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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 […]

D.A.R.E. REAL Prevention Curriculum Support, Features, & Fact Sheets

Posted on July 10, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, Curriculum, Spotlight

Curriculum Fact Sheet

Click the images to download the D.A.R.E. REAL Prevention Curriculum Sheets

D.A.R.E. Training/Curriculum Development Committee

Posted on June 24, 2017 by in Curriculum, Training

DARE Training

From Frank X. Pegueros, D.A.R.E. President and CEO: Since its inception, the highest caliber of curricula and training has been hallmarks of D.A.R.E. The excellence of our curricula content and training models has been and will continue to be an organizational priority. I am pleased to announce the implementation of D.A.R.E. America’s Training/Curriculum Development Committee […]

D.A.R.E. High School Curricula

Posted on May 5, 2017 by in Curriculum, Educational Courses

D.A.R.E. High School Curricula

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 […]

Enhancement Lessons

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

DARE Daren Logo

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 […]

keepin’ it REAL Middle School Curriculum

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

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 […]

keepin’ it REAL Elementary School Curriculum

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

Keepin it Real

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 […]

D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary and Middle School Curriculums Adhere to Lessons From Prevention Research Principles

Posted on April 5, 2015 by in Curriculum

keepin' it REAL

D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary and Middle School Curriculums Adhere to Relevant National Institute of Health Lessons From Prevention Research Principles. From www.drugabuse.gov. The principles listed below are the result of long-term research studies on the origins of drug abuse behaviors and the common elements of effective prevention programs. These principles were developed to help […]

Ipswich Police Officer Completes D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Posted on December 21, 2014 by in Curriculum, Hometown, New Hampshire

Pictured left-to-right are Officer Woodworth, Sgt. Kmiec, and Domenic DiNatale, Director DARE Massachusetts at Officer Woodworth's D.A.R.E. Officer Graduation ceremony held in Concord NH. (Courtesy of the Ipswich Police department)

Pictured left-to-right are Officer Woodworth, Sgt. Kmiec, and Domenic DiNatale, Director DARE Massachusetts at Officer Woodworth’s D.A.R.E. Officer Graduation ceremony held in Concord NH. (Courtesy of the Ipswich Police department) CONCORD, N.H. — Police Chief Paul A. Nikas is pleased to report that there is a new D.A.R.E. Officer in town. Officer Aaron Woodworth recently […]

D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary Curriculum Alignment with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Curriculum, Hometown, New Jersey

keepin' it Real

The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards were first adopted by the State Board of Education in 1996. The standards are not curriculum, which is decided at the local level. Rather, the standards describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. The standards are also […]