Substance Use Prevention Programming at Thomas Jefferson High School
Our goal is to promote fun, healthy and positive lifestyle choices through upstream prevention.
Upstream prevention seeks to build protective factors into a community, by teaching resiliency and coping, and strengthening youth-adult connectedness.
Prevention is a proactive process that empowers individuals and systems to meet the challenges of life events and transitions and creates and reinforces conditions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles. To learn more about upstream prevention click here.
At Thomas Jefferson High School there are two School Health Professionals providing Universal Prevention as well as small group and 1-1 interventions. Please click HERE to see what prevention programs will be offered this year. If you do not want your student to participate in a specific program please complete the opt out form linked in the document above.
Key Takeaways from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey
16.3% of youth at TJ reported to Vaping in the last 30 days – decrease from 26.1% in 2019
12.4% of youth at TJ reported to using Marijuana in the last 30 days – decrease from 26.6% in 2019
16.4% of youth at TJ reported to using Alcohol in the last 30 days – decrease from 26.1% in 2019
Prevention is Key
81.5% of youth at TJ think Vaping regularly is risky – increase from 74.5% in 2019 and increase from 43% in 2017!
63.7% of youth at TJ think using Marijuana regularly is risky – increase from 49.8% in 2019
85.6% of youth at TJ think drinking Alcohol regularly is risky – increase from 69.7% in 2019