High School D.A.R.E.
myPlaybook High School Curricula
D.A.R.E. myPlaybook is an evidence-based program shown to reduce alcohol and drug use among high school students. Students who completed the myPlaybook High School curriculum experienced:
- Greater improvements in skills to resist drug offers;
- More accurate perceptions that friends view drug use as unacceptable;
- Decreased intentions to use alcohol and cigarettes in the next 30 days; and
- Reductions in prior month’s alcohol use
Like all other D.A.R.E. courses,myPlaybook is taught by highly trained law enforcement officers with one significant difference – as a web-assisted curriculum designed to afford continued positive officer/students interaction, it actually reduces the demands upon law enforcement personnel resources. The D.A.R.E. officer delivers two lessons – the introduction and conclusion; students complete the rest of the course on-line.
D.A.R.E. myPlaybook engages students with interactive tools and is delivered using state-of-the-art instructional design that is engaging, interactive and fun – students do not just simply read and click through information; instead, they are required to answer questions, make predictions, and evaluate their own behavior.
Comprised of two components, one for members of the general student body and a separate component specifically for use by student athletes, myPlaybook meets many state Standards of Learning for health education and has been used successfully in 9th/10th grade health classes. As one high school student who completed the curriculum commented, “We saw the brain and how drugs can affect it and your memory. The lessons were easy to understand because of all the pictures.”
myPlaybook Student Athlete Curriculum – Key Elements
- An evidence-based curriculum shown to reduce alcohol and other drug use.
- Intended to address unique challenges drugs and alcohol present to student athletes.
- Tailored to educate on substances that can inhibit abilities to reach full athletic potential and develop effective strategies to deal with potentially harmful situations.
- Constructed so students develop good decision-making skills regarding multiple substances that can negatively affect athletic performance including.
- Designed to attend to state Standards of Learning for health education and has been used successfully in 9th/10th grade health classes.