Emerging Trends in Youth Vaping: What Schools Need to Know


Welcome to Emerging Trends in Youth Vaping: What Schools Need to Know, a 7-module, self-paced e-training developed for educators, Student Assistance Counselors, administrators, prevention specialists, and parents. Upon completing the series, participants will be able to:

    • Describe electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), also called e‑cigarettes: what they are and how they work
    • Discuss what is known and not known about the health effects of e‑cigarette use
    • Identify marketing strategies used by tobacco companies to make e‑cigarettes appealing to youth
    • Explain basic concepts of addiction and how addiction affects the adolescent brain
    • Describe how e‑cigarettes may be used to consume marijuana concentrates and the consequences for adolescents
    • Access and use the RISAS Vaping Toolkit

This collection of seven modules should take 3 hours to complete in its entirety and can be taken individually or as a series. 

If you would like a certificate of completion, please take our pre-test. Contact hours and a certificate of completion are only available to individuals who complete each of the 7 e-learning modules and their accompanying pre- and post-test assessments.

If you have questions, please contact hdriscoll@risas.org or crego@risas.org.

This e-training was funded by the State of Rhode Island: Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and produced by Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS) and JSI Research & Training, Inc. with support from the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center. The content of this course does not necessarily represent the views or policies of SAMHSA or BHDDH.

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Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director


eigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services

Kathleen Sullivan
Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 

Heidi Driscoll                      Director, South County Regional Prevention Coalition           hdriscoll@risas.org

Sue Davis, LICSW           Manager, Student Assistance Services               sdavis@risas.org

Teri Gregg, LICSW            Manager, Student Assistance Services               tgregg@risas.org

Diane Ferrara, LICSW      Manager, Student Assistance Services           dferrara@risas.org 

300 Centerville Rd.
Suite 301 South 
Warwick, RI 02886


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