Mt. Diablo Unified’s Community Speaker Series To Focus On Vaping And Tobacco Use Prevention

December 3, 2019 17:21 pm · 11 comments

MDUSD‘s Community Speakers Series is provided to families as an activity to support goals of the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  As part of the key goal for Parent/Family & Community Engagement, parents, families and community members will be informed, engaged, and empowered as partners with MDUSD to support student learning.

The community is invited to join us for the second in this year’s series – “Vaping and Tobacco Use Prevention” – with Derrick Kirk, a Youth Development Specialist with the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program. The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping students make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets. It provides resources including videos and other tools to help empower students and families with smart decision-making.  Kirk was honored in 2017 by the County Board of Supervisors at its People Who Make a Difference Award event, and has trained hundreds of students to serve as tobacco use prevention peer educators.

Upcoming Community Speaker Series events include:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – Social Media Effects and Challenges
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Adolescent Support

Students, parents, and staff are welcome at all events.

Translation services will be provided.  For more information, please call 925-682-8000, ext. 4016.

WHAT:  Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s Community Speakers Series

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 11 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  College Park High School, 201 Viking Dr., Pleasant Hill.

jms December 3, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Thank you so much for posting- our middle school seems to think that not talking about will help it go away. I only wish our district did more to promote these events. -and I work for the district…. hope for a good turn out since yes, even the 6th graders are doing it.

S December 4, 2019 at 5:59 AM

here’s your sign

Rob December 4, 2019 at 6:38 AM

Yup – it is staggering that people still use tobacco and now vaping given the huge health risks involved and becoming so addicted that they will shell out so much money for a product that gives them no upside.

American First December 4, 2019 at 8:18 AM

‘Should discourage the use of marijuana too.

Anybody care to comment on why MDUSD and the speakers are not broaching that aspect of “smoking”?

SS December 4, 2019 at 12:04 PM

Because that is considered a much bigger conversation since it has been an illegal drug. Tobacco goes by the wayside in those conversations but it is the more severe in terms of life consequences – though yes, marijuana vaping may rival it if we let it keep growing.

anon December 4, 2019 at 8:41 AM

Vapors aren’t going to go to this and the vapers Parent’s are too naïve to know that their kids are vaping so they won’t be attending either.

RANDOM TASK December 4, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Well these things are best educated and instructed and performed
Acceptance and attention to the situation lacking leads to abuse and or use
As a high percentage see it in the home

This high horse the democrats are now riding is the same thing as racism and Russia and mueller

Trying to grab attention and control through simple scare tactics

Yes smoking is bad and yes if people stopped it would be glorious but this is a political march to grab votes for more friction of freedoms in this country

People smoke people eat meat people wear shoes all free will
Yet lots of people would be mortified and have opinions against as they are free to do
yet as usual this one party state with absolute power is again squeezing its boney corrupt hands around our throats telling us what we can not do and ultimately forbid as usual

I cannot believe in a country like no other with freedoms people died to protect
Manipulated voters give away those freedoms gladly

People are up in arms and radicalized against a new product and an old vice because politicians are stirring the pot

Yet allow those same politicians to defund our children’s education to such a low standard
they invented a lower standard to try and skew the ratings of how bad the education is (common core )

They buss in gangs and kids from other schools into any school actually thriving To again keep control

Mind you private schools are thriving yet the public schools are defunded for dumb down the mass populus

This politician led march against this will lead to of course more taxes and less freedoms


And your children will still smoke at school and learn Democrat agendas and propaganda with no restrictions or opposition

You must be proud

Enjoy the new soccer stadium tax and maintenance fee and of course paying for its destruction 6 years later and it will of course contaminate the dirt of said area so no housing can ever built there lol

Wow you really deserve what you get

CDE Watcher December 4, 2019 at 11:18 AM

A more relevant subject for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District is the half-decade long case against them for their treatment of students at Sunrise Elementary School.

All done here December 4, 2019 at 5:15 PM

This district is a joke. They have no accountability ! The district is run by a bunch of idiots promoting other idiots. What they need to focus is on how they don’t support their students and violate the IEPs. They lie to parents and the public. They Ignore their teachers and staff, who are the ones who have to deal with it all. All the district leaders do is take pictures and tweet ! It’s a disgusting mess.

All done here December 4, 2019 at 6:14 PM

I mean how can this district function when you have leadership who are inspired by elf’s and a little man with a super ego ???

Fed up December 4, 2019 at 6:41 PM

Our district is a joke! It’s embarrassing. The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. It’s only a matter of time before the district gets sued. The district makes decision and the poor teachers and staff have to deal with the consequences…..very sad and desperate situation 😞

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