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Local Students Win 2017 D.A.R.E. Essay Competition

Posted on August 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

D.A.R.E. Wisconsin 2017 Essay Winners

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – Two D.A.R.E. graduates from the area have won a first and second place in D.A.R.E. Wisconsin’s essay contest. Lilly Ackerman, of Southern Bluffs Elementary in La Crosse, and Lydia Hogue, of St. Patrick’s Elementary in Onalaska, initially tied for first place in the contest. After a narrow vote by the […]

The new D.A.R.E.: Decision-making skills instead of drug lectures

Posted on August 15, 2017 by in Curriculum, News

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly

Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., the school-based substance use prevention program delivered by police officers, has quietly changed into a completely different curriculum. Instead of spending 45 minutes lecturing students about drugs — which has proven to be counterproductive, resulting in increasing, rather than decreasing, drug use — the police officers are now showing […]

Call for 2018 D.A.R.E. International Training Conference Presenters / Presentations

Posted on August 11, 2017 by in 31st International Conference, News, Spotlight

Presentation

Since 1988 the Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference has earned the well-deserved recognition as being a preeminent training activity, providing an outstanding educational experience for professionals dedicated to creating and maintaining safe and healthy school environments. The 2018 conference will be the 31st Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference. The 2018 conference will be held July […]

YAB Report on the 30th International Training Conference

Posted on August 7, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, News, Youth Advocacy Board

Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the 30th D.A.R.E. International Conference

30th ANNUAL D.A.R.E. CONFERENCE   “Give them their voice” On July 11th – 13th 2017, our Youth Advocacy Board (YAB) members showed just what they are capable of achieving at our 30th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference in Grapevine, TX. 15 YABs from varying national and international states gathered together on July 8th in preparation […]

2017 D.A.R.E. International Conference Images and Videos

Posted on August 6, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, News, Spotlight, Youth Advocacy Board

2017 DARE International Conference

The 30th Annual Conference was held July 11-13th, 2017 at the Gaylord Hotel, Grapevine, Texas.   See the 2017 D.A.R.E. International Conference Images and Videos below. Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the 30th D.A.R.E. America International Training Conference Photos from the 30th D.A.R.E. America International Training Conference In Memorium Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 2017 D.A.R.E. […]

Congratulations to Sweepstakes #10 Winners Kenneth B and Sandra H!

Posted on July 30, 2017 by in News, Spotlight

Location team thank you Drawing

Congratulations on your sweepstakes wins,  and thank you for supporting the work we do here at D.A.R.E. Note: The videos call out the winners at $1500 and $1000; the actual prize amounts for Sweepstakes #10 are higher: $5000 and $2500. Welcome Video:   $5000 GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Kenneth B, Houston, TX Drawing Video:   $2500 […]

SAMHSA Publishes Brief on the Impact of Chronic Substance Use on the Brain

Posted on July 26, 2017 by in News, Officers

SAMHSA

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is pleased to share a new brief by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Chronic Substance Use and the Brain: Effects and Responses describes the effects that chronic substance use can have on the brain, and discusses the variables that may influence those effects. […]

Draper’s D.A.R.E. Officer Aims to Help Kids Make Smart Decisions

Posted on July 26, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Utah

Police Officer Rulon Green and his wife, Allison

While working in the overcrowded 10-story Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Police Officer Rulon Green witnessed humanity at its worst. As part of the emergency response team, he’d be the first to arrive during a riot, wearing a gas mask and helping to triage the wounded. He called it akin to stepping into a […]

A Former D.A.R.E. Student’s Letter to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis

Posted on July 25, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff Chris Davis

Hi Mr. Davis, I am sure you don’t remember me, but I remember you, my name was Jennifer Parsley at the time. In fact, I feel you are a big reason why I have turned out to be a successful adult. You were my D.A.R.E teacher, but you also came to my house many times […]

Brentwood D.A.R.E. Officers Recognized with Anti-drug Award

Posted on July 24, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

Brentwood Police Department Crime Prevention Officers Samuel Bady and Mark Wood with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition

Officers Samuel Bady (left) and Mark Wood (right) with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition. Photo courtesy of City of Brentwood. For nearly 20 years, Brentwood Police Department Crime Prevention Officers Samuel Bady and Mark Wood have been a team, fighting to keep young people in Brentwood from falling into the trap of […]