Health & Wellness Masthead
May 2015

As we wrap up this school year, we are looking forward to the professional development that will be offered in 2015-16! Below you will find a list of our annual trainings. Be sure to save-the-dates for those that you are interested in attending!
Based on the recent needs survey, I am excited to announce that new topics to be addressed in 2015-16 will include: 
  • Drugs and the Teen Brain
  • Vape Pens and Teens: What Educators and Parents Need to Know (2-hour workshop)
  • Mental Health: common adolescent mental health issues, bullying prevention, etc.
  • Engaging Students as Peer Educators 
  • ...and more! 
Please feel free to contact me over the summer with any questions or needs related to adolescent health and wellness! This monthly e-newsletter will resume in August. 

Hope you have a wonderful summer and see you in September! 


Emily Justice
Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE)
PD2015-162015-16 Professional Development Opportunities

County-wide TUPE Site Coordinators Training --

CHKS Administration & Data Sharing Training -- 10/15/15

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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents Training -- 11/2/15

Northern CA Safe and Healthy Schools Conference (Berkeley) -- 11/12 - 11/13/15

Substance Abuse Prevention
Curriculum Trainings:
1/14/16 - Project ALERT (Grade 7-8)
1/21/16 - Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND, High School)

Hot Topics! Increasing Comfort & Facilitation Skills -- 12/3/15

...and more! 
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, Ed.D.,
Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services

Pam Tyson, Ph.D., Director, Educational Services
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Upcoming Meetings



2015-2016 TUPE Collaborative Meetings
Friday, September 4
Friday, November 6
Friday, February 5
Friday, May 6
All meetings are 10 am - noon at CCCOE

HIV/Comprehensive Sex Education Network Meeting
Thursday, September 17
10 am - noon

 Useful Resources


E-cigarette/Vape Information/Resources: 

Protect Your Family from E-Cigarettes. The Facts You Need to Know.

Orange County Department of Education 
Not So Safe Campaign


 Fast Facts & Articles


"Flakka" as Addictive as Bath Salts, Rodent Study Suggests


As Youth Vaping Rises, Teens Cite the Allure of Tricks