Health & Wellness Masthead
October 2015

On September 25, nearly 60 TUPE Site Coordinators, District Coordinators, and CCCOE TUPE staff gathered for our 5th annual countywide Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Site Coordinator training! 

In addition to an orientation for our 35 new middle school, high school, and continuation/alternative school Site Coordinators, all participants enjoyed presentations on youth perceptions of tobacco and marijuana, e-cigarettes/vape pens, supporting LGBTQ+ youth, lessons learned from "seasoned" Site Coordinators, and recruiting students as peer educators. 

Want to learn more about TUPE and accessing resources? Check out our TUPE Flyer and TUPE webpage


Emily Justice 
Manager, TUPE & After School Programs
Contra Costa County Office of Education

Training: California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)  

When: Thursday, October 15; 8:30 am - Noon
Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, Pleasant Hill
Who: District/school staff 
Fee: No cost to attend; Breakfast provided

Draft Agenda:
8:30 - 9:00 am -- Sign-in and Breakfast
9:00 am - Noon -- Nuts & Bolts of Survey Administration

The Tobacco's Impact in my Community photo contest showcases images submitted by Californians that "tell the story" about how tobacco still affects us in our state. 

Deadline: November 1, 2015.

For more information, visit the contest website
Training Save-the-Date:
Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents

Brief Intervention Cover

Monday, November 2; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, Pleasant Hill
Who: School and community-based organization staff 
Registration: COMING SOON
Welcoming Schools Summit

 Saturday, November 7; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: Olympic High School, Concord
Who: School administrators, teachers, service providers, faith leaders, policy makers, parents/families, and youth age 11+

For more information contact Tawny Porter at Rainbow Community Center. 
Northern CA Safe & Healthy Schools Conference

 Thursday, November 12 & Friday, November 13
Where: Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley
Who: School and community-based organization staff

This conference is designed to offer quality training and information on topics and model programs of interest to prevention professionals and educators. There will be over 40 classes, covering a variety of topics for both new and seasoned professionals.

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
In This Issue
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

Intervention/Cessation Work Group Meeting
Friday, October 16
1-3 p.m. at CCCOE 

Meeting & Training Calendar


 Useful Resources


Contra Costa TUPE
Information, Upcoming Trainings, & Resources

E-Cigarette/Vape Pens
Protect Your Family from E-Cigarettes: The Facts You Need to Know


CA State Health Officer's Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat


Orange County Department of Education: Not So Safe Campaign


Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Developed for parents with useful information for educators. Includes facts and talking points. 

Tobacco Cessation
QuitPal App


 Fast Facts & Articles

7 out of 10 middle and high school students who currently use tobacco have used a FLAVORED product. 

U.S. high school seniors rarely use bath salts but those who do are more likely to use other drugs. 
Cesar Fax (PDF)


Fewer U.S. teens abusing alcohol, prescription meds

Teens use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana 

Thirdhand smoke: more danger from smoking

Smoke-free zones help reduce youth smoking