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
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.

"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.

"Hable. Ellos escuchan"

Is your student being bullied?  Reading about the warning signs:

Are you a teenager trying to quit tobacco?

An Important Must Read to Educate Parents on Marijuana Products Students May be at Risk of Using: By Wenatchee School District:

Above the Influence

Above the Influence - Alcohol.  Who controls you?

Above the Influence - Bullying.  Who controls you?

Above the Influence - Pills.  Who controls you?

April Alcohol Awareness Month - What parents need to know:

Bullying Prevention Link:

North Central Educational Service District:

Okanogan County Community Coalition:

Phone App for Parents on Underage Drinking and Bullying:

Washington State Clearinghouse (Free Brochures/Newsletters):