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Intervention strategies like individual or group counseling, intensive educational programs, and peer-to-peer programs can help move students toward quit attempts and cessation.

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YVAPE

​​​​​The Youth Vaping Alternative Program Education (YVAPE) is an alternative to suspension program for students facing disciplinary action for vaping in California public schools. It utilizes phone counseling sessions and educational materials to establish a relationship with students, help them learn about their vaping behavior, and promote a dialogue between students and parents.

Sequence: Two 20-minute counseling sessions and 30-60 minutes of videos and dis​cussion
Grades: Middle (7/8) and high school (9-12) students
Enrollment: All YVAPE services are provided at no cost by Kick It California at UC San Diego. Visit the website or contact yvape-support@health.ucsd.edu to enroll your school in YVAPE.

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INDEPTH

Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) was developed​ by the American Lung Association in partnership with the Prevention Research Center of West Virginia University. INDEPTH is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives, and how to move past nicotine addiction.

Sequence: Four 50 minute sessions
Grades: Middle (7/8) and high school (9-12) students
Training: INDEPTH facilitator training is free and self-paced on the program website.

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Healthy Futures

The Healthy Futures alternative to suspension curriculum is a newer component of th​e Tobacco Prevention Toolkit from Stanford University. It adapts some materials from the prevention modules of the Toolkit while incorporating aspects of motivational interviewing.

Sequence: 1, 2, and 4-hour curricula available
Grades: Middle (7/8) and high school (9-12) students
Training: Contact us for information about training on the Healthy Futures Curriculum or other components of the Toolkit.

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Brief Intervention Strategy

Brief Intervention Strategy is a counseling intervention for adolescents who use alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. Developed by Dr. Ken Winters, it uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the stages of change model to meet the needs of students. It is designed for use by paraprofessionals in school and community settings.

Sequence: Two to four 45-minute sessions
Grades: Middle (7/8) and high school (9-12) students
Training: Contact Ira Sachnoff for information about training on the Brief Intervention Strategy.

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