ERIC Number: ED335324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.): Faculty Orientation.
North Carolina State Dept. of Justice, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The purpose of this faculty orientation is to introduce the Drug Abuse Resistance Prorgram (DARE) to teachers who will have the program offered to their students. The DARE program is designed to give young people the facts about drugs and alcohol, and was developed in 1983 by health education specialists in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Well-trained, uniformed police officers teach the class and employ a formal, semester-long curriculum. Included are such topics as how to say no to peers, self-esteem, assertiveness, social influences contributing to the use of drugs, and positive alternatives to drug use. The project focuses on students in elementary school who are not yet likely to have been led by their peers to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Teachers are encouraged to be partners in the program by using suggested reinforcement activities, incorporating vocabulary words in spelling tets, assigning DARE-related topics in writing assignments, maintaining a question box in the classroom, providing bulletin board space, and attending to administrative tasks as required. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Justice, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program; North Carolina
Note: For a related document, see SP 033 212.