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NCJ Number: NCJ 240985     Find in a Library
Title: D.A.R.E. + P.L.U.S.
  Document URL: HTML 
Author(s): Charlie Parsons
Corporate Author: Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
United States of America
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This particular section of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Web site presents information on the D.A.R.E. + P.L.U.S. (Play and Learn Under Supervision) program.
Abstract: The D.A.R.E. + P.L.U.S. program is an extension of what children are taught in the basic D.A.R.E. program. The D.A.R.E. program is a police-officer-led series of classroom lessons that are taught to children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program not only provides drug prevention education, but it also teaches children good decision making skills that they will need to help them avoid high-risk behaviors. The D.A.R.E. + P.L.U.S. program is an extension of the classroom curriculum. The programs, currently operating in several areas across the country including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston, provide volunteers to work with latch-key kids and those from single family homes who come home to an empty house and may thus be more susceptible to participating in high-risk behavior.
Main Term(s): Project DARE
Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Drug prevention programs ; Drug use ; Children at risk ; Risk taking behavior ; Drug abuse education ; Adolescents at risk ; Prevention and Education (drug)
Type: Curriculum
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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