35th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference – JULY 24-28, 2023,


Prevention: The Common Denominator to Student Health and School Safety

D.A.R.E. has been devoted to student safety, health, and well-being for nearly forty years. D.A.R.E. is the world’s most comprehensive and widely taught prevention education program. More than 3 million K-12 students throughout America and 29 other countries receive D.A.R.E.’s evidence-based, proven effective curricula each year. The 35th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference, hosted jointly with the School Safety Advocacy Council, will provide D.A.R.E. Instructors, educators, key decision-makers, and all interested in providing youth with a substance and violence-free life with vital information and prevention tools to help prepare, cope, and respond to the significant health and safety crises students, law enforcement, and schools face in 2023 and beyond

These include:

  • Significant increases in substance abuse, particularly abuse of opioids;
  • The health and safety consequences of student vaping;
  • Student mental health crises including depression, bullying, and suicide ideation;
  • The impact of social media on emotional stability and self-esteem; and
  • Trust issues between schools, families, and law enforcement.

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