Vaping ECHO for Education
Benefits for Participating Schools
The Second Cohort
- The second cohort will consist of interested schools that applied to be Pilot Schools for the 2021-2022 Vaping ECHO for Education but were not selected.
- Schools in the second cohort will represent diversity in terms of rural, urban, socioeconomic status and racial/ethnic makeup.
- Participating schools are expected to be motivated to impact student use of vaping products and committed to fully participating in the sessions.
The orientation will prepare our schools on what the Vaping ECHO for Education program will include and who in the State of Kansas is involved. In addition, each school will introduce their school team members.
The Summit kicked off the Vaping ECHO for Education program. Along with two prominent speakers, the Summit hosted a panel discussion about the current vaping landscape among youth.
The sessions will provide specialized training based on the tele-mentoring approach focused on addressing barriers and discussing solutions to better connect youth to cessation resources.
September 21, 2022 | Introduction to Addiction and Cessation
October 5, 2022 | Putting Cessation into Practice
October 19, 2022 | Policy Best Practices and Legal Issues
November 2, 2022 | Restorative Justice: A Student-Centered Approach
November 16, 2022 | Engaging Community Partners
December 14, 2022 | School Team Presentations
Spring 2023 | Debrief
Participate in a Future Cohort
To participate in a future cohort send us an email with the following informaiton:
Contact Person's Position at School
Daytime Phone Number
The Pilot Project
Details about Pilot Schools
Pilot School Resources
Session 1: Tobacco Prevention in a School Setting
Session 2: Legal Issues
Session 3: Introduction to Addiction and Cessation
Session 4: Putting Cessation into Practice
Session 5: Restorative Justice: A Student-Centered Approach
Session 6: Success Stories
Session 7: Sharing Progress
What Participants Said
“I appreciate the expert involvement. It's interesting to hear policies and practices of other schools’ districts, but also have the experts weigh in on them.”
“We enjoyed being part of the Pilot and look forward to seeing change across the state of Kansas and locally.”
“Our team learned a lot being a part of this pilot and we are very eager to make some much-needed policy changes and hopefully decrease the use of vaping in our area.”
“I thought the ECHO was great and loved getting even more resources to use and share with everyone to assist with tackling the vape problem with teens/all.”
“Our committee feels we have gained tremendously from the ECHO sessions throughout the year and are ready to move forward addressing our vaping issues.”