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    Mission

    To support student success by providing education about the social, physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of drug use and transformational life skills coaching that connects them to their strengths, passions, and meaningful engagement in academics, life, and career. 

    Vision

    We believe all young people can thrive in life and at school and will lead us towards community healing and social justice. 

    What is TUPE?

    TUPE is a strengths-based, client-centered, healing-informed approach to school-based drug and alcohol education, intervention, and prevention. We amplify trusting and supportive relationships, student voices, and holistic mental health and healing practices to foster safe and sober campuses. 

    We provide Tier 1 prevention education and Tier 2 intervention and coaching services. Tier 3 students will be connected to outside resources. 

    The TUPE program is a community health response to students at-risk of using tobacco and marijuana, providing support and opportunities for students to heal. In partnership with sites, the TUPE program works to foster a positive school climate and eliminate racially disproportionate discipline practices, increase attendance and graduation rates, and lower rates of suspension and expulsion. We are based throughout OUSD middle and high schools.

  • Services Offered

    Teachers

    • Professional development to support teacher engagement with referral's, teaching students who struggle with drug use, designing lessons about drugs, and coordinating peer education programs
    • Collaboration with pathways teachers to design education and prevention efforts that teach students drug education, holistic health practices, how race, law, and politics influence rates of incarceration and exploitation of youth
    • Facilitating youth development activities and developing students as Peer Educators
    • Administering the Cal-SCHLS Healthy Student Surveys (CHKS) to understand district-wide trends in drug use, health, and well-being

    Students 

    • Drug & Health Education combined with Behavioral Coaching to be drug-free 
    • Student life skills coaching to develop mindsets and behaviors that support their relationships with peers, parents, and teachers 
    • Peer Leadership programs to provide youth with an opportunity to create real change in their communities and gain transferable lifelong skills  
    • Supporting youth with their senior capstone projects, internship activities, media content, and conducting circle process discussions

    Parents 

    • Parent drug education workshops 
    • Strengths-based coaching for families to support them and their children 
  • For more information on services offered by TUPE, or to refer a student, please contact:

    Robert Dousa, Health Education Program Specialist 

    1000 Broadway Suite 150

    Oakland, CA 94670

    Email: robert.dousa@ousd.org

    Phone: (925) 321-0818


    2018-19 TUPE REPORT
     
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Last Modified on September 9, 2020