Substance Use Education

Tobacco Use Prevention Education Toolbox for Nurses

Resources prepared by nurses, for nurses at middle and high schools to use in school sites. Tools include self-introduction scripts in Word, PowerPoint presentations for faculty, Kahoot! games, and “how to” presentations for nurses to learn more about resources such as the Tar Jar, Pig Lungs, and about cannabis. Tools may also be useful for elementary level.

Tobacco Use Prevention Education Toolbox


Tobacco Prevention Education and Intervention

SFUSD provides Tobacco Prevention Education and Intervention through a State Funded TUPE Grant for 6th through 12th grades. Specifically we are providing the following services:

 In the high schools, we offer
  • Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TND) a research validated Tobacco Prevention Education Curriculum to be taught to all high school students.
  • Peer Education: We train over 150 students as HS Tobacco Youth Outreach workers who provide Classroom Peer Education and also conduct Anti Tobacco School-wide/Media Campaigns.
  • Citations and Smokeless School Day Awareness : Students who are caught using tobacco or vaping on campus are issued a Tobacco citation. They are expected to attend a Mandatory Tobacco Awareness session with the school Nurse or trained Tobacco Youth Outreach Worker
  • Quit Groups: For those students who are interested in cutting back or quitting, we offer a Quit Group or provide one on one counseling with a Community Based Agency or School Nurse.
In the middle schools, we offer:
  • Project Alert  a research validated Tobacco and Drug Prevention Education Curriculum being taught in the seventh grade
  • Peer Education: We train over 130 students as MS Tobacco Youth Outreach workers who provide Classroom Peer Education and Anti Tobacco School-wide/Media Campaigns.
  • Smokeless School Day Awareness :  All students who are caught using tobacco on campus are mandated to attend a Mandatory Tobacco Awareness session with the School District Nurse, LSP or trained Tobacco Youth Outreach worker
In the elementary schools, we offer: