Health & Wellness Masthead
June 2014


I would like to express my gratitude for another great year and wish everyone a smooth end to the 2013-14 school year. 


Our monthly e-newsletter will resume in August, although I will be available over the summer to answer questions, discuss current and emerging adolescent health-related issues, assist with program planning, etc. Please don't hesitate to contact me.  


Have a wonderful summer! 




Emily Justice
Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE)


Save-the-Dates! Fall Professional Development Opportunities
Tobacco Free Campus Sign  CHKS LogoBrief Intervention Cover

Training Series: Eliminating Barriers to Learning
Through the Early Identification of Student Mental Health Issues
September 4 -- The Foundation
October 30 -- Mental Health & Learning
December 4 -- Making Help Accessible 
March 5 -- Strategies to Promote a Postive School Climate
April 16 -- Cultural Competence & Wellness Initiatives 
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE)
Site Coordinators Training
For new and returning Site Coordinators. 
September 18, 2014 
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration open in August
California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)
Administration & Data Analysis 
For district/school staff and community partners. 
*There will particular focus on support for Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs).
October 15, 2014   8:30 am - 3:30 pm    
Registration open in August

Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents 
For school and community-based organization staff. 
October 27, 2014
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration open in August

Northern California Safe and Healthy Schools Conference 
Thursday, November 6 and Friday, November 7, 2014 
Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley
Join the Conversation #NorCalConference
*Early Bird Registration ends June 30, 2014
Thank You
We hope you enjoyed this month's Health & Wellness Matters e-newsletter! If you have suggestions for future articles or resources to share, contact Emily Justice.

CCCOE Educational Services
Emily Justice, Manager, Tobacco Use Prevention Education

Pamela Comfort, Ph.D.,
Associate Superintendent, Educational Services

Pam Tyson, Ph.D., Director, Educational Services
In This Issue
Save-the-Dates! Fall Professional Development
Summer Lunch Program
Fast Facts & News Articles

Meetings and Trainings

For more information on any of the meetings and trainings listed below, contact Emily Justice.

Region 4 After School Programs District Coordinators Meeting
Weds, August 27
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Alameda County Office of Education
TUPE District Coordinators Meeting
Friday, September 5
10:00 am - Noon

See Save-the-Dates 
section for fall trainings.

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Summer Lunch Programs



FREE lunches are available for children and teens this summer. Please click on the appropriate link for detailed information, including locations. 


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Useful Resources


Fast Facts & Articles


Smoke Screen: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Scientific American 05/01/14


E-Cigarette Makers Going After Youth, Report Finds

NBC News 05/01/14


Join Together 05/14/14