OHS Prevention Program

Greetings Parents, Students, and Community Members,
 
My name is Lesa Eiffert and I work for North Central Educational Service District providing services at Omak High School.  I serve students at the high school as a Student Assistance Professional.
 
Please contact me if you are wanting assistance regarding your student or want to learn more about the services that I provide.


Lesa Eiffert Phone: Omak High School: 509-826-8541

 Email: leiffert@omaksd.org

 Degrees and Certifications: M.Ed. Counseling and
 Guidance; 
Educational Associate School Counselor; Licensed Mental
 Health Counselor (LMHC); 
Certified Prevention Professional (CPP)
 
 T.E.A. Club Webpage


Why should we care about tobacco use?

According to 2016 Healthy Youth Survey, among 10th graders in Washington:
· 6% are tobacco users
· 13% are e-cigarette users
· 3% are smokeless tobacco users

Non-users - 77% reported earned mostly As and Bs
Tobacco users - 49% reported earned mostly As and Bs
E-cigarette users - 56% reported earned mostly As and Bs
Smokeless tobacco users - 58% earned mostly As and Bs

Non-smokers - 16% reported cutting class or skipping school
Tobacco users - 49% reported cutting class or skipping school

Non-users - 30% report depression
Tobacco users - 59% report depression
E-cigarette users - 50% report depression
Smokeless tobacco users - 48% report depression

Non-users - 18% report contemplating suicide
Tobacco users - 51% report contemplating suicide
E-cigarette users - 39% report contemplating suicide
Smokeless tobacco users - 36% report contemplating suicide

Non-users - 16% report using alcohol
Tobacco users - 78% report also using alcohol
E-cigarette users - 67% report also using alcohol
Smokeless tobacco users - 75% report also using alcohol

Non-users - 13% report using marijuana
Tobacco users - 76% report also using marijuana
E-cigarette users - 65% report also using marijuana
Smokeless tobacco users - 64% report also using marijuana

  • Source: Deb Drandoff, ESD 112 Prevention and Youth Services



Useful links:

"Talk. They Hear You"
-An interactive game that helps parents prepare to talk to their children about alcohol.
https://store.samhsa.gov/apps?WT_mc_id=EB_20160105_OSAS_NAHNWebinar

"Know Bullying"
-This mobile app by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) helps parents and educators to prevent bullying and build resilience in
children.  The app includes: Conversation starters, tips, warning signs, reminders, social
media, and an educators' section.
http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/?WT.mc_id=EB_20160105_OSAS_NAHNWebinar

"Hable. Ellos escuchan"
https://www.samhsa.gov/hable-ellos-escuchan

Is your student being bullied?  Reading about the warning signs:
https://www.stopbullying.gov/

Are you a teenager trying to quit tobacco?
https://teen.smokefree.gov/

An Important Must Read to Educate Parents on Marijuana Products Students May be at Risk of Using: By Wenatchee School District:
http://www.wenatcheeschools.org/whs/drug-information-video

Above the Influence
http://abovetheinfluence.com/

Above the Influence - Alcohol.  Who controls you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r5hpkQIYzo&index=2&list=PLzH2zpr5eqV02jCwLQAzW8oWFyY491gx_

Above the Influence - Bullying.  Who controls you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVzuzJpvvtY&index=6&list=PLzH2zpr5eqV02jCwLQAzW8oWFyY491gx_

Above the Influence - Pills.  Who controls you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzAuJBi_yWI&list=PLzH2zpr5eqV02jCwLQAzW8oWFyY491gx_&index=3

April Alcohol Awareness Month - What parents need to know:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/constance-scharff-phd/what-parents-need-to-know_1_b_9644224.html?utm_source=Stay+Informed+-+latest+tips%2C+resources+and+news&utm_campaign=980fb3220c-JT_Daily_News_Surgeon_General_Will_Relea4_12_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=


Bullying Prevention Link:
http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/knowbullying/index.html?WT.mc_id=EB_20151019_knowbullying

North Central Educational Service District:
www.ncesd.org

Okanogan County Community Coalition:
http://www.okcommunity.org/

Phone App for Parents on Underage Drinking and Bullying:
http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/?WT.mc_id=EB_20160105_OSAS_NAHNWebinar

Washington State Clearinghouse (Free Brochures/Newsletters):
http://adaiclearinghouse.org/eNews/archive.htm