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

Postnatal Risks – How You Can Make a Difference, an eLearning course, demonstrates how an environment of substance use and drug activity can affect drug endangered children (DEC) throughout their lives and provides action steps that stakeholders can take to respond to the needs of drug children. Additional courses provided by DEC include, Drug Endangered Children Overview, Prenatal Substance Exposure – Why Should I Care?, and You Can Change the Long-Term Outcomes of Drug Endangered Children.

COURSE LENGTH: 45 MINUTES

 

Title slide from the course showing the National DEC logo of five large hands reaching for one small hand.

Arizona POST Approved Course
AZPOST Approval 22-339
AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at [email protected]

Course Overview

Postnatal exposure to an environment associated with substance use and drug activity affects drug endangered children throughout their childhood and entire life. Early intervention maximizes a drug endangered child’s potential outcomes. Through interactive modules, discover how to use promising practices and DEC Protocols to sustain ongoing change and improve DEC outcomes. For more information on drug endangered children, please National DEC at https://nationaldec.org.

Target Audience

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

Cooperative Partners

This tuition-free online training was developed by National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2017-CK-WXK-008 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify postnatal risks of exposure to environments where there is substance use and drug activity
  • Recognize the importance of early identification and intervention in changing the trajectory of a child’s life and breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse
  • Identify the essential elements required for a multidisciplinary collaborative response to meet the needs of drug endangered children
  • Apply promising practices and DEC protocols to sustain ongoing change and improve DEC outcomes

CheckDEC App Information

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].

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC)

The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) exists to help make a difference in the lives of children who are living in dangerous drug environments.