Drug overdose is the 2nd leading cause of accidental death for Orange County teens.
Prescription medicines are the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds.
The Wellness & Prevention Center provides a safe place for students to discuss stressors and conflict while working on positive solutions. Universal programming and individual services are designed to encourage healthy coping mechanisms for the overwhelming demands on our local youth while promoting evidence based prevention models. Research has shown that the majority of our adolescent’s social and emotional learning takes place at school and that a mental health professional on campus greatly helps these students thrive.
Survey data points to a rise in the emotional stressors for San Clemente High School youth and an increase in unhealthy coping skills, including increased high-risk behaviors. A group of dedicated community members formed the Wellness & Prevention Center to educate the community, bring more services to our youth and family, and provide healthy activities to keep our community safe. The Wellness & Prevention Center provides school based therapeutic services that address the social and emotional needs of our youth.
There are many volunteer and donation opportunities at the Wellness & Prevention Center. Please contact: Susan Parmelee at 949-680-0516 or firstname.lastname@example.org