Collaborative effort by DARE certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth; helps students recognize and resist many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, or other drugs, or to engage in violence; promotes bonding to family, school, and community; emphasizes strategies focusing on development of social competence, communication skills, self-esteem, empathy, decision making, conflict resolution, sense of purpose and independence, and positive alternative activities.
Police officers teach weekly classroom lessons in grades 5 or 6 with suggested extended activities that can be integrated into other instruction by the classroom teacher; includes parent education and parent outreach and support.
Call your local police department or school for more information.
Half hour education program presented by senior volunteers about the misuse of prescribed and over-the-counter medication; free literature and other helpful items for participants; collaborative effort involving RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc., and TODAY, Inc.
8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.