Peer Pressure and Living Drug-Free – A Talk for Teens
Co-Presented by the Red Ribbon Campaign and Herren Project
Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Research shows that when making decisions, teens think about both the risks and rewards of their actions and behaviors. Unfortunately, unlike adults, teens are more likely to ignore the risk in favor of the reward. Join us for a panel discussion as we review strategies to help teens overcome some of the challenges related to peer pressure and making difficult decisions. If you’re a teenager, this talk is for you! Space is limited.
Kristin Young, MSW, LICSW Director of Clinical Services
Kristin Young, MSW, LICSW Director of Clinical Services Herren ProjectKristin is currently the Director of Clinical Services at Herren Project and has worked in the mental health and addictive disorders fields for 18 years. Her areas of are expertise include addiction and recovery, and trauma and chronic mental health issues. She has also worked in mental health centers and recovery residences. Kristin holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University.
Isabelle is the Youth Engagement Specialist for Herren Project. She’s been a community activist since the 8th grade advocating against drunk driving, for tobacco control, and has worked to break the stigma around mental health and addiction. Isabelle is involved with her local and regional coalitions, and also serves as the SADD National President of the Student Leadership and College Advisory Council. She is studying Public Health and International Relations at Roger Williams University.
Nicole R. Smith Motivational Speaker
Nicole is a published author, dancer, and motivational speaker. She has danced and cheered for four professional and semi-professional sports teams and has prepared more than 500 young adults to enter the workforce. In 2019, She authored her first book, Game On! Relentlessly Pursue Your Dreams, and was selected as one of Legacy Miami’s Most Prominent and Influential Black Women in Business and Industry.