West Kingston, RI – June 21, 2012– With a Department of Public Health Tobacco Cessation Grant, the Connecticut Technical High School System is now making available Pro-Change’s online Keeping It Fresh tobacco cessation program for youth and the adult online Smoking Cessation program for the youth’s parents and the schools’ staff.

Counselors, educators, and nurses at the Connecticut Technical Schools have been trained in guiding and supporting youth in using the program through in-service training, taking the basic Transtheoretical Model e-Learning course (and receiving 4 CEs), studying the Coaches Guide for Using the Transtheoretical Model, and having available the Smoking Cessation stage-matched manual.

Marie Burlette, RN, BSN, and co-coordinator of the grant, stated that “It is great to have evidenced-based cessation programs both for our students, parents, and staff all delivered through our technical schools throughout Connecticut.”

About the Connecticut Technical High School System
The Connecticut Technical High School System provides a unique and rigorous learning environment that ensures both student academic success, trade/technology mastery, and instills a zest for lifelong learning. Students are prepared for post-secondary education including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment. For more information please visit www.cttech.org.