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Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE)

The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping students make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets.

The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides technical assistance to school districts to develop and implement effective, comprehensive tobacco education programs. Training and technical assistance provided includes:

  • TUPE finalTobacco-free schools certification
  • Annual county-wide TUPE Site Coordinator training
  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) administration and data sharing training
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) curriculum trainings for teachers
  • Grant writing support
  • Quarterly district and community partner networking meetings
  • Current research on adolescent ATOD use, as well as effective prevention and intervention strategies

Download the TUPE Program flyer here (PDF)

 

Monthly Theme for September: Stop Calling it Vapor!

E-cigarettes, also referred to as vapes, vape pens, e-hookahs, and mods, heat e-liquid that generally contains nicotine, flavorings, additives, and propylene glycol. The e-liquid becomes an aerosol, not just water vapor!

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CourAGE Youth Health Coalition

CourAGE (See Our Advocacy, Generation & Education) Youth Health Coalition is a youth-centered and directed group that plays a leadership role in addressing health-related issues. CourAGE members are in grades 8-12 and represent multiple schools from throughout Contra Costa County. CourAGE members develop skills that empower them to create healthy school and community environments through awareness and advocacy projects.


Monthly Themes

September 2016 – Theme: Stop Calling it Vapor!

Fast Facts:

  • E-cigarettes, also referred to as vapes, vape pens, e-hookahs, and mods, heat e-liquid that generally contains nicotine, flavorings, additives, and propylene glycol. The e-liquid becomes an aerosol, not just water vapor!
  • Mainstream and secondhand e-cigarette aerosol has been found to contain at least ten chemicals that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to become cigarette smokers and are less likely to quit.

Information/Resources:

Suggested Activities:

2016-17 Monthly Themes Preview (PDF)


Our e-Newsletter:
Health & Wellness Matters

TUPE eNewsletterThis is our 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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Upcoming Events/Trainings

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) Training

Everything you need to know to administer the California Healthy Kids (CHKS), the California School Climate (CSCS), and the California School Parent Surveys in your school or district. There will also be information regarding funding available to support survey administration.

This training is recommended for district/school staff who coordinate and/or administer the California Healthy Kids Survey.

When: Monday, August 29, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – noon

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
For a map and driving directions, visit 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.

Register online at: https://2016chks.eventbrite.com


School Climate & Student Engagement Series – LGBTQ Youth:
What Educators Need to Know

The presentation will cover LGBTQ vocabulary, health disparities, legal obligations, and how to be an ally. This training is appropriate for district and school administrators, as well as other school staff and school-based providers. *Please note that this is part of a larger series of presentations that will be offered, on a variety of topics.

When: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
For a map and driving directions, visit www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/about/cccoemap.html

Register online at: https://scselgbtq2016.eventbrite.com


Welcoming Schools & Communities Summit/Rainbow High

Learn strategies to build more welcoming spaces for LGBTQ youth and participate in dialogue about creating supportive families, safe schools, and accepting faith groups and communities. Workshop topics include: sexual health education, supporting non-binary youth, allyship, and more. Open to youth age 11 and up and adults.

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Where: Olympic Continuation High School – 2730 Salvio Street, Concord, CA 94519

Register online at: https://sept10summit.eventbrite.com


2016 Contra Costa TUPE Site Coordinators Training

The New Site Coordinator Orientation (8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) includes an overview of the Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program as well as tried and true TUPE activities. The Site Coordinators Training (10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) is for ALL new and returning TUPE Site Coordinators. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

When: Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Willow Creek Center – 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord, CA 94519

Register online at: https://tupesctraining2016.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact:
or call 925.942.3370

Certified Local Education Agencies

Agency / District Expiration Date
Contra Costa County Office of Education June 30, 2018
Acalanes Union High School District June 30, 2018
Antioch Unified School District June 30, 2017
Brentwood Union School District June 30, 2016
Byron Union School District June 30, 2017
Canyon School District June 30, 2016
John Swett Unified School District June 30, 2016
Knightsen Elementary School District June 30, 2018
Lafayette School District June 30, 2018
Liberty Union High School District June 30, 2016
Manzanita Middle School (Charter) June 30, 2016
Martinez Unified School District June 30, 2018
Moraga School District June 30, 2018
Mt. Diablo Unified School District June 30, 2016
Oakley Union Elementary June 30, 2018
Orinda Union School District June 30, 2018
Pittsburg Unified School District June 30, 2016
San Ramon Valley Unified School District June 30, 2016
Walnut Creek School District June 30, 2018
West Contra Costa Unified School District June 30, 2017

 

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