School Opioid & OTC/Rx Enhanced Lessons
The D.A.R.E. curriculum provides a comprehensive Opioid & OTC/Rx program, educating students from kindergarten through 8th grade about medication safety and risks. This discussion-based lesson is complemented by an online module. Through the progressive keepin’ it REAL series, D.A.R.E. empowers students with the knowledge and skills to safely navigate the complexities of medications and opioids.
Pre-K – 2nd Grade
For Pre-K-2nd graders learn to identify unsafe situations, differentiate between food and non-food items, and recognize medicines through two 15-minute lessons, complemented by a take-home Family Activity.
3rd – 4th Grade
The 3rd-4th grade curriculum familiarizes students with the role of law enforcement and reinforces safety practices and responsible medicine handling through two 20-minute lessons, supplemented by a Safety Tip Sheet and Family Talk materials.
5th – 6th Grade
Vaping Prevention Enhanced Lessons
In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the risks associated with vaping. They’ll learn how knowledge of these risk factors tends to increase as a product matures in the market. This educational approach aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about vaping and understand its potential health implications.
7th – 8th Grade
Online & Social Media Safety Enhanced Lessons
These lessons aim to educate students about the potentially harmful uses of social media — such as drug dealing, bullying, exploitation, and interpersonal violence. The curriculum also equips students with tools to safeguard their mental health, protect their identity, and avoid becoming victims of fraud and manipulation online. This comprehensive approach ensures children are well-informed and prepared to navigate the digital world safely.
7th – 8th Grade
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Middle School Curriculum
D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL middle school curriculum serves as an extension of the elementary program, building on previously learned lessons.