The D.A.R.E. program was developed as a cooperative effort of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District to prevent drug abuse in children and youth. Traditional drug abuse programs dwell on the harmful effects of drugs. The program emphasis of D.A.R.E. is to HELP students recognize and resist the many subtle pressures that is influence them to experiment with drugs, gangs and violence. In addition, program strategies are planned to focus on feelings relating to self-esteem, interpersonal and communication skills, decision making and positive alternatives to drug abuse behavior.
The instructional guide for D.A.R.E. has been developed to assist police officers, school administrators and teachers in the planning and implementation of a program of drug abuse resistance education for students in grades 5 and 6.
The program content for D.A.R.E. is organized into seventeen 45 to 60 minutes lesson to be conducted by a uniformed police officer and suggested extended activities to be taught by the regular classroom teacher.
The lessons will be conducted by a specially trained uniformed police officer who will be assigned to the school one day a week for one semester. The police officer will conduct the lessons in grades 5 or 6 on a weekly basis.
D.A.R.E. offers a variety of activity oriented techniques which will designed to encourage student-generated responses to problem solving situations. An important element of D.A.R.e. is the use of student leaders who do not use drugs as positive role models in influencing younger students not to use drugs and to avoids gangs and violence.
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