Welcome School Principals and Administrators!

Are you concerned about the rise of vaping, Juuling, and e-cigarettes in your school?

If so, your school has the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research to understand factors influencing adolescents’ decisions to use or not use e-cigarettes and how those decisions affect other risky behaviors and the developing brain. The ACE Project at Florida International University (FIU) is a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We have partnered with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Family Support Services to conduct this research that will garner information helpful for schools and communities to better manage and prevent the use of these products. To conduct this research, we are recruiting high school students to participate.

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A Few Facts

The ACE Project is affiliated with Center for Children and Families (CCF) at FIU, which has a long history of fruitful collaboration with M-DCPS.

The ACE Project has received approval by the M-DCPS Research Review Committee.

Schools agreeing to collaborate will be given $100 in discretionary funds and access to professional development/workshops from FIU’s CCF. Sample topics include: e-cigarette use, social media/screen time, bullying, and coping with anxiety/depression.

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