Prevention programing in the area of alcohol and other drug abuse had made significant progress in the past several years. From the scare tactics and testimonials of recovering addicts we have progressed to efforts aimed at building self-esteem and teaching refusal skills. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing often continue to experience a lack of quality prevention services. Because information from the media is often inaccessible to these students and because school and community-based programs often do not take into account the special cultural and communication considerations of this population, their knowledge and skill base often lag behind that of their hearing peers. This project is an attempt to make one proactive prevention program accessible, meaningful and beneficial for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Johnson, R., & Sandberg, K. A. (2019). Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E): Special Consideration for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. JADARA, 26(2). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol26/iss2/7