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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 Theory (SEL), identifies fundamental, basic skills and developmental processes needed for healthy development including:

  • Self-awareness and management
  • Responsible decision making
  • Understanding others
  • Relationship and communication skills
  • Handling responsibilities and challenges

SEL theory teaches youth to control their impulses and think about risks and consequences resulting in more responsible choices. D.A.R.E. believes that if you can teach youth to make safe and responsible decisions, it will guide them to healthy choices, not only about drugs, but across all parts of their lives. As they grow to be responsible citizens, they will lead healthier and more productive drug-free lives.

The course’s ten lessons are arranged in a scaffolding process, starting with the basics about responsibility and decision making and then building on each other allowing students to develop their own responses to real life situations. The very first lesson starts with responsibility and introduces decision making with subsequent lessons applying these skills in increasing complex ways to drug use and other choices in their lives.

Opioid Education Added To Athens D.A.R.E. Program

Opioid Education Added To Athens D.A.R.E. Program

Athens-Clarke County police announced Friday that the D.A.R.E. program would include information about opioids, in addition to existing curricula about drugs. D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, has been taught in Athens-Clarke County for 18 years by law...

D.A.R.E. Program is Evolving

D.A.R.E. Program is Evolving

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (WSAW) -- It use to be called Drug Abuse Resistance Education but now the D.A.R.E. program in north central Wisconsin is evolving into helping students make better decisions. D.A.R.E. now stands for Define, Assess, Respond, Evaluate how to respond to...

D.A.R.E. Officers Look to Educate Students on Opioid Addiction

D.A.R.E. Officers Look to Educate Students on Opioid Addiction

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) - Opioid abuse is a startling problem that D.A.R.E. officers who teach drug education in public schools are trying to change. “It's just become such a problem,” said Brentwood Police Officer Mark Wood. From adults to kids, Wood says they get...

School Resource Officers Continue to See Benefits of D.A.R.E

School Resource Officers Continue to See Benefits of D.A.R.E

The D.A.R.E program continues to impact students across the nation. In Central Point it continues to have a positive effect. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program began in the 80's and uses police officers and a school curriculum to give kids warnings about the...

D.A.R.E. Program has Made Tremendous Strides in 30 Years

D.A.R.E. Program has Made Tremendous Strides in 30 Years

By Richard Clayton. School-based, curriculum-driven drug prevention programming is an essential part of efforts to address drug abuse problems in the U.S. Almost no one would disagree with this — especially parents of school-age children, teachers, school…

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