DoDEA HQ Office of Communications

4800 Mark Center Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400

The DoDEA Communications Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts worldwide. The office coordinates press relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.

The HQ Communications Office:

Issues news releases and media advisories about DoDEA initiatives, employees and programs Produces video and television promotional and informational products marketed worldwide Maintains the DoDEA web site Designs printed promotional and informational material and graphic artwork to accompany publications, promotions and initiatives

Area Communications Offices:

Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer (D.A.R.E.) Training

Media Advisory: April 4, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA — The Department of Defense Education Activity will host training seminars for newly selected D.A.R.E. instructors in each of the areas in preparation for the coming school year.

The D.A.R.E. program is the DoDEA's primary drug education/prevention program for DoDDS and DDESS elementary and middle level students. D.A.R.E. gives children in grades K-12 the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence. Founded in 1983 in Los Angeles, D.A.R.E. has proven to be so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. More information about D.A.R.E. is available at www.dare.com/home.

D.A.R.E. America allows DoDEA to recruit volunteers for D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) from among military security police personnel; and, on a case by case basis, where military security police personnel are unavailable, qualified active duty and DoD civilian personnel. This expands the available manpower options and enables schools to access appropriate resources beyond the local military security police personnel.

ma_20070404_dareThe scheduled dates and points of contact are:

Pacific Area
May 7-18, 2007
DARE Coordinator: Don Hobbs

Europe Area
Sep 17-28, 2007
DARE Coordinaror: Bob Lykins

DDESS Area
Jun 4-15, 2007
DARE Coordinator: Mike Minutelli

For more information on the DoDEA D.A.R.E. program, contact:
Barbara Weigand
Coordinator, Health Education and Physical Education
(703)-588-3125