healthy coping mechanisms like mindfulness, deep breathing, or engaging in activities they enjoy.
Stick to known facts: It’s important to help our children accurately digest information that they are being exposed to either through rumors or social media.

Remember, each child responds differently to stress, so it's essential to be patient and understanding as they navigate these uncertain times. 

We hope that these resources and tips will be valuable in supporting your child's mental health during this period. Should you need further assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Together, we can ensure the well-being and resilience of our children during these challenging times.

Redondo Beach Families Connected

Resources for students (in middle & high) and parents (in all grades) for wellness and substance use prevention. SBFC offers access to free resources, education events, authentic South Bay stories from parents and teens, current videos, and resources for issues related to social media, stress, depression, peer pressure, and, yes, drugs, vaping, alcohol, and more. 

Care Solace

This platform is for students struggling with substance use addiction and/or mental health issues.  Care Solace is a safe, simple, confidential, and efficient way to select the right provider for the individual needing care.

BCHD Resources & Referrals

Find health-related resources and information for students, adults, and families who need additional support and assistance with mental health, medical, dental, vision & hearing, substance use, and more. Contact BCHD Well-Being Line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256 (7:30 - 4:00) 

South Bay Children’s Health Center (Available at elementary, middle, and high school levels)

SBCHC’s South Bay Youth Project provides school-site counseling and other supportive social services to children, adolescents, and families. 


A program is developing an innovative network of integrated youth mental health centers across the state of California. Funded by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission at BCHD. allcove Beach Cities offers mental and physical health services, education and employment assistance, peer and family support, and substance use prevention programs for young people ages 12-25 in the greater South Bay.