Health & Wellness Masthead
September 2016

Happy September!  With another school year well under way, I want to highlight two resources we have made available for local educators: 
  • Contra Costa Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Monthly Themes, accompanied by fast facts, resources, and activities! Click here to view all the 2016-17 themes.
  • Professional development opportunities this fall include new sessions on human trafficking and mental health. Click here for the complete list of topics and dates. 
More information is available below. As always, please contact me if you have any questions. I can be reached by e-mail or by phone at (925) 942-5328. 


Emily Justice
TUPE Manager 
Contra Costa County Office of Education
ThemesTUPE Monthly Themes

October's Theme:
Tobacco is a drug too!  

Fast Facts
See the Fast Facts in the column on the right.

  • California State Health Officer's Report
  • Cigarillo Use Among Teens PDF
  • CDC Cigar Facts
Click here to view all the 2016-17 monthly themes! 

In case you missed it, September's theme is "Stop calling it vapor!" To learn more about e-cigarettes/vape pens and adolescent use, register to attend an upcoming workshop.
Fall Professional Development 

We have a lot of incredible opportunities planned this fall! Click on a training topic for more information and to register to attend.

FallPDRegistration Now Open
Save the Dates
  • *NEW* School Climate & Student Engagement Series - Attendance Awareness - Wednesday, November 2
  • Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents - November 15
contest2016 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest 

Here is an opportunity for students to use creativity to tell us why "Every School Counts: Attend today, Achieve for a lifetime!" 

Students fall behind when they miss too much school, even if it is just a day or two every few weeks. School success goes hand-in-hand with good attendance. 

Poster Theme: "School is your first and most important job!" 

Open to students in Grades 6-12

Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Winning posters will receive $100 and artwork will appear on local transit buses around the county! 

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, M.A., Manager, Tobacco Use Prevention Education

Pamela Comfort, Ed.D.,  Deputy Superintendent

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

Contra Costa County Tobacco Prevention Coalition Meeting
Monday, September 19
1:30-3:30 pm

Contra Costa County Comprehensive Sex Education Network 
Thursday, September 22
10 am - 12 pm
Willow Creek Center

Questions about an upcoming meeting? Contact Emily for more information. 

 Useful Resources

C ontra Costa TUPE
Information, Upcoming Trainings, & Resources


Project ALERT has published a new marijuana supplement, that includes information and facts for educators and young people. 

Tobacco Cessation
QuitPal  App

Health Education Library
California Healthy Kids Resource Center


 Fast Facts & Articles

Medical Experts Raise Alarms About Marijuana "Dabbing" 

Alcohol and Marijuana Use Predicts Poor Academic Performance and Health Problems