ERIC Number: ED386649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Idaho's DARE "Drug Abuse Resistance Education Projects."
Silva, Roberta K.
The goal of DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is not to completely eliminate the drug and alcohol problems of society. It is a proactive prevention program designed to equip youth (focusing on elementary school) with skills for resisting peer pressure to experiment with drugs, and to manage anger without resorting to violence or the use of alcohol and drugs. DARE has provided local law enforcement agencies with a positive method of influencing the youth of their communities. The number of projects has increased along with expanding into middle school/junior high and high school. The 40 Idaho DARE programs have made contact with over 70,000 students during 1994-95. Opinion surveys regarding Idaho DARE programs show that teachers, school administrators, and parents approve and support the program in their communities. Agencies that rated it as high priority experienced less juvenile drug related arrests according to Idaho Uniform Crime Report statistics. The consensus of Idaho DARE program participants and evaluation efforts is that the DARE program needs to be expanded into Middle School, Junior High, and High School. Eight recommendations are made. An appendix provides: Elementary "Core" DARE Lesson Summaries; a Junior High School Curriculum; a Senior High School Curriculum; and a Parent Curriculum. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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