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Core DEC Awareness Training

Course Provider: National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Course Description

Drug endangered children are part of a very large, and growing population of children whose lives have been seriously and negatively impacted by dangerous drugs. Thousands of these children across our country go unnoticed and do not receive the necessary care and treatment to heal from these abusive environments. If ignored and left unsupported these children continue to be victims caught in a cycle of drug abuse. The primary challenge with illegal substance abuse and drug endangered children is in aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to increase the chances of better outcomes.

Through the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC), the drug endangered children mission focuses on the formation of multi-disciplinary partnerships that take advantage of existing agency personnel, resources, and responsibilities and coordinates their mutual interests and duties to meet the specific needs of these children. The focus on these children’s needs extends throughout the entire process until the child is in a permanent, safe and positive functioning environment. The Core DEC Awareness training looks at overcoming the challenges in aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children and break multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect.

Primary Audience

Law enforcement, practitioners, community stakeholders

About Course Provider

The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) provides training and technical assistance to thousands of professionals to better recognize the risks faced by drug-endangered children and to develop effective responses.