About

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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

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TUPE Team Members

Email: TUPE@cccoe.k12.ca.us

 TITLE NAME
Program Manager Emily Justice
Curriculum Specialist Tiffani Mason
Intervention Specialist Marissa Frias
Youth Development Specialist Derrick Kirk
Youth Development Specialist Nicole Square
Administrative Assistant Leslie Holst
Administrative Assistant Chelsea Nakatani


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  • California TUPE Website-for the latest news, announcements, resources, and partnerships in Tobacco-Use Prevention Education


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