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CEEB Code: 052358 PVPUSD

Sea King Wellness Program

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Palos Verdes High School Wellness Program Objective:

The goal of the Wellness Program is to support students in leading healthy and balanced lives. This comprehensive program is designed to address the social-emotional health of all students. Through education, outreach, and activities, this program is designed to educate students on making healthy choices, developing effective coping skills and implementing interventions when necessary.


What Types of Services are Provided by the Wellness Center:

Group and Individual Counseling

Substance Abuse Counseling

Stress and Anxiety Management

Mental Health Awareness and Education

Peer Mentor Leadership Opportunity for Students


Wellness Center Staff:

Student Support Specialist: Nancy De la Rosa and Kelli Washington

School Counselors: Amerika McHugh, Megan Lichter, Paula Stapleton,

Kristen Nelson, Heidi Shulman 

School Psychologist: Loren Albeg and Cody Watson

Overseeing Administrator: Gayle Carpenter


Wellness Center Hours:

Lunch – End of Day: 12:15-2:45pm

Students are free to pop in during the day if counseling sessions are not in progress


Ongoing Wellness Activities and Events:


Twice Monthly Mindfulness exercises

Substance Abuse Counseling

Individual and Group Counseling

Peer Mentor Program


Community Resources:

Torrance Memorial Hospital Community Outreach

Clear Recovery Center


Del Amo Hospital

Leah Bernstein Yoga Instructor

Rebecca Newton Mindfulness Therapist

Southbay Families Connected


PVPUSD is pleased to be a South Bay Families Connected Partner School
Please visit our unique youth wellness web page, PVPUSD Families Connected
The December SBFC E-newslette focuses on Empathy, Kindness and Compassion. It is full of great information and videos, including a must-read blog entitled, Fighting Bullying From Within.
Visit this month’s featured SBFC resource page, Building an Inclusive Community for All of Our Youth, where you will find helpful resources, articles, and videos.
Save the Date: on January 30th, Unselfie author Dr. Michele Borba, will kick off the spring Families Connected Speaker Series, provided in partnership with Beach Cities Health District, with Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World. Free registration will open on Monday the 11th. All South Bay parents are invited.
Also, please check out the following links on SBFC: 


Please view PSA videos of the month. The current topic is Healthy Relationships.