Health & Wellness Masthead
October 2014

Increasingly, I have been part of conversations regarding the need for increased awareness and training on mental health issues. 

The Eliminating Barriers to Learning series, with a focus on the early identification of student mental health issues, is scheduled to begin on October 30. Although many people have expressed interest, registration numbers remain low. If you are interested in this training series, please register ASAP

We are also hosting a NAMI on Campus training on November 13 for high school students and their adult advisors. This is an incredible opportunity for young people to receive information and resources that empower them to take action on their campuses. 

Please help spread the word about these training opportunities. If you need assistance with registration, contact Brenna Fleck



Emily Justice
Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE)


New Trainings Added!
Space is limited. Sign up now! 

Hot Topics: Increasing Comfort & Facilitation Skills
Tuesday, November 18; 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Project Towards No Drug Abuse -- High School Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum
Tuesday, January 20
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Project ALERT -- Middle School Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum
Thursday, January 22
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

If you have any questions, or need help with registration, 
contact Lisa Boyer.

No-Cost Webinar
Marijuana Issues -- Presented by: Kevin A. Sabet, PhD

Director, Drug Policy Institute, University of Florida

Co-Founder, Project SAM (Smart Approach to Marijuana) 

Thursday, October 16, 2014; 10:00 am - 11:30 am       


The webinar will review the following:

  • Marijuana and youth use;
  • Health risks and community impacts related to marijuana use; and
  • Examples of current marijuana prevention efforts.
Professional Development Opportunities
Space is limited. Sign up now! 

Photo submissions will be accepted through October 31, 2014.
Click here for more information.
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
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Upcoming Meetings



Contra Costa HIV/Comprehensive Sex Education Network
November 12
10:00 am - Noon

TUPE District Coordinators and Community Partners
December 5
10:00 am - Noon

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Fast Facts & News Articles


Parents Teaching Teens "Responsible Drinking" is a Myth: Study

20 million people have died because of smoking and secondhand smoke since the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was released in 1964.

LGBT kids of color are more likely to be disciplined in school, study shows