October 24, 2014

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 […]

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

Posted on September 20, 2014 by in News

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    

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 […]

Starmer Named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Iowa

Right: Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer, surrounded by graduates of his D.A.R.E. program. From The Audubon County Advocate Journal.  Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer was named 2014 DARE Officer of the Year during the annual banquet on Aug. 4. Starmer has been a DARE officer for the past eight years, leading the program in the […]

Las Cruces Teen Named D.A.R.E. Youth Advisor

Posted on August 16, 2014 by in Hometown, New Mexico, Youth Advisory Board

From www.kdbc.com. Dona Ana County, NM — The New Mexico Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officers’ Association held its annual training conference in Silver City this month, which was attended by D.A.R.E. officers from the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office. The annual training offers facilitators updates on classroom curricula, classroom management techniques, attending to children […]