No Butts (2002)
Trainee: Valerie Weiss (Pediatric Resident)
CHPT Site: Cordova Community Collaborative
Synopsis: Valerie conducted a smoking cessation presentation to 5th, 6th and 7th grade students in the STARS after school program of Folsom-Cordova Unified School District. Valerie focused on improving & refining a project she had worked on in the past used it to present to the students. Valerie spoke to more than 600 children on the consequences of smoking and how it affects their health, using visual aids such as a can of tar and a long (5-foot) list of the ingredients in cigarettes.
Valerie's presentation (and original materials) continue to be utilized by the community each year during it's "Red Ribbon Week" (anti-drug) celebration.
Keywords: smoking prevention, health education