800.223.DARE or 310.215.0575 contact@dare.org


July 11 to 13, 2016

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051

D.A.R.E. America will be hosting its 30th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine.

The conference will provide opportunities for attendees to gain enhanced knowledge, useful strategies, and practical skills that will have an immediate and positive impact within their schools and local communities.

Internationally recognized speakers will deliver thought-provoking, dynamic presentations in addition to the relevant general sessions and workshops on a wide variety of topics. In addition to the extraordinary learning activities, networking events including Opening Ceremonies, a Welcome Reception and a luncheon are provided as part of the conference registration.

The conference will benefit:

  • D.A.R.E. Instructors
  • School Resource Officers
  • School Based Law Enforcement Officers and Deputies
  • School Based Law Enforcement Supervisors
  • Juvenile and Youth Correction Officers
  • International Law Enforcement Officials
  • Youth Organization Administrators and Leaders
  • International School Staff and Personnel
  • Police Department and Sheriffs’ Office Personnel

Session topics will include:

  • D.A.R.E. curricula and classroom delivery.
  • Skill development in the effective use of the latest internet and classroom technology.
  • Current information on the relationship between drugs and crime.
  • Identification of high risk students and their “hidden” youth language.
  • Raise participant’s awareness of their contribution to school, neighborhood and community safety.
  • Strategies to develop citizen participation and citizen-oriented
    public safety programs.
  • Programs that demonstrate best practices and efforts that enhance safety in schools, neighborhoods, and communities.
  • Prevention programs designed to implement in your communities.
  • Achieving successful community engagement.
  • Working with young people to reduce crime and anti-social behavior