ERIC Number: ED380714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Idaho's DARE "Drug Abuse Resistance Education" Projects.
Silva, Roberta K.
The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program teaches students decision-making skills, shows them how to resist peer pressure to experiment with drugs and alcohol, and provides positive alternatives to drug use. This report looks at one state's DARE programs. Included are an overview of the implementation process, a program appraisal with indicators of program success, and an outlook for the future. Each DARE project is listed by county or city, along with a brief program profile. Survey results are presented, beginning with program appraisals furnished by administrators, teachers, and parents. Student opinions are examined next, and include assessments on self concept, peer influence, attitudes toward police, and other factors. The surveys indicate that the DARE projects were successful; teachers, parents, and administrators all recorded positive opinions of DARE programs. The programs also fostered community involvement, multi-agency cooperation and pooling of resources, and enhanced citizens' positive attitude toward local police. A number of recommendations are made for future programs and a list of youth prevention programs appears. Four appendices offer examples of DARE lessons, a list of substance abuse coordinators, the evaluation instruments used, and figures on juvenile arrests by local agencies. (RJM)
Descriptors: Children, Crime Prevention, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Police Community Relationship, Police School Relationship, Prevention, Program Evaluation, School Community Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Law Enforcement, Meridian.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho