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DARE to be You

About This Resource

DARE to be You (DTBY) is a multilevel prevention program aimed at high-risk families with children ages 2–5. The program is designed to lower children’s risk of future substance abuse and other high-risk activities by improving aspects of parenting that contribute to children’s resiliency. DTBY combines three supporting aspects—educational activities for children, strategies for the parents or teachers, and environmental structures—to enable program participants to learn and practice the desired skills.

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Rating: Promising


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Healthy Relationships
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • Adult
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • White
  • Community Type: 

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Tribal
  • Urban