September 19, 2017

Lessons Learned from the Opioid Epidemic: New Challenges and New Opportunities

Posted on September 18, 2017 by in News, Officers, Parents, Special

Mark Gold, MD

Author: Mark Gold, MD The current storyline describing the national opioid epidemic is wrought with sensationalized, media-driven hyperbole and a scarcity of facts. We have described in great detail the increasing number of physicians prescribing pain medications, the lack of limitations related to this practice, and the lack of continuing education regarding risk versus benefit […]

D.A.R.E. Annual Report for 2016

Posted on September 13, 2017 by in Annual Report, News

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D.A.R.E. – The World’s Preeminent Youth Substance Abuse and High Risk Behavior Prevention Education Program Launched in 1983, D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America, as well as 52 other countries. Taught by highly trained law enforcement officers, D.A.R.E. Education Programs deliver science and evidence-based curricula that teach […]

D.A.R.E “Box” to Help Spark Discussion on Difficult Topics

Posted on September 10, 2017 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

<a href="" target="_blank">The D.A.R.E. Box at Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School</a>,<br />a way for students to anonymously ask questions

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Jonesboro Police Department D.A.R.E program created a way for students at one school to anonymously ask questions they want to be addressed. In a post on the JPD D.A.R.E Facebook page, a D.A.R.E Box has been set up at Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. The questions placed in the […]

County Schools Launch New D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on September 10, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

Sheriff Jimmy Combs, left, shakes hands with Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent of Surry County Schools, after getting approval to launch a new D.A.R.E. initiative in the four county middle schools

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education has given approval for the Surry County Sheriff’s Office to implement a new D.A.R.E. program at the middle school level. Photo: Sheriff Jimmy Combs, left, shakes hands with Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent of Surry County Schools, this week after getting approval to launch a new D.A.R.E. initiative […]

Officers Recognized for Years of Dedication to Teaching D.A.R.E.

Posted on September 7, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News, Spotlight

Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association

25 officers in Illinois have spent 20 or more years teaching D.A.R.E. to students. The Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association recently honored 25 police officers from around the state for long careers focused on positive interaction with youth through the program which debuted three decades ago. Each officer has spent at least 20 years teaching kids […]

Celebrating Safely Lesson Material

Posted on August 29, 2017 by in News

CELEBRATING SAFELY This material is designed for D.A.R.E officers to discuss underage drinking, legal and personal ramifications of alcohol use, and providing safety tips for celebrations. This presentation could be presented around the weeks of life celebrations such as homecoming, prom, and/or graduation. In order to access the Celebrating Safely material, please enter your information […]

7,000 books for the African Library Project from Tracy D.A.R.E.

Posted on August 28, 2017 by in California, Hometown, News, Spotlight

Tracy D.A.R.E.

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the students, parents, and teachers of the Tracy Police Department D.A.R.E. program, led by Officer Steve Abercrombie, collected, sorted, and boxed over 7,000 books for the African Library Project The books collected earlier in the summer already had an impact beyond measure on deprived junior high school students in the […]

Washington YAB Representative Danielle Littrell at the Benton County Fair

Posted on August 27, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Washington, Youth Advocacy Board

Danielle Littrell, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Washington Representative

I got the great opportunity to work with D.A.R.E. Officer JP Benitez at the Benton County Fair on Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th. We handed out information pamphlets to parents and interacted with children who were past and future D.A.R.E. graduates! – Danielle Littrell, Washington YAB Representative

Protected: Celebrate Safely

Posted on August 26, 2017 by in News

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Local Students Win 2017 D.A.R.E. Essay Competition

Posted on August 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

D.A.R.E. Wisconsin 2017 Essay Winners

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – Two D.A.R.E. graduates from the area have won a first and second place in D.A.R.E. Wisconsin’s essay contest. Lilly Ackerman, of Southern Bluffs Elementary in La Crosse, and Lydia Hogue, of St. Patrick’s Elementary in Onalaska, initially tied for first place in the contest. After a narrow vote by the […]