Health & Wellness Masthead
December 2014

Happy Holidays! 

I hope that you have a wonderful last few weeks of 2014, with time for both fun and relaxation!  

Don't forget to register for the upcoming AB 1266, Project Towards No Drug Abuse, Project ALERT, and/or Hot Topics trainings. Space is limited. More information can be found by clicking on the training name(s) above or in the articles below. 

I look forward to seeing everyone in 2015! 



Emily Justice
Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE)


AB 1266 Workshop
Space is limited. Sign up now!
AB 1266: School Success and Opportunity Act Workshop
Monday, January 12
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (District/School Administrators)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Teachers/Counselors/etc.)
About AB 1266: Enacted on January 1, 2014, AB 1266 requires that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records. 

Please consider sending a team from your district/school. 
If you have any questions, or need help with registration, 
contact Lisa Boyer.
Teacher Trainings
Space is limited. Sign up now! 

Project Towards No Drug Abuse -- High School 
Tuesday, January 20
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Project ALERT --
Middle School 
Thursday, January 22
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Hot Topics: Increasing Comfort & Facilitation Skills 
Thursday, February 12,  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Health Education Content Standards Training
Monday, March 9, 2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Registration will open in January 2015

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

Congratulations April 

April Rovero, Founder/CEO of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abusewas chosen as one of Diablo Magazine's "Threads of Hope" award recipients! April is one of the adult allies for our county-wide Youth Health Coalition and an amazing advocate for drug prevention and adolescent health.  

The Threads of Hope section begins on page 31 in the December issue of 
Diablo Magazine.
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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