Health & Wellness Masthead
August 2014


Happy "New Year!" School is already well underway in some districts and starting soon in others! I hope that everyone had a restful and fun summer and that the school year is off to a smooth start.  


In this e-newsletter, we are highlighting upcoming professional development opportunities. This fall's events include our annual TUPE Site Coordinators, California Healthy Kids Survey, and Brief Intervention trainings, as well as a new training series -- Eliminating Barriers to Learning through the Early Identification of Student Mental Health Issues


Information about these events will also be posted on our Health & Wellness webpage




Emily Justice
Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE)


TUPE Site Coordinator & CHKS Trainings
Space is limited. Sign up now!

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Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Site Coordinators Training

Friday, September 20 
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: CCCOE
CHKS Administration &
Using Data for LCAPs  

Wednesday, October 15
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: CCCOE
Eliminating Barriers to Learning (EBL)
Student Mental Health Training Series

September 4, 2014, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Module 1: Eliminating Barriers to Learning, The Foundation

About the Series: Every school staff member has a unique role in influencing a climate that is supportive and positive for all students. This comprehensive five-module training offers those interested in mental health and wellness the opportunity to learn tools to identify, recognize, refer, and support students with mental health needs in a respectful and culturally responsive manner.

Questions: Contact Lindy Khan at (925) 942-3343 or Brenna Fleck at (925) 942-3368.
Welcoming Schools and Communities Summit 2014


October 4, 2014, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mount Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord 94520

 Register here by September 19. 

The event is free, optional $10 donation at the door. 

Open to school administrators and staff, youth, community members, families/caregivers, faith leaders, and service providers. 

About the Event: A day of learning, dialogue between youth and adults, and action planning to build spaces of acceptance and support for youth of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Hosted by the Inclusive Schools Coalition of Central and East Contra Costa County, Contra Costa County Youth Advocacy Collaborative (YAC). 

For more information, contact
Kim Baranek, YAC Director and Inclusive Schools Coordinator.

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
Fall Training Registration
Student Mental Health Training Series
Welcoming Schools & Communities Summit
Fast Facts & News Articles

Upcoming Meetings, Trainings & Events

For more information on any of the meetings and trainings listed below, contact Emily Justice.
HIV/Comprehensive Sex Education Network
Weds, September 3
9:00 - 11:00 am 
Location: CCCOE

TUPE District Coordinators Meeting
Friday, September 5
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: CCCOE
TUPE Site Coordinators Training
Thursday, September 18
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: CCCOE 
Welcoming Schools & Communities Summit
Saturday, October 4
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Mt. Diablo HS

CHKS Adminstration & Using Data for LCAPs
Wednesday, October 15 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: CCCOE

Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents Training
Monday, October 27
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: CCCOE
Northern California  
Safe & Healthy Schools Conference 
November 6-7, 2014
Location: UC Berkeley

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Fast Facts & News Articles


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