Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a law Enforcement Officer-led series of classroom lessons taught from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
A Law Enforcement D.A.R.E. Instructor goes through additional police courses as well as advanced specialized training sessions to be certified to teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum.
The D.A.R.E. curriculum not only focuses on drug prevention, but on how to make good decisions using the D.A.R.E. decision making model. This is based on first defining the problem the student faces, assess what choices can be made, responding and taking action, then the final step is to evaluate the action and determine whether it was the right choice or not. In this, students are taught life lessons.
Students are educated to the dangers of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Multiple other types of Drugs. Along with drug prevention, students are taught what makes a good friend as they are taught how to combat negative peer pressure. The D.A.R.E. program also works towards community involvement with our children, by giving parents information on topics such as Cyber Bullying, Sexting and Online Predators.