1. Create a welcoming space that is safe, non-judgmental, and confidential.
a. Establish rapport with the youth.
i. “Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.” (smile).
ii. Do introductions of everyone (e.g., teacher/facilitator, youth).
iii. Discuss the limits of confidentiality: “Everything discussed in this space is confidential. In other words, what you say here stays here unless you tell me you want to hurt yourself. What do you think I mean by hurt yourself or hurt others? (answer: kill self or kill others). What do you think I mean by someone is hurting you? (answer: someone is physically, sexually, or emotionally abusing you). Aside from this, everything else is confidential.”
iv. Have a conversation, not a confrontation, with the youth.
v. (Note: for group settings) Throughout the presentation, notice if the youth is reluctant to ask questions or comments (e.g., puzzled look, etc.), and gently say, “I noticed that you might want to say something, what would you like to say or ask?”
2. Ask youth, “what were you told about this meeting?”
3. Tell youth, “you’re not in trouble.”
4. Share overview/purpose of the ATS Curriculum
a. Provide you with some health information about e-cig/vapes
b. Collaborate with you on setting goals related to your e-cig/vape use
5. Ask youth, “do you have any questions for me before we start?”
6. Give youth pre assessment (Note: please have students assign themselves a random seven-digit code and write in all four forms). When completed, please collect.