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Is your 5th grader too young to be interested in drugs? Unfortunately not! Researchers show that this stage of your child's life will have a critical impact upon their future decisions surrounding drug use. It is a sad fact that 12 & 13 year olds do begin to experiment with alcohol and other drugs. Soon, your child will be spending less time learning from you, and more time learning from their friends. It is important to take advantage of this, your best and perhaps last chance to prevent substance abuse before it happens.
Never before and probably never again will it be cooler for you to talk to your kids about substance abuse. Ramsey D.A.R.E. will be hosting an unrivaled collection of group events this year. These incredible events give all of us a unique opportunity to interact with the entire 5th grade students. Become acquainted with your child's friends, and the parents of their friends. Become accustomed to interacting with your police officers in a positive light. The bonds that we form together now can last a liftime. We promise to make it fun!
The police instructors will be working very hard to deliver their consequential messages in a way that makes sense. Beginning in January all 5th grade students will receive lessons of the nationalized Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Designed for kids of their age, this curriculum identifies and discusses the personal and societal impact of substance like alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. They will learn how to deal with peer pressure, pop-cultural influences, advertising campaigns and other potential triggers of substance abuse. Along the way, they will develop and practice a decision making process that encourages them to evaluate the consequences of their day to day choices. By way of this decision making model, our children learn to apply sound "consequential decision making skills." In so doing, D.A.R.E. seeks to instill a thought process that encourages forethought over impulse. It is hoped that this reasoning will help them navigate the myriad of challenges that face today's generation of teenagers.
Though you may not have known it, Ramsey police instructors have been teaching your children since kindergarten. This year, your kids will receive weekly lessons beginning in January. The lessons are designed to both educate our children and facilitate conversation within our families. Now is the time to solidify your stance on drug use and consequential decision making skills.
Need to brush up on your drug knowledge? Want to borrow some talking points? Curious as to what advice may be available to you? Attend the D.A.R.E. Parent Orientation and get involved in this great program!