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Social Emotional Wellness Resources

Support for Social Emotional Wellness/Learning is available at various levels. This page aims to connect families to resources that are available through Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Manhattan Beach Middle School, South Bay Families Connected, and within the community.     
CASEL’s Widely Used Framework Identifies Five Core Competencies

Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a "growth mindset."

Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.

Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

Responsible decision-making:
Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.
On campus, students can access social emotional support from their grade assigned MBMS school counselor.
Parents can access social emotional support and information from weekly virtual parent chats, periodic presentations, and articles through MBMS Families Connected made possible by the MBMS PTA.
Check out these youth wellness resources from our partner, South Bay Families Connected:
If families are in need of a referral for a mental health services, the Beach Cities School Well-Being Line Youth Services has a database of service providers in the community.
Crisis Lines and Warmlines
- Call 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
- Text: TALK to 741741 (Crisis Text Line)
- Dial 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish
MBMS PTA representation, VP of Student Wellness co-chairs
Monique Atkins [email protected]
Melissa Spiegel [email protected]