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Shattered Dreams / D.E.A.D. - Program Overview

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Parent Student Workshop

photo The Parent-Student Workshop is usually held one month before the Shattered Dreams event. The purpose of this workshop is to orient participating parents and students to Shattered Dreams, give them an opportunity to meet the other participants, complete all necessary forms, and create the mock obituaries that will be used during the program.

 

 

Living Dead

photo The Living Dead component increases students' awareness of the number of people dying in alcohol related crashes. Traditionally, students have been taken by the Grim Reaper every fifteen minutes based on the rate of drunk driving deaths in 1998. Removing students every 15 minutes allows more students to participate and increases the impact on the entire student body. At the time this manual was printed, it was estimated that one person died in an alcohol-related crash every 33 minutes in the United States.

 

 

Mock Death Notification

photo The Mock Death Notification component provides parents with a realistic experience of what it would be like to find out that their child was killed in an alcohol-related crash. The key to accomplishing this activity is gathering accurate locator information of parents.

 

 

 

Mock Crash

photo The Mock Crash is a realistic portrayal of an alcohol-related crash for the student body. When planning the crash, keep in mind that this is just one way of increasing awareness of the consequences of underage drinking and impaired driving.

 

 

Student Retreat

photo While the Shattered Dreams program has an emotional appeal, the primary purpose is to create an opportunity for learning and behavioral change. The Student Retreat provides an opportunity to create meaningful and lasting changes in a youth's behavior. This is not accomplished through the crash reenactment, as some might think.

 

 

Parent Retreat

photo The parent retreat should be held on the same night of the student retreat. The parent retreat is specifically for those parents whose students were participants in the Shattered Dreams program. The aim of the parent retreat is to teach parents some skills that will help them deal with the problem of underage drinking and impaired driving, while their teen is also learning many similar skills.

 

 

Mock Memorial

photo This is a time when the student body has an opportunity to learn about the consequences and laws of underage drinking and impaired driving, and then pledge to be alcohol free. The Mock Memorial symbolizes a second chance at life and an opportunity to commit to being alcohol-free.

 

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