Saturday, March 18, 2017
D.A.R.E. Elementary School Curriculum
Bob Osborne is a resident of Farmington, CT, and a law enforcement officer who has served with the Bristol Police Department since 2002. Named Officer of the Year in 2006, Bob Osborne is an active member of the Farmington community and supports organizations such as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.
Since its establishment in 1983, D.A.R.E. has remained committed to teaching children the skills they need to lead lives free of drugs and violence. The organization’s keepin’ it REAL elementary school curriculum identifies the fundamental skills and processes required for healthy development, among them communication, self-awareness, and responsibility. By teaching young people how to evaluate potential consequences, the program promotes impulse control and healthy decision-making about not just drugs, but relationships, schoolwork, and social lives, as well. Currently, the D.A.R.E. curriculum is taught in 75 percent of the United States’ school districts and in more than 52 countries worldwide.