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Enhancement Lessons

Posted on September 12, 2016 by in Curriculum, Educational Courses

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Today’s youth face unprecedented risks that no prior generation has ever faced. In response, D.A.R.E. has created two “enhancement” lessons that supplement other D.A.R.E. curricula and provide important information for parents as well. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Recognizing the alarming increases in the abuse of prescription drugs and Over-the-Counter medicines, D.A.R.E. convened a meeting […]

D.A.R.E. High School Curricula

Posted on September 12, 2016 by in Curriculum, Educational Courses, News

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REAL Messages D.A.R.E.’s REAL Messages is a health and media literacy curriculum that reduces alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and promotes healthy and safe behavior by improving students’ abilities to analyze and critically evaluate the promotion of substance use in media such as social media, TV, print, and other forms. REAL Messages is designed […]

keepin’ it REAL Middle School Curriculum

Posted on September 12, 2016 by in Curriculum, Educational Courses

keepin’ it REAL Middle School Curriculum

Based upon more than 20 years of research by the Drug Resistance Strategies Project about why our youth use drugs, D.A.R.E. America collaborated with Penn State University and Arizona State University to create keepin’ it REAL, a state-of-the-art, middle school substance abuse prevention program. Grounded in cultural norms, the program teaches youth how to live […]

keepin’ it REAL Elementary School Curriculum

Posted on September 12, 2016 by in Curriculum, Educational Courses

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D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary School curriculum continues a more than thirty year commitment to providing cutting edge instruction that helps prevent drug use by developing basic, core skills needed for safe and responsible choices…skills that extend well beyond drugs to healthy and mature choices in life. The curriculum, designed based on the Socio-Emotional Learning […]

D.A.R.E. America Launches New High School Curriculum

Posted on August 30, 2016 by in Curriculum

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myPlaybook is an evidence based, web-assisted program with proven results! Just in time for the new school year, D.A.R.E. America has launched a new curriculum for high school students.  Entitled myPlaybook, the course has been created through an alliance between D.A.R.E. America, Prevention Strategies, LLC, an official affiliate of the University of North Carolina at […]

D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary and Middle School Curriculums Adhere to Lessons From Prevention Research Principles

Posted on April 5, 2015 by in Curriculum

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D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary and Middle School Curriculums Adhere to Relevant National Institute of Health Lessons From Prevention Research Principles. From www.drugabuse.gov. The principles listed below are the result of long-term research studies on the origins of drug abuse behaviors and the common elements of effective prevention programs. These principles were developed to help […]

Ipswich Police Officer Completes D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Posted on December 21, 2014 by in Curriculum, Hometown, New Hampshire

Pictured left-to-right are Officer Woodworth, Sgt. Kmiec, and Domenic DiNatale, Director DARE Massachusetts at Officer Woodworth's D.A.R.E. Officer Graduation ceremony held in Concord NH. (Courtesy of the Ipswich Police department)

Pictured left-to-right are Officer Woodworth, Sgt. Kmiec, and Domenic DiNatale, Director DARE Massachusetts at Officer Woodworth’s D.A.R.E. Officer Graduation ceremony held in Concord NH. (Courtesy of the Ipswich Police department) CONCORD, N.H. — Police Chief Paul A. Nikas is pleased to report that there is a new D.A.R.E. Officer in town. Officer Aaron Woodworth recently […]

D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary Curriculum Alignment with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Curriculum, Hometown, New Jersey

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The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards were first adopted by the State Board of Education in 1996. The standards are not curriculum, which is decided at the local level. Rather, the standards describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. The standards are also […]

Implementing Evidence-Based Drug Education in an Adventist Educational Setting

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Curriculum, Hometown, Michigan

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From The Journal of Adventist Education • December 2013/January 2014. By Harvey J. Burnett, Jr. The students in Mr. Brown’s 5th-grade classroom wait in excited anticipation for the arrival of a special guest who has been visiting each week since the beginning of the semester. Rebekah, the class helper for the day, passes out glossy workbooks to […]

The New D.A.R.E. Program—This One Works

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in Curriculum, News

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The “keepin’ it REAL” substance-abuse curriculum focuses on elementary and middle-school students’ decisions, not drugs. From Scientific American. If you were one of millions of children who completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or D.A.R.E., between 1983 and 2009, you may be surprised to learn that scientists have repeatedly shown that the program did […]