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Teen Vaping Prevention and Tools to Quit: Classroom-Ready Resources
Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement, Truth Initiative; and Jay Matthews, Community Impact Specialist, EVERFI
Moderated by Jessie Fox, M.Ed., Director of K12 Community Engagement, EVERFI
Sponsored by EVERFI
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Youth e-cigarette use remains at epidemic levels in the United States. New data from the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey show that one in five high school students (19.6%) and one in 20 middle school students (4.7%)—that’s nearly 3.6 million young people—reported using e-cigarettes. The scale of the problem is clear, and the science of addiction points to it getting worse, not better.
Watch Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement from the Truth Initiative, along with Jay Matthews, Community Impact Specialist at EVERFI, and Jessie Fox, Director of K12 Community Engagement at EVERFI, for a special release edWebinar on the topic of teen vaping. Educators will leave this recorded session armed with actionable strategies to create opportunities for impactful conversations about the dangers of vaping and the addictive powers of nicotine.
Viewers will gain free access to Vaping: Know the truth, a prevention-forward digital learning experience that gives today’s students core knowledge around e-cigarettes and offers resources to help young people quit if they already vape, as well as a Red Ribbon Week Toolkit with additional free resources focused on student mental health and prevention.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers, especially health, advisory, and PE teachers, school and district leaders, and counselors.
About the Presenters
Amy Taylor leads the community and youth engagement team at Truth Initiative and has more than two decades of experience in public health advocacy and education, with a background leading successful advocacy campaigns by engaging and mobilizing advocates and building coalitions. Her experience and leadership in movement building are expanding the reach of Truth Initiative’s youth leadership and community programs and her success working with nontraditional partners is fostering change in communities most impacted by tobacco use. Amy previously worked with political and public affairs consulting firms with a focus on legislative affairs and government relations, and as a researcher with the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics.
Jay Matthews has worked in education for over 10 years as a PreK lead teacher, scholarship advisor/financial aid officer, undergraduate instructor and 4H cooperative extension agent. She’s a three-time Auburn University graduate (bachelor’s in mass communication ‘09, M.Ed. in instructional technology ‘13, and Ed.S. in adult education ‘15). Fun fact: she happens to be the ultimate crafter/DIY’er. As EVERFI’s Community Impact Specialist, Jay supports educator groups with free resources, easy-to-implement classroom ideas, and lifelong connections.
About the Moderator
Jessie Fox, M.Ed. has been in education for the past 13 years as both a teacher and a coach. She now works as EVERFI’s Director of K12 Community Engagement from her home base in Portland, Oregon, where she connects educator communities with relevant, no-cost resources for their classrooms. Jessie is thrilled to bring educators together around a common goal of gifting students with real-world skills, and provides free access to engaging content around diversity, equity and inclusion, digital wellness, STEM, health and wellness, social-emotional learning, and financial literacy. Jessie also hosts free bi-weekly webinars, along with EVERFI’s free flagship summer educator conference, LearnOn.
Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.
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