ERIC Number: ED347436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The DARE Regional Training Center Policy Board's Manual for Training Law Enforcement Officers in the DARE Program. Training Manual.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.; Los Angeles Police Dept., CA.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a preventive drug education program intended to stop drug use before it begins. DARE teaches techniques aimed at resisting peer pressure and helps children and adolescents refuse to use drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. DARE instructors are trained law enforcement officers on full-time duty with the project. DARE officers are assigned up to five schools per semester, and each officer visits each school at least one day per week to present curriculum units that emphasize self-esteem, taking responsibility, and saying "no" to drugs. The officers conduct assembly programs and visits to classrooms; hold training sessions on drug use for teachers; and conduct meetings that instruct parents on the objectives and content of the curriculum. This document presents the training manual to be used in training officers to become part of the DARE program. The manual was written to help mentors/trainers in the regional training centers throughout the United States prepare law enforcement officers who have been selected to present the DARE curriculum in schools. Objectives, agendas, and activities for each of the 10-day training sessions are outlined in the manual. For each day, a list of objectives is provided and an agenda to follow is given. Activities are described for each session; the objective, time frame, materials needed, and procedure for each activity are explained. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.; Los Angeles Police Dept., CA.