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 Tobacco Use Prevention and Education



 Welcome

The use of tobacco can greatly interfere with a child's ability to learn. However, while young children may be exposed to tobacco, either from their parents or their peers, it can be difficult to get them to stay away from the harmful drug. Placer County Office of Education offers the Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program​ to educate our youth on the dangers of using tobacco and how it can lead to many negative outcomes in life. The program aims to reduce tobacco use among youths in Placer County by supporting local school districts. Aside from using tobacco, the program also focuses on encouraging other healthy lifestyle choices for kids. Below you will find more details about our program, including documents, resources, and who to contact for more information.

 Information

 Program Details

The Placer County Office of Education Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program receives technical assistance funding from California's Proposition 99 and Proposition 56. The program works to reduce tobacco use among youth by supporting local school districts as they help students make healthy tobacco-related choices. Furthermore, it aims to create collaborative relationships among education and community organizations to encourage healthy lifestyle choices, to create youth development opportunities and to offer resources and support for current smokers.

Placer County Office of Education serves as the lead agency for a consortium of Placer County school districts committed to this end. Participating districts maintain Tobacco-Free Certified Status with district policy and systems in place to ensure tobacco-free campuses, vehicles, and events. Annually or biennially, TUPE districts conduct the California Healthy Kids Survey to gain valuable information about the resiliency, protective factors and risk behaviors of Placer County youth. Placer County-wide reports highlight concerns and trends in the bigger picture (see "Documents" tab).

Placer County Office of Education is committed to helping create the next generation of tobacco-free youth. Please see our links for community resources and additional material.​

For more program information and to find out how to bring tobacco-free resources and presentations to your school or organization, please see our contact information on this site.​

 Documents

Below you will find many important documents in regards to our Tobacco Use Prevention Education program​. If you find any broken links, or you feel like a certain document should be included here, please let us know.

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 Resources

Below you will find many important resources, including information on e-cigarettes, student surveys, resources on how to quit smoking, and more. If you find any broken links, or you feel like a certain resource should be included here, please let us know.

General Resources

TobaccoFreeCA

Cessation Resources

Community Partners

 Contacts

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Anne Ashton

Program Manager

530-745-1313​

Email


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Caitlin Letcher

Student Support Practitioner

530-889-8020

Email


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Evelyn Del Bosque

Bilingual Community Liaison

530-745-1486

Email


 FAQ's

DOES PCOE OFFER SUPPORT FOR HOMELESSNESS?

Yes. PCOE offers many resources and supports for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Visit our McKinney-Vento Homeless ​Education page to learn more.

MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. WHERE CAN I FIND HELP?

PCOE offers a wide variety of support options for those experiencing a mental illness. Visit our Student Mental Wellness page to learn more.​

WHAT SUPPORTS DOES PCOE OFFER FOR FOSTER CHILDREN?

PCOE is happy to offer assistance to foster children in need. We provide support with academics, social/emotional assistance, transitioning, vocational help, and counseling supports and interventions. Visit our Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program page to learn more.​​​​

 Event Spotlight

PBIS Tier 1 Training

Placer County PBIS Recognition Event

In October 2019, Placer County Office of Education honored the 40 Placer County school sites that have been formally acknowledged by the California PBIS Coalition for their implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).​

View the photos on Facebook.


 Quotations

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​Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be. 

​― Rita Pierson​