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myPlaybook: Core High School Curriculum

 

myPlaybook: Core is a four-lesson curriculum designed for delivery to High School Students, ideally in 9th or 10th grade. The lesson content is aligned with D.A.R.E. Elementary and Middle school program concepts, continuing the focus on understanding risk behavior and making decisions that support safety and health.

Lesson 1: Your Community and Perceptions of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Lesson Objectives

    • Identify themselves as important members of their school community.
    • Understand the relationship between Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and being a good community member.
    • Understand the role social norms play in shaping their behavior.
    • Understand that high school students who choose not to drink or do drugs are in the majority.

Lesson 2: Consequences

Lesson Objectives

    • Understand how alcohol and drugs affect the adolescent brain.
    • Describe the negative consequences of alcohol and drug use.
    • Accurately understand risk for experiencing consequences of alcohol and drug use.

Lesson 3: Reasons for Use and Resisting Pressure

Lesson Objectives

    • Understand the reasons some people use AOD and alternatives to use.
    • Understand why people might pressure others to use AOD.
    • Have a personal plan for opting out of pressure or offers to use AOD.

Lesson 4: Being an Upstander

Lesson Objectives

    • Understand themselves as important members of their high school community.
    • Understand pressures that they and their peers may be facing.
    • Feel confident stepping into a scenario safely.
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2020

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2020

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is a national health observance designed to equip schools and communities with the materials and tools they need to educate young people about the effects of drugs on their brain, body and behavior. Now in its 10th year, NDAFW will be held from March 30-April 5, 2020…

HE Interior Minister Receives D.A.R.E International Official

HE Interior Minister Receives D.A.R.E International Official

​His Excellency Interior Minister, General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received on Wednesday President D.A.R.E. International, Francisco Pegueros. Capital Governor and Head of Maan "together" Committee against violence and addiction, Shaikh Hisham bin...

Award Nominations for the 2020 D.A.R.E. Awards

Award Nominations for the 2020 D.A.R.E. Awards

D.A.R.E. America is accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards:

  • D.A.R.E. Law Enforcement Executive of the Year, 
  • Daryl F. Gates D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement, 
  • D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, and
  • D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year. 

Recipients of these prestigious awards…

D.A.R.E. Program Stays on the Pulse of Today’s Dangers

D.A.R.E. Program Stays on the Pulse of Today’s Dangers

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF)- An enhanced curriculum training was hosted by Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) America to instruct D.A.R.E. law enforcement officers on ever-changing challenges. A new kindergarten through 12th grade curricula has recently been...

Two Decades Of Supporting D.A.R.E. In Steinbach

Two Decades Of Supporting D.A.R.E. In Steinbach

The South Eastman Rotary Club is carrying on a twenty year tradition in Steinbach. President Kyler Bergen says it has been that long that their club has been sponsoring the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and in Steinbach the...

Alex City D.A.R.E. program running since 1990

Alex City D.A.R.E. program running since 1990

Alexander City Police Department Cpl. Marcus Billups, left, is one of Alexander City Schools’ resource officers. D.A.R.E. (Alexander City) is a drug-prevention program for students which is taught by ACPD officers and is primarily funded by the Lake Martin Area United...

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm On Risk Of Marijuana Addiction And Harm

At a time when more than 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use, the U.S. surgeon general says no amount of the drug is safe for teens, young adults and pregnant women.

“While the perceived harm of marijuana is decreasing, the scary truth is that the actual potential for harm is increasing,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said…

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All Rights Reserved.