Proprietary CIC Toolkit
Community in Crisis has developed a proprietary toolkit to further educate friends and family about the substance abuse in our community.
Create a Vaping Table Display or Classroom Kit
Choose and print materials to create your own interactive display. Parents and students readily engage when they see the devices, giving you an opportunity to make a few key points about vaping
We used these printed materials, along with an assortment of vaping devices, to create our display table. Our local police department and school resource officers helped to collect vaping devices, you may also contact device manufacturers like Juul directly for inactive/sample devices. Teachers and custodial staff may also be good resources for confiscated devices and used pods. Clean thoroughly and wear gloves, since nicotine can be absorbed through the skin.
The display table has been excellent at Back To School nights, in the lobby before and after parent education programs on drugs/alcohol, at student wellness fairs, for staff training, etc. Adults gain key knowledge and more confidence in discussing vaping. Make a smaller version to keep on campus for classroom discussions.
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The toolkit also includes supplemental posters and presentations that are adaptable to your needs covering topics such as: increasing awareness through social media, how to administer naloxone in cases of overdose, advertising for drug take-back days, information for parents, and resources for teens to contact for further assistance. As with the toolkit, these posters and presentation templates are all free to use.
Additional Community in Crisis materials, including presentations, tutorials and opioid information forms for athletes, are also available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescription drugs, specifically opioids, are one of the most commonly abused substances by teens 14 years and older in the United States. In 2015, an estimated 276,000 adolescents were non-medical users of pain relievers, with 122,000 being addicted to these substances1. Additionally, there is a high prevalence of marijuana use in this population, with over 3000 teens using it for the first time every day.
These trends have been on the rise throughout recent years and are projected to increase unless we act now. Moreover, current research shows that it is imperative to intervene in the drug abuse process as early as possible to prevent future issues.
The toolkit is free to use and you may select any and all of the toolkit materials you find useful. While we are happy to have you include the name of your organization on any presentation you make using toolkit materials, we request that you include all the acknowledgments and copyright credits as listed in the toolkit so that contributors and creators receive the credit due them.
In addition, while you may excerpt materials as you choose, you may not modify the content provided (e.g. changing text or figures) without prior written permission of Rutgers or the listed copyright holder. That is to ensure the consistency and accuracy of the materials provided.