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Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health (TEACH)

 The TEACH Project's objective is to ensure that practitioners who serve people who use tobacco have the specialized knowledge and skills to deliver effective, evidence-based cessation intervention.

Research shows that after specialized training, health care professionals are more likely to provide tobacco cessation counselling to clients and patients. As the community of trained practitioners grows so does system capacity, giving people who use tobacco access to counselling and intervention programs.

The TEACH Project is a Knowledge Translation initiative to build interprofessional capacity in evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment among Ontario practitioners across 15 disciplines and diverse health/social service settings. Since the beginning of the project in 2006, 4,981 participants from 630 organizations have attended our 40.5  hour Certificate Program, which is accredited by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, professional regulatory bodies and the international Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). TEACH has been recognized with awards of excellence from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and the Office of Interprofessional Education.



Tobacco Cessation - Developing a Quit Plan
This video shows various motivational interviewing skills with a client who needs help developing a quit plan

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TEACH Certificate Program Courses Offered:
Specialty Course: Tobacco Interventions for Clients with Mental Illness and/or Substance Use Disorders (online)

Dates: August 12, 2015 - September 16, 2015
Registration period is now open
Click here to register

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