TUPE Webinar Information


Advancing Equity Webinar Series

The SCCOE Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Program partners with the Leadership Academy to bring you a leadership webinar series featuring content experts from across the county to tackle just-in time topics to discuss tangible strategies that schools and school systems can adopt around alternatives to suspension for vape/tobacco related offenses and beyond. Please click on the links below to register for the session of your choice.



TUPE Webinar Series:

Join us for the following TUPE Webinar Series: Youth Series for High School Youth and Parent Webinars: Teen Vaping - What Parents Should Know. Please see webinar series information below.

Upcoming Webinars


Date Session Details
March 10, 2021

6 to 7PM PST
Teen Vaping: What Parents Should Know 

Participants Will Learn:
  • What is vaping (nicotine & cannabis)?
  • What are the risks of vaping?
  • How can parents help their teens?
  • COVID-19 and related stressors for teens
  • What are healthy teen coping strategies?
  • Cessation Resources
March 10, 2021 Register Here>>


16 de Marzo, 2021

6 a 7 PM
​Vapeo (Vaping) del Adolesdeste: Que Deben Saber los Padres

Únase  a este taller y aprenda:
  • ¿Qué es vapear (nicotina y cannabis/marijuana)?
  • ¿Cuáles son los riesgos de vapear?
  • ¿Cómo pueden los padres ayudar a sus adolescentes?
  • Los estreses que su hijo/a experiencia por la pandemia COVID-19
  • Estrategias saludables para que los jovencitos manejen el estrés
  • Recursos para dejar de vapear o fumar
16 de Marzo, 2021 Registrarse Aquí
​April 7, 2021

10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. PST

​Educators & Parents as Allies: A Research-Based, Family-Centered Approach

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Register Here >>


Archived Webinars

Date Session Details
April 30, 2020

Escaping Vaping: Informational Webinar on Teen Vaping & COVID-19

The Palo Alto Youth Council invites the parent community to a vaping panel where guest speakers from different professions 

will confer their experience dealing with vaping. The panel will include a 15 min. presentation from each panelist surrounding 

vaping and how it pertains to their specific field, results from a vaping survey of over 300 students from the Palo Alto district, 

and a 45 min. Q and A segment at the end of the session.

Watch Webinar Here >>

May 27, 2020
Leadership for Equity Through & Beyond COVID-19

The first webinar focused on setting the foundation for leading for equity in the COVID-19 crisis with an emphasis on decreasing 

suspensions for tobacco and vape related offenses using an equity centered lens. In this 90-minute webinar, participants will explore:

  • Issues of inequity that existed before COVID-19 both in Santa Clara County and nationwide, including inequities in tobacco marketing, usage rates, and suspension data

  • The effects of COVID-19 on exacerbating these inequities

  • Implications for your role as a leader during this unprecedented time

  • Practices to ensure strong, healthy relationships with students and staff 

  • Alternatives to suspension ideas both locally and nationally to increase positive school climate

  • Tobacco cessation resources provided

Facilitator: Imee Almazan, Ed.D. Coordinator of State & Federal Programs, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Expert Guest: Nancy Gutierrez, Ed.L.D. President & CEO NYC Leadership Academy

View Webinar Recording Here >>
  • NYC Leadership Academy's guide on leading an equity-focused response through and beyond COVID-19
  • TNTP's report on the opportunity myth
June 18, 2020
Leading Through COVID-19: Trauma – Self Care for Adults & Students 

The second webinar focused on dealing with trauma in the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will explore trauma-informed approaches for individual resilience to identify root causes on why students use tobacco or vape products. Participants will learn:

  • Deepen participants' understanding of the impact of trauma and the creation of trauma-sensitive schools and school systems and identifying the root causes of student tobacco use

  • Explore trauma-informed approaches for individual resilience during COVID-19 and beyond 

  • Provide recommendations for practicing self care as a key leadership strategy to support students who use tobacco and vape products

  • Tobacco cessation resources provided

Facilitator: Imee Almazan, Ed.D. Coordinator of State & Federal Programs, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Expert Guest: Annya Artigas, Ed.D. Coordinator of Mental Wellness Support, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

View Webinar Recording Here >>
September 23, 2020


From Punitive to Supportive Schools: Alternatives to Discipline & Suspension

Join us as we continue our Leading for Equity webinar series in conversation with school district leaders who offer alternatives to discipline & suspension to support students who need it most. Together we will explore:

  • The increase in student vaping/tobacco use that has led to increased suspensions 

  • The disproportionality of student discipline on the basis of race and ethnicity

  • Alternatives to discipline and suspension that schools have put in place to support students and families

  • Opportunities to shift from punitive responses and social and emotional supports

  • Intervention and cessation options for teen vaping/tobacco use vs. punitive responses

October 21, 2020

Addressing Race-Based Trauma in Schools

Webinar Objectives:

  • Exploring the toxic stress of racism which we know contributes to adverse mental and physical health effects of BIPOC youth and families

  • Unpacking the intended and unintended consequences for vulnerable populations when mitigating racial trauma

  • Creating spaces for students to share their feelings freely in courageous and safe spaces centered on healing

  • Addressing unhealthy youth coping mechanisms such as tobacco and vaping

View Webinar Recording Here >>
​December 4, 2020
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)-Informed Equitable & Inclusive Schools

Webinar Objectives:


  • Introducing the PBIS framework for student support

  • Examining the use of data to track student interventions and make data-informed decisions

  • Exploring strategies to reinforce positive behaviors

  • Creating a referral system for student supports (ex. referral to to tobacco cessation or counseling)

View Webinar Recording Here >>
February 17, 2021Lifting Student Voice by Creating Culturally Responsive & Restorative Schools
Webinar Objectives:


  • Exploring restorative practices as an alternative to suspension for various offenses including tobacco or vaping related offenses

  • Enhancing the use of restorative justice and social emotional supports in a virtual world

  • Sharing strategies on how to enhance and empower youth voice (highlighting youth tobacco coalitions)

  • Learning strategies to combat bullying by repairing harm and building authentic relationships

View Webinar Recording Here >>