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When to Worry: Navigating the Teen Years

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When to Worry: Navigating the Teen Years


Did you miss our December parent education event, When to Worry? Our presenter discussed valuable information about teen mental health and behavior, including differences between typical teenage behavior and signs that a teen may be in need of crisis intervention. Click here to view the evening’s presentation.  View presentation below:


Video Series


This video has been produced by Live From 205 students from Palos Verdes High School, bringing parents relevant and current information about teens and their social-emotional health.




Doc’s Corner
Dr. Moe Gelbart, Executive Director of Thelma McMillen Center in Torrance

Each month, one of our community partners, Dr. Moe Gelbart, generously volunteers his time to provide information to our community related to wellness. Check out this edition of Doc’s Corner regarding Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Suicide.

Interested in more information, click on the links below.  


Websites and Articles


PVPUSD Families Connected website provides resources, videos and educational material related to a variety of mental health topics, including stress, anxiety, depression and suicide prevention.  

PVPUSD Families Connected Site


The Help Guide is a nonprofit mental health and wellness website with resources for all ages.

The Help Guide Site


The Palos Verdes Library District provides a Teen Health and Wellness resource with up to date information on a variety of mental health and social emotional topics.

PV Library District Teen Wellness Resources


American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides Facts for Families, a comprehensive resource with concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.

Facts for Families



Increased Stress in Kids with Denise Pope

Mental Health with Pro Surfer, Alex Gray