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NCJ Number: 165293 Find in a Library
Title: Colorado Springs Citywide D.A.R.E. Program: 1992
Author(s): R L Dukes; S Matthews
Corporate Author: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Ctr for Social Science Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
Sale Source: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Ctr for Social Science Research
Colorado Springs, CO
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) in Colorado Springs, Colo. was evaluated using data from surveys of student participants and nonparticipants during 1989-92, as well as teachers, parents, and school administrators.
Abstract: Approximately 10,000 students from 60 elementary schools in five school districts participated in the survey. In each semester, half the schools received the program and the other half made up the control group. Half the students were surveyed randomly by means of a pretest and a posttest that measured attitudes toward self; others; and the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Results revealed that most students already held extremely negative attitudes toward alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs before the program began and that without DARE students become more in conflict with institutions such as family and the law and less independent of the peer group. Self-concepts of DARE participants became more positive, and feelings of personal control became stronger than those of the controls. An additional posttest 4 months after the program produced similar results. Parents, teachers, and administrators all strongly supported the program and believed that it should be continued. Attached tables and 17 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Colorado; Project DARE
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