October 31, 2014

MURRIETA: Red Ribbon Week Prime Time for D.A.R.E. Message

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in California, Hometown

From Daily Southern California News. The Murrieta Police Department’s Traffic Division Officers and School Resource Officers recently completed a series of presentations at local elementary schools for Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Red Ribbon Week.  The presentations, like this one at Oak Meadows Elementary School, focused on the D.A.R.E. message of making good decisions and […]

Irvington’s Main Street School Fifth-Graders Take on D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on October 25, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

The Main Street School fifth- graders are participating in the DARE program with Police Officer Erik Seman. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District. From tarrytown.dailyvoice.com. IRVINGTON, N.Y. — The fifth-graders at Main Street School have begun the 2014 Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program. The main objective of the program is to teach the fifth- graders how to […]

D.A.R.E. Raffle 10-20-14

Posted on October 24, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

We did the raffle drawing, congratulations to the winners!   Here are the results for the Grand prize and Bonus prize. Lisa Halpern $20,000 Bonus Prize Winner     Michael Vasquez $25,000 Grand Prize Winner    

There’s a Problem: Heroin has created a foundation of crime

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Hometown, Indiana

Police officers emphasize the importance of education and claiming responsibility for one’s actions. The Crawfordsville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office educate local elementary school students through Drug Abuse Resistance Education and other drug courses. They hope to curb drug problems by teaching children about the effects of drugs like heroin, but they need […]

D.A.R.E. America Awarded National Council on Patient Information in Education OTC Literacy Grant

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in News

A meeting, in Washington, D.C., of entities concerned with over-the-counter (OTC) drug misuse and abuse was convened by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). The stakeholders’ forum – Promoting OTC Literacy Beyond the Classroom – was convened to achieve the following objectives: Create awareness for the McNeil/Scholastic/American Association of Poison Control Centers(AAPCC) […]

Implementing Evidence-Based Drug Education in an Adventist Educational Setting

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

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

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 […]

21st CENTURY D.A.R.E. – Different Than the D.A.R.E. You May Have Known

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in News

Increasing use of drugs by youth in the 1970s and 1980s gave cause for alarm. Between 1975 and 1980, nearly two-thirds (65%) of high school students were reported to have used an illicit drug and nearly two out of every five (39%) have used an illicit drug other than marijuana¹. This concern led the Los […]

Cocopah Police Ready to Launch D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on August 20, 2014 by in Arizona, Hometown

Jesus Verdugo, a Cocopah tribal police officer, will teach a D.A.R.E. class to students in the Somerton Elementary School District. From Yuma Sun. The Cocopah Tribal Police Department, along with the Somerton School District, is preparing to launch its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program for Cocopah children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. “It hits […]

D.A.R.E. Program Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

D.A.R.E. OFFICERS — Steubenville’s D.A.R.E. officers through the past 25 years include, from left, J.P. Rigaud, Anthony Piergallini and Erik Dervis. Piergallini was the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education program police officer in the region in 1989. Rigaud served after Piergallini’s retirement from the Steubenville Police Department and Dervis is the current D.A.R.E. officer. The […]