North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

 
Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Law Enforcement Officers with a minimum of 2 years experience and has the desire to instruct a curriculum to school age children that teaches skills of how to avoid drugs, gang, and violence.

Course Goal:

Millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. program, officers must undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this training Officers will be able to:
- Evaluate and understand the physical, emotional, social, and legal risks that gateway drugs have on school age children's brains and bodies.
-  Compare and contrast the normative beliefs of school age children as it relates to their decision making skills.
- Effectively explain the D.A.R.E. concepts of decision making for school age children.
- Successfully prepare and present a D.A.R.E. curriculum lesson plan.
- Utilize the skills learned in the course in an actual classroom setting.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. In order to satisfactorily complete this course, the participant actively participate in all classroom discussions and activities; and, obtain a minimum score of 75% on a written test to be given at the conclusion of the course.  Students must complete a series of planning and presenting D.A.R.E. Lesson that will be chosen by the course Facilitator. Students must successfully present a portion of an assigned D.A.R.E. Lesson to school age children in a classroom setting. Students must bring their uniform. All students attending this course must complete an application packet from the North Carolina D.A.R.E. Training Center before admittance. Within that packet all students must sign a Code of Conduct per D.A.R.E. America Policy. Applications may be obtained from Captain Michael Adkins with the Caswell Co. Sheriff's Office by email at madkins@ncdare.org.

Dual Registration:

1. All students attending this course must complete an application packet from the North Carolina D.A.R.E. Training Center before admittance. Within that packet all students must sign a Code of Conduct per D.A.R.E. America Policy. Applications may be obtained from Captain Michael Adkins with the Caswell Co. Sheriff's Office by email at madkins@ncdare.org.

2. Accepted students to the program need to also have an active portal account on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. You will not enroll in the class, but must have an active portal account.


 

 

Course Coordinator:

Scott Grantham
 

Length of Course:

10 days - 80 Hours