DARE To Be You (DTBY) is a program that has both a conceptual
foundation and is demonstrably effective in building assets linked
to a decrease in problem behaviors. Its success is based on working
not only with the individual child, but also with multiple systems
that affect the child. These systems include family, peers, school
and the broader community. The DTBY curricula is age-appropriate
and adapted to account for changing developmental needs. While this
volume focuses on the DTBY program for families with 2 to 5 year
old children, references are made to the programs for school aged
children and teens. This program has proven effective in diverse
settings including a Native American community; an urban setting of
mixed cultures; a traditional Hispanic and Anglo rural community;
and a poor, isolated agricultural region.
Program Overview. 1. Ecological Systems and Social Cognitive Theory as a Basis for Building Resiliency. 2. Ecological Systems and Social Cognitive Development Theory Applied to Early Prevention. 3. DARE to be You Children's Program. 4. DARE to be You Family Program. 5. DARE to be You Community Team and School Training. 6. The Impact of DARE to be You. 7. How Can a Community or Agency Determine if They Can. Conclusions. Table 2. Table 3. Figures. References. Acknowledgement.