March 30, 2023
Youth must be present the entire time.
1345 SW 11th Way
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Addiction 101 (For Teens)
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Youth must be members of the Teen Center. Membership is free. We ask parents or guardians to give us a call for a tour to begin the process!
The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Departments welcomes Living Skills In Schools to the Teen Center in March! They offer programs that are age-appropriate, research-informed and delivered by Licensed Mental Health Professionals. LSIS programming also aligns with Florida state standards for health education. The Addiction 101 presentation introduces students to the neurological and psychological foundations of addiction. This includes an exploration of dopamine's role in cravings, tolerance and withdrawal. Students will explore the psychological progression of addiction from experimentation to dependency into addiction. Included in the discussion, students will explore their personal attitudes towards substance use.
Olga Ordonez, MSW, LCSW
Prevention Coordinator at Living Skills in the Schools
Olga Ordonez is a mental health clinician with vast experience working as a social worker. Her excellent communication skills are underlined by a strong passion to help patients overcome adverse mental conditions. Having worked as a clinical social worker, a family therapist, and a clinician for well-renowned non-profits such as Vitas Healthcare, Caron Renaissance, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Olga Ordonez exhibits a keen understanding of clinical processes that are beneficial to many non-profit programs.