Bucker DARE "Keeping It Real"
Buckner Police Department
Buckner Elementary School • 13 S. Sibley • Buckner, MO 64016
Captain Brad Wright • 816-650-3939
2021 COMBAT Funding: $60,060.80
In The Buckner Police Department's Own Words
This program will focus on substance abuse prevention and violence prevention.
The DARE curriculum consists of 10 lessons designed to be taught in 40-45 minute segments. The lessons include a variety of teaching modalities aimed at encouraging student participation such as group work, role-plays, pair discussion, and games. The lessons are designed to promote interaction among the students as well as between the students the teacher, and local law enforcement so that the students are involved in their own learning.
Each lesson includes a lesson outline, an activity sheet with instructions, student worksheets for use in class and as homework, and notes to the teacher. Enjoyable activities are included to illustrate the skills and allow students to practice the REAL (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, and Leave) resistance strategies. Each lesson includes a homework assignment and, starting with lesson two, a review of the previous lesson's concepts. The students' performance on the homework worksheets allows teachers to assess how well they are grasping the skills and knowledge taught in class. Overheads, in-class worksheets, and Spanish materials are provided.
- Prepare students to act decisively in refusing offers to use drugs.
- Help students recognize risks and avoid drug-related and violent situations.
- Build strong decision-making, planning, communication and assertive refusal skills.
- Empower youth to value their own perceptions and feelings and make choices that support drug-free values, and avoiding violent situations.
- Foster positive relationships between local law enforcement, youth, and parents of youth in an effort to build community support and trust.