Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE)
purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping
them make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific
educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as
social skills and youth development assets.
with community-based tobacco control programs is an integral part of program
planning. The school, parents and the larger community must be involved
in the program so that students will be aware of a cohesive effort and
concern for their health and, consequently, their ability to succeed in
school. The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides technical
assistance to school districts to develop and implement effective tobacco
Announcing Our e-Newsletter:
Health & Wellness Matters
This is our first Health & Wellness Matters e-newsletter – a space to share exciting updates, useful resources and upcoming events regarding comprehensive student health.
We have meetings and trainings planned for the upcoming school year that will provide meaningful opportunities to discuss and share strategies to best meet the physical, mental and emotional health needs of Contra Costa County students.
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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD) & the Adolescent Brain
For Adults Working with Youth in a School Setting
Facilitator: Emily Justice, TUPE Manager, CCCOE
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Contra Costa County Office of Education, Board Room
77 Santa Barbara Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
For a map and driving directions, visit http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/about/cccoemap.html
Parking: The CCCOE has a huge employee parking lot on the west side of the building, on the corner of Oak Park and Monte Cresta. Please don't struggle with on-street parking. Use our employee lot. You still must enter through the front door to register in the building.
$20 plus registration fee ($22.09) Coffee, water, and lunch will be provided.
Register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5181634408#
This training will cover a number of topics including:
- Effects of alcohol and other drugs on an adolescent brain (Focus will be on tobacco and marijuana)
- The power of dopamine
- Drug education/intervention strategies for reaching youth
If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact:
or call 925.942.5328
Tobacco Cessation/Quit Resources
The California Smokers' Helpline offers free services for teens and adults that include: self-help materials and one-on-one counseling over the phone. Services are available in multiple languages. www.nobutts.org
- English: 1-800-NO BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
- Spanish: 1-800-45 NO FUME (1-800-456-6386)
- Chewing Tobacco: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)
Contra Costa County cessation information and education providers. (PDF)
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