CATCH My Breath Nicotine Vaping Prevention



This training is for school staff interested in learning about and potentially implementing the CATCH My Breath vaping prevention curriculum. This free curriculum for grades 5-12 accommodates a range of learning abilities and can also be used in a variety of settings, including but not limited to health, science, and social studies classes.

CATCH My Breath is the only evidence-based and SAMHSA-approved school-level intervention for vaping prevention available today.

This live/virtual 3 hour CATCH My Breath implementation training helps educators understand best practices for program delivery and provides guidance on how to utilize the CATCH My Breath supplemental resources, like:

  • Classroom video lessons
  • Parent guides
  • Virtual Field Trips

After a year of virtual and hybrid learning that has led to increases in social isolation and anxiety among youth, programs that promote positive mental and physical health and substance abuse prevention are more crucial than ever. Get a jump start on your school’s vaping prevention programming for the 2021-22 school year by enrolling in a CATCH My Breath educator training today! 

Program Details

  • Satisfies Common CORE measures
  • Ages: 10-18 Years / Grades 5-12 Can be taught in one or multiple grades
  • Evidence-Based: Shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of vaping in the year following program implementation (Kelder, S. H. et al. 2020)
  • Duration: 4 Lessons / 30-40 mins / lesson
  • Grade specific lesson plans and video lessons for 5th - 12th grade

Audience and Grade Level

Administrators, Paraprofessionals, Specialists, and Teachers; Grades 5-12


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • thumbnail image of Lisa Goldsmith

    Lisa Goldsmith is the Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) Coalition Coordinator in the Department of Healthy Families and Communities at CES, where she oversees a county-wide coalition working across all sectors to help communities reduce risk factors and increase protective factors to reduce youth substance use and help build heal

  • thumbnail image of Alexis Polokoff

    Lexi is the School and Youth Programs Specialist as well as the Municipal Policy Liaison with the SPIFFY Coalition in the Department of Healthy Families and Communities at CES.

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A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.