1) Preparing students to act decisively in refusing offers to use drugs.
2) Helping students recognize risks and avoid drug-related situations.
3) Building strong decision-making, planning, communication, and assertive refusal skills.
4) Empowering youth to value their own perceptions and feelings and make choices that support drug-free values alcohol, cigarette and substance use will be reduced.
This can be measured by using self-reported quantity and frequency of use surveys before the program and at 2, 8, and 14 months after students completed the curriculum.
Drug use remains prevalent in our community. Also, pockets of individual groups of a small number of at risk youths are often seen as catalysts for criminal behavior.
Teaching life skills to avoid drugs and substance abuse is crucial for all school-aged kids.The development of anti-substance abuse attitudes must be coupled with giving them the skills to resist temptation and peer pressure associated with drugs.
Features of the DARE curriculum include:
• 10 lessons delivered over a 10 week period
• Lessons all run 40-45 minutes
• Lessons promote interaction between students and teachers
• Lessons feature fun activities that involve students in their own learning
• Lessons offer students the opportunity act out the REAL Strategies of Refuse, Explain, Avoid, and Leave
• Curriculum uses a series of videos produced by youth and based on students' real stories as a key learning tool.
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