In the Air is a graphic medicine built to foster conversations with and among young people around vaping, choices about substance use, and social factors. This graphic novel-styled story of five teens going through high school incorporates behavioral science of substance misuse prevention with the stories, interests, and ideas of members of the Tobacco Free Rhode Island Youth Ambassadors. The novel has questions to help guide the discussion, a strong research base, and roots in risk and protective factors.
Preview and download (PDF) of the first 15 pages.
In the Air Graphic Medicine request form, click here to request the full version; *printed copy or electronic copy (PDF format) to download.*The New England PTTC is only able to mail printed copies to those working/living in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI). If you’re requesting a copy from outside of HHS Region 1, we're happy to send you an electronic copy (PDF format) to download. Please complete the In the Air, Graphic Medicine Request Form.
In the Air, Graphic Medicine Implementation Guide - A facilitator who implements In the Air as a curriculum should have training on fostering conversation around the content of the story. The story is designed to offer many inroads of conversation, some more subtle than others, over a variety of topics, including substance misuse, dating and dating violence, change, grief, puberty, decision making, social pressures, choice and consequences, family values, and more. Download the Facilitators Implementation Guide.
If you're planning to facilitate conversations using the New England PTTC Vaping Prevention Graphic Medicine In the Air, join us to learn how to use the new materials and the tool together to get the most out of your session. View the recorded webinar.
Questions? Contact Sarah Johnson, Training Project Coordinator, New England PTTC: firstname.lastname@example.org
About this resource: This resource was developed to address a need identified in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) to provide a tool for substance misuse prevention, specifically for vaping prevention that young people (middle and high school), prevention specialists who work with young people, health/wellness teachers in middle and high school, youth group leaders, and more could use to talk about vaping prevention.