DARE to be You

A Systems Approach to the Early Prevention of Problem Behaviors

  • Jan Miller-Heyl
  • David MacPhee
  • Janet J. Fritz

Part of the Prevention in Practice Library book series (PPLI)

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Miller-Heyl
    • 1
  • David MacPhee
    • 1
  • Janet J. Fritz
    • 1
  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityFort Collins

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46392-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47381-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8016
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