Substance Use Education
Tobacco Prevention Education and Intervention
SFUSD provides Tobacco Prevention Education and Intervention through a State Funded TUPE Grant for all students. Specifically we are providing the following services:
For elementary schools:
For middle schools:
- Project Alert: A research-validated Tobacco and Drug Prevention Education Curriculum for seventh grade.
- Peer Education: We train over 130 students as MS Tobacco Youth Outreach workers who provide Classroom Peer Education and lead Anti-Tobacco media and school campaigns.
- Intervention Services: All students who are caught using tobacco on campus are mandated to attend a Mandatory Tobacco Awareness session with the School District Nurse, Social Worker or trained Tobacco Youth Outreach worker.
For high schools:
- 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 lead Anti-Tobacco media and school campaigns.
- Intervention Services: 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.
Tobacco Use Prevention Education Toolbox for Nurses
SFUSD provides multiple resources prepared by nurses, for nurses at middle and high schools to use in school sites. Tools include self-introduction scripts, PowerPoint presentations for faculty, Kahoot! games, and “how-to” presentations for nurses to learn more about teaching resources such as the Tar Jar, Pig Lungs, and about cannabis. Tools may also be useful for elementary level.
TUPE Materials to be checked out