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D.A.R.E. High School Curricula

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

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D.A.R.E.’s high school curricula program consists of four 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, but supportive of one another. The modules can be implemented individually, as companion pieces, or as a complete suite.


Module #1:

Real Messages:

9th or 10th Grade

D.A.R.E. Real Messages is designed to promote positive officer/student relationships without serious demands on law enforcement personnel resources.  The program for 9th or 10th grade student can be delivered in a flexible format in one week or spread over 5 weeks.  The module consists of five brief, highly interactive lessons delivered through state-of-the-art instructional design.  The officer delivers an introduction and attends a culmination ceremony while students complete the rest of the curriculum online.

D.A.R.E. Real Messages is an evidence-based curriculum shown to change attitudes and intentions to use drugs.  A self-paced, web-assisted curriculum, Real Messages engages students to create their own anti-drug messages that they can share with friends and the community.

RealMessages…

  • Is an engaging and fun way to teach students to analyze ads they see every day and develop critical thinking ability;
  • Meets state standards for health education and other 9th or 10th grade classes;
  • Provides teachers feedback on student performance in the lessons;

Module #2:

myPlaybook High School Curriculum:

9th, 10th or 11th Grade

bs-group-of-students-outdoors-loo-3917200webmyPlaybook, designed for a high school’s general student body, is an evidence-based program shown to reduce alcohol and other drug use.  Created through an alliance between D.A.R.E. America; Prevention Strategies, LLC, an official affiliate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and REAL Prevention, the curriculum’s results thus far are truly exciting!  Specifically, high school students who completed the course, when compared to those who did not, experienced:

  • Greater improvements in skills to resist drug offers;
  • More accurate perceptions that friends view drug use as unacceptable;
  • Decreased intentions to use alcohol and cigarettes in the next 30 days; and
  • Reductions in past month alcohol use

The curriculum engages students with interactive tools and is delivered using state-of-the-art instructional design that is engaging, interactive and fun.  Students do not just simply read and click through information; instead, they are required to answer questions, make predictions, and evaluate their own behavior.

Like all other D.A.R.E. courses, myPlaybook is taught by highly trained law enforcement officers with one significant difference – as a web-assisted curriculum designed to afford continued positive officer/students interaction, it actually reduces the demands upon law enforcement personnel resources. The D.A.R.E. officer delivers two lessons and students complete the rest of the course on-line.

myPlaybook high school curriculum meets many state Standards of Learning for health education and has been used successfully in 9th/10th grade health classes.


Module #3:

myPlaybook Student Athlete Curriculum:

9th, 10th or 11th Grade

bs-a-soccer-player-kicking-the-ba-2827711-2-350webBuilding upon the myPlaybook curriculum for the general student body, the myPlaybook Student Athlete module is an evidence-based curriculum shown to reduce alcohol and other drug use and is intended to address the unique challenges drugs and alcohol present to student athletes.  Additionally, the Student Athlete module is…

  • Tailored to educate on substances that can inhibit abilities to reach full athletic potential and develop effective strategies to deal with potentially harmful situations;
  • Constructed so students develop good decision-making skills regarding multiple substances that can negatively affect athletic performance including;
  • Designed to attend to state Standards of Learning for health education and has been used successfully in 9th/10th grade health classes.

Key Elements

  • An evidence-based curriculum shown to reduce alcohol and other drug use. 
  • Intended to address unique challenges drugs and alcohol present to student athletes.
  • Tailored to educate on substances that can inhibit abilities to reach full athletic potential and develop effective strategies to deal with potentially harmful situations.
  • Constructed so students develop good decision-making skills regarding multiple substances that can negatively affect athletic performance including.
  • Designed to attend to state Standards of Learning for health education and has been used successfully in 9th/10th grade health classes.

 


Module #4:

“Celebrating Safely” A Supplemental Resource Packet

11th or 12th Grade

smiling-teenagers-dressed-for-31220606-600pxD.A.R.E.’s high school curricula also provide a unique Resource Packet for a high school’s homecoming, prom, and graduation seasons addressing underage drinking and providing guidance for celebrating safely. “Celebrating Safely” is the first entry what will become a library of D.A..R.E. high  school standalone presentations. The Resource Packet includes…

  • Presentation that serves as a written guide on underage drinking and safety tips for celebrations. The presentation is perfect for assemblies or individual classes.
  • PowerPoint slides to visually accompany the presentation
  • Film illustrating safety tips for celebrations.
  • Script for a live student performance illustrating safety tips for celebrations
  • Pamphlets for parents containing safety tips for celebrations and transportation tips 

 

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