Health & Wellness Masthead
December 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, our CCCOE Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Team would like to thank you for your ongoing commitment to supporting the health and wellness needs of Contra Costa County young people and we would like to wish you a happy, safe, and healthy new year!

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

Want to learn more about TUPE and accessing resources? Check out our TUPE Flyer and TUPE webpage
Vape Pens & Teens: What Educators Need to Know Train-the-Trainer (TOT)

When: Monday, December 7, 2015; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Where: Willow Creek Center, Concord
Description: This TOT will provide an overview of e-cigarettes/vape pens, adolescent use, policy, and prevention strategies. It is intended for school and community-based organization staff who want to increase their capacity to provide presentations to students and/or staff. 

Online Registration 

*Please note that registration will close on December 2 at 6 pm!

Classroom-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Trainings

Middle School Training - Project ALERT 
Thursday, January 14, 2016; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School Training - Project Towards No Drug Abuse Thursday, January 21, 2016; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Questions regarding the Project ALERT or Project TND trainings? Contact Jennifer Eseltine, TUPE Curriculum 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, Ed.D.,
Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services

Pam Tyson, Ph.D., Director, Educational Services
In This Issue
Upcoming Meetings


Upcoming TUPE Collaborative Meetings
Friday, February 5
Friday, May 6
10 am - noon at CCCOE 

Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) Network Meeting
Wednesday, January 20
2 - 4 pm at CCCOE

 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

Fact Sheets from the Contra Costa Marijuana Prevention Action Team

CessationTobacco Cessation
QuitPal App


 Fast Facts & Articles

Calls to poison control centers for synthetic marijuana have doubled since last year. 


Nov 30 - Dec 4 is #MethAwarenessWeek

Smoking hits all-time low ...but not for these 3 groups  

Flavored tobacco products luring teens: government study