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.
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…
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 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...
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. 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.
An Evaluation of the “D.A.R.E.: keepin’ it REAL” Elementary School Program
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.
Middle Tennessee Softball spread smiles this holiday season with 3rd annual Christmas Toys for Kids Days
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - On a cheery December Friday evening and Saturday morning, a rush of holiday shoppers visited Blue Raider Softball Field to get closer to completing their holiday shopping at Middle Tennessee Softball's 3rd annual Christmas Toys for Kids Days....
In response to a fast growing crisis of teen suicide ideation, attempts and tragic deaths, D.A.R.E. America partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to adapt the Foundation’s “More Than Sad” mental health lesson for presentation to middle school and high school students.
“It’s really hard when you see someone that you know going down a bad path.” “There’s a lot of issues that confront these children today.”
“We’re a prevention program, prevent things from happening,” says Rafael Morales, the North Central Regional Director of D.A.R.E.
You probably remember yourself – or your kids– learning about ‘D.A.R.E.’ in school.
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All Rights Reserved.