National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children

The National DEC operates as a trauma-informed organization that effectively recognizes and responds to individuals, including children, impacted by overwhelming adverse experiences. Their work includes a focus on drug endangered children who are at risk of harm due to caregiver substance misuse, aiming to identify and intervene early, provide appropriate services, and break the generational cycle of substance misuse. National DEC provides education, training, and technical assistance to coordinate various systems and professional disciplines involved in supporting these children and families.

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Courses and Resources by the Learning Partner

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Drug Endangered Children (DEC): Overview

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Drug Endangered Children: Postnatal Risks – How You Can Make a Difference

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Drug Endangered Children: Prenatal Substance Exposure – Why Should I Care

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Drug Endangered Children: You Can Change the Long-Term Outcomes of Drug Endangered Children

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC)

National DEC’s Mission:

The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children teaches early identification, response, and appropriate intervention services for children and families affected by parental or caregiver substance misuse. National DEC equips comprehensive, multidisciplinary alliances, communities, organizations, and individuals with access to their national resource center, training, and technical assistance.

National DEC’s Vision:

100% healthy, safe children, families, and communities free from the negative impact of substance misuse and drug activity.