TAP and TEG Training: Help Teens Stop Using Tobacco


One outstanding training seminar. Two exemplary curricula!

In just two days of training, learn how to implement these programs with confidence. Intervening With Teen Tobacco Users (TEG) is a practical, science-based program that will show you how to effectively deal with students who violate a school's tobacco policy. Used frequently as an alternative to suspension, this 8-session program teaches the dangers and negative consequences of tobacco use and encourages teens to adopt healthier lifestyles, move closer to quitting, and enroll in a voluntary cessation program, such as TAP. You will receive the complete printed curricula for both programs (A value of more than $85!) and an attractive certificate of completion that will attest to your time and commitment to these programs.

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Helping Teens Stop Using Tobacco (TAP) provides tobacco-using youth with the options, resources, education, motivation, and support to stop using tobacco. What sets this 8-session, voluntary program apart from other cessation programs is the myriad of motivational components that work together to help students take the necessary action steps to quit.

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Both Programs . . .
  • Are based on sound research and scientific theories of change. This includes Prochaska and DiClemente's Stages of Change, the Cognitive Behavior Approach, the Social Influences Model, and Risk Reduction/Protective Factors.
  • Are evaluated. Multi-faceted program evaluation shows that these programs work to help teens reduce and stop using tobacco.
  • Are appropriate for teens of both sexes and all races/ethnicities. A chapter is devoted to Cultural Diversity which recommends approaches for working with teenage tobacco users of specific cultures including African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics. Although an option, boys and girls need not be separated into separate groups.
  • Are used in both rural and urban communities throughout the United States and Canada. The programs were first piloted in California in 1991 went international in 1993. Over 150,000 student workbooks have been distributed since 1997. All forms of tobacco are addressed: cigarettes, bidis, kreteks, cigars, and spit tobacco.
  • Are comprehensive and user-friendly with easy-to-use, scripted sessions in spiral-bound Facilitator Guides and preprinted Student Workbooks.
  • Can be tailored to developmental needs and different learning styles. The programs may integrate a variety of teaching tools, including the most up-to-date videos, models, posters, and guest speakers, that makes learning fun and increases motivation to make positive changes.
  • Encourage community support and partnerships between schools, parents, juvenile courts, the medical community, and others to recruit teenage tobacco users and facilitate the program. Utilizes local community, state, and national resources such as NCI, CDC, American Cancer Society, and American Lung Association.
  • Involve peer educators to teach participants about the benefits of quitting.

Why This Seminar Will Make a Big Difference
  • You will learn the importance of using a two-step intervention and cessation program based on the stages of change.
  • You will learn how to win support for your programs. You will learn to handle difficult issues that arise in your groups. You will learn the best techniques to motivate teens to stop using tobacco.
  • You will learn how to access the materials and resources you need to be successful. You will learn the latest, most up-to-date information on tobacco.
  • You will plan step-by-step how to begin your groups immediately.
  • You will learn how to be a trusted, significant adult in the lives of tobacco-using youth. Learn valuable skills that you can use to start your programs immediately.

Learn How to:

  • Establish effective policies and procedures
  • Implement the user-friendly curriculum
  • Advertise and promote the groups
  • Set up and maintain groups
  • Motivate teens to move through the stages of change
  • Locate helpful resources
  • Win support from students, staff, administrators, parents, and the community.

Attend This Seminar if You Are:
  • A school or public health nurse
  • A health educator
  • A counselor
  • A student assistance coordinator
  • A school administrator
  • A social worker
  • A coach
  • A treatment professional
  • A law enforcement officer
  • A youth worker
  • A respiratory therapist
  • A concerned community volunteer.

You may attend this seminar in one of many locations throughout the United States or sponsor this seminar in your own community.



Look What Other Seminar Participants Have to Say:
  • I can't believe that I feel capable of facilitating a program of this type, but I really do. Thanks!
  • What I found most useful was the way the seminar was conducted: well-paced, organized, videos were very good and applicable.
  • What I found most useful were the explanations and discussions of how to use the programs. The materials appear to be very simple to use; also, I like the fact that the materials are research-based. Excellent materials. Presented very well!!
  • The presenter's knowledge and expertise was outstanding. Dr. Harolyn Hatley, School Counselor.