In collaboration with the California Department of Education, the Orange County Department of Education's TUPE Capacity Building Project has developed this website to support effective TUPE program implementation and share tobacco prevention information and resources across California.
SAMHSA provides data, information, and resources on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and mental health.
The Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety program provides important foundational information to help equip children with knowledge about over-the-counter medicine safety and practices. These teaching units, designed for grades 5-6, explore all facets of the Drug Facts label and the importance of taking and storing OTC medicine safely. An emphasis is placed on always checking with an adult before taking any medication.
Mind Matters invites young teens to take a scientific journey to learn about the brain’s complex responses to specific drugs, including cocaine, inhalants, K2/Spice and Bath Salts, marijuana, methamphetamine, nicotine, opioids, and prescription stimulants. The Mind Matters series is a valued resource for tens of thousands of teachers. Both English and Spanish booklets, as well as the accompanying Teacher’s Guide, are all available online in printable PDFs.
Brain Power! is designed to take students through a step-by-step exploration of the processes of science. Students will learn about scientists and the different work they do, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the nervous system and the body.
CATCH My Breath is an evidence-based youth e-cigarette, JUUL, and vape prevention program specific to grades 5-12 shown to substantially reduce students’ likelihood of vaping in the year following program implementation.
The Real Cost of Vaping provides grades 6-12 lessons on teen vaping prevention. With these cross-curricular resources from Scholastic and the FDA, students will analyze informational text, collect and present data, and evaluate marketing messages.
The You and Me, Together Vape-Free curriculum includes a two-lesson elementary school version, approximately 50 minutes each. Every lesson provides activities, online quiz games, and worksheets in addition to presentations, resources, and other materials.
Smart Talk: Cannabis Prevention & Awareness Curriculum includes two lessons, each providing activities, online quiz games, and worksheets in addition to presentations, resources, and other materials aimed at addressing key factors associated with youth cannabis use.
Prescription and over-the-counter medicines are typically accessible and visible in our homes, and children should understand prescription and over-the-counter medication safety at an early age. This is a collection of age-appropriate, engaging resources that educate children about medication safety principles. Some activities may be better suited for younger children (grades K-2), while others may be more appropriate for older students (grades 3-5).
by Stephanie Paris (2012)