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DARE Lessons Explained...A Tutorial for Parents
Transcript of DARE Lessons Explained...A Tutorial for Parents
Evolution of D.A.R.E.
--As of September 2013, the DARE curriculum has changed.
--DARE has evolved from a primarily drug prevention program to a curriculum that helps students make decisions in several areas of their lives
--Why and how kids should make decisions vs. "Just say NO!"
--Teaches communication skills, decision making models, bullying, etc.
--Program is research supported and "evidence based"
-3 Officers from Dover PD
-Dana Mitchell, Prevention Coordinator
-10 week curriculum
-Every lesson starts with a video explaining a difficult situation where a child characted makes a poor decision
-Every lesson ends with a video of the child explaining what they learned.
D.A.R.E = Drug Abuse Resistance Education
-Created by LAPD in early 1980s to fight increasing participation in gangs and drug use among youth.
-Adopted by hundreds of agencies through out the U.S. and Canada in the following years.
-Received criticism in the 1990s and early 2000s for lacking the ability to reduce substance abuse.
This generation's DARE...
Give students the tools to avoid dangerous situations and to escape those situations when they are unavoidable.
Show students that police officers are another resource forthem in the community.
Make students think about the decisions surrounding the choice to abuse alcohol, tobacco or drugs...not just telling them to "Just Say NO!!"