Regional Educational Service Agency, II




Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. One in five West Virginians will die from smoking, and most smokers start before the age of 18.

RESA II employs a regional tobacco prevention specialist (RTPS) that works with local schools to address tobacco use in the following areas:

  • Help schools assure that the tobacco policies are being enforced.
  • Provide tobacco education training and material to local school districts.
  • Collaborate with other agencies to provide youth empowerment education and training, which includes maintaining and expanding the Raze anti-tobacco campaign.

The RTPS offers the following services:

  • Free tobacco policy signs for schools to post on their grounds.
  • Technical support regarding the enforcement of school tobacco policies.
  • Professional development training in the Life Skills Training (LST) curriculum for grades six through eight.
  • Professional development training in the Not-On-Tobacco (NOT) and Alternative to Suspension (ATS) curricula.
  • Technical support in implementing the Raze campaign in middle schools and high schools.

For the latest information on RAZE, Click HERE!


Life Skills Training (LST)

The RTPS offers teacher training and resources for LST, the highest rated, recommended and researched school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country.

LST is designed for grades six through eight, and includes training on drug resistance, personal self-management, and social skills. The curriculum fulfills the Title IV federal requirement for a "research-based" comprehensive safe and drug-free schools curriculum, and teaches many of the critical thinking skills and abilities outlined by the 21st Century Learning Initiative.

RESA 2 offers free professional development training and will reimburse for substitute costs up to $100. In addition, teacher manuals and student workbooks may also be ordered for free through RESA II and are delivered directly to your school.


CSO Alignments for Grades 6-8:

Health CSO Level 1
Health CSO Level 2
Health CSO Level 3

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NOT

Not-On-Tobacco (N-O-T)

N-O-T is the American Lung Association's school-based voluntary program designed to help high school students:

  • stop smoking
  • reduce the number of cigarettes smoked
  • increase healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • improve life management skills

N-O-T was designed specifically for teens, using a gender-sensitive, 10-session curriculum that includes booster sessions. Teachers, school nurses, counselors and other staff and volunteers trained by the American Lung Association facilitate the sessions in the schools and other community settings. It is designed as a voluntary, non-punitive program for teens. An Alternative-to-Suspension program is also included to address student violation of a school tobacco policy.

N-O-T incorporates life management skills to help teens deal with stress, decision-making and peer and family relationships. It also addresses healthy lifestyle behaviors such as alcohol or illicit drug use as well as related health issues such as exercise and nutrition.

For schools, this curriculum provides a high quality program that fills an urgent need to help teens stop smoking. N-O-T also fills a health education curriculum niche, improves the quality of life in schools, and protects the health of non-smoking students and staff.

RESA 2 offers free professional development training and will reimburse for substitute costs up to $100. In addition, teacher manuals and student workbooks may also be ordered for free through the American Lung Association and are delivered directly to your school.

For more information, Click HERE!


Alternative to Suspension (ATS)

ATS can be offered as a choice for students who have been caught with tobacco products and are facing disciplinary action. This four-session program is flexible and can be worked to fit most schools& needs.

To contact the RTPS regarding implementing N-O-T or ATS in your school, Click HERE!


TATU

Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU)

TATU, is a peer-teaching tobacco control program aimed at deterring youngsters from taking up smoking managed by the American Lung Association. The program works in conjunction with West Virginia&s Raze youth campaign to empower students to speak out about tobacco use in their own communities.

RESA 2 offers free professional development training and will reimburse for substitute costs up to $100. In addition, teacher manuals and student workbooks may also be ordered for free through the American Lung Association and are delivered directly to your school.

To contact the RTPS regarding implementing TATU in your school, Click HERE!





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