August 20, 2017
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D.A.R.E. Educational Courses

Curricula & Programs for Multiple Ages and Needs

Educational experts agree that helping children develop good decision making skills and understand the consequences of their actions needs to start at an early age and continue through high school. And that’s exactly why D.A.R.E. has developed a series of curricula and programs that collectively offer the most comprehensive education program of its kind. D.A.R.E. curricula have been created through partnerships with some of the most respected institutions and individuals in America including Penn State University, Arizona State University, University of Akron, as well as leading experts in the field of drug abuse and prevention science. Among the components and curricula are:

  • K-2 Grade Visitations
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Visitations
  • Keepin’ it REAL Elementary School
  • Keepin’ it REAL Middle School
  • myPlaybook High School
  • REAL Messages High School
  • Celebrating Safely High School
  • Enhancement Lessons

myPlaybook High School Sample Lesson:

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keepin’ it REAL Elementary School Curriculum

Posted on Sep 12th, 2016

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 Theory (SEL), identifies fundamental, basic skills and developmental processes needed for healthy development…

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keepin’ it REAL Middle School Curriculum

Posted on Sep 12th, 2016

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 drug-free lives confidently, drawing on the strengths of the students, their families, and communities. Like the elementary…

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Enhancement Lessons

Posted on Sep 12th, 2016

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 with national experts to create specialized lessons to educate students…

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D.A.R.E. High School Curricula

Posted on May 5th, 2017

SCIENCE BASED. IMPACTFUL. EFFECTIVE. D.A.R.E.'s high school curricula program consists of three distinct modules that offer educators and law enforcement flexible and cost-effective options for providing students with relevant and timely information and tools to exercise responsible decision-making. The curricular components are independent, yet supportive of one another. The modules can be implemented individually, as companion pieces, or as a complete suite. Module #1: REAL…

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