ERIC Number: ED360590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to the National DARE Parent Program. Program Brief.
Illinois State Police, Springfield.; North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a preventive drug education program intended to stop drug use before it begins. Its purpose is to help children say "no" to drug, alcohol, and tobacco use by teaching them techniques to resist peer pressure. The newest addition to the concept is the DARE Parent Program (DPP), created to stimulate interest in the community and motivate families to take an active role in the prevention of substance abuse. DPP is conducted as a series of separate meetings for parents to brief them on the objectives of the core curriculum and to teach them how to recognize the signs of drug use, use local program resources, and improve family communication. The purpose of this manual is to help communities with established DARE programs expand into parent education. Individual sections focus on the background of the program, the goals and objectives of the parent program, critical elements of the DARE Parent Program, implementation guidelines, program experiences in the DARE parent sessions, and program evaluation. Lists of DARE regional training centers and state administrative agencies are appended as is information on obtaining films. (Contains 27 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Police, Springfield.; North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh.