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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:

  • Tobacco-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

Contra Costa County Youth Health Coalition (CYHC)

Vision: We envision the Contra Costa County Youth Health Coalition to be a youth-centered and directed group that plays a leadership role in addressing health-related issues. Young people will develop skills that empower them to create healthy environments through awareness and advocacy projects.


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

Attending the full day is recommended, especially for those who are new to the CHKS. If prefered, attendees may choose to register for either the morning or afternoon session.

Training Facilitator: Leslie Poyner, Ph.D. Research Associate, WestEd

When:

Wedsnesday, October 15, 2014

Morning Session (9:00 – 11:30 am): The nuts & bolts of survey administration Funding available to support survey administration

Afternoon Session (Noon – 4:00 pm): Data-use and action planning – how to use data to support meaningful efforts to improve student engagement, school climate, parent engagement, etc.

Coffee, tea, water and a light breakfast will be served in the morning. Lunch will be provided for those attending the full day.

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.

Registration:

This is a FREE event. Register online at: https://chks2014.eventbrite.com

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


The Nuts & Bolts of School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs)

This will be a session to discuss how to establish and maintain school health advisory councils (SHACs).

When

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 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.

Registration:

This is a FREE event. Register online at: https://shacs2014.eventbrite.com

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


Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents

Brief Intervention is a short-term counseling intervention that consists of two to four sessions aimed at adolescents who use alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs. Previous training participants include school counselors, administrators, TUPE Site Coordinators, afterschool program staff and community-based organization staff.

When

Monday, October 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (8:00 sign-in and refreshments)

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.

Registration:

This is a FREE event. Register online at: https://briefintervention2014.eventbrite.com

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

 

Tobacco Free School Certification

Tobacco-free school policies are associated with decreased smoking prevalence among adolescents (Pentz et al., 1989). In addition, everyone – students, school staff, parents, and community members – benefit from reduced exposure to secondhand smoke.

Certified Local Education Agencies

Agency / District Expiration Date
Contra Costa County Office of Education June 30, 2015
Acalanes Union High School District June 30, 2015
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, 2015
Lafayette School District June 30, 2015
Liberty Union High School District June 30, 2016
Martinez Unified School District June 30, 2015
Moraga School District June 30, 2015
Mt. Diablo Unified School District June 30, 2016
Orinda Union School District June 30, 2015
Pittsburg Unified School District June 30, 2016
San Ramon Valley Unified School District June 30, 2016
Walnut Creek School District June 30, 2015
West Contra Costa Unified School District June 30, 2017

 

Resources

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