How Important Is D.A.R.E.? – Officers Meet For Annual Training

The comprehensive study is the only one ever conducted reviewing any prevention education curricula taught by law enforcement officers, rather than teachers. Specifically, the study found:

  • There were statistically significant reductions in the prevalence of drinking alcohol, getting drunk, smoking cigarettes, and vaping among students who received D.A.R.E. compared to the control cases. The study also concluded that the program was entirely successful in preventing marijuana use.
  • D.A.R.E. Officers performed very well in the classroom based on both teacher and student ratings. Teachers and students rated D.A.R.E. Officers extremely high on both program fidelity and engagement actively engaging students during program delivery.
  • D.A.R.E. Officer instruction was directly related to positive program outcomes. That is, there were statistically significant correlations between student engagement and student scores at post-test on all variables assessed – increased student engagement was related to positive outcomes on all variables.
  • The responsiveness of the D.A.R.E. Officer to the students was also predictive of scores at post-test for variables like decision-making, intentions to avoid drug use, and beliefs about peer norm use.
Roane Co. Home School First in State to Participate in D.A.R.E.

Roane Co. Home School First in State to Participate in D.A.R.E.

For the first time in Tennessee, a home school program in Roane County is able to be a part of D.A.R.E., the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The program takes place at the Harriman Library since these young minds are home-schooled…

A Different Kind of D.A.R.E.

A Different Kind of D.A.R.E.

The principle is still the same: Friendly officers from the Moorhead Police Department come to fifth grade classrooms every day to prepare kids to make good decisions. But if you attended elementary school in the 1980s and 1990s, when the nationwide program was in its...

D.A.R.E. Returns to Chicago Schools

D.A.R.E. Returns to Chicago Schools

Welcome back, Chicago!
After 13 years, D.A.R.E. returns to Chicago schools with the April 22nd graduation of 40 Chicago Police Officers from a two-week D.A.R.E. Officer Training, and Chicago Police Department Announces New D.A.R.E. Program!
Partnership with schools will teach good decision-making while building trust between community & law enforcement…

School Drug Prevention Program Celebrates 1st Graduation In 14 Years

School Drug Prevention Program Celebrates 1st Graduation In 14 Years

The Southampton Police Department held a D.A.R.E. graduation at Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School Thursday — the first time Southampton Town has graduated a class in 14 years, according to Lt. Susan Ralph. Sixth graders who participated in the Drug Abuse Resistance…

D.A.R.E. America Meets with School Safety Advocacy Council

D.A.R.E. America Meets with School Safety Advocacy Council

D.A.R.E. America leadership had a very productive meeting in Florida on April 4th with Curtis Lavarello, Executive Director of the School Safety Advocacy Council, the premier organization providing the highest quality school safety training and services to school...

Radney Elementary School Graduates 200 Students from D.A.R.E.

Radney Elementary School Graduates 200 Students from D.A.R.E.

This past Wednesday, March 23, Radney Elementary School held a special graduation ceremony for over 200 students enrolled in the school's D.A.R.E program. The D.A.R.E. program has been taught to grades K-12 in Alexander City schools since 1990 and is a 10-week...

D.A.R.E. Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

D.A.R.E. Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

D.A.R.E. America/International CEO Frank Pegueros rings the Nasdaq Stock Exchange Closing Bell with remarks after the exchange’s Managing Director introduces D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL Elementary School Curriculum is Evidence-based, Successful and Effective

D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL Elementary School Curriculum is Evidence-based, Successful and Effective

An Evaluation of the “D.A.R.E.: keepin’ it REAL” Elementary School Program

Key Findings
The “D.A.R.E.: keepin’ it REAL” elementary school program is delivered by certified D.A.R.E. officers with high fidelity and their delivery is engaging to students. It is effective and successful in the long-term reduction of drinking alcohol, getting drunk, smoking cigarettes, and vaping. The program was also shown to be entirely successful in preventing marijuana use.

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