DARE Report Last week students learned about being assertive when responding to a drug offer. By being assertive, it enables a person to state his or her own rights without the loss of self-esteem and without interfering with the rights of others.
An important side benefit is that we gain the respect of others.
This week students learned about stress. Students learn to recognize sources of stress in their lives and techniques for avoiding or reliving stress. They learn that using drugs or alcohol does not relieve stress but instead causes new problems. They also learned that stress is normal.
The right amount of stress can actually be helpful.
Next week, students will learn about violence and how to resolve a disagreement without resorting to violence or violent behaviors.