Drug Resilience Education Awareness Mentorship (DREAM) is a kindergarten through twelfth grade video series that focuses on the National Health Education Standards, the Ohio Department of Education’s Health (ORC 33.1360) and Social and Emotional Learning requirements, developing resiliency skills, decision making skills and role-playing opportunities. The DREAM program is aligned with Ohio’s Whole Child Framework, which is an approach that broadens district and school focus beyond academics to include meeting students’ social-emotional, physical and safety needs.
This program is intended to be an enhancement or supplement to curriculums already in use by allowing educators to pick and choose the different videos, and even parts of videos, in the series that they want to implement with their students. DREAM is available to anyone who would like to access the video series, whether it is an educator in schools, leaders of civic groups, or parents who are homeschooling.
The DREAM Program was created by the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) and the Ohio Task Force Commanders Association (OTFCA) and supported by RecoveryOhio in an effort for law enforcement to have a presence within the drug and alcohol education being taught in schools without physically being needed. This program is a two-fold solution for the need to maintain the safety of undercover officers as well as providing an educator-friendly and easily-implemented series of lessons on drugs and alcohol prevention and education.