This course is designed for the sworn, certified, and experienced officer who is to be assigned as a D.A.R.E. officer in his/her community’s school system. This course is mandatory requirement for any department that wishes to use the D.A.R.E. curriculum in the local schools.
The topics covered will include: facilitation skills, brainbased and modalities learning, collaborative learning, classroom management, drug situations and substance abuse, stages of adolescent dependency, school violence/bullying, youth culture/youth gangs, media training, officer/school relations, science based programming, working with classroom teacher, and P.I.E. (prevention, intervention,enforcement problem solving).
In addition, students will review and become with familiar with the entire D.A.R.E. “keepin’ it REAL” curriculum for elementary and middle school.
Each student will be assigned to a team for the duration of the school and will be required to participate in team projects and competition. The students will also be required to present information in front of the class to help improve facilitation skills. The student’s skills will be tested at the completion of the course by making a D.A.R.E. curriculum presentation in front of an actual elementary or middle school classroom.
This course will be taught by experienced, specially trained New York D.A.R.E. officers, who are committed to excellence and to providing high quality training to new D.A.R.E. officers.
Administrators wishing to send students to the D.A.R.E. Officer Training Course must ensure that their applicant(s) meet the special criteria set by D.A.R.E. America, and endorsed by New York State D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association.