Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Overview

This course helps law enforcement officers and other public safety practitioners develop strategies to meet the needs of drug endangered children.


Check out the free CheckDEC app designed for iOS (Apple) and Android mobile devices in both English & Spanish. The CheckDEC app along with companion website www.checkdec.org is designed to provide help, hope and support for victims, survivors, professionals, and community members. Download CheckDEC by visiting the app stores or the CheckDEC website.

National DEC also provides both virtual and in-person opportunities to build capacity, increase knowledge and awareness, implement promising practices, develop skills, etc.…all to help professionals change the trajectory of children’s lives. For more information about National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children training and technical support contact [email protected].

About This Course

In the United states, an estimated 9 million children are at risk because they live in homes where a parent or other adult misuses drugs or alcohol. This course is designed to help law enforcement officers and other professionals develop awareness of the potential impact of using a multidisciplinary approach to meet the needs of Drug Endangered Children. Explore how we can all work together to improve the lives of drug-endangered children.

Primary Audience

Law enforcement, child welfare, medical, legal, education and first responders.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC)

The National DEC exists to help make a difference in the lives of children who are living in dangerous drug environments.