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.
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.

D.A.R.E. “More Than Sad” Teen Suicide Lesson Helps Save Students Lives

D.A.R.E. “More Than Sad” Teen Suicide Lesson Helps Save Students Lives

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.

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

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

“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.

The Role and Preparation of School Resource Officers

The Role and Preparation of School Resource Officers

There is an opportunity for law enforcement and schools to partner in a way that elevates both institutions and is potentially transformative in building trust and cooperation between community members. If school communities decide that having law enforcement on site…

D.A.R.E. STUDENTS GIVE BACK

D.A.R.E. STUDENTS GIVE BACK

Did you know that D.A.R.E. students give back to not only their own communities, but to people all over the world.  The kids in this video not only donated books for libraries in Africa, but actually traveled to multiple African countries to BUILD libraries! Steve...

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All Rights Reserved.